MyJet pod hack
If you have a MyJet and would like to be able to refill the pods with ease, I will show you how I do it. I will also give a step-by-step guide to re-wicking and dry burning the coils so the user can get even more life out of these pods.
If you are new to the MyJet, you can also check out our review to learn more.
But if you have a MyJet already, let’s get to it. First will be the refill hack, and then the rewick/dry burn hack.
Pod hack: refill
What I use: a single-edge razor blade
The Myjet pods are meant to be fillable, but not refillable. I know, I know (we’ll fix that). There are tabs located near the bottom of the coil base. These tabs lock the pod into the base, making it a hassle to refill. You can still get it out by prying at it, but it’s a pain in the butt! This simplifies things and makes it simple to refill.
Take out a new pod and coil base along with a single-edge razor (with a guard).
I use the one-sided razor to take off those four tabs (two on each side).
Unlike how it’s pictured, with my left hand I hold the coil base with my index finger and thumb using a firm grip, then in my right hand I hold the razor close to vertical as possible against the wall of the base.
In one motion, I apply firm pressure downward and slice off both tabs. The little ledge will stop the razor after the slice.
Do this on both sides.
I often can’t find those tabs after they fly off, but as long as the walls of the base no longer have those notches, the pod will slide in and out without issue. And since those tabs were only there as locks, the pods are no more prone to leaking than they were before… and they don’t leak (maybe the occasional seeepage, but no real leaking).
I am careful to make sure my finger tips are safe.
Notice how there is no semblance of the tabs now. Nothing is protruding.
Next, I put the pod together to make sure it slides in and out, and then it’s time to fill. That is it. A successful (albeit simple) hack.
Pod hack: re-wick and dry burn
What I use:
- Needle-nose pliers
- A 1/16 drill bit (or a 16 gauge syringe needle)
Re-wicking the MyJet pods extends their life, thus saving money. As much as I like these pods, they don’t last much longer than 10-15 mL before they need a rewick.
This tutorial may be a bit advanced for some, but there is nothing to lose if the pod was going to be tossed anyway. May as well try.
When I notice a drop off in flavor to the pods, it’s time to re-wick. I take that pod and get to work!
Pull off the coil base. If you still have liquid in the pod, prop it up so it won’t fall, or empty it back into a bottle. If the top rubber stopper comes off or stays in the pod, don’t worry. Just take it off or take it out of the pod (you may need to use the drill bit if it stays in the pod).
Now take your needle-nose pliers and pull out the cotton. Thow it away. Take special note to how much tension is in the cotton as you pull it out (you want to match that tension when you rewick).
Now I take off the bottom rubber stopper and set that aside.
The metal coil housing needs to be taken out. It’s a tight fit. To take out the metal piece, pinch the top portion of the metal housing with your pliers. Pinch firmly. Now twist the bottom of the coil base. It should pop right out. If the coil gets bent out of shape from doing this, that is okay. It will be fixed.
This is where I am in the process. If the coil looks like it does here, and it usually does, I fix it.
I take out the drill bit and insert it into the coil. If the coil is really bent, I snake the rod in. Pull up gently on the coil, and use your fingernail to get the coil spacing consistent.
Now it’s time to “dry burn” the coil. This gets the coil clean.
Take the lighter and put the tip of the flame to the coil and wait for it to glow. Do it a couple times, or until the coil gets clean of gunk.
Now I start reassembling.
Put the metal housing back on, and then the bottom rubber stopper. I then check to make sure my coil is centered perfectly, which it never is, then I get it centered. Grab the drill bit again.
No biggie, just guide the coil to centered. After it is centered, I put the top rubber stopper back on.
This is how it should look. Next step, rewick!
Now cut your cotton. It’s difficult to say exactly how much I use (but I can say it is definitely less than I used in this shot, maybe about a 5 mm x 5 mm strip). I just make sure the cotton goes through with a similar resistance as the cotton that was pulled out.
Now I snip the cotton as close to the edges of the bottom rubber stopper as possible. It’s best to use small scissors to cut the wick tails, but I used a large set of scissors in this hack (couldn’t find my small scissors!).
I try to make sure the wick tails do not extend beyond the outside edge of the top rubber stopper.
I give the coil base one more look, and then it’s time to go back in the pod. That’s it! Time to vape and save some money.
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