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Refilling the cartomizer: The Movie

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  1. kc0cmp

    kc0cmp Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2009
    Harlingen TX. USA
    Had my first attempt been 3 seconds shorter..yes 3 seconds, the video quality would have been roughly double what it is here :( still, i think the resolution is good enough to get the idea...It'll be done processing after a few minutes..quality will vastly improve at that point. still wont be like the raw file tho :(

    YouTube - How-to guide to refilling KR808D-1 or Vapor King cartomizers
  2. bornagainst

    bornagainst Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Haha, you made me spill my coffee when you called it "the little rubber butt plug."

    That said, this is the video that I needed to see. Makes it seem SO easy. Keep the videos coming my friend. Truly an asset.
  3. JenJen

    JenJen Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 27, 2009
    Sunny Arizona
    Thanks KC - that was awesome! ;)
  4. RyGuy

    RyGuy Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 11, 2009
    Very nice KC! Good job of getting up close and personal with that cartomizer. Great quality too!
  5. FisherPal

    FisherPal Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 22, 2009
    Campbell River, BC
    Awesome job, KC!!! Now I have a couple of questions. Can you wiggle the atomizer part into the center again AFTER you refill? I've noticed that some of my carts are way off center but didn't think you could move them around. I've already refilled some so can I move it around now? Also, tried your method as soon as I finished watching and flooded the darn thing. At least I'm assuming that's what that gurgling sound is. I vaped it until the gurgling went away but wondered if I should have taken it off the passtru and blown it out a bit instead? Any thoughts on that? Vape through it or blow it out? I also noticed that you don't tap the silicone ring back down into the cartridge again. You just leave it right up at the top. I've been tapping it down to about where it was when I took it out. Do you think that makes any difference or is too much of a risk of causing damage?

    Thanks for doing this!! The quality is great - easy to see, you have a wonderful speaking voice and you are very articulate. Keep them coming, my friend!!
  6. Streetvapor

    Streetvapor Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2009
    Stuck in the FunHouse
    Awsome KC thanks for the show:D
    I needed to watch this with my VK coming today WOOHOO

  7. Tracy

    Tracy Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 17, 2009
    Thank you, Thank you! I'm going to be refilling soon and this has really helped!!!
  8. kc0cmp

    kc0cmp Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2009
    Harlingen TX. USA
    Yes, it's easiest to do it when you first open a cartomizer which is why I mention it when I did, but there's no reason not to center them whenever you like. You *might* smoosh juice out and down the battery hole careful of that haha.

    You flooded it for two possible reasons: It wasn't vaped empty enough/used too many drops...or it wasn't vaped as empty as mine were (rephrased same thing)/used too many drops. Point being that *if* youre filling them before theyre gettin fairly empty..adjust your drip count accordingly..maybe 15 instead of 20.

    One thing ive noticed, is that towards the end you start gettin loads of vapor but no 5 drags after than you'll get burnt taste ...Unless youre on passthrough it may pass that and go right to the light hint of burnt. I do know that if you fill one that wont hold 20 drops...then drops will gurgle.

    As far as blowing it goes..well.. To each his or her own I suppose...but it's only necessary *if* it's overfilled. You can blow on the mouthpiece end and splat out gobs of juice..usually more than you need to unless you *really* drowned that poor cartomizer. You can, in fact almost completely empty a cartomizer by blowing in the mouthpiece end, if you ever need to empty one for anything.

    Blowing through the battery end is far less wasteful of juice, but if you really super soaked it with like half a bottle..well then, might not be able to blow enough out.

    If you really and truely drown a cartomizer, you have little choice but to give it a really sharp sudden and short blow through the mouth piece end....the kind of blow you should use to launch a spitwad through a pen tube at school. sharp, sudden, abrupt, and over..not blowwwwwwwww cause that'll blow out 10x more juice than you need to. Then if it looks as if there's more flowing to clog the hole (looking through it) you'll know you *really* over did it.

    You should try to only blow through the battery end, but then, depending on how badly its over filled, it just may not be possible.

    It is *always* best to err on the short dont *have* to get every last drop that'll fit in the cartomizer, just enough to keep you cooking for a few hours.

    That is correct. If you jam it down against the batting thats too tight obviously, I've always just sat it back in and poked it in with the mouth piece. I presume there's a way to guess precicely how far to jam it back in *without* hitting the batting at all..which would be perfect..but unrealistic maybe without a cylindrical insertion object...else it'll go off center. I don't have such a cylindrical object, so I just let the mouth piece countersink it..

    The factory puts them in the same way I can confirm this by examining it through the battery hole and noting it.or you could *if* the hole in the mouthpiece were larger than the hole in the silicone. It isn't and it's good that it isnt because thats the entire point of the design. Vapor goes through the silicone's larger hole and any droplets that didnt vape well or any liquid that gets past the silicone hits the smaller hole and is then trapped in the mouthpiece (remember theyre together..touching).

    If you stack the two pieces on a flat surface as theyre installed you'll *see* the trap and its design. because the mouthpiece hole is smaller, the two pieces can be touching and still trap juice just as theyre supposed to.. All that trapped juice is juice it saved you from drinking.

    Any time and as always you're quite welcome!...I'm just waiting for the next super-bra video! haha.
  9. Dozzzin

    Dozzzin Full Member

    Sep 21, 2009
    Southern Cali
  10. kc0cmp

    kc0cmp Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2009
    Harlingen TX. USA
    The first video was more badass tho :( you could smell the vapor..but youtube doesnt support "smellovision" probably for reasons related to adult videos :|
  11. RyGuy

    RyGuy Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 11, 2009
  12. JustSayHuh

    JustSayHuh Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 17, 2009
    Houston, Tx
    I tried this and it works great! Thanks for the awesome video!
  13. kc0cmp

    kc0cmp Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2009
    Harlingen TX. USA
    You're quite welcome! Thats why I love makin videos, cause people watch them, and a few enjoy them :D
  14. airpowers

    airpowers Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2009
    Central New York
    I'm new at this, but I've found a cork screw on a pocket knife works great for getting the end off. But it wouldn't be any good for the channeling and whatnot:/
  15. Chucky

    Chucky Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2009
    Houston, TX
    The wrist action was the key for me! Thank you for the great video tip!

  16. dohsma

    dohsma Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Feb 26, 2009
    WI, USA
    Awesome... hopefully I will officially be able to retire from posting videos :D
    Your guy's videos are much better than mine.
  17. kc0cmp

    kc0cmp Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2009
    Harlingen TX. USA
    bah, my videos arent so hot, but my camera smooths out the rough edges...would you believe i was in a 100x beaver cowboy hat, 200 dollar shirt, and underwear? no lol

    Did have my boots on tho, i only take off my boots for one thing, and it's not cartomizer refilling
  18. HaploVoss

    HaploVoss Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 13, 2009
    Rogersville, MO - USA
    So... what band(s) / frequency(ies) do you hang out on anyway? :D

    - 73s
  19. kc0cmp

    kc0cmp Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2009
    Harlingen TX. USA
    Since i moved here i havnt even put up an aerial, been too busy with everything else :/ you should see the 99% of my house you cant see on videos...It's in varied states of remodel in nearly every room and hurricane dolly didnt really help things either. *sniffles*

    I used to hang out primarily on the local repeater back in MO, but as i've not applied electricity to a unit since i moved here, I wouldn't even know what freq the local repeater is. Kinda crappy too, cause I miss it..but I *know* if i ever pick up a radio again before this house is finished, the house will never get're a ham, so you know exactly what i mean...those conversations for an hour before bed that turn into tomorrow morning? haha

    73's to you too, May your j-pole never get bent
  20. FisherPal

    FisherPal Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 22, 2009
    Campbell River, BC
    Two things - so glad to see that this post has been made a sticky!!! It is such a great intro to refilling cartridges, every newbie to the VK needs to see it (and a few of us who aren't so newbie anymore).

    Wow - you're a ham operator, too? That is something that has always fascinated me but I have shied away from it because ... well ... forums are bad enough for being 'time eaters' ... don't think I'd have a life at all if I ever tried 'hamming'. LOL

    Keep them videos coming, KC! They are great. I think you should be the official VK Guru - your answers are always to detailed and informative.
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