Squonkers are Bonkers

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  1. DogMan

    DogMan VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    apparently limelight gloom has been cloned

    bottles for it on 3f, no mod yet, but thread on ft has the rumour
     
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    Well that looks promising.
     
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    Thought I'd handle this bit last so I could end on a high note.

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    LOL... We might not see eye to eye... on anything...but you deserve credit for linking it.
     
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    JuicyLucy My name is Lucy and I am a squonkaholic Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years VU Challenge Team ECF Refugee

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    As much as I love those high end bottles, I hate having to figure out how to finance them o_O
     
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    DogMan VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    what have you done with the real lucy?

    you've been so responsible, for so long now
     
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    JuicyLucy My name is Lucy and I am a squonkaholic Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years VU Challenge Team ECF Refugee

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    Everyone knows you are supposed to buy gear with the high end bottle included!
     
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    Entheon/Hadeon up in the Hardware section for a steal!

    Sent from the Death Star
     
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    um, thanks? for the suggestion....LOL
     
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    For those of you that use AVS wire:

    We're back again to announce a week-long sale on all our spools! To make room for new inventory and products and to shift to our new spool design, we are selling ALL spool products for 35% OFF this entire week. Just use coupon code "SPOOL35" at checkout!
     
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    Whats the site? Im ordering wire thursday

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    Edit...found it

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    Advanced vape supply

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    Maybe some good news!

    FT package with the 3x Pico Squeeze v1...

    Tracking now shows:

    "Expected Delivery on Monday 30 July 2018 by 8:00pm"​

    and

    "Your item arrived at the Post Office at 6:58 am on July 30, 2018"​

    But not yet "Out for delivery" as of 8:20am, but I am hopeful it comes today.
     
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    Actually you can thank (Duck Duck Go)

    https://duckduckgo.com

    Download and install this on all your web browsers.Then set it as your default search engine for them.A week from now you' can thank me...Cheers!
     
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    I'm going to very carefully back away from my computer so you can't hear the evil comeback I just had...Cheers!
     
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  18. Arthur-VU

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    YAY! The Pico Squeeze's have landed!

    :vapemail:

    I have an original Pico 75 regulated mod, but dayum, these Pico Squeeze are TINY, especially with either the Wasp Nano or Nudge 22 on top!

    However, both the Wismec Luxotic silicone bottles and the included Pico plastic squonk bottles absolutely stink with like a burnt plastic smell. I dont have an ultrasonic cleaner, but I rinsed out with Dawn dish soap while scrubbing the inside with a q-tip, and that did not remove the smell, so I then tried some 91% isopropyl and vigorously shook it up a few times, rinsed with water, and repeated 3x, and STILL there is this nasty smell.

    I may have to chuck these bottles completely if I cannot get the smell out.

    I wonder if I should complain to FT or Eleaf/Wismec that all of these bottles are unusable even after trying to clean them.

    Does anyone have any ideas? Should I rinse them with white vinegar and then leave it in for a while?
     
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    i fill mine with 91% iso let sit an hour or so. Dump and let dry for 24 hours.
     
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    The Lv426 is very small. Looks like a nightmare to service
    8252DE86-55D7-4716-AAB1-9C499B717B93.jpeg
     
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    Not a fan of the exposed bottle top and all that. Plenty other things for me to drool over though lol!

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    It’s the pin, it’s down too low because the Nudge is a crappy rda
     
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    Ah now I see the bottle sticking out the bottom. The L'Octopus next to it is more my speed though!

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    Thanks for the reply. I will try that.

    Also, for the silicone bottle to fit all the way in and not protrude, causing the little bottom door not to sit flush, do you remove the sliding cylindrical silicone gasket from the metal feeding tube?

    I took mine off and with some twisting and pushing, got the silicone bottle deeper inside and seems to seal well around the outside of the collar at the top of the bottle since there is also another silicone gasket up under the 510. It seems to squonk fine and no leaking, but I'm going to dump this juice and try the extended ISO bath...
     
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    Main thing I’m iffy on is the battery, it’s okay now but with some wear and it might be sketchy
     
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    The way i seen to do it,which is how i did mine,is leave the sliding gasket thing on there,and remove the the silicone ring that is all the way in the top.It comes out very easy with a pair of tweezers,then the sliding part fits right inside the Wismec bottle.
     
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    Ah-hah!

    THAT^ was what I should have done. I recalled seeing a video of somebody removing SOMETHING, and thought it was the slide-y part, but the other 'outer' gasket makes more sense since when I took the silicone bottle off the whole tube was dripping juice all over the place. However, I suspect that with the silde-y gasket intact, it would sort of squeegee the juice down into the bottle when you pull the bottle down and out.

    I am going to reverse mine to match yours now while the bottles are soaking with the 91% ISO...

    Thank you very much for posting that, and it makes much more sense to do it that^ way because it seals the INSIDE of the collar against the squonk tube, and is also likely going to be way less messy in the future....
     
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    Took me boiling them and scrubbing the insides with baking soda to fully rid the stank


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    I wonder if putting the bottles in a vacuum chamber for a while would remove odors?
     
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    Soak them in vodka
     
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    I didn't remove anything to use the Luxotic bottle. I just push the bottle down on the edge of a table or countertop to squeeze it in the last few millimeters. The bottom cover fits back on no problem.
     
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    I've used: isopropyl, vodka, peroxide, dawn - and bleach. Persistence.
     
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    I use 91% iso and it works pretty well however I also have a vacuum chamber and was wondering if the vacuum would suck the odors out?
     
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    Thanks to everyone offering suggestions.

    I tried the 91% ISO for an hour, and then let them dry out, and still had the stank.

    Next I inverted the silicone bottle inside-out (taking off the collar, and pushing in the bottom with my pinky up INTO the bottle like rolling on a condom such that the OUTSIDE was now on the inside), and using a paste made by adding baking soda to the Dawn dish soap and a little water, using a toothbrush, scrubbed it all down like it had to be sterilized for a surgical implant. Rinsed it off clean and turned the bottle right-side out, and repeated on the outside and then dried with a hair dryer on low, and STILL had the stank.

    So now, both bottles are FILLED with a thick and viscous slurry paste of baking soda and water (almost like toothpaste), all the way to the top, and I will let it sit overnight.
     
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    Thanks I will try that next time. I removed the upper gasket, but did not like the fact that now the electronics inside were all exposed to potentially getting wet. I tried to put the gasket back in and it was a real bitch to get it in there. I ended up taking the whole thing apart (Oy, on 'day one' no less) and do NOT recommend this as getting the switch button and the board back in without breaking anything is VERY VERY difficult due to the super-tight fit, but I did get it back together and it fires fine still.

    Yes, I did get the upper gasket back in and it is intact as it was new out of the box.

    I'm going to leave the gaskets in and when the bottles are free of the stank, I will see if I can get the silicone bottle to play nice and go inside a little deeper like you have mentioned here.
     
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    silicone bottles will absorb odors, however I suspect that there is some plastic mixed in with the silicone to give more firmness and rebound, etc than pure silicone.
    This stuff mixed in is what is giving off the odor and may not be cureable?
     
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    Whenever I get new silicone bottles, I clean them and put them with caps off, on a shelf and let them air out for a couple weeks...no smell.
     
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    I'm not sure what it's composed of other than supposedly 'silicone'.

    There was that video a while back from Eli Juicy Jones about the silicone bottles where he was saying that when you pinch and crease it, if there are white marks in the creases, that there are additives and the bottle is not pure silicone.

    I think these are not pure, since when I inverted the bottle inside out and there was stress on the silicone, there were definitely white marks in the creases, but if I pinched it and creased it, I could not really see them, but turning the bottle inside-out put a lot more stress on the material than I applied with my hands during the test, so I'm going with the idea that these are some kind of blended material unless I learn otherwise...

    I am hoping that the bicarb paste that I put inside will extract the smell out of the silicone and into the bicarb paste, which I can then rinse out....tomorrow and see.
     
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    Thanks for the reply :)

    I was hoping to use the Pico Squeeze right away, but if it's gonna take more weeks of waiting for them to air out and off-gas the smell, I will be quite disappointed as my expectations were otherwise.
     
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    saw the same video about purity of silicone bottles.
     
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    I'm going to run some spare bottles I have through the USC tonight... do 5-6 passes with 2-3 in straight isopropyl.
     
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    ds and ts under engine leds...beasts[​IMG]

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    I know this is old news and not exciting- but going to say it anyway; because I’m an ass.

    Those Squonk refill bottles -ROCK!

    Just got a vandyvape bottle and I’ve been squonking the hell out of my boxer just so I can use the botttle. There is something childishly titillating about refilling this without making a mess.
     
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    That's the one thing I never did try/buy in my squonking journey. I guess I kind of forgot about them.

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  45. JuicyLucy

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    Once you use them, its hard to go back to filing bottles the old way
     
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    Same here. I assumed taking the rda off wouldnt be any easier than just taking the bottle out. Sounds like i'm wrong about that.

    You could just do what my GF does. If i'm not around to fill her bottle, she squeezes the bottle, dumps juice into the juice well and sucks the juice into the bottle :giggle:
     
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    Drip red u say?[​IMG]

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    What kind of battery life you get with the 18650 on the 75c? I am mulling over getting a 75c but hardly use my 75 lol. Shinyits. Am debating 18650 or 21700.

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    i only received it a few hours ago
     

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