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Carto Insertion & Removal Tool

Discussion in 'Tank Mods' started by Drunk_J, Oct 14, 2013.

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  1. Drunk_J

    Drunk_J Nuclear_Ninja Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Anyway, title and pics should say it all. Only oddball part is the handle. You can use anything. I used the plunger from an old set of multimeter alligator clip on leads. But cabinet handles, small screwdriver handles....etc, will work! Oh yeah, that is an IBtanked filler tool I used in the end, XL Boge carto with internals striped, 510 female to 510 male adapter and used epoxy putty to put it all together. It literally took less than 5 minutes to build.

    What I like about this verses the factory made model is the ability to remove the handle (and that mine has a handle) and place it on the new carto, while the tube tank stays sealed. Some of my tanks can be a SOB to push the new carto back through and keep it from shooting all the way into the tank. This way it is impossible to overshoot.

    So enjoy if you like, don't if you like! :):)

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  2. r77r7r

    r77r7r Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    What's the small part that fits into the handle?
     
  3. Drunk_J

    Drunk_J Nuclear_Ninja Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  4. Big Screen D

    Big Screen D Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Brilliant!

    Hate it when I fill a tank, and make myself vape through a failing carto. Nice tool Drunk.
     
  5. Katdarling

    Katdarling Tootle Puffer Kween ;) Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Drunk!!! You did it! Now where's the mushroom cap? ;)
     
  6. Drunk_J

    Drunk_J Nuclear_Ninja Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I was fresh outta shrooms, had to go plungers instead...haha.
     
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    Drunk_J Nuclear_Ninja Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I did it for two reasons. My Billet Box tanks seem to super glue themselves in after a day (really, really, seriously really good o-rings) and I was tired of the sadomasochistic ritual that had become my hot swapping routine. The second was so many damn times since I switched to non flanged cartos on my other tanks, that sucker shot past the gasket and into the tank (pushing to hard maybe...don't know). Plus, there is a very good chance I could drop the freakn tank while working on it, having it sealed is great. So hell, building this was a no brainer for me.
     
  9. r77r7r

    r77r7r Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Yeah, I saw that on the BB thread. Great idea on this tool!!
     
  10. azzaman

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    Nice work mate.
     
  11. Drunk_J

    Drunk_J Nuclear_Ninja Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Been a while. Thought this should get a bump up. Still using this tool and it works great. Especially on my BB. For those who are shredding O-Rings, give this a try and never tear one up again!!
     
  12. Drunk_J

    Drunk_J Nuclear_Ninja Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Just adding a new easy suggestion for the handle topper. A 3 cc/ml syringe with the plunger removed and cut leaving an inch or so at the finger hold end makes a great handle end for the carto tool. And I started using a 510 female to whatever you find female that gets inserted into the handle. You only use the 510 end, so the other side doesn't matter. Then plug up the ends with epoxy.
    Adapter Female 510 to Female 901/KR-808 - MyFreedomSmokes.com
     
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