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Cartomizer Flooding

Discussion in 'Cartomizers' started by flintlock62, Nov 20, 2012.

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  1. flintlock62

    flintlock62 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I purchased some ST-Tank-Carto-SC-XL - 2.0 ohm Single Coil XL Tank Cartomizer's and after one day, they flood. Starting off, they work great, but they aren't lasting very long. I don't draw hard on them and wonder if I'm doing something wrong, or this is normal. Maybe I got a bad batch? IF this is normal, then I'll have to say adios to carto's.
     
  2. Big Screen D

    Big Screen D Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Basically there are three main things that can cause a cartomizer in a tank to flood.

    1) There may be a small air leak at the tank o-ring.
    2) Hole in the carto is too large or numerous for a given juice viscosity. Thin juice works best with one hole, pg/vg blends around 50/50 two holes, and thick mostly vg juice can sometimes need 3 holes.
    3) Carto can be bad. Not much you can do about this other than to be sure the airway is clear before wasting juice filling it up. Sometimes it's a mystery to lol.
     
  3. Marvin & Sennie

    Marvin & Sennie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    So far I've only used 1 carto since yesterday but same thing is happening to me. I am taking long pulls rather than hard and fast. I have smok single coil 3.2 ohm 2 hole carto's and I vape 50/50 so as far as I know this should not be happening. UGH!!
     
  4. iowajosh

    iowajosh Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Bad cartos are more common that people talk about
     
  5. flintlock62

    flintlock62 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    OK, try this...blow on the connector end (with the carto in place), and hold a parer towel to catch the juice.. Make a point on the towel, and stick into the drip tip.



     
  6. Marvin & Sennie

    Marvin & Sennie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    ok did that... of course I blew on the wrong end 1st... all I got to say is ewwwwwwww:facepalm:
     
  7. flintlock62

    flintlock62 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    YUK! Did it work after you blew on the right end?

    Do you have a DCT tank with the flanged carto's? You may be getting a little air in around the bottom. I found I had to push down on the tank after putting it on my PV. I could feel it slide down a bit. This fixed a flooding problem I had.

     
  8. Marvin & Sennie

    Marvin & Sennie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It did for a minute, was time to put more in and it was worse than the 1st time... after a few mouthfuls of juice we decided to change out the carto. Yes it has the flange things and I tried that but it didn't change anything. UGH!! So I just thought of something... When I went to use the tank initially the threads of the Zmax were covering up the air holes so I put on a thread adapter to get air. DO you think that might be causing too much air? How do I combat this, like somewhere in the middle?
     
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