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Carto flooding

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  1. player one

    player one Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2013
    Hey Guys! Been vaping for a few months now. Started with an kanger t3 / twist setup but started using carto tanks recently. Anyway, I've used 2 boge F15s and 2 Boge XL SR cartos in ibtanked tanks. Everything was great and I was happy because I finally found something that didn't put e juice in my mouth and had better flavor. Then, I got some flooding. I first got flooding with an LR XL boge carto so I just replaced it with an SR carto and it worked fine. I figured it was just a bad carto. Then I got some ikenvape platinum cartos since I've heard good things about them. So I primed the first one using the condom method and it started flooding right away. I tried blowing the liquid out with it upside down and vaping with the 2 holes outside the tank. After a few puffs, it was flooded again. So I got another one and primed it by sucking through the drip tip while covering the hole on the battery side while in the tank with e liquid. I got about 10 good puffs then it floods again. I go through the same process trying to get the excess liquid out but it just starts flooding again. All 3 cartos were new and had either epic apple jax or epic banilla. I believe they are 40/60 pg/vg. Just wanted to know if there's something I'm doing wrong or are the ikenvape platinum (2 3mm holes) for thicker than 40pg/60vg e juice? I did search for flooding issues with ikenvape cartos but couldn't find much. Thanks!
  2. VapinWolf

    VapinWolf Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2013
    Grand Bay, Alabama USA
    Those are the cartos I am using and I think it is just the carto. Maybe pulling too hard on the inhale has something to do with my issue but I can only get about 9ml through them before they start to gurgle, tighten up, then flood out. The Fusions work much better for me, 6-10 days on some cartos.

    Edit: 40PG/60VG juice here, DIY so I am sure about the ratio
  3. DavidOck

    DavidOck ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Could be your vaping technique.

    If you don't already, try a long gentle draw.
  4. popcornplaya

    popcornplaya Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2013
    Salt Lake City, Ut
    The only issue I have had flooding is with the AGR tank and the orings don't seal correctly. Wondering if your install is different somehow not giving the correct seal to the carto?
  5. player one

    player one Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2013
    Thanks for the replies guys. I left a piece of paper towel inside the carto last night before I went to bed to absorb the excess e juice. This morning, I am able to vape without flooding. Flavor is still not as good vs my boge but I'll be happy as long as the flooding is gone.
  6. carey whitley

    carey whitley Full Member Verified Member

    Jul 7, 2013
    Hell Paso TX
    i thought this all just happened to me and i was doing something wrong
  7. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    I suspect your issue was your vaping technique, as David suggested.

    I always recommend that people imagine using a straw in a thick milkshake. Longer, gentle, consistant draws over 4 - 6 seconds.

    Pulling too hard or doing unnecessary primer puffs (pulling without power on) can flood a carto.
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