My brother first made us aware of this new story:
Woman Claims E-Cigarette Exploded, Shot 4-Foot Flames Across Living Room
Mike Reed's response to this story was enjoyable and with his permission I'm re-posting below.
This is documented on the eCig forum:
Ever wonder what it looks like inside of a Kanger 510 Cartomizer? First, I have to tell you why Mike and I even decided to take it apart. One night, I just filled a cartomizer with e-liquid. Or should I say, I overfilled a cartomizer. There was e-juice in the center of it and it was slurping as I vaped. Very annoying.
I made the mistake of taking the drip tip off and using canned air to blow out the center tube. Next thing I knew the entire wad of batting came out and I had a icky mess on my hands.
Note to self: Don't do that again.
Initially, I threw it in the trash. The next day I saw that the e-juice had evaporated and it wasn't quite so messy to pick up. It was now in two pieces, the barrel and the batting (polyester I assume). I took it to the office so Mike could see the inside of it.
Next thing I know he's got the tools out and after about 10 minutes had it completely taken apart:
This poster really drives home the point. I have always been fascinated with the poster hanging on the wall at Knoxville Vapor. My thanks to Bill and Terri Livezey for not only letting me take pictures of it to post here, but Bill was even kind enough to take it down so I could try to get the best camera angle.
The fine print of the ingredients is difficult to read (again this makes the point). The source of the information is printed at the bottom left corner of this poster and says it originated on the http://www.tveca.com/ website.
However, I could no longer find it on their website. I did, however, find the list of ingredients listed under the section "...what is in a real cigarette here" on these websites:
I was in a Pilot convenience store today buying coffee and noticed they are selling a new (to me) brand of e-cigarette called VaporX. I don't know yet how much Pilot is asking for it, but tonight I got on their website (http://www.ivaporx.com/index.php/products.html/) and see they want $149.95 for their kit that has a 650 mAh battery. Can you say OUCH!!! That is beyond highway robbery.
You can get a kit from my friends at Knoxville Vapor with a 900 mAh battery for just $24.99. http://knoxvillevaporshop.com/index.php/shop/starter-kits/starter-kit-detail
Follow Up: A couple of day later I was in Pilot once again and I asked the clerk how much they are asking for these VaporX e-cigs. She said they don't even have them yet. Hmm. Pilot surely wouldn't hang a poster in there store for free, especially for a product they're not selling.
My friend, Mike Reed, had made a suggestion to me a couple of weeks ago that before I order from an e-cig website I should Google around for coupon codes to save some money. You can often find some on www.e-cigarette-forum.com. Well today he found a wonderful resource: A rather long list of Vendor Coupon Codes from gotsmoke.com. This is also a good way to learn about other E-Cig vendors.
This is the style of variable voltage e-cig I saw several of the employees using at the Vape Store in Los Angeles. I didn't have time to question them about it.
Mike Reed sent me this link:
Mike Reed sent me this. Watch the video at the bottom of this page.
This is a great article that describes various E-Cigarette Terminology:
Just a place for me to comment on my journey into the world of e-cigarettes.
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