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Offline jmhirst

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New E cig leaking
« on: October 24, 2010, 05:28:18 AM »
I recently decided to buy an e cigarette and ended up buying the super http://www.totallywicked-eliquid.co.uk/products/electronic-cigarette-starter-kits/super/electronic-cigarette-starter-kit-white-2-product.html

At first everything seemed to be going well but when i changed to my second cartridge (and every other cartridge since) every puff for the first 5 - 10 will cause it to leak liquid onto the mouthpiece, leaving me having to run to the bathroom to wash it off.

So I thought I better come and ask you guys on here, what do you think the problem might be?

Oh and i'm using the pre filled carts that came with it so theres no way i could have overfilled them (Although maybe they did?)

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Re: New E cig leaking
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 07:56:00 AM »
Hello jmhirst, welcome to the forum  ;D

I'm not familiar with the Super E-Cig, it is possible that ejuice and condensation has built up in the atomiser and this is being drawn through the mouthpiece, you could try removing the atomiser from the battery and removing the cartridge from the atomiser and then blow through the atomiser  using a paper towel to catch any ejuice.

Juice can build up in the atomiser as the battery becomes weaker and is not vaporising all the liquid. Ecigs can produce a lot of condensation.

I don't know if this will help, but it is worth a try

Happy Vaping!!!  Jeff

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Re: New E cig leaking
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2010, 08:44:22 AM »
Cheers for the reply Astrecks

I gave your suggestion a go but no luck  :(
Its still leaking into my mouth as I puff on it. One thing I did notice though, and i don't know if its supposed to be like this, is that when i take the stopper out of a new cart, it is completely covered in e-liquid. Is that normal or is it a sign that the cart has been filled too much?

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Re: New E cig leaking
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 09:36:24 AM »
My first e-cig was a Super.  The stopper in the carts will have liquid on it, it's normal.  Like Astrecks said, the atty might have too much liquid in it, just blow it out.  Most of the time, it's the design of the cart that's causing the liquid in your mouth.  Take a straightened paperclip and push it through the hole in the end of the mouthpeice to pop out the part that actually holds the liquid, it looks like a small capsule.  Wipe out the inside of the mouthpiece part with a paper towel and replace the capsule. 

Another big design issue is the end cap. Take the same paperclip, put it just a little bit in the hole of the cart where your mouth goes, and pry off the plug.  You'll see that there's basically a compartment there. It has a bad habit of storing liquid, saliva, and condensation.  I always removed the end caps and threw them away when I used carts.  After a short time, I got so fed up with fooling around with carts that I trashed them and direct dripped only.  It's doable with the auto batteries, but you have to be careful not to flood the atty, which will cause liquid to get inside the battery and kill it.

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Re: New E cig leaking
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 10:10:37 AM »
I really never really had much luck with the Super's carts. Ended up direct dripping to the atomizer.. 3 drops and had less issues. Popped out the inner cart and just used the body of the cart as a mouthpiece.

Part of the problem is the cart is a bit close to the exit of the mouthpiece and the natural airflow will draw some liquid out of the cart easily..... having to draw hard enough to get the auto switch to fire up makes it difficult to take a very light inhale.

The capacity of the cart is so low I just found direct dripping less of a hassle. Do try an avoid getting eliquid down in the battery hole.. it will eventually fowl up the auto switch. But whether or not you direct drip, use carts that are overfilled, or just plain leakage out of the cart eventuality the auto batteries switch will fail on you. So do try to avoid liquid getting down there.

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Re: New E cig leaking
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 01:40:28 PM »
Hi and welcome, jmhirst!  :D  The only thing I'd add is to expand on what Darth said about inhaling.  You may be inhaling to hard. You can't drag on it like you can an analog.  Try to practice by just dragging hard enough to make the light come on until you get used to how hard you can draw.  I use a Tornado now, but when I had a little super, I'd usually only get liquid in my mouth when I'd draw too hard.

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Re: New E cig leaking
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2010, 04:52:16 PM »
Yea, juice in the mouth is a rough one.  I hate it when that happens, fortunately, I've got things worked out so it's a rareity.  Rather than running to the bathroom to wash it out, I just wipe it off my tounge and lips with a knapkin.  Seems to do the job and I don't have to go running off to the sink.  I don't have anything to offer on the carts since I'm not familiar with them, but on mine, I'm just careful not to overfill and I wipe the inside of the mouthpiece with a curled tissue if juice builds up.  That's easy to do on mine, but I don't know about the ones you are using.  And yea, e-cigs do build-up an amount of juice condensation inside the mouthpiece.

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Re: New E cig leaking
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2010, 06:50:26 PM »
I remember when I had my demonstration of this model at the Smoking Everywhere booth in the mall and on my second drag got sprayed .... thought it was going to kill me.... got some on my hand as well.   :-X

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Re: New E cig leaking
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2010, 08:10:56 PM »
I took gearheadnick's advice and took the end cap off of a cart before using it and it worked like a charm! I now very rarely end up with e-liquid in my mouth.
However I seem to finish the carts very quickly, much less capacity than I expected.
Anyway I have ordered a titan mega so everything should be perfect once that arrives  ;D

Cheers for the help everyone

EDIT: Just a small question on the side if anyone knows the answer; Roughly how many drops of e-liquid do you get from a 10 ml bottle?
« Last Edit: October 28, 2010, 08:12:41 PM by jmhirst »

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Re: New E cig leaking
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010, 08:36:02 PM »
They reckon 20 drops =1ml so 200.


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