I was going to fully muck up the black light thread, but caught myself at the last moment. Windblown accurately noted the need for a third hand and I responded with a bit about my paraphernalia. And realized, I wanna see YOURS! So I’ve transferred my post here and hope to see some great gadgets following.
|||Something else you might want to check out:
There are several models from amazon:
Amazon.com: Helping Hand Magnifying Glass Soldering Third Hand Tool: Office Products
Its pretty easy to make something to hold the e-cig that the clamp will accommodate.
|||Kit, I hope you don’t have a cat. If my cat saw a table like that, he’d think it was a jungle gym and then everything would be destroyed.
first i boiled the kettle
then i poured into a saucepan and found one of those lids with a small hole on the top which lets the steam out
i waited till it started to boil and lots of steam spat out the hole
i then got some tweezers and held my atomizer above it cart side down and then bat side for about 2 or 3 mins.
i blew excess water out of it from the battery side (beware leave to cool for 3 mins as very hot) and then left it to dry for a few mins.
put a few drops directly onto the atomizer and now it works like a dream! was shocked by the results:> went from bad tasting to delicous coffee. try at your own risk, but let me know how tings go for you. Cheers guys|||That sounds like an excellent idea. My question is how often does someone have to clean the attomizer?|||Depends how you use it, and When it needs it.
Some may be a day or a week, depending how much you use it, or how its used.
If the performance goes down, and everything else seems fine, then, youll know whenTags: atomizer, battery, janty, kissbox, Tips & Tricks
If you are having problems with liquid in your mouth with
your 901, pull the end off (stick something in the small hole and pry)and put a small piece of paper towel inside and replace the end. Use a very small amount, not enough to restrict air flow.
Replace as needed.
|||hmm I just took a lighter and heated the plastic just enough to melt the seal around the end cap closed since the liquid wasn’t coming through the center hole but the sides instead .. didn’t think of shoving something inside of it|||Its very easy to get the end piece off without any tools to pry it off with as long as you have some teeth. Gently bite the flat part at the end where you suck, the piece will pop right off in your mouth and you can then spit it out. Its also useful if you want a little more draw and vapour!|||With the Super Cigarette, there are two atomizer holes in my model, as directed by a gentleman on YouTube, I covered one of the holes with sellotape. It now produces twice as much vapour. I suggest anyone with a super cigarette try it. My two atomizer holes are right between the atomizer and battery, only drag is that each time you replace the filter or fill it with e-liquid, the sellotape has to be added back after. Don’t know if it shortens the life of the atomizer, but seems to be ging well so far.|||
|YouTube - electronic cigarette super mini|
|||RUSTYLUG… that’s you? I saw this on youtube a week ago and thought it was really funny the way you delivered your message. 5 stars! haha I love this video. You should do more reviews and tips. Are you Scottish?
"That’s one Smokin’ Super Mini"!|||Well i did think of asking the suppliers to put a little box that contains small cut off strips of tape in with each starter pack hahahahaha ….Ps Did you notice my dog in the back ground near the end of the video lol ….Little mutt.
|||very informative Rusty…but I don’t see holes…maybe I need stronger reading glasses! |||My super mini seems to have 4 holes around it and puts out adequate vapor. So I just used my thumb and finger and covered up a couple of those holes and walla way more vapor, great tip and loved your video Rusty.|||bear nice idea but this doesnt stop the juice going up the air flutes thats where i get it !Tags: atomizer, battery, cigar, e-liquid, Electronic Cigarette, juice, review, super cigarette, supplier, Tips & Tricks, video
if you screw it in in wont work though as i thought perhaps the inner terminals were not touching. did a little soldering to make sure they would and still no dice. dont know much about batteries, so im not sure where i am going wrong.
dont have any other materials to use though i hope to find a little copper wire. pulled some out of an old flex but it was too thin and awquard to use.
i think the reason i cant get it to work though is that loong spent a bit of money on his batteries to make them difficult to be swopped for others. if you notice there is a crossed groove that is unique their design. I also cant get a reading off these with a multi-meter in the same manner i am accustomed to with other types which also perplexes me. the charger says they are 4.7V though.
The graphic i did up below tries to show what i mean. dont have a good camera at the moment so i hope someone will understand and point me in the right direction. the top image represents the loong battery looking straight down at the terminal and threads, labeled as "new battery". the one below is the more common ones we are all used to seeing. hope it makes sense.|||You’re just bnot gettign the right connection- I used a SmartFixx battery, and it worked just fine- soldered the loong threads onto the Smartfixx battery. It could just be that you’re not gettign enough draw to activate the atomizer too- try removing the endcap- see if that works to increase the draw. TB was also able ot get a Health cigg battery to work in the loong cartridges, but hte threads just didn’t quite fit- had to hold it all together- so it’s not the design of the htreads that makes it work, but rather the right connections|||i can see how soldering the threads from a loong battery would work but this is slightly different as im managing to screw in the threads from an entirely different battery. i’ll keep trying different things though, cant find any washers that are small enough, but if i could they would be perfect to decipher whether or not this battery will work. they need to be very thin also as there really isnt that much space to cover between the two inner terminals. what do you think of the loong terminals naz? can you think of any reason why they have that cross groove? air-flow perhaps? isnt it weird, i cant get a reading from them using a multi-meter?|||probably just airflow- Yeah- the way I did it used the same threads- but TB managed ot use different threads and got it working- The actual connections are kinda complicated as they have a small rubber-like seperator which keeps the inner pice from contacting the outer threads which prevents shortign hte whole thing out or runnning down battery quickly– I think probably what is happening is that the muddle piece on your battery isn’t touching the middle piece in the cartridge- if you manage to make a spacer, you’ll need to wrap the spacer in rubber or perhaps plastic to keep it from contacting the outer threads- liquid tape should do the trick- just put some liquid tape around hte edge of the spacer.
But really, if Ecigg’s super mini cig- their newest one- is infact the same as a loong- then I think we can just pick a bunch of batteries up from E-Ci8gg pretty cheapely and have a pretty good deal going and not have to mess with tryign to make other batteries work with spacers & such|||yeah true enough about e-cigs new model, but as i am yet to order or have it arrive, i want to mess around with this mini e-cig batt.
|||Here’s all I found on the LoongTotem matchup: The battery for the Health mini e-cig, as Naz mentioned, can be pressed against an LT cartridge and that works. But it has to be held in place. No solution at all. The battery for a Janty Kissbox screws right into the LT cartridge — but the middles don’t touch. No solution at all. The Janty possibility intrigues me no end, since I can screw the LT onto the Janty USB cable end. If I could just make that setup work, I’d be home free.|||you tried finding a small washer that would bridge the gap or used a bit of solder bob?|||I thought of solder and intended to try that. A washer would have to be super small, like for jewelry maybe. Haven’t thought of that.|||yeah i was raiding my mother’s jewelry stash earlier today. not a thing..good lead though, might try a menders.|||TB, find some copper sheeting & cut out crude washer with hole in it, but as I mentioned, you’ll need to somehow keep it from contacting hte outer part of hte threads somehow as it will most likely either short hte unit or drain battery- not real sure hte mechanics of it all, but when I took apart my threads (after it broke ) I noticed the middle part was kept seperate from outer part by small rubber ‘bushing-like’ part to keep the two parts from connecting. This should work fine, but it would be loose parts unless you can solder them onto the battery- but it’s quite delicate work- tyoo much for my funble-fingers lolTags: atomizer, battery, janty, kissbox, loong totem, Tips & Tricks
I recently ordered some Crown7 cartridges for my NJoy pen-style cigarette and was disappointed to find out that they didn’t fit. Meltrex suggested that I squeeze liquid out of the Crown7 cartridges into my old NJoy cartridges. Instead of doing that, I just removed the dry packing from an old NJoy cartridge and then removed the liquid-soaked packing from a Crown7 cartridge and swapped them. It seems to be working nicely.
But Meltrex’s suggestion about squeezing the liquid out of cartridges got me thinking about the videos I’ve seen of people using a syringe to extract liquid from their old cartridges. I wanted to do that, as there’s no sense in throwing away any precious fun-juice just because it’s stuck in an old cartridge, but I don’t have any syringes lying about. Worse than that, I had no idea how to obtain one.
So, I got out a small ziploc bag, dropped in my four mostly used up NJoy cartridge packings, closed the bag, and then I cut the teensy-tiniest piece off of one of the bottom corners of the bag. Then by squeezing the packings into that corner (kinda like squeezing icing out of a pastry bag), I was able to extract a good deal of liquid from the "spent" cartridges.
I easily got enough out of the four "spent" cartridges to entirely fill another cartridge this way. It probably isn’t as effective a syringe, but it was quick, easy, and used materials I had on hand, so I thought I’d share. I was a little concerned about getting e-liquid on my hands this way, but by cutting the hole in the corner of the bag small enough, I had a surprisingly good amount of control over where the e-liquid went.
I apologize if this all is entirely obvious to everyone else.|||No apology necessary. That’s an ingenious solution. The syringes most of us use were bought from E-Cig when they first offered them for, I believe, 99 cents. I’ve used that syringe for about four months now.|||I just went to my local pharmacy and bought a boxful for really cheap. Less than a quarter each. They sell them for people with diabetes etc… I had bought them before because I like to inject my roast beef and pork with pineapple juice, it makes a cheap cut really tender. Good luck.Tags: cigar, e-liquid, juice, Tips & Tricks, video
im fed up with all the loose strands of polyester that fall into the atomizer and make that plastic taste and probably seriously harm my lungs. i have tried dry-smoking but i think i broke an atomizer that way. im looking into buying a meterial to hold the liquid in these carts. im thinking of using natural unbleached sea sponge. as anyone had any experience with this or other materials?
peace.|||i know there were some posts on the dutch forum about it, but i can’t find them now.. knew i should have made a bookmark.
Fine stainless has been used, but i’m not sure what else.
-Dusty-|||Lots of failures, as I remember from posts long ago. Rope, wool, cotton, sponge. All failures. Not even Dr. Loi reported finding a successful replacement for the polyester stuff.||| |||I’m getting lots of vapor out of my zero nic carts, just as much as the medium or low nic carts. When they get empty, I fill them with Bickfords and still get lots of vapor.
The last batch of zero nic carts I got from Smartfixx have this weird sort of sweet aftertaste. I don’t like it. So I thought maybe it was just the one box. Opened another box and the same thing. I don’t like the taste at all. I should email to find out if it’s something different they just got in. Sort of a "flowery" aftertaste - vaguely familiar but nothing I can figure out definitively.
~VP~|||Stainless steel wool in a fine grade.. sorry should have spelled that out.|||Somebody else said they were going to try sea sponge. I never heard back how that turned out.|||I cut up a cows hoof, shredded it finely, bound it in a coffee filter, and used it as a cartridge- the only problem is that I now have hoof-and-mouth disease||| |||Remember, P. Lorillard thought asbestos would make a great Micronite filter for Kent cigarettes back about 1952. It was used for the next five years — then people who made the filters started dying. Oops.Tags: atomizer, bickford, cigar, Tips & Tricks
Dr loi’s original solution called for the wool from a used cart, with the addition of 3ml of normal saline plus 1ml of juice.
I’ve modified that to make it easier for me and perhaps you to use.
What do I use now.
I bought a 0.9% saline (sodium chloride, NaCl, salt) solution in a 20ml container. This is a common size.
In a 30ml eye dropper bottle I put the entire contents of the saline and added the wool from a mostly used cartridge together with the wool and the plastic cart, with the mouth piece removed, from 2 (two) unused regular flavour carts … Why did I put the plastic pieces into the solution ? I noticed there was quite a bit of juice still remaining in the bottom of the plastic cart I wanted included. I also think the plastic components will help stabilise the solution to a greater extent than the wool alone. Please also note I used a BROWN coloured glass bottle, nicotine is photosensitive, i.e. It discolours and may degrade when exposed to light. That’s why carts have opaque containers and covers.
I gave the solution some serious mixing by shaking the **** out of it several times over a couple of hours, pick up, shake, put down, shake again when I remember too, and then left it until the next day.
the next day, I again gave it a serious shake-up and then put 3 (three) drops from the eye dropper into the atomizer.
I put the atomizer aside for a couple of minutes to allow the solution to percolate through the whole thing.
I put a mouthpiece / inhaler on the unit and drew slowly on it until the LED flashed to show cut off. Steam was produced in increasingly vast quantities for the first 10-15 puffs, after that it began to decrease. I continued until the vapour produced was minimal.
Next was the addition of a fresh cart. I inhaled 10 or so times with a fresh cart in place and then placed it aside to allow the juice from the cart to be sucked into the metal wool surrounding the atomizer coil. This was the end of the day so it was able to sit there all night.
The following morning I certainly did notice a change, there was a considerable increase in the amount of vapour produced, and it increased with each puff for maybe 3-5 puffs the stabilised. the flavour had improved. previously with two of the atomizers cleaned I had noticed a burnt sort of flavour, this was now gone.
I wonder if the effect of the material others have noticed in the centre of the atomizer coil has been negated ?
There is a slight saltiness to the flavour of the "smoke" produced, I do not find this unattractive, in fact it may increase my appreciation of some flavours, e.g. licourice, I like salty dutch licourice, it maybe time to retry that.
Anyway, hope this helps some of you and gets either, your dead, near dead or otherwise atomizers working again|||Please note that during the cleaning process I did not inhale the vapour but merely drew it into my mouth and exhaled. the first 10 or so puffs with a fresh cartridge wrre also not inhaled.
I equate this to being a similar process pipe smokers go through to clean a pipe out periodically.|||Interesting - thanks for posting this. I will have to try.|||update 6th july
All of the atomizers I cleaned using the modified solution are still working as well as before. One thing i have noticed is that they all now have a slight and I do mean slight, salty flavour to them. i am not overly surprised by this and for the most part enjoy it as an addition to the flavour cart I am smoking.
Salt is regularly added to tobacco products now as a flavour enhancer, it’s for example an integral part of snus. i must admit the slight salt inflection has coloured my assessment of the e-cig cartridge flavours and fror that reason I will be only using non cleaned with soloution, recently ordered atomizers from now on.
For general day to day use I am not unhappy with the new slight salt inflection, frankly I like it.
For my next batch of cleaning solution I will try using only pure water, this will not affect the on going smoking flavour, but i wonder if it will as effective. I think the salt content of the cleaning fluid is what creates the cleaning action in the first place … comments please from those with more knowledgge than I.|||My fear when Dr. Loi first posted his cleaning solution idea was that salt residue would be left on the atomizer and its roll cage! Even overnight, it would attract moisture and initiate rusting.
I know I made a mistake in cooking tobacco in salty liquid. I had a salt taste to everything for more than a day — proof that residue remains. I threw out everything I had made using salt and will never use it again. I’d be fearful to try "cleaning" with any salt solution. Pure water. Pure alcohol. I alternate between the two|||hmm, that does pose an interesting array of questions concerning the construction of the various parts of the atomizer.
For the atomizer to rust it would need to be made of a ferrous based material. that would mean either an iron or steel wool is used for the surrounding parts. I thought the wool used was of a stainless steel manufacture, but would stand correction there. The heater element I am almost certain is made from nichrome wire and would therefore not rust.|||I wonder if hydrogen peroxide might work? Seems it might dry pretty quick? Also, I use a hairdryer right after rinsing atomizer, and use the newly rnsed atomizer fora bit which the heat I think herlps to dry the insides of the rinse|||Good thought Nazareth,
hydrogen peroxide is exceptionally good at oxidising/removing biologicals, it may also work here just as effectively. How strong to use is the question I guess, 20 vol, 40 vol or 60 vol ?
It may not dry out as well as water, water is H2O and hydrogen peroxide is H2O2, it’s boiling point is 1580C / 316.40F so higher than water, but when it’s heated it breaks down to be (2H2O2 ==> 2H2O O2). That’s water plus oxygen. But the drying will depend on what it’s diluted with in the first place, it will need some further research before we go ahead and recommend it
Are you going to try it and see if it works ?|||the only Hydro I have is the weak 3% stuff that you can rinse mo0uth with- so it should be ok to try in the atomizer- I’ve got one atomizer that simply will NOT draw liquid from the Carts for some reason, and only works by dripping- so I mgiht give it a try on that one as it’s useless as it is for smoking like the pen is supposed to- with a cart- I’ve got another that is gettign very weak, I might possibly try it on that too- the two need somethign doen ot them evidently, so yeah, I might try it, but wish I had strogner hydro- but it might work- simple rinsing with water doesn’t seem to work- perhaps the hydro might.|||ok- I just soaked one of my old ‘dead’ atomizers (the atomizer would simpyl not draw any liquid fro mthe cart- would just burn off what was in the atomizer itsel;f, then nothing- no vapor, just burnt taste and smell- even htough I had new carts in) in the hydrogen peroxide- then rinsed with water, blew the excess water out of it- let it dry a bit, and primed it with juice- smoking good now- much easier to draw too than it was when it was ‘dying’ - I’m not sure why the atomizer was not drawing liquid from the carts before- I tried everything to get it to work and nothign did- boiled it, blew through battery end for 10 seconds, boiled it in water and baking soda- nothign worked- now it’s working pretty well- not as good as brand new one, but still ok I guess- will see how logn it lasts- I’d given up on the atomizer, but it appears it’s got soem morel ife yet- dunno if the Hydrogen was the trick or not, but it’s now workin- workign even better than my one I’ve only used for 7 days total. Might be worth a try if yall got soem that you think might be dead- ones you’ve given up on- Hydrogen peroxide is dirt cheapTags: atomizer, battery, dripping, juice, manufacture, nicotine, peroxide, snus, Tips & Tricks
The bad news? At least in my well-used atomizers, some of the fibers have already fused to the steel wool bridge, so now I can see them but I can’t get them out. Adds a little trepidation to my already trepidatious new habit.
I purchased a portable battery operated 6-inch fluorescent, looking like this…. The light is quite weak and I plan to purchase either a better bulb or a different black light: UPDATE: Bigger lights aren’t better, this one works properly.
Rat has an LED black light keychain like this, which seems to work for him:
Whatever you do, Jamie, do NOT shine that black light on your kitchen countertop or bathroom floor! If you do, you will be changed forever. Also do not look at yourself in a mirror while illuminated by UV light.
I love UV experiences …|||Hehehe. You’re correct, but years too late to save me. Went through all the rooms with a large black light… wanted to sell the house immediately. |||After a week using a black light it’s become a required paraphernalia for my esmoking with carts.
Prior to the black light purchases I used a variety of small focused lights and magnifying lenses to find fibers in the atomizer. I can’t overstate how useless those tools turned out to be as compared to a black light.
Nearly every puff deposits fibers into the atomizer, both with my DSE901 Minis and my Penstyles. It’s distressing to know that I’m nearly always smoking fiber particles. The black light helps to minimize this a great deal - WHEN there is time to use it.
The portable battery operated 6-inch fluorescent is better than nothing. It’s a cheap product (we’ve heard that before!) and the light dims fairly quickly. It eats batteries so I finally changed to digital camera labeled batteries.
Now I’ve ordered a high intensity LED penlight that I expect will work better. I’ve had their white penlight and it’s my favorite flashlight ever.
There are also many small 3 or 5 or 12 LED black UV lights available, the one Rat has and similar.|||Dude! Those lights are too cool. As if I needed another way to drop some cash, I ordered one from Amazon yesterday, and they delivered it today. Wow, warp speed.
I’ve already tried to smoke it about a dozen times. Looks just like my black penstyle if I’m not paying close attention. smilesmoking.gif
Am I just retarded, or how do you do this??? |||Search for "helping hand" on ebay maybe be just what your looking for..
Out on interest, what happends when you shine UV in bathroom, kitchen and especially the mirror, I tempted to buy on just to find out.|||Okay guys, if you are going to tell him - lets keep it nice - I don’t want to have to delete posts again
However, back on topic, I would like to have one of those lights myself, just to see if I do keep my atomizer clean enough.||| |||argh Rachel - I suppressed this! Who bumped it? Another gimme gizmo…|||Tags: atomizer, battery, burning, cigar, dse901, E-Cigarette, fibers, media, Tips & Tricks, video
okie I kinda bored
the draw and kick is not constant , maybe due the cart I used
even I used fresh battery and fresh cart
the kick is not not constant…even if got the kick behind my thoat…
is short live|||You are probably building up a tolerance to it..
Phil||| ||| can explain in simple form
what u all mean?|||It is like when you first started smoking cigarettes.. If you remember your first cigarette, it probably made you cough a little bit and tasted horrible, but the longer you smoke the easier it is for your body to overcome the irritation that is caused by the smoke.. Same with the e-cig, your body is starting to adapt to the new form of smoking and it is less irritated by it now than when you first started..
Phil||| sorry what I mean ,
I used to it BUT I found e puff now
I don;t feel the draw and kick I want a stronger draw and kick now||| |||wish this was titled request for tips on getting constant draw and kick. had my hopes up.
if you’re bored, try experimenting with the cleaning methods mentioned, like white vinegar baths but dont use white malt vinegar. also you could try removing the plastic ash cap from the battery. i have mentioned this before and it gives me a better hit on my model.||| |||quick tip for denser smoke regarding battery
that was it there. i dont have a 901. i use a pen-style.
I have a feeling I’m not alone here, just wanted to see some other peoples thoughts. I have a tendency, when stationary, whether at the computer or reading a book to continually smoke the e-cig. Unlike analog cigarettes which would naturally burn down and get snuffed, I can puff on my e-cig for hours. I’ve started counting my puffs and trying to limit them to the same as a cigarette, but I usually loose track.|||Your not the only one, I have several different ecigs around me most of the time.. I catch myself puffing and taking turns while on the computer as well, hours will pass by…lol Worst thing about it for me, out of habit; i’ll light up a real cig in between. Talk about to much nicotine.. Yeah, you need to be consious of it. It can get out of hand. For the ecigs I keep around my keyboard, I try to load them up on low level cartridges to keep myself from taking in to much nicotine. BTW, I have overdosed… If you saw my ruyan no1 video.. what most people probly don’t realize is, that was edited down from the raw footage of me smoking for over an hour. I basically was able to pass right out for bed, woke up late for work the next day with one heck of a headache.. so becareful out there…..
!!!!VAPE RESPONSIBLY!!!!|||Yup, you gotta be careful on this one - my technique is to use LOW nicotine cartridges and it works pretty well. Not so good for a quick fix, mind you.|||I too seem to have an e-cig in my mouth at all times. It is really hard to break myself of puffing on it all day long. I haven’t smoke a real cigarette in over 4 months; however, I can’t seem to put this e-cig down for very long. I have started a very bad habit of constantly smoking it. When I try to do better and decide to wait until I am craving the nicotine, I usually give in and just puff away. So far I haven’t overdosed.|||Perhaps the next iteration of ecigs will have a built-in reset feature? After 15 good puffs it switches off for 5-10 minutes? If it dies and you know it will stay dead for a length of time would you be more likely to put it down and walk away for a while?
just a thought.|||BananaDoc wrote: ||| |||"Vape responsibly." Wonderful.
"Officer, he seemed nice enough. Honestly. Then he started talking about wanting to show me his Loong Totem. He whipped it out and thrust it at me. I became hysterical, and he insisted I take it, ‘take all of it’ he yelled. I had no choice. Do you understand? Now … I’m so ashamed. What can I do?"
"Ma’am, you’ve been a victim of date vape. We’re seeing more and more of it lately."
Next: A live report of trouble on Vape Cod ..||| |||Her life is Ruyaned, and you joke, sir!Tags: cigar, loong totem, nicotine, nicotine cartridge, RUYAN, technique, Tips & Tricks, video