Update. I received replacement cartos and have put in a new one this morning. I have been vaping away on it all day so far and had to refill once. However, the juice is still not flowing into the carto. What I am doing so I do not get the same results as last time is every 20 minutes or so I dry puff 2 or 3 times like I do when filling it to pull the juice into the carto before it gets completely dry and burns out. I have been successful with this method so far and no burnt tasting carto - yeah! But I would really like it to flow automatically as it should. I don't understand why juice flows into the carto when I dry puff with my finger over the connector end but won't flow when attached to the battery. Something is just not right there
It sounds like a couple things could be in play:
1. Thickness of juice - if it's thick, it will have a harder time making it through those holes into the carto.
2. Polyfill in carto packed tighter than normal / is blocking hole somewhat.
In either case, get a thumbtack or unbent paper clip, and push it into the two little holes in the carto and try to 'ream them out' a little. Be careful not to push in more than 1/8" or so, as you don't want to risk puncturing the 'wick tube' that runs down the middle of the carto.
Finally, if you have other juices to try, do so and see what the differences are. There are a few things you can do to thin out a juice also, if that ends up being the issue.
Hope this helps!
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If it's the polyfill that is packed too tight, that would mean 2 cartos in 2 separate batches that would have happened to. What could I do to try to correct that if that is the case?
Let's see what I can make of this and try to help!
I agree that the odds of getting 2 bad/tight cartos in 2 seperate batches in is less likely to be the issue (but not unheard of, I'm sure they buy huge batches at a time.)
If the juice flows in during the dry puff, and your finger IS covering the hole in the bottom, then you are of course creating more suction which would naturally pull even thicker juice into the carto. You mentioned that when dry puffing while simply connected to the battery, it does not pull the juice in. That sounds a lot like thick juice to me!!
Forgive me if you answered already, but do you have any other juices you could try to compare against? If not, you can add a *small* amount of Pure Grain Alcohol/Everclear (or vodka in a pinch, the strongest clear/tasteless alcohol you can get) to what you do have to thin it a little bit. I think you can use small amounts of distilled water also, but am not 100% sure on that one.
Perhaps you can also try taking your dry puffs (while connected to the battery) a little more sharply/with more force, to add a little suction. This is NOT what you would normally need to do, but would certainly again point to thickness.
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Sorry to hear you are having a rough time Dawnads. It should definitely not be a hassle to vape. Hopefully we can find something that makes it much more enjoyable for you!
+1 to what Blue suggested on thinning out the juice. I have also heard that you can use distilled water.
Also, in addition to pushing a pin through the holes in the carto, have you maybe tried to make them bigger? You would of course want to be very careful about what you do so you don't damage the carto, but it is worth a shot I think.
Thinning the juice would definitely be the easier one to try. Just add a few drops until it is visibly thinner and try it out. Let us know if that works!
Unfortunately, I am not a variety vaporer. I just ordered a couple different flavors to try as others on the forum have suggested. My thought was always that I smoked tobacco, not watermelon, vanilla etc, so why would I vape it? But as others pointed out, I should at least try them because that is the enjoyment vaping. They haven't come in yet so I will probably try thinning this out to determine if thickness is the cause. I only have absolut vodka so I will try that.
Sometimes I think I should just go back to smoking, it was so much easier than this technically advanced method. But, in the year I have been vaping, I have had a few cigs at various times, shall we say beyond drinking a couple drinks and I no longer like the taste.
Dawn....is that you Dawn??? Used to bowl at Cross Keys?????
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Yes it is. Based upon your screen name, I will guess JJ
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