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Syringes and E-liquid

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  1. Zind

    Zind Full Member

    Oct 10, 2013
    Lyon, France
    I've been vaping since May (of this year), and I've found pretty much all the informations I was looking for on these forums. There's just one small question I haven't found the answer to.

    Some e-juice bottles are kind of a pain when it comes to filling my tank (the Halo ones were the absolute worst I remember), so I went to my local pharmacy and bought a syringe. I asked for the largest needle diameter they had, since VG juice can be very thick, but I still feel a sizeable resistance when drawing e-liquid in and out.
    Can this possibly thin it and/or have negative impacts on vaping? I didn't know at the time, but I found out that most e-cig shops are selling syringes, which I assume may have a wider needle. Should I get one of those instead?

  2. Stosh

    Stosh Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2010
    The e-cig shops are selling the syringes they picked up at their local pharmacy...:laugh:...they are the same, the needle (you should blunt them) should be as big as will fit your particular carto, I mostly use a 18 ga, with 50/50 juice. The resistance is normal and won't hurt the juice.
  3. evgeny131

    evgeny131 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2013
    Los Angeles
    very easy to order online- litecigusa, electronicstix are some vendors I use...
    sometimes you can select a gauge-
    i use 18 gauge...
    come in 3ml, 5ml, 10ml sizes....
    different gauge needles are available, I would not recommend above 18 gauge.....too small for comfort....
  4. BardicDruid

    BardicDruid Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 25, 2009
    Central Texas
    Go to a veterinary supply, they carry big needles, here in Texas we get them at the Farm and Ranch Supply.
  5. FlamingoTutu

    FlamingoTutu Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2013
    In the Mountains
  6. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    I've been using these, and you can get a short plastic needle for it. I use 14ga, and they get wider towards the top- so I can trim them down to a very wide 6ga.
  7. Sugar_and_Spice

    Sugar_and_Spice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 11, 2010
    between here and there
    Yes, and get the blunt needles. The sharp ones are dangerous and really too small to fit the juice thru. I use a guage 14 for all vg and an 16-18 gauge for filling my tanks and cartos. The luer lock needles are better than the slip on ones too.

  8. FlamingoTutu

    FlamingoTutu Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2013
    In the Mountains
    It may well be you that recommended them in the first place on another thread. The needle gauge is ginormous compared to what I was using. I do like that you can take the needle off and put a closed tip cap on when out and about with it.
  9. Mohamed

    Mohamed Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 15, 2013
    If it helps you any I use these...they sell them on most online vape stores as well.
    E-liquid Refiller Bottle for Electronic Cigarette (10mL) E-liquid Refiller Bottle for Electronic Cigarette (10mL)

    I find them usefully as I mix some of my ejuices. For instance a coffee, caramel, and vanilla that have in separate 30 ml bottles. Sometimes I do more coffee sometimes more caramel, etc. I just shove the 30 ml bottle into the top of that bottle and squeeze real hard. I agree some of those bottles you have to squeeze forever to get anything out of.

    At any rate once that is filled you can fill carts, tanks, etc pretty easily with no fuss...just screw the needle lid back on put in place and give it a light squeeze and it comes out just fine.
  10. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    I just use them to fill my side-fill carto tanks. Like 3 seconds for a 5ml tank, lol.
  11. FlamingoTutu

    FlamingoTutu Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2013
    In the Mountains
    ROFL! Yes, you can imagine how fast it fills a Mini Davide. Blink and you're soaked.

    Mohamed, I use those too. The others are far more durable and have a lager gauge needle but those are great too. Plus you don't lose the cap all the time with the littler ones.
  12. FaustKnight

    FaustKnight Full Member Verified Member

    Jul 18, 2011
    Houston, TX
    I've switched up completely to using a syringe. No overdripping, more accurate, etc.

    Like others have said, skip the vape store and hit up medical supply places. As long as you aren't looking for the kind of needle with a pointy end, they should have em ;)

    I should note: People look at ya funny when you pull it out in public. Needle tip on your bottle may be better for outings ;)
  13. Mohamed

    Mohamed Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 15, 2013
    My wife never smoked or vaped. First time I pulled out that 10 ml flat needle tip bit she gasped like I was about to shoot up "censorship". I explained what the purpose was and she relaxed ;) so yeah probably don't pull that out on a bus ride or something similar to that nature. I set it on my desk at work which only a few people know I vape. It doesn't stand out as I got 3 prescription eye drops sitting out on desk as well as I have to take them 8, 12, and 24 hours apart.

    I'd say just don't flaunt your refills in public.
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