How To Clean Your Vape Tank and Box Mod

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We all love having the latest and greatest when it comes to vaping. Some of us however are unfortunate enough that we are lucky to be able to upgrade at all. I have learned a few tricks in all the time that I have been vaping that have kept my gear in tip top shape.

If you look after your tank (and mod) it will last longer, save you money and, in the long run, save you having to upgrade for a good long while.

But how do we do this with your vape gear? Read on to find out how to take proper care of your vape tanks.


Whether you have a basic Cartomizer or a Sub-Ohm tank you are going to want this to last awhile and you are going to expect the same performance all the time.

I have learned with all style of tanks that they will leak. The coil can only soak up so much and then eventually the ejuice seeps to the bottom part of the tank or on a cartomizer — the actual 510 pin on the ego battery.

With the cartomizer and ego battery setups you simply wipe off the ejuice that collected on the 510 pin and your good to go. Sub-Ohm tanks are a whole new ball game and this is where I learned something new.

Sense Herakles RTA

These tanks also leak ejuice — but in a different manner. The ejuice collects at the base of the tank where you screw on the coil. Not a lot mind you but enough to cause issues if left unchecked. I found that if I take a piece of paper towel, roll it like a Q-Tip and stick it in the base of the tank and swivel back and forth a few times that I get 90% of the ejuice out. I do this about once a week, as it ensures you have a good strong connection between your device and coil.

Cleaning the tanks themselves whether you have either Cartomizer or Sub-Ohm style tanks is pretty simple really. When your tank is empty, simply take it apart and run it under hot water for 30 seconds to a minute. Do this once a month and everything will function better.

Now, for Sub-Ohm tanks I take them completely apart and put all sections (save for the base) into a small bowl filled with a very mild soap and very hot water. I let the parts sit while I clean out the base. I run my base under the hot water for a few seconds and use a blow dryer to dry the base.

After which I then grab my parts out of the small bowl of hot water one by one and blow dry these as well. I wait about 10 minutes or so for the parts to cool off. Once I’ve done this I put in a new coil and juice up and I’m good to go.


Maintaining your mod is as simple as sitting down.

First you want to make sure that your 510 connection on your mod is free from dirt and ejuice. You can use a piece of paper towel or a Q-Tip and swab out the 510 connection. This is probably the most important part of keeping your device clean.

If you have a device with a built in battery then the only thing you really have to worry about is maintaining your 510 connection and also checking your device visually for any signs of defects that may hinder its performance.

Kanger Dripbox

If you own a device with removable battery or batteries then you have yourself a bit more maintenance to ensure the proper functioning and long lasting of your device. You are going to want to check out your cell connections every so often. I do this once a week. I check for dirt, dust and ejuice. Check the spring of the Negative terminal and make sure that it is springy. Check for any burn signs and the like. This is really the most simplest way to help keep your device in tip top shape.

Whether you have a simple pen style vape device or a more advanced setup like a Sigelei 213 with a Crown Sub-Ohm tank, maintaining this setup will ensure that it will last you for the months to come. Some precautions should be noted though:

  • Keep it away from water, vape devices are not waterproof and thus water will ruin your device.
  • Be careful not to drop your device as this may result in breaking the tank and or device
  • Do not over tighten the tank on your device as it will cause 510 pin problems
  • Use the correct batteries for the vape device

Taking care of your vape gear is not a hard task at all. Simple routine maintenance helps to ensure that you not only have a device that lasts you awhile but a device that constantly delivers that vape experience you love about your device.

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