Today I’d like to help you to save some money – lots of money!
What I’m going to do is to show you how to refill your electronic cigarettes with e-liquid rather than buying pre-filled cartomizers.
1) I highly recommend Ecigwizard for your e-liquid and other e-cig requirements.
2) If you decide to try this, which I strongly urge you to, then a great range of e-liquids to try is from “The Smokers Angel” otherwise known as E Cigarette Direct. They have a great range of reasonably priced e-liquids that are perfect for refilling cartomisers, you can visit them here.*
3) I’ve also recently found a company selling only 100% VG (Vegetable Glycerin) e-liquid, I’ve tried it and it is very good, you can learn more about it here.
ORIGINAL INFO BELOW:
While buying the cartomizers is definitely still cheaper than smoking tobacco, they seem to be getting more and more expensive – as a 40 a day smoker I’d have been spending around £120 per month on them.
This is a great saving on the £450 I spent on cigarettes, but a lot more than the £12 I now spend per month by filling my existing cartomizers with e-liquid – yes I’ve gone from spending £450 per month to under £12!
No wonder the government don’t like electronic cigarettes and are trying to suggest “they might be bad for you!” and need regulating (or taxing as it’s also known).
I don’t understand what regulating them will do, they regulate cigarettes and they aren’t safe are they?
Anyway, I use a Sky Cig and so what I’m going to do is to show you how I fill up my Skycig with e-liquid. It’s easy!
First of all you need to choose some e-liquid. I get mine from Vape Escape but there are loads of places you can buy it.
They sell it in small bottles for about £2.50 plus P&P so you can try some out and pick the one you like best. Once you’ve decided a 30ml bottle should last you all month, and costs under £12 including delivery.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Remember the eliquid contains nicotine and is poisonous if swallowed/drunk – so keep it out of reach of children!
Filling Your E Cigarette With E Liquid
First of all unscrew the cartomizer (the cartridge with the atomizer built in) from the battery.
If you look at the end of the cartomizer you’ll see the bit you suck the vapour through, which is a white plastic cap with a hole in the center.
You need to take this end cap off.
It’s very easy to get out, it isn’t glued in, it’s just a push fit type plastic cap.
All you need to do is get something in the end hole and pop it out, I use a fork!
It’ll come out without any problem, you don’t need to wedge it right down the hole, just get the end of one of the tines in there and lever it out.
What you’ll find is that as well as the white end cap is a kind of transparent-ish rubber washer as well – take that out too.
Often you’ll find that the rubber washer will come out with the end cap at the same time.
What you’ll then see looking down the end of the cartomizer is a kind of hollow tube that runs down the middle, and a lot of wadding around the outside of it.
The hollow tube contains the coil that heats up the e-liquid, the wadding is soaked in the e-liquid and delivers it to the coil.
What you want to do is to hold the cartomizer almost horizontally or flat.
Then tip the bottle at an angle and let the eliquid dribble onto the wadding.
As you’re doing this rotate the cartomizer around so that the wadding is equally soaked.
You want to be careful not to get the liquid down the central tube, otherwise you could damage the coil or element, and this could possibly damage the e cig battery.
When you’ve filled the cartomizer you’ll see that it looks “mushy” or wet.
You don’t want to put too much liquid in there, or you’ll be getting mouthfuls of it when you vape, and it isn’t very nice tasting!
It’s a bit of trial and error really to work out how much is enough.
Anyway, once you’ve done this you can put back the rubber washer and end cap, screw it onto a battery, and you’re good to go!
It really is as easy as that, and it’ll save you possibly over £100 per month, depending on how much you smoked.
*The link is an affiliate link. This means that if you click the link and go and buy something from E Cigarettes Direct then I’ll earn a small commission, which helps with the costs of running this website. It doesn’t cost you any more money for any of the products. If you aren’t happy about that then you can go there directly.