Kayfun Leaky Gurgly After Filling

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  1. Kenho21

    Kenho21 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hey everyone, got my Kayfun Lite+ v2 yesterday and been loving it! Having one small problem with it though. Everytime I fill it after it's either empty or I've rebuilt it, it leaks out of the air hole and gurgles. I just tip it on it's side or blow out a little bit and it goes away, but I'm wondering if there's a way to avoid this?

    On a side note, does anyone run 100% VG juices through these? I put some Boba's in it and within a few minutes I toasted the cotton. Adjust the airflow maybe, didn't try? Might have just upped the volts a little too much though...
     
  2. VaPreis

    VaPreis Master Lemo-ist Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Are you filling it from the top? If so, you're flooding the chamber when you screw the cap on. If you fill from the top, start the cap on a couple of threads, then flip it upside down and finish screwing the cap on. This way you avoid forcing liquid into the chamber. When it floods, put a tissue over the air hole, hold it upside down and blow through it to clear it out.

    I prefer to fill mine from the bottom fill screw and avoid the flooding altogether.
     
  3. Astarain

    Astarain Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    How are you filling it? By taking the top cap off or removing the fill screw and filling from the bottom?

    Edit: ^ Beat me to it.
     
  4. Miata GT

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    If I don't fill mine with a syringe and use the bottle it will do this. I think using the syringe keeps it from overfilling into the chamber, because, unlike the bottle tip, the fill hole is not blocked by the needle poking through, allowing excess juice to flow out. Just a guess since it seems consistant.

    With a thicker juice you'll want to at least tighten the airflow to induce additional negative pressure in the chamber to help pull the juice in. I may also be too much power as well. What resistance coil and when are you pushing through it interms of volts/watts?
     
  5. Anthal69

    Anthal69 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Prefer to flood my russian after I rebuild it. It lets me know the wick is nice and saturated.
     
  6. Kenho21

    Kenho21 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm filling it from the bottom with a bottle. That's what I was thinking: filling from the bottom with a bottle doesn't allow airflow/juiceflow out of the chamber so it floods...

    running 1.5Ω 28g a micro. Think I was at 4.1 or 4.2 when it singed the cotton. I'm pretty sure it was just a combo of slightly too little airflow and higher volts.
     
  7. alkaiser

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    make sure you're not overfilling it either.
     
  8. VaPreis

    VaPreis Master Lemo-ist Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Also be careful not to overfill it. I've noticed wicking issues when there isn't enough air space left in the tank.

    When I fill mine from the bottom, I generally stop when the liquid gets just past the clear section.
     
  9. Kenho21

    Kenho21 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I fill until a little juice comes out of the fill hole...
     
  10. HauntedMyst

    HauntedMyst Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Also, one of the kayfuns flaws (which user error really, I know from experience) is that it's easy to rebuild it and think you have everything back together tight but its not. It looks normal but its not air tight. Double check everything.

    Oh, and use a needle, not the bottle. I think the bottle can put too much pressure and blow juice through the system. I use a needle and put in 4ml.
     
  11. Kenho21

    Kenho21 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I think that'll be my approach next time
     
  12. alkaiser

    alkaiser Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    you are definitely overfilling

    make sure you leave some air to create the pressure required for the kayfun to work correctly
     
  13. Kenho21

    Kenho21 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I have a tendency to do that with everything. More is better! Lol not always the case...
     
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    22/24ga needle - allows air to escape around it.
    Leave Bubble - can draw excess out with syringe.
    100% VG try a little less wick in the channel area. Allow VG to penetrate the chamber easier.
    Add a 1/3rd width piece from cotton ball rolled and fitted around the inside of the Chimney tube. Acts as a reserve around the coil.
     
  15. Kenho21

    Kenho21 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks for all the tips. I'll try those out next time and with a VG juice.


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    Do you guys put anything on the threads? That oxy&&&& that is recommended for some PV's? Just thinking that it may help keep the vacuum with a bit of sealer? Haven't tried it myself.
     
  17. gpjoe

    gpjoe Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Noalox? I wouldn't put it on any part that could come in contact with the juice. It's strictly for electrical connections and threads on mods, not atomizers.

    Hey, you're near Detroit - me too.
     
  18. Kenho21

    Kenho21 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    So, now my first time rewicking and I'm getting dry hits. Same coil, only thing that could be different is the amount of cotton. Same juice and everything else. Nothing blocking juice channels...any ideas?


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  19. Kenho21

    Kenho21 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yea, from Ann Arbor? Where are you at? I'm using tapatalk, so I can't see your location.


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  20. Kenho21

    Kenho21 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Even after tightening the airflow up a bit. But it was working perfectly yesterday at even a looser draw


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