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Syringes for Refilling Liquids

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  1. xICooRsYIx

    xICooRsYIx Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 21, 2014
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Hey everyone.

    I was wondering what size syringe needles are recommended when refilling tanks and what not. My girlfriend brought me some from her work last night that are 5ml, but the needles seem to be really thin. Almost like the ones they use for taking blood or something (shes an oral surgeon assistant).

    So if you guys could help me with the correct/recommended needle size and possibly a link to purchase them cheap that would be greatly appreciated.

  2. joecil

    joecil Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I have 14, 16 and 18 gauge blunt tip. I am looking for at least one of those sizes preferably the 14 or 16 gauge for use in taking liquid from a bottle to fill a tank. So far all I've found are the blunt tipped.
  3. WarHawk-AVG

    WarHawk-AVG Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2013
    Color coded I believe,[​IMG]
    I suggest using a dremel grinder or cutoff wheel to burn the sharp needle off the tip to make them blunt, use any size syringe from any medical supply or even tractor supply (injecting animals) to fill the bottle, just make sure you rinse them well

    I got an 18ga from ECBlends on my last order, works great!
  4. xICooRsYIx

    xICooRsYIx Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 21, 2014
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Yeah looking at mine they are like a light purple. so probably the 24g one in your picture.

    On the cap is says 21x1A as well as 0.8mmx25.4mm

  5. sdennislee

    sdennislee Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2012
    Depending on VG content 14g to 20g will work nicely. If your juice is high in VG I would go for 14g to 16g, if higher in PG then try 16g to 20g.

    14g is a pretty big hole, it will allow thinner juice to drip out. I only use 14g in DIY for pure VG when mixing.

    I remember when I first tried DIY I had some 22g in the back of my rig (EMT gear) it was useless, way too small.
  6. xICooRsYIx

    xICooRsYIx Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 21, 2014
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Okay so the smaller the "g" the bigger the needle?

  7. WileECoyote

    WileECoyote Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 2, 2013
    Woodbridge, VA, USA
    Yes. you are correct.
  8. coalyard

    coalyard Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2014
    Rome, NY, USA
    I get them cheap at Tractor Supply here in NY. Needles, 16&18ga, 1.5" long. These are good for winding micro coils, but you have to be careful, they are sharp! $2.50 for 6 of them. Syringes that fit the needles (leur-lock) are $.29 each. I don't use those, I am a type 1 diabetic so my old syringes, which are 1/2ml work great when I remove the stabby part from them.

    You could also try an electronics or industrial supply company, they sell blunt needle tips for dispensing potting material for electronics assembly. Good luck.
  9. Stefanne74

    Stefanne74 Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Shellsburg, IA, USA
    If she can get you syringes tell her a 18-21 gauge would be best. I am a nurse and that would be a large enough lumen for even the thicker liquid.
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