Common Cartomizer Questions?????

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  1. Monkey Arms

    Monkey Arms Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Please answer what you can...

    1. How many Cartomizers a day are you going through?

    2. How many times are you refilling your cartomizers?

    3. How many times do you use & refill cartomizers before rinsing in water?

    4. How many drops usually fills a cartomizer?

    Thank You for any responses.

    I'm using about 3 a day, so I don't know if I'm not being efficient. Refilled carts usually only last for an hour or two. I may be doing something wrong :)
     
  2. Moonstruck

    Moonstruck Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Sheryl

    Sheryl Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I rotate between 3 a day. I add drops 2- 3 times to each one a day. I'm probably not efficient though.
     
  4. Ghetto_Cowgirl

    Ghetto_Cowgirl Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I keep two going through the day, rotating. I drip through the battery end at work when it needs a top off, couple drops. At home I keep an 801 soft whistle tip in the end of my cart and just take it off, drip into the filling, put tip back on.
    I have only got rid of two cartomizers since I started with the VKs about 2 months ago, and my PV is never out of my hand and I refill them all.
    A fresh new cart will last maybe half a day for me, though I have to let it cool down otherwise they seem to burn up a lot faster.
    Filling a cleaned, dried out cartomizer, maybe 15-20 drops depending.
    I rinse them out when they start to get a funny taste, hard to explain. I do this once a week with the pile of cartomizers I have there, I always have clean, dry ones sitting in a box to fill when I feel like it.
    Refilled carts will last the same as a new one, most of the time, be sure to get ALL water out of them :)
     
  5. Monkey Arms

    Monkey Arms Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Not familiar with Taryn's refill method, nor an 801 soft whistle tip.

    Sounds interesting though...
     
  6. flying low

    flying low Super Member ECF Veteran

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    http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/vapor4life/47584-my-refilling-trick.html

    here's the link to Taryn's Refill method. Works great.

    I also rotate between 2 or 3 carts during the day. When at home, I have my PT & a batt going just to keep the carts from getting too hot. Doing this, carts will usually last about 2 days (unless I power vape which I tend to do). You will find your groove ... :rolleyes:.
     
  7. rocks82

    rocks82 Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

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    The only one I can really answer with certainty is cartomizers per day.

    I've been vaping 18mg cartomizers (I'll switch in 24mg at times) for a little over a month. I smoked about 22 analogs per day. Typically? I will vape 3 cartomizers in 2 days (so 1.5 per day)
     
  8. Ghetto_Cowgirl

    Ghetto_Cowgirl Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Ahh sorry, the flat part on the end of the cartomizer in my signature. It's an 801 soft whistle tip I just stick on over the end rather than the white mouthpiece thing they come with.
     
  9. Taryn

    Taryn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Happy Vaping!!
     
  10. Moonstruck

    Moonstruck Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Basically, after you fill up the carto, you just spin it around. You can use one of those little velour battery pouches, or you can just put in in something. The centrifugal force helps the liquid absorb better, then you can add more drops and do it again. I've tried it, and it works.

    Here's the thread:
    http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/vapor4life/47584-my-refilling-trick.html

    And if you haven't watched the refilling video, I found it very helpful:

    http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/vapor4life/39350-refilling-cartomizer-movie.html
     
  11. mephisto69

    mephisto69 Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I think that your carts should last more than an hour or two unless you are heavliy vaping, but I am not a heavy vaper, so I really don't have anything to compare it too...
     
  12. Monkey Arms

    Monkey Arms Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Wow, this is very helpful information. Thank You!

    Taryn, I'm just a little confused on the top part of the cartomizer. I know I put the butt plug & condom on the battery end, but do I...... Add drops, & put the rubber piece, & white top piece & condom on top & spin, or do I just add drops, put condom on top & spin?
     
  13. mephisto69

    mephisto69 Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I just put the condom on - that way, I can see if the liquid gets absorbed, in case I want to add more, or to see if I have flooded it...
     
  14. Taryn

    Taryn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Same here, I just use the condom on top when I spin. Leave the white cap and rubber washer out until I'm done with it.
     
  15. CatMommy

    CatMommy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Great Question Monkey Arms!!!
    You just saved me a LOT of time and hassle...I was gonna reassemble the whole cart per spin...LOL...
     
  16. keyzygirl

    keyzygirl ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Ive used one cart for 3 days topping off 3-4 times a day,or 1 new and 1 refill.
     
  17. Monkey Arms

    Monkey Arms Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Also, just for kicks. How many spins or seconds would you say you twirl the bag?
     
  18. Taryn

    Taryn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I do about thirty seconds, light spin does the trick!
     
  19. Pawpaw

    Pawpaw Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    For what it's worth, I don't put either condom on before spinning. I just put the plug in and put 3 cartos in the bag. I haven't had any kind of leakage and the plug stays in just fine.

    It sure makes getting the cartos out of the bag a LOT easier. :)
     
  20. chocopie

    chocopie Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I've incorporated Taryns spinning method (brilliant!), but I use Leaford lanyard instead. About 7-10 fast spins usually does the trick.
     
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