syringes and needles?

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  1. stardust

    stardust Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    where would be the best place to get them?
     
  2. wbart

    wbart Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  3. stardust

    stardust Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    calsax Deadhead at large Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I got mine from Wizard Labs, since I also get my nic from them. Saves extra shipping. A lot of suppliers have them. I recommend making sure you get blunt needles. It wouldn't do to inject the nic subcutaneously.....
     
  5. stardust

    stardust Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    thanks. which blunt needle size would be find for 50% vg or 70% vg
     
  6. calsax

    calsax Deadhead at large Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I use 16 or 18, as the VG is very thick. Even with my 50/50 mix, I add 5 - 10 % pga to get my preferred viscosity.

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  7. DeeDee1234

    DeeDee1234 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You can just use the syringe itself with vg, its so thick it harder to use a needle imo. I remove the needle , and just use the syringe
     
  8. john333

    john333 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I have 14 gauge blount tips and its still not quite big enough for an easy draw on VG. if you get some plastic syringes you should put some transparent tape over the numbers so they don't wash off. they were made for one time use and come off very easily. I decided I wanted some nice ones and bought glass syringes. I think the name of the company was northern technologies. I really like their easy glide. I use a 1ml 2ml and 5ml for my mixing and that combination works fine for me. if you want to rinse or purge the needles while mixing you can always have some distilled water in a cup for that purpose. good luck
     
  9. kushka

    kushka Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    My favorite place is Syringe Results | KV Supply

    They are an animal supply - and you can get a needle and syringe for as little 12 cents. They have all sorts of needles and syringes very cheap - but shipping is only free if you buy $50 worth of stuff - otherwise it is $5. Of course if you have animals it is easy to but $50 worth of stuff there -
     
  10. Gr8Scott

    Gr8Scott Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Great resource!

    I would recommend 14ga for VG 16 or 18ga for PG and Nicotine base(if it's pg obviously) and 20g needles in 1 or 3ml syringes for flavors.

    'Course I always advise people to acquire glass syringes.

    The marks don't wear off, they are easy to clean and functional integrity is consistent. You won't have any of those benefits with plastic syringes.

    The rubber wears/dries out, plunger tips come off and etc. If you must use plastic then always keep the plugers lubed with PG for longevity.

    You can get glass syringes all day on Ebay. The best choice is the glass ones with metal luer-lock hubs.

    Ideally you'll want 1cc/ml for flavors, some 3s for larger batches. Or an assortment, they are just a really good investment for our purposes in DIY.

    If you are going to get sharp needles I would recommend buying a needle-snipper. There is really no place in vaping for sharps, but hey, since you can get them for pennies, it's worth a thought..

    Blunts can be found on Ebay as well.
     
  11. MsComptrtchr

    MsComptrtchr Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Walgreens gives out 1 ml, 5 ml, and 10 ml. syringes for free at the pharmacy counter for customers. I tried to buy them but they said they are free.
     
  12. kushka

    kushka Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I find it is really easy to dull a the point of a needle by just rubbing it briskly back and forth on a nail file, more work then a needle-snipper, but less expense.
     
  13. traderljp

    traderljp Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks! What a great idea...I had to make a trip to Walgreens this morning and I remembered this tip and decided to give it a whirl. Super nice pharmacist gave me two 1ml syringes two 5ml syringes and a 2ml dropper. MsComptrtchr, you 'da man (woman)!
     
  14. mainevaper

    mainevaper Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I been getting mine at the local farm supply store. I got a couple 3ml, couple 12ml, and couple 30ml syringes with a variety of different size needles, for under $15
     
  15. Ipster

    Ipster Super Member ECF Veteran

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    i oft suggest Farm & Feed supply for low cost and volume syringes. If theres not a B&M one nearby, consider a pharmacy or medical supply store.
    I see many of thhe PV vendors sell these too- look under tanks, accessories, or cartomizers and you might find them. They should be in "coin" only per piece. Luv KV - used them for decades; however they used to have a $minimum$ order.
     
  16. kushka

    kushka Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yes KV has been around forever - way before the internet- and I loved getting there old catalogue - now they just charge $5 for shipping if you don't meet there $50 minimum, if you do shipping is free. I always end up wasting a lot of money on dog and cat toys in order to qualify for "free" shipping -
     
  17. stardust

    stardust Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    you just go to the pharm counter and ask? is it just the syringe or syringe + needle?
     
  18. traderljp

    traderljp Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    just syringe for me
     
  19. TubaDude2000

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    I buy mine at Tractor Supply Company, they are pretty cheap, I also use a dremel tool to grind the tip down or off depending on what it is to be used for. 16g is what I use for VG.
     
  20. dchest02

    dchest02 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I also buy mine at Tractor Supply. I picked up all the sizes they had for less than what it would have cost me to buy them from an online vendor. They also sell a gallon of USP grade PG for around $20. So for about $40 you can get enough syringes and PG to last you until the end of time.
     
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