Step by Step: Refilling First Gen E-Cigs

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Electronic cigarettes are an alternative for smokers looking to cut out traditional cancer-inducing tobacco cigarettes.
Electronic cigarettes hit the market after the U.S. officially banned smoking in public places. They simulate the experience of smoking but eliminate the chemicals and tar as well as the smell of the conventional weed. The typical e-cigarette has a liquid form of tobacco and small traces of nicotine.

The process used to replicate the traditional smoking experience consists of heating the liquid until it evaporates. The vapors from this reaction are then inhaled by the consumer. Some electronic cigarettes can be refilled with liquid to save you the cost of purchasing a new device. Below, you can read about how to refill your e-cigarette with liquid.

Step 1: The first step consists of removing the cartridge from the atomizer of the device. Once the cartridge has been removed, remove the cap of the cartridge. With the cap off, carefully remove the old filter with a set of tweezers and discard it. After the cartridge is clear, modifications can be made to add your own liquid.

Step 2: In order to offer a holder for the liquid, some type of tubing will be required. Modify the tubing in order to get the right size and thickness to fit within the cartridge. It needs to be very thin to fit snugly along the sides of the cartridge and allow for the maximum quantity of liquid to be added.

Step 3: Once the filter has been modified, insert it slowly into the cartridge with a pair of tweezers. Make sure that the filter touches the bottom and that changes are made to the top so that it fits evenly with the top of the cartridge.

Step 4: Once the filter is in place, a certain amount of liquid can be put into the cartridge. The liquid comes in standard form normally found within original e-cigarettes or purchased in a variety of different flavors depending on the consumer’s preference. It will take a few attempts to find the right amount of liquid that provides the best quality of vapor.

Step 5: Once the liquid has been filled into the cartridge, replace the cap and then screw the cartridge back on to the atomizer. Everything should function as before and the device should be ready for use immediately.