Wow!! Thank you so much for your help. I did the dry hits and that worked! Thanks again.
No problem! I'm glad it worked for you! If you ever feel like the taste is dropping off take the tank off the battery and dry hit it a couple times, making sure not to flood it too much, and you should be getting more flavor. This is more common on thicker juices.
Let us know if we can help you with anything else :)
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The guidelines I remember reading say to repeat the dry (unpowered is a better word) hits until tank level drops about 1/8" ; I have a small rubber band I use to mark start level.. works for me!
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Is it then necessary to let the carto sit and/or spin the carto? I feel like there's maybe a chance that the juice is not getting to every area of the polyfill. Maybe it's just me but it seems like a brand new coil is more densely packed than a regular blank carto.
When I fill a new tank carto I use taryn spin on it to insure that the juice has fully saturated the polyfil then insert it into tank and fill the tank. I'll do a dry hit on it to as a last check before vaping. Don't burn cartos anymore. I'll also do a dry hit on a tank I've not used in the past day or two before firing up.
For whatever it may be worth, when I change out cartos, here is a rough outline of what I do:
(Steps 1-3 assume there is juice left in the tank to be dealt with; skip ahead to Step 4 if not.)
1. Pull current carto halfway out
2. Pop top off of juice bottle
3. Hold a DT in place on top of tank, and use it as 'spout' to pour remaining juice from tank back into bottle
4. Unwrap new carto, remove white rubber endcap
5. Fully remove old carto from tank, trying to get some of the residual juice on my fingers, which I then rub onto the new carto to help lubricate it before pushing it into the tank. (Oh, the imagery!)
6. Push the new carto in about 3/4 of the way.
7. Drip/squirt in juice to just below top of where carto is.
8. Push carto rest of the way into tank, wipe it all down to get any excess juice.
9. Reinsert DT, hold a finger over bottom(battery) end, take several slow deep drags, releasing finger now and then to release the pressure. If you stop and look you'll often see little bubbles coming up from the holes in the sides of the carto. Repeat until about 1/8" of juice has been sucked into the carto. If you do this right, the bottom, and probably middle get well saturated.
10. Remove DT/Push carto back down so that there is a slight gap at the top, and top off the tank so that it is as full as you are capable of getting it without spilling/flooding the carto tube from the top.
11. Push carto back into tank fully, then drip in several drops into the carto itself from the top, twirling as you go and watching to see how quickly it absorbs down into the polyfill. As it begins to slow/before it becomes oversaturated, stop. Now the top and middle should be saturated too. (You could use a syringe here if you prefer; I do not.)
12. For good measure (though many times I'm impatient and skip this step with no ill effects), let it sit for 5-10m to allow polyfill/tank pressure to reach whatever equilibrium it is going to. When I do this, I remove the DT and set it upside-down on a paper towel so I can see if any 'came out.'
13. Doublecheck that you can look through and see a 'light at the end of the tunnel'. If not, cover DT with a tissue, and take a few dry drags; you should see the tissue get wet where this happens. Repeat until you can see clearly down the center tube.
And then, enjoy!
I learned this sequence primarily from Sir Snowdragon's fine video, for which I'm thankful as it has saved me many headaches! Ever since using this sequence, I've no longer burnt or flooded any cartos. Patience is key.
There are a few minor things I left out that might fall under the category of 'common sense' to some, but may not occur to one as they're doing this already unfamiliar task. That is, this is all a matter of plumbing, and everything uses pressure fittings! If you are pushing/pulling a carto or DT in a tank, you are also pushing/pulling against the endcaps of the tank! Brace them with your fingers and/or the table, and avoid a huge mess! Also, when filling the tank itself, or dripping to top off the carto, hold at a 45 degree angle for best results.
Note: I only use 6ml tanks. The steps may differ slightly for 3.5ml tanks (for example, dry-hitting until 1/8" of juice is absorbed.)
(Per Morandir, Add to Links Site 4/9/12 - Tank/Tank Carto Section)
Originally Posted by TheBlueAdept
Thank you for this post, Blue.
Well, I sorta accept; this is pretty much just a text transcription of Sir Snowdragon's tank filling video. Thanks on his behalf!
Yes, but it will come in very handy. Some like to not only view the video, but have a written form to go by as well. Feel free to provide a post/transcription of any videos. LOL
Originally Posted by TheBlueAdept
Thank you Ms LS9, I certainly will. I'll also try to give credit where it is due (and I remember the source accurately at the time, etc etc.) :)