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Leaky Vape Tank Issues

Leaky Vape Tank Issues


Having a leaky tank is not the end of the world, considering how quick the cleanup can be, but it is a persistent annoyance. And the longer one leaves it to fester, the bigger that annoyance becomes. Though there is no absolute definitive cause of leaking straight across the board, there are plenty of known ways to tell (and fix!) what issues you may be having. No one enjoys dealing with a leaky tank, and luckily, there is no reason to suffer with it in silence. 

Be sure to check your O-rings. While it may seem like an inconsequential detail to think about, those little rings can be easy to forget about. Despite that, those O-rings play a very important part in your vaping experience. Their job is to ensure that your tank is sealed tight, and if there's an issue, leaking is usually the result. If they appear broken or loose it may be time to exchange them out for new ones. If your O-rings are sitting in liquid, you can try to clean and readjust them, but the safest bet is to replace them all together. Since they're cheap, it isn't the worst fate in the world, and with any luck, a fresh set will set you on your way. 

Make sure you do not overfill. It might seem a bit like common knowledge, but the truth of the matter is that every tank is different. What might have worked for one tank may not work for the next, and finding that 'sweet spot' might take a while. Make sure that you are not letting any liquid into the center tube and you aren't filling it too close to the top. Remember that it is always easier to put more in than it is to take it out. If you do end up tasting any liquid in your hits after a fill, you can blow it out the bottom and use a Q-tip to be rid of the excess discharge. 

Inhale slowly. This may be one of the more obscure issues that does not immediately come to mind when trying to assess the cause of a leak. For those that are transitioning from cigarettes to vape, it is common to think that a harder drag will yield better results. In practice, however, this causes more e-juice than your coil can handle to enter through. As a result, you end up with the rather unpleasant taste of juice and even some leaking from your mouthpiece. The key to victory here is to take long, soft inhales rather than sharp ones. Your tank doesn't take much to yield vapor, so there is no need to worry about not taking a hard-enough drag. 

Keep your tank vertical. When it comes to tank placement, gravity isn't always on your side. While it isn't usually an issue to tilt a tank while taking a hit, leaving it that way for an extended period is another story. Resting your tank on its side can cause your juice to enter through the coil and into the main tube, your mouthpiece or even the air holes. It is a messy situation that can be fixed with a quick clean, but it is avoidable. Be sure to set your tank upright in a vertical position. If you run into a situation where that isn't a viable option, consider removing your e-juice from the tank. To be extra careful, clean and place everything in a protective case so it will be safe and ready for you when you are. 

The truth of the matter is, leaks happen. It is an unfortunate side effect that comes with vaping, but luckily there are plenty of remedies to make it less prominent. As you come to better understand the finer nuances of your specific tank, alongside keeping up with general maintenance, leaks become far less common.



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  • Yea but when tanks leak on new coils it really bothers me, then when they leak and end up ruining your mod !!!!!! Wish i had time to learn how to build. Plus save me a lot of money instead of buying coils all the time!!

    Vickie J Terry

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