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    First and foremost, I did not write what you're about to read. This information comes from esigaret.nl, but is so solid that I felt it had to be listed here for the benefit of our members. So without further ado:

    Well, a promise is a promise, and I promised to tell something about drysmoking a while ago, so I think I have to pay my debt by now.

    The following is a direct translation of my Dutch posting on the subject, and my english is although acceptable far from perfect, so I hope I can get things clear.

    After answering several PB's on the subject, I think it's about time I explain to everyone at the same time how I 'drip' or 'drysmoke'.

    Ever since I bought my first electric cigaret, about the beginning of september, I've run into problem after problem. It al started out great, but about every seceond of third cartridge, the fun was over.

    In those days (geez, that sounds like fourty years ago writing it down like that) , very little was known about E-smoking in general, directions for use were very insufficient if existing at all, service was nothing to write home about , and it was all a matter of mainly trial and error.
    Espscially thinning the liquids in the cartridge with water seemed to help a bit, but only for the smoke, hardly for the taste (like smelling tea without sugar really).

    Then one day, long story, I accidentily dropped my three E-Cigs in my crocheted plastic holder in a toilet at the swimmingpool. These cigarettes were actually hardly functioning at the time, but worthy enough to fish them out at once, unscrew the batteries and let them drie.
    And - low and behold- the ALL functioned much and much better after this unexpected dive.The atomizers had all had a good rinse (and, unfortunately, so did the batteries which were less enthousiastic about it), somiething I had never dared do befor. BUT it worked, and from then on, I started cleaning my atomizers under a running tab on a daily basis, and this helped - for about ONE cartridge or less each time.

    To help them 'come up' sooner after their daily shower, I once tried to squeeze a drop op liquid directly on the atomizer after drying them.
    WOW !!!! Now THAT was smoking ! THAT was inhaling ! THAT was feeling a touch - our should I say a BANG on the lungs !! I couldn't believe what had happened !! My Cigarettes FUNCTIONED !! They actually SMOKED !!

    And since all three cigarettes were actually as good as dead at that time, I continued 'dripping' them , and I finally became a very very content E-smoker.

    About a mont ago I completely stopped using cartridges, and only drysmoked of dripped instead.

    And now : dripping for Dummies :

    The liquid :
    I use the bottles of liquid form E-Cig and liquid that I obtain from regular cartridges that I 'squeeze' bij pulling out the fiber, putting it in an empty sirynge, and squeeze the liquid in a vottle for ear- or nosedrops (very cheap at the local drugstore).


    The materials :
    I use the E-Cig luxury bottle (which is no more than a regular perfume-sprayer) and nose-dropbottles with a pipet.

    The amount :
    In the classical pen-shaped model I use about 3 drops, on the mini I use only 1 drop, straight on the atomizer.

    How to drip :
    Penshaped model :

    - Remove the cartridge from the atomizer
    - pull of the mouthpiece from a cartridge (throw away the white part, keep the black)
    - take the bottle or pipet, and drip up to 3 drops STRAIGHT on the atomizer
    - Put back the mouthpiece, and smoke away !!

    Mini :

    - Pull the mouthpiece (brown) from the atomizer
    - Best is to remove the fiber-part from the cartridge, ore use the empty cartridge taht came with your cigarette.
    - Drip one big drop straight on the atomizer
    - put back the cartridge without the fiber
    and smoke away !!


    Warning :
    DO NOT drop too much liquid on the atomizer, to prevent liquid from leaking through the atomizer and into the battery. This has cost me more thant one battery, so please beware !! Too little is better than too much, you just need to drop more often.

    It is possible that you loose waranty on your E-cig if you start dripping. Best is to use liquids that you obtain from the cartridged that came from the same supplier as your E-Cigarette.

    For whom is this method suited ?
    People like me, chainsmokers, who just smoke too much or too frequent, and simply cannot get along with cartridges for some reason or other. If you've sent back four atomizers in a row because you lost taste, smoke or 'touch', chance is you will get along much better when you start 'dripping'. I don;t really know the CAUSE, but I'm glad I've got the
    solution !

    How do I know if I ran out of liquid ?

    When there is no more smoke, but the battery is not yet empty. In some liquids you can taste it; you get a 'burning', chemical taste, which indicates that the atomizer is getting too dry / too hot.
    Please do NOT let the atomizer get too hot, or you'll risk breaking it.

    I hope everything is clear even in my poor english, and if not, don't be afraid to ask.

    Marleen.
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    Enjoy everyone!
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    I know we each have our own ways ... but I can't see doing this. It's WAY too much trouble. And it smacks of doing dope. I want a product that works as designed. I keep cartridges filled and batteries charged and use my e-smoking devices as intended.

    I have tried this, by the way, with underwhelming results. It wasn't much of an improvement over a brimming cartridge and freshly charged battery. It definitely wasn't worth all the dismantling, dripping and reassembly. And I cannot see doing this in an office or public place.

    Just one e-smoker's opinion, you understand. But I have no interest at all in dripping.

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    I use both.

    The dripping method when I use the e-cigs I got from ............

    The cartridges when I use my Janty or NJOY because they work great.

    I like both methods but dripping is not easy to do when you are driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnakr
    I like both methods but dripping is not easy to do when you are driving.

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    In the interest of full disclosure -- I changed my mind. I now drip for my e-cigar. Works great. Not so great are either the mini cig or the pipe. But they may come around yet.

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    I tried e-dripping on my mini health E-cig, didn't work at all... do you e-drip on the metal wool looking part or right on the spiraled coil??? Both my mini ecigs quit working after that all together even with a fresh cartridge. (dripped on the outer metalish looking wool) They both started working the next day with the normal cartridges. I was worried. :o Applied 2 small drips on each side. Not sure how they fixed themselves, maybe dried up.. who knows.

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    We indeed have the same Health mini cig. "Didn't work at all" describes it well. "Didn't work" also describes what happened. I got nothing! I stood the atomizer on end and an incredible amount of liquid crud poured out in the next 15 minutes. After that, it resumed its weak vapor production.

    I'm pretty disheartened with the cig. I use it now mostly as a prop, same way I used fake plastic cigarettes before I began e-smoking (hey, a smoker needs something in his hand!).

    I really can't see where the liquid is hitting for any of my devices. The e-pipe also flunked. Nothing spectacular resulted. But the e-cigar with two drops down the middle is great. And it lasts for many, many puffs.

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    I'm actually impressed with 2 out of the many mini health e-cigs I bought.. vapor is excellent.. Soon as I get my ..... together and set up. I'll upload and post some videos for you and everyone else to see and compare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnakr
    dripping is not easy to do when you are driving.
    Don't drip and drive. heh heh. (had to go there cuz nobody else did.)
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    If you drip and drive, it's time for the Detrol discussion!

    And, for Karen's leak, we need Depends for E-Cigs. Then it can just keep going and going and going ...

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