Quick N’ Easy Tips on How To Stop Your Vape Tank Leaking
If you’ve been vaping for any amount of time, you’ve probably suffered the dreaded leaking tank.
It’s no fun to reach into your pocket, and pull out a hand soaked in sticky strawberry custard flavored E Juice! While some tanks and devices are notorious for leaking, there are some things you can do to either prevent this from happening or to stop it if it’s already started.
Just like restarting your computer can take care of many tech problems, sometimes the simplest of actions can take care of your leaking tank.
When in doubt, remember the rule of K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, stupid!)
Let’s take a look at simple things you can do to stop your vape tank from leaking.
CLOSE YOUR AIR HOLES WHEN NOT USING YOUR MOD
When you’re not actively vaping, simply close the air hole. There will be fewer places for the e-liquid to escape from. For most tanks, this is simple to do – just twist the bottom of the tank until the holes are covered.
KEEP YOUR MOD VERTICAL
As much as you might love throwing your setup into your bag while you’re out and about, you should try keeping it standing upright. If your tank is laying on its side, it is more likely to leak.
Also, this could lead to our next point.
CHECK FOR CRACKS IN YOUR TANK
While tanks are great at what they do, they can, and do, break. Closely inspect your tank to ensure there are no cracks or holes.
Cracks can happen for a number of reasons. Glass tanks can be dropped. Plastic tanks can become damaged by certain E Juice (think citrusy flavors). If you’re using a plastic tank, be cautious of these flavors.
If your tank is cracked, replace it immediately. Sometimes you can simply buy a replacement tube, while other tanks will need to be re-purchased.
CHECK THE O-RINGS AND OTHER PARTS OF THE TANK
Many setups come with spare o-rings (the little plastic circles that keep everything together). If these become damaged or worn down, simply replace it with a spare and this should help stop any leaks.
CHANGE YOUR COIL
Your coil has a short life span. If you haven’t changed your coil recently, it might be time. Often times, coils can become flooded. This can lead to hot splatters of e-liquid flying into your mouth, as well as leaking, which is not good.
Try changing your coil. It is important to remember that your coil should be screwed in nice and tight (but be cautious not to over-tighten it, as you’ll struggle to remove it once the time comes).
MAKE SURE YOU ARE FILLING YOUR TANK PROPERLY
Each tank has certain parts that help it function properly. There are specific places where the e-juice should be placed.
If you are filling your tank incorrectly, you might find yourself wasting your precious liquid.
Check your owner’s manual to ensure you are filling it correctly. Avoid getting e-liquid in the center tube (this is where your clouds come out, bro!)
DON’T OVERFILL YOUR TANK
If you insert too much eliquid, it will need a place to escape. This very well may be on your hands or in your pocket.
Leave a little bit of room in your tank while re-filling.
Sure, you may need to refill a little sooner, but that’s better than dealing with a leaky tank. Nobody enjoys sticky hands!
USE THE RIGHT ELIQUID
When ordering e-liquid, you’ll probably be asked for your VG/PG preferences. What should your order? Well, this depends on your setup and your coils. If you’re new to vaping, you’ll probably not need ‘Max VG’.
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If you’re using a smaller device or one that resembles a real cigarette, you’ll want to adjust accordingly. Perhaps a 50/50 VG/PG blend will work best for you.
To determine what blend works best for you, you’ll need to research the settings on your mod. If you’re using a liquid that is too thin or too thick for your device, you might end up with leaks.
DON’T INHALE LIKE A CIGARETTE
Sure, many of us started vaping because we wanted to quit smoking. The way we smoked cigarettes was to inhale quickly and firmly. However, while vaping, you should try to inhale softer and longer. This will allow your atomizer to properly vaporize the e-liquid.
Another great thing about taking it easy while inhaling is that you minimize the chances of a dry hit. What’s a dry hit you might ask? You’ll know it when you experience it. And trust me, you won’t want to experience it again!
TURN UP THE WATTAGE
If you’re vaping at a wattage that is too low for your setup, the atomizer might not be able to vaporize the liquid fast enough.
Try turning up the wattage in small increments until you find your ‘sweet spot’.
Turning up the power too fast can lead to dry hits, or cause your coil to burn out. You’ll definitely want to avoid this!
Leaking is something that can happen to any vaper. It’s not always possible to prevent it happening 100% of the time (even more so if you’re using an RTA tank).
However, with the right steps, you can reduce the amount and the frequency of it happening.
If you find yourself dealing with a leaky tank all the time, or the leaking is severe, it might be time to upgrade to something new!
You can check out a breakdown of my favorite sub-ohm tanks from the last 18 months by clicking here. All styles and budgets are considered, and we’ve put each and every one of them through their paces, as not ALL tanks make it onto our A-Lists.