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Refilling disposable cartomizers?

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  1. Le_smee

    Le_smee New Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    First off please forgive me if this has been asked before, I did look but due to safety concerns I wanted the question worded with the information specific to what I needed to know, it might be a stupid question it might not, I have no idea, I have a e cig from The Smokers' Angel: Quality Electronic Cigarettes which i purchased after watching a mostly positive review on youtube, what i was wondering is is it safe for me to refill the cartomizers i get with this e-cig via the syringe method, they are not intended to be refilled, and are not supposed to be opened, but if the cartomizer has no burnt taste will it be safe for me to syringe a few drops of e-liquid into an empty or almost empty one and continue use?

    Thanks for any replies, i'm brand new here and have only been vaping for just over 2 weeks.
  2. *deleon517*

    *deleon517* Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 29, 2012
    s. florida
    well since those are polyfill cartos i would just keep refilling until they wont absorb any more... also you would want to use more then just a few drops as most smaller polyfill cartos hold roughly 20 drops(depending on the size of the drops). just fill until it wont absorb as quick and maintains a slushy look. then go about vaping, but of course a vendors website wont tell you this as they make their money off of people buy the refills... since there is no way a carto will last 25-30 cigs worth, maybe 2 or 3 if your lucky and dont vape a whole lot.

    as far as when to no longer use them that is personal choice i usually pitch mine around 3 weeks or so or sooner if they get funky. also mixing flavors can result in either good or bad tasting experiences.
  3. Bullette the Cowdog

    Bullette the Cowdog Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 5, 2012
    Treasure Coast, FL
    Don't know anything about this particular ecig. But yes you should be able to refill the cartomizer. Some of these have caps that are difficult to remove. But if you can pop it off, just slip the syringe all the way down the side carefully & fill her up. If you get too much liquid in it, blow it out from the battery end into a Kleenex. Prior to vaping, I let mine rest from 1 hour to overnight so it soaks in really well.
    Good luck. You'll save lots of money doing this.
  4. Le_smee

    Le_smee New Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    relief is a wonderful feeling, thank you so much, can't wait to get some coffee e-liquids!
  5. fourthrok

    fourthrok Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 12, 2012
    Watertown, NY
    Ah. Those are Halos. Gotcha. You should be able to refill those, but as mentioned...you need more than "a few drops". If you are refilling a prefill...probably about .5 ml in your syringe should be close to right. Might can squeeze .8ml. in there if it's just about dry. If you have trouble taking the mouthpiece cap off you can try using something like a push pin tack, or other sturdy pointed tool (I often use manicure scissors since they are handy in my vaping cup where I sit most of the day). and try prying up all the way around until the glue on the plastic lets go. If it's a rubber mouthpiece cap...it'll be much easier. Watch for any O ring that might be under the cap and remove it also when filling. Put it back when done.
  6. Le_smee

    Le_smee New Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    they do come of quite neatly thanks, i've got a couple of kingsize cartomizers :) which thankfully havn't burnt, so i'll probably drop .8ml into those, i don't know about other brands but i've had a couple seem burnt what is presumably half way through leaving me with a fair bit left tasting a bit foul.
  7. fourthrok

    fourthrok Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 12, 2012
    Watertown, NY
    Seems there are always a few duds in the mix. That's happened to me, too. Once they taste like they are burnt...stick a fork in it. They are done. Sigh. Mostly have good experiences with cartomizers, though.
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  9. GIMike

    GIMike Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2009
    Around OKC, OK
    Almost all cartomizers are disposable at this point. I use a disposable cartomizer in my tank, which keeps the carto constantly wet, so I don't have to keep refilling it. If you had stainless (or a safe way to remove the paper) cartomizers, you could probably get a tank for yours too :)
  10. vsummer1

    vsummer1 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2012
    While they are disposable, they are also refillable. I could refill my Blu a few times before the atty finally failed to produce any vapor. BIG savings off the $9.60 /5. But I am frugal so want to get the most out of the supplies I buy.

    As for the empty fillable ones, as the above poster stated, they are used in tanks and constantly "refilled" that way.

    I refill mine until 1) they won't produce vapor 2) they taste funky,
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