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    Blocked boge carto

    My main set up atm is an ECO Twist with a DCT tank using a self punched Boge Carto.

    Yesterday i notice the draw was getting really tight. I think it was just a gradual thing as i didnt notice it straight away.

    This was only 2 day old carto. I pulled it out and tried to stick a syringe down it to and noticed something in blocking it. I gave it a bit of force to clear it out but must of broken it as i took a drag and it was horrible.

    Is this normal?

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    what juice are you using?...some juices will gunk up a carto fairly quick....I use DUP(Del's Ultimate Pipe) in my cartos and get between 2 and 4 days...sometimes a bit more.....also check the airhole on the bottom of your carto, use a paperclip or needle and see if you can clean it out with that.....clean the threads on your Twist as well....just suggestions...




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    I'm using VK5 mixture with maybe a few drops of Peter (Stuyvo) concentrate. I think its around 30% VG.

    Do many people here boil their used boge cartos to clean them or just throw them out?

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    Yep, my 30%VG vape juice has done exactly that. Clogged up the boge. I've blown through it a few times, but the draw is just too tight.

    I've discarded it. I'm back to 100% PG.

    Couldn't be happier. The vapour on the exhale is less, but there's still plenty of it.

    I have no problem with 100% PG.

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    I clean my Boges by using this device, but you can use a carto condom instead. I pass water through them twice, and then boil them 2 or 3 times.




    The condom method (thanks to Noe);

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    I've been meaning to cut back the VG on my next mix, I feel like my vapes are lacking flavor and think that might be the reason.

    I'm also thinking the blockage could be my filling methods, trying extra carefully to keep the centre clear of juice when filling now.

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    I bin mine. But yeah I used to go through about three a week. Sometimes I would get a magical one though that would last for two weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sign me up View Post
    I've been meaning to cut back the VG on my next mix, I feel like my vapes are lacking flavor and think that might be the reason.

    I'm also thinking the blockage could be my filling methods, trying extra carefully to keep the centre clear of juice when filling now.
    Ok get a paperclip, straighten it out & run it down the center hole, then blow out from the mouth end to the batt end on the carto, into a tissue, since it is punched, put your finger(s) over the punched hole(s).
    You will see a lot of black gunk come out, add a few drops of PG to it & repeat, keep doing this until it feels like it has better draw & the pg comes out the end into the tissue mostly clear.

    Or clean using the 2nd video method Mav posted. I always aim for a week of use on a Boge & find if I use a 20% VG juice I get plenty of vapor & the Boge will last a week without much effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noe View Post
    Ok get a paperclip, straighten it out & run it down the center hole, then blow out from the mouth end to the batt end on the carto, into a tissue, since it is punched, put your finger(s) over the punched hole(s).
    You will see a lot of black gunk come out, add a few drops of PG to it & repeat, keep doing this until it feels like it has better draw & the pg comes out the end into the tissue mostly clear.

    Or clean using the 2nd video method Mav posted. I always aim for a week of use on a Boge & find if I use a 20% VG juice I get plenty of vapor & the Boge will last a week without much effort.
    Well i tried using a blunt syringe through the middle but i was getting resistance in the middle, i had to use force to the the syringe all the way through. This pretty much ruined it.

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    Yeah the gunk obviously was too built up & that stuff gets pretty hard & crusty.
    Next time, as soon as you notice the draw getting tight, that is the time to do it & a thinner wire will work better to start with, then a thicker wire, is what I found.
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