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In this post, I will describe the steps of tweaking your fresh CE2 Cartomizer, so you will have the best experience possible.

First off, a few tips on CE2 Use:

You should keep the cartomizer upright when not in use, this will prevent any possible leakage. (I keep my unit in my shirt breast pocket, and it doesn’t leak at all)  If you allow it to rest horizontal, you may experience leaking from the tip.

If you taste a light burned flavor, or not enough vapor, invert the cartomizer and gently squeeze the tube to force a little extra juice into the coil wick.

First look:

Photo 1 – The nice box they come in.

Photo 2 – Single Cartomizer removed from box.

Photo 3 –  Removed from wrapping.

Photo 4 – This is a dental chisel / hoe that I use for manipulating my vaping gear, I highly recommend finding one for your kit!!

After removing the unit from it’s wrappings, you want to remove the silicone mouthpiece, as well as the anti-leak barrier. (Photos 5&6)

Next, you want to insert your tool into the opening and under the lip, and gently raise the cap about 1-2mm, be very gentile as this silicone cap can tear easily, and if you pull too hard, you can pull the cap out completely, and then have to re-seat it.  (Photo 7)

The point is to lift the cap just enough to leave a very small gap between the top of the wick braid and the cap, to promote air and fluid exchange.  If you look closely at the picture, you will see the small gap. (Photo 8)  If the gap is too large, you may get leakage.

The next step is to fill your syringe, and insert it into one of the small holes in the cap, then fill the unit until it is full. (Photos 9 & 10)

After you have filled the unit, you should drip a small drop or two of fluid directly on the wick and coil to saturate it, and help with the initial wicking. (Photo 11)

After you have replaced the anti-leak barrier and mouthpiece, turn the unit upside down and give a gentle squeeze of the tube, to push a small amount of fluid into the wick and coil, to finish the initial wicking process.

Screw the unit onto your battery of choice, and vape away!  If the unit is too dry or tastes burned, feel free to invert and squeeze the tube again to push more fluid into the coil.

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Still Vaping….

Posted: February 10, 2012 in General, Latest and Greatest

Hello everyone!

 

It has been quite a while since I have posted anything!  I just wanted to let everyone know where I was in the vaping world.  I just recently (January 17th) hit my one year mark of vaping!!  I haven’t had any wishes to go back to the analogs, and I am quite content in sticking with the PVs for the extended future.

I have, for the past 5 months, forsaken the eGo tank system for cartomizers, as they take much less effort to use in the long run.  I have been using CE2 Cartomizers since then, and overall, I have been quite happy with the results.

In the beginning of my CE2 use I was plagued with many cracked / broken tubes, and cartomizers that would only last 3-4 days before leaking horrendous amounts of juice everywhere it touched.  For the past 3 months, however, they have upgraded the CE2’s, and with their new tubes (soft plastic instead of acrylic), I have been getting 2-3 weeks of use out of each one without any leaking, having to clean, or breakage.  You just tweak, fill, vape , refill, vape, etc.  After about 3 weeks, I notice a lack of vapor production and I toss them.  It doesn’t get any easier than this!!

In the next day or so I’ll post my “CE2 Cartomizer Prep guide”, as I have rarely found them to be perfectly aligned and ready to go out of the box.  They do require a few minutes of tweaking before they’re ready to fill for the first time.  I use my same little dental tool that I used for my eGo-T, and it is once again perfectly suited for this application!

If anyone is curious where I have been picking up the CE2’s, I have been ordering through myvaporstore.com for a while, and have no complaints whatsoever.  Decent prices, fast shipping, and no mistakes so far.  You get 5 cartos for <$10, and as long as your luck matches mine, that’s at least two months worth.  Here’s a link to the exact product I’ve been using for the last 3 months:  http://www.myvaporstore.com/510_Ultimate_CE2_Clearomizer_XL_p/510ultce2.htm?1=1&CartID=0

 

 


For those who frequent the ECF, you’ve probably spent some time reading about the Genesis.

It is an excellent idea, one I wish would hurry up and be produced commercially.

The revolutionary part of this system, is that it uses Stainless Steel mesh for wicking, instead of the cloth / synthetic wicks we’ve all been using since the beginning.  The SS Mesh wicks beautifully, and the designs we’ve seen so far (all made by hand) have made me jealous with anticipation.

Highlights:

  • Replaceable atomizer coil
  • Replaceable wick
  • Tank design
  • Non-stop vapor, if desired

The big problem is that as of right now, if you want one, you have to build it yourself.  From scratch.  Sourcing and ordering all the raw materials takes time and more money that I want to throw at a new PV right now, not to mention that I’m not exactly handy with machine tools, and don’t own any of them.

I am keeping my fingers crossed that one of the many USA mod companies start churning these out soon.

Check out these two threads (Prepare to spend 4-5 hours to read it all) to see exactly what all the fuss is about!

(About half way down, it is introduced) http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/modders-forum/132663-all-my-mods-part1-4.html

Second Thread:

http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/modders-forum/135786-some-homemade-attys-genesis.html

 

AND NOW A VIDEO!!!!