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How to properly fill a cartomizer with the least amount of spillage

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  1. Milianom

    Milianom Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2011
    I just got some 510 cartos and I'm spilling my precious juice. Help.

    I have some 3ml syringes but two of my juices seem too thick to get sucked up the syringe
  2. jangofett

    jangofett Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 7, 2009
  3. BWG707

    BWG707 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2011
    When using a syringe take the plunger out and drip or squirt your e juice into the syringe then lubricate the rubber tip of the plunger with some juice and slide it back into the syringe.
  4. wizard10000

    wizard10000 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 14, 2011
    midwestern us
    Get bigger (smaller gauge number) needles?

    I use a 20 gauge needle but madvapes sells needles from 14-20 gauge.
  5. Milianom

    Milianom Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2011
    Why didn't I come up with that thanks:facepalm:
  6. ec!gg

    ec!gg Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA
  7. SnowDragon

    SnowDragon Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jul 28, 2010
    Boise, Idaho
    You have a syringe simply get a 16 gauge beveled needle.....end of story. The lower the gauge the larger the diameter. Always use a butt plug condom in your Cartomizer when refilling.

    Thick VG.....16 gauge
    PG/VG........18 gauge


    The Condom Method is the WORST most over-hyped way ever to fill a Cartomizer! Allow me to show you why.....

    It doesn't matter which video of the Condom Method you view on Youtube, they either cut away after filling or they show exactly how much waste and mess comes with this horrid method of refilling.

    Let's take a look at one of the most famous Pooptube videos of the Carto Cap Refill Method aka The Condom Method by DoctorVapor. The fact that this has received 45,000 views, is simply a shame! Hey Doc, why did you edit the video before removing the Carto from the Condom?

    DoctorVapor's Channel - YouTube

    Now he mentions Doggsbody, well let's see the Doggsbody video......

    Refill Ecig Cartos Quick and Easy (CCFM) - YouTube

    "Careful not to spill it in the threads" Hey where did the Condom go after you removed the Carto? Why aren't you showing it? What about all the juice still in the Air Tube? I implore anybody to watch other Condom Method videos they almost always come along with, "just wipe it down and then blow out the Carto".

    If you fill a Condom half way..and you only get half of that into the's only 25% full. Even if you empty the remaining juice back into the bottle...on average you are wasting 3 residual drops per fill..1 drop in the condom, 1 drop in the Air Tube, and 1 drop in the threads and on the outside of the housing. If half a condom is .5 ml, that's approx. 60 fills with 30 ml bottle...or a waste of 180 drops or 7 full Cartomizers out of a possible 30.

    This is the absolute worst method of refilling next to pouring all your juice in a glass and simply tossing your cartomizer inside of it. Let me show you in depth why the Condom Method is terrible and what gets left out of most Condom Method videos.

    How Many Drops in 1 ML Condom Method Sucks - YouTube

    Black Threads, Clogged Air Intake Holes, Burnt Cartos, Dead Auto Batteries and Passthroughs, or Spilled and Wasted Juice, take your choice of why this method sucks.

    Folks...keep it smart and simple, syringe when and if you can, if you can't then drip. If the polyfill is wrapped too tight to absorb juice or you're using a thick VG simply give it a Taryn Spin.

    Friends never let friends use the Condom Method for refilling............ever!
  8. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
  9. Ransizzle

    Ransizzle Full Member

    Nov 18, 2011
    Is the condom refill method really as bad as you say? Even for the 510 cartos?
  10. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    I've used it all day, every day since I started vaping. I fill several cartos quickly this way each day and just pop them into my pocket. I choose to do this so that I don't have to carry around a juice bottle for constant topping off, or use/ carry a syringe.

    I do lose some juice that way, but it's not enuf for me to worry about.
  11. Ransizzle

    Ransizzle Full Member

    Nov 18, 2011
    Thanks for the reply. How does it cause you to lose juice?
  12. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Just the bit that's left in the condom, on the outside of the carto, and inside the air tube. I just put it in the condom, pull it out, wipe it off, and blow it out.

    If you use expensive, hard to get juices- I guess this might be wasteful. I don't.
  13. Ransizzle

    Ransizzle Full Member

    Nov 18, 2011
    Ok. Thanks!
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