How to Refill a Vape Pen Cartridge - 3 Easy Steps to Follow

on October 06, 2020
How to Refill a Vape Pen Cartridge - 3 Easy Steps to Follow

The vape pen has been a welcome innovation to the cannabis community. It’s a more discreet and healthier way to consume marijuana or CBD, whether in public or the comfort of your home. They’re also a more affordable method to enjoy weed, especially since refilling the cartridges is more cost-effective than constantly buying new pre-filled cartridges. Although it’s a relatively straightforward process, you’ll have to know the proper way to replenish them without damaging vape pen or leaving a mess.


Although most vape pens look and operate the same way, pens and cartridges have their differences. Some vape pens exclusively take specific cartridges, which means you’ll have to look into the kind of cartridge your vape pen uses and what you need to refill them.


Although refilling disposable vape cartridges is a common practice, it can lead to harsh burnt hits. Some cartridges break when you open them, or the only way to open them is to break off the mouthpiece. Ensure that you learn how to open a cartridge safely before proceeding. 


If you’re ready, read on for the three easy steps to refill a vape pen:



1. Twist off the Mouthpiece

The first step is to open the cartridge, so you must have prior knowledge of opening a disposable vape pen. You can do this by either unscrewing the mouthpiece or by twisting it off, which may take a few full counterclockwise rotations. If you have difficulty removing it, the cartridge can't be re-used.


Once you’ve freed the mouthpiece from the thread that holds it in place, remove the entire thing from your vape pen. Keep it close by so you don’t accidentally lose it. Otherwise, you can’t use your cartridge.



2. Refill With Your Oil or Wax

The next step is to fill your cartridge with oil or wax. Use a syringe to carefully refill your cartridge, as this will offer you more control over the product and fewer leakages. It’s best to leave the cartridge attached to the battery so you can have a better grip during the process. Any accidents in this step can be incredibly messy, so you’ll want to take all the precautions possible.


Keep a close eye on your cartridge to make sure you don’t overfill it. Most cartridges can comfortably hold 0.5-1 gram of oil. Ensure that you put only enough. Otherwise, you won’t be able to use them as intended, and you’ll waste your oil.



3. Put It All Back Together 

Now that you’ve successfully refilled your cartridge, it’s time to put it all back together. Take your mouthpiece and twist it around into place. Ensure that it has a tight seal and is firmly in place. However, be sure that you don’t over tighten it, or you’ll risk cracking the threads and breaking the cartridge. Et voilà! You’ve learned how to refill your vape pen in three easy steps.




Learning how to fill a vape pen's cartridge may sound like it requires utmost precision, but it’s a reasonably straightforward process. These three steps are easy to remember and follow, which will help you maximize your vape pen and keep the good vibes running all day long.


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