Mt Baker Vapor E-Cigarette Tutorials Episode 7: Fixing Flooding & Dry Hits

Mt Baker Vapor E-Cigarette Tutorials Episode 7: Fixing Flooding & Dry Hits


Hey vape fans! Welcome to the Mt Baker Vapor
video tutorial series. I am Michael. Today
we’re going to be talking about a topic we’ve
been getting a few requests on in some comments.
We’re going to be going over flooding, dry
hits, and different kinds of atomizers and
cartomizer tanks. So, first we’ll go over
flooding and dry hits in a cartomizer tank.
So generally when you’re filling a carto tank,
like we went over in a previous video, you
take your tank off and you take off this top
cap. After you fill the juice in there, if
you put your top cap on, what it’s going to
do is it’s going to cause pressure and it’s
going to push juice up into your cartomizer.
Not just the polyfill but also down that center
post. So, the more juice you get in there,
it can cause it to start gurgling. I’ll just
put this back on my device, put the top cap
back on, put on my drip tip. And now when
I’m taking a pull on it, it’s got a really
bad gurgle to it. So when you get that flooding
down the center post, what I do is I grab
a paper towel. All you vapers know what a
good friend paper towels are. And what I’m
going to do is I’m going to hold the carto
tank upside down and I’m just going to blow
into it. You’re going to see a bunch of juice
in that paper towel. I’m just going to keep
doing that until I don’t hear the gurgling
anymore. So now that center should be clear,
and when you screw it back onto your device
and go to inhale you don’t hear that gurgling
anymore. Now on the opposite side of this,
some times your carto will get dry. Some things
that might cause this are the viscosity of
your liquid is to high. So, if you’re using
a higher VG percentage and you don’t have
the proper amount of holes in it. Either that
or your carto is just getting gunked up so
it’s not absorbing as well as it used to.
Anytime I get a dry hit on this what I’m going
to do, is I just pull up the cap a little
bit, and you see bubbles start to come up.
I don’t take the cap off all the way because
I don’t want to flood it, I just pull it up
about half way and it’s going to force a little
bit of liquid in there and then that should
get rid of your dry hit issue. So, those two
techniques should get rid of all your dry
hit and flooding issues in a carto tank, so
now we’re gonna move forward to a top coil
tank. So, for a top coil, anything like an
iClear 30, a VV Nova, these are all those
tanks where the coil is actually screwed onto
the top of the unit. We went over that in
a previous video as well. So, lets go ahead
and fill this guy up. Tilt this at a 45 degree
angle, and I’m just going to fill it and let
it go down the sides. What I like to do is
just rotate it a little bit as I fill it.
That’s just making sure that the viscosity
of the liquid doesn’t cause it to overflow
and make a mess. So I’m going to fill this
right about to the base of the silicone, but
a little bit short of that. Right there is
just perfect. Now we have our full VV Nova
tank here. As you can see, it looks good.
Right now I’m just going to let that wick
saturate. That’s going to make sure you don’t
get any dry hits. If you were to have filled
it right down that center, you are going to
get a gurgle right away. Since this is a top
coil, and this will hold true for any top
coil, if it does have a flood, unlike the
carto tank, you’re going to want to hold it
straight up, drip tip in the air, and blow
it downward. That’s going to make sure any
of that juice that got down that center post
is going to go into your paper towel instead
of into your mouth. So on the opposite end
of the spectrum you can get dry hits on these.
One of the most common ways to get a dry hit
is filling it and firing it immediately. Instead
of doing that, what I like to do is let it
sit for 2-3 minutes, and then give it a couple
of pulls on the drip tip without hitting your
firing button. What we’re doing is we’re priming
it, just to make sure that wick is fully saturated
and you’re not going to get that nasty dry
hit. If it’s not a fresh coil and you’re getting
a dry hit, one of the issues just might be
your wicks aren’t wicking the liquid to the
coil. So, occasionally if I’m using a top
coil tank, I just got into the habit of flipping
it sideways and kinda rotating it around.
That’s just making sure everything is fully
saturated. I also don’t generally wait until
these are completely empty to refill. Once
I get to about half a tank, that’s generally
where I’ll go ahead and refill my liquid,
just to make sure I don’t get any dry hits.
So after a few minutes of priming and those
dry pulls, we should be ready to take a vape
and not get that dry hit. Perfect! So if you
still find that you’re getting dry hits or
flooding in a tank like this, just like in
the carto tank, it all comes down to your
mixture. If you have a high PG liquid, and
this is true with all tanks, high PG is going
to be more likely to flood, high VG is going
to be much more likely to get a dry hit. It
just comes down to the thickness of the liquid.
Generally I use a 50/50 blend in all tanks
and I have minimal issues. So, now that we’ve
gone over how the top coil is going to work,
we’ll go over what a bottom coil clearomizer
will be like. So, here I have a Kanger Evod.
Since this is a bottom coil it unscrews from
the bottom and I’m going to fill it here.
Just like in that VV Nova you see that center
there. So that’s your direct line to the drip
tip, so you want to avoid putting any liquid
in that hole. I’m just going to fill it right
down the side. These are a little bit more
finicky. I’m going to be checking the levels
because you can’t fill it all the way up.
As you can see right there, that center post
doesn’t come all the way up. So, I’m going
to fill until I’m about an eighth to a sixteenth
of an inch away from that point. That will
do for right now. So now that we’ve screwed
the base back on the Kanger, we’re going to
let it sit just like that VV Nova. That’s
to prime the wicks again to make sure you
don’t get a dry hit. Again, it’s going to
help to take those dry pulls on it. Also,
it’s going to help if it’s attached to a device
because it’s going to restrict the airflow
and it’s going to make the liquid more likely
to go into the coil as your sucking on it
and creating that vacuum. As you’re taking
those dry pulls, you should see little bubbles
coming up. That’s a good indicator that you’re
getting liquid to those coils. One thing I
did not mention about the VV Nova is that
you’re much more likely to get a dry hit on
it because it uses those top wicks. The liquid
needs to use capillary action to move up the
wicks and go into the coil. So, the opposite
is going to be true with something like the
Kanger or any bottom coil clearomizer. Since
your coil is completely submerged in the liquid,
it’s going to be more prone to flooding and
you’re going to be less likely to get a dry
hit. So, now that it’s all primed you should
be ready to take a hit. Perfect. Now, once
again, if you would have filled in that center
post you would have gotten a mouth full of
liquid or a gurgling sound. If you do find
that this tank is flooded, it’s going to be
just like the carto tank. You’re going to
take a paper towel and you’re going to hold
it upside down. Then you can see the liquid
getting into the paper towel there. The reason
you hold this one upside down is because you
see these wicks are fully submerged, so if
you had this right side up and imagine that
there’s a tank of liquid here, and you’re
blowing liquid into it all it’s going to do
is blow liquid into these wicks and into that
center post causing it to flood. So even though
we only went over these three types of tanks,
this should generalize to all the tanks that
you’re going to be using. So once again it’s
either going to be a bottom coil, a top coil,
or a carto tank. I hope this answered some
of you guys questions, got rid of some of
your frustrations, and will help you out in
the long run. If you like our videos, again
don’t forget to subscribe. If you’re still
having issues and you have questions, leave
them in the comments below. We’re always happy
to answer them. And, we’ll see you next time.

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