How To Clean Your Vape Tank and Box Mod (Tip Tips)

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A quick and simple guide on how to clean your vape tank – Follow this guide, and you’ll get WAY more from your vape tank. And it’ll last longer too!

We all love having the latest and greatest when it comes to vaping.

Some of us, however, don’t have infinite reserves of cash, so we HAVE to make our vape gear last longer.

And for this reason, you need to learn how to clean your vape tank.

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.

How To Clean Your Vape Tank

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.

And if you want the best possible performance, you need to be using the best tanks around – see our Best Vape Tanks Guide for the current top-rated options.

Learning to clean your vape tank will ensure it performs optimally, lasts longer, and doesn’t break.

Most modern vape tanks come apart, and this makes it easy to clean them.

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.

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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.

How To Clean Your Box Mod and Vape Mod

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.

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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 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, maintaining it correctly will ensure that it will last you for the months to come.

Some precautions should be noted when you clean your vape tank 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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