Clogging Zeus Carts

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  1. bigjr

    bigjr Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Hi Guys so I have been using the Zeus for a long time now im on my 4th batty I have used gosh a bunch of carts I only use them for a week and toss them as they begin to clog on me. I just got my 5 pack for the month and yesterday i went through three in one day :ohmy: They clogged almost instantly I used my needle to try and open them but would kill the cart, yeah im not very good at it. One cart just plain wouldn't fire at all filled it with 90 drops and nothing I adjusted the contact and still nothing :( im on number 4 today and its pretty much the same thing clogs easily. Im not sure whats the difference same juice same batty s terrible results any ideas? I guess i need to learn how does everyone clean there center hole with out damaging the electrode?
     
  2. scott58

    scott58 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Have you cleaned your battery? Usually when I get a slow draw it comes down to clogged battery air holes. I use a standard office staple. They are perfect for clearing the holes in the battery. Besides that, not sure what the problem would be. I carry 3 smileomizers with me and they last about a month before I change them out. My juice is Traditional Tobacco and Wowbacco mixed to 6 mg.
     
  3. AudreySchroder

    AudreySchroder Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

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    Some juices clog carts faster than others unfortunately. You can use an unfurled paperclip to unclog and open up the airway.
     
  4. bigjr

    bigjr Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Hi yeah mine usually go for about a week before they seem done but the new batch of carts I just got clogged within hours I use a needle or paper clip to unclog them but most the time i end up damaging the coil wire or something making them taste off. Im not sure if my juice is off or my carts are different I just ordered more of both to see if it helps. The staple is a good idea thanks ill try that instead of my trusty thumb tack.
     
  5. bigjr

    bigjr Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Man got my new carts and juice in im getting about 1 day out of them before they start to clog and just like before I try to unclog and it messes up the little wire inside I can get it to work a couple times but then nothing they just stop making vapor? This really sucks at 5 bucks a pop this would be really expensive not to mention all the juice I have wasted :(
     
  6. AudreySchroder

    AudreySchroder Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

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    Oh man, that's frustrating! What kind of juice are you using?
     
  7. bigjr

    bigjr Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I use wowboy at .4 and apple breeze at .4 50/50 mix then I use spearmint .4 and wowboy .4 same 50/50 mix the only thing I have changed is the strength I have dropped to .4 instead of .8 any ideas?
     
  8. Stegle

    Stegle Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Where is customer service for V4L? I can't believe you aren't getting helped and replacements sent out.
    I'm having a different problem on day one. 1 of 2 carts are giving a burnt taste after 120 drops and 35 minutes total fill time.
    I didn't want to rush it and then it still is harsh and burnt. My juice is fine in anything else I use it in so I'm not buying the idea that
    the juice is to blame. I'm past 4 years vaping and have used many devices, this shouldn't happen in a standard resistance carto at 4 volts, or 5 volts as the Zeus puts out!
     
  9. K9Luvr

    K9Luvr Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Has anyone noticed that the 'diaper' material around the coil seems to be different, or is it only me? The ones that quickly clogged-up on me seemed to be more dense than in the past. Course, it could be my imagination :?:
     
  10. AudreySchroder

    AudreySchroder Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

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  11. Stegle

    Stegle Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thank you Audrey! :)

    Sorry for being a butt over on the V4L forums.

    Steve
     
  12. AudreySchroder

    AudreySchroder Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

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    No need to apologize!! Forums are an EXCELLENT place to get help. :)
     
  13. venomous voice

    venomous voice Full Member

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    Hi All,

    I just opened a ticket regarding my smileomizers coil giving up. Basically, I would fill a smileomizer and within a day I would have to pull for a long time getting very little vapor and no throat hit. I measured the resistance on my coil and had 6 ohms. supposed to be 2.5!!
    The staff at V4L were helpful as always and are sending replacements, but did mention an influx of complaints regarding the smileomizers. I was asked to measure the resistance prior to filling, that way I wouldn't waste so much juice on a dead or dying smileomizer.
    So the good news is they are aware of an issue and are working towards a solution. Bad news is they don't know what that is or how log it will take...
     
  14. Stegle

    Stegle Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    That's good advice to check resistance first. Did they also ask you to send the bad ones back so they can look at them?
    They asked me and I will do that to help them figure something out hopefully.

    Maybe Audrey can address what I just discovered. Why oh why are the cartomizers on Ecigarking $15.95 each? They are the exact same thing as a Smileo are they not? I just can't help "feel" that the company is being greedy here catering to a different customer base of Cigar lovers who willingly pay top $ for a good cigar. I bought the limited edition kit but then I realized that they are 808 only and I'm using the 510's. And then I saw the price for the carto and was shocked and very concerned about the business practice going on there.
    I thought the Smileo's were a little high priced but that is pure and simple greed.
     
  15. roosterado

    roosterado Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I ordered a few smileomizers awhile back because V4L e mailed me a mystery coupon code 30 to 45% off and I had a couple of VoltX2 808D batteries around from when I started vaping. Iuse them on and off I like to chew on the rubber end. I have not had 1 clog up yet so I have not tried cleaning one like I do my carto for carto tank. They were $7.50 and I got %35 off.I also have some in 510 I have not tried yet
     
  16. roosterado

    roosterado Super Member ECF Veteran

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    After reading your post I justed checked the ohms on 2 never used 510 Smileomizers both read 2.5 I do not have away to check the 808d's I have been using
     
  17. AudreySchroder

    AudreySchroder Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

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    Hi Stegle, the E-Cigar King cartomizers are a limited edition item with a different logo. Since they're a special item, we ordered less than we normally do, which increases the cost.
     
  18. Roccov

    Roccov Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Really? Hey Stegle sir, I got a bridge for sale if you believe that reply. Enjoy the day!:2cool:
     
  19. venomous voice

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  20. venomous voice

    venomous voice Full Member

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    I wanted to add, that I got a replacement shipment from the kind folks at V4L, However, I have gone through a Smileomizer per day!!
    If I had paid for them that would mean $7 a day down the drain!!! I quit smoking because cigarette prices were getting to high. A smileomizer a day is equal to the price of a pack where I live. I love V4L and I love my zeus, but I think its time for a new rig, at least until this issue is for sure taken care of!
     
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