Annoyed with the way you smell the whole day because your Tank has been Leaking?
Worried if people will look at your dripping wet pockets?
Well let’s not even talk about it leaking all the way to your crotch!
As always we got you covered with another handy and non sticky guide to a leak proof Vaping Experience!
Here are some handy tips:
1 – Tighten It Up…
A basic issue which has haunted a lot of vapers!
And that’s when the various components aren’t securely screwed in.
- where your coil meets the base of your atomizer
- or where the base of your atomizer meets the tank
That’s enough to create a leak.
Although this is easy to avoid:
- when you re-attach your atomizer head to the base (or to the top of the central tube, for top-coil clearomizers)
- when you re-attach the base to your tank
everything fits snugly.
You should also check your atomizer head even if you haven’t done anything with it specifically, because its connection can sometimes loosen when you unscrewing your tank.
The biggest problem you’ll encounter when screwing everything in is “cross threading”.
That’s where the threads on the two components you’re screwing together don’t line up properly, leading to an imperfect seal.
2 – …But Don’t Over-Tighten
There’s one problem with this…
And that’s when you over-tighten.
O-rings are tiny rubber rings. You’ll find them near the threading and where two parts of your tank meet.
They are key to making a perfect seal – and reducing the chance of leaks.
However, over-tightening can damage these little helpers.
Of course, the line between tight enough and too tight is a little hard to define.
The basic lesson is to screw everything in place firmly, but remember that you shouldn’t need to put much strength into it.
There’s no need to go all arm wrestling champ; screw it in so it fits snugly – but not as tight as you possibly can.
3 – Make Sure You Fill Your Tank Up Properly (Wow, Isn’t That Easy?)
Alright so everyone knows most of the leaks happen while you fill your tank.
All tank style atomizers have a central tube extending from the coil up to the mouthpiece.
If you get e-liquid in there, you’ll almost certainly run into problems with leaking or gurgling.
The fix for this is simple…
Ensure that when you fill up, you avoid getting any e-liquid in the central tube.
Tilt your tank when you fill up, like you’re pouring a glass of beer.
This ensures the liquid runs down the inside of the glass or plastic of your tank – and stays as far away from the centre tube as possible.
As it fills up, gradually straighten the tank to avoid spills.
If you do manage to get liquid down the central tube, make sure that you clear the excess before use by:
- holding some tissue at the end, and blowing the excess out of the bottom.
- or by flicking the atomizer into some tissue.
4 – Leave the Tank Upright
When you are not using your vapouriser, or even in between vapes, the unit should be left in a vertical position.
This doesn’t matter as much when the tank is full. However, it definitely has an effect when the tank is under half-filled.
This is due to the “juice holes” in the coil.
When it is full, the holes are covered with juice and it is hard for the e-liquid to escape.
It’s not rocket science most tanks leak if they are not kept in standing up position.
5 – Check & Replace O-Rings if Needed
It’s not just over-tightening that can lead to issues with O-rings.
They can also degrade or get budged out of position over time, and may just be faulty when you first receive them.
I know this sounds more like pro stuff but You should be able to see if any are degraded or out of position. If they are, remove them– and replace them with fresh ones.
Something like a small flat-head screwdriver, a toothpick or a pair of tweezers can help with this.
Some tanks will come with spares, but if not, you’ll have to buy some more in the correct size.
It’s also worth checking that your O-ring is installed correctly, so everything fits together with no obvious gaps e-liquid can leak through.
6 – Experiment with Your Power Setting
One of the most common causes of leaks is actually flooding.
That’s when too much juice gets pulled into your coil for it to vaporise.
Tons of excess e-liquid that can leak out of the coil housing.
There are a few ways to solve this…
The simplest is to switch to a higher power or voltage setting.
This will vaporise more juice per puff, so it can cope with the amount of e-liquid making its way to your coil.
7 – Switch to Higher-VG Juices
This is a bit of a simplistic solution, but thinner, PG-based juices will generally leak more than VG-based ones.
So switching to VG juices will often at least slow down the leaking.
You can add in extra wicking material or boost your power setting to prevent your coil head from flooding and leaking – as in the previous tips. But switching to VG-based juices has pretty much the same effect, because the liquid can’t be drawn into the coil head as quickly.
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Bonus Tip – Empty your tank if taking a flight!
You see, your e-liquid and tank really don’t get on with airplane pressure changes.
So It’s better to be safe than Sorry!
So that will be all for today Vapestars!