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Why is my vape leaking?

vape leaking
vape leaking

He was working at his desk when he stood up to go make a copy. As he stood up, he could hear the laughter getting louder and louder in the office. He then looked down and saw what everyone found so amusing. Jip, his pants was covered all in his favourite cotton candy vape juice. He instantly turned red and rushed to the nearest bathroom.

Have you ever been in an embarrassing situation like this? Do not worry you are not alone and I am here today to check your vaporizer parts and to share with you some tips on preventing this from happening again.

1.      Make sure that your vape tank is filled properly

Tilt your favourite tank while filling it up, this causes the liquid to run down the inside of the glass or plastic of your vape tank and won’t get any liquid anywhere near the central tube.

2.      Do not overfill your tank

If you leave a small amount of air it will create a vacuum that helps keep the e-liquid in the chamber.

3.      Make sure that it is closed tightly

Gaps where your coil meets the base of your atomizer, or where the base of your coil meets the tank can be enough to create a leak.

This is easy to avoid. Take your time and make sure that:

  • when you re-attach your atomizer head to the base
  • when you re-attach the base to your tank everything fits as it should
vaporizer leaking
vaporizer leaking

Also, check your coil head because this can sometimes come loose when you unscrew the tank. The biggest issue is when you screw everything back together and cross threading happens. This is where the thread on the two-components, you are screwing back together don’t line up correctly. This causes it not to seal properly and can lead to leakage.

1.      When you are not using the tank leave it in a standing up position

This is especially if the tank is under half, this is because of the juice holes in the coil and the juice can then escape and go into the central tube or out of the airflow holes.

2.      Make sure that you are using the correct coil for the e-juice

3.      Check the O-rings and get new ones if there is something wrong with them

It is not just overtightening that can damage the O-ring, but it can also degrade as time goes on. If they are degraded or out of position, make sure to replace them with a new one.

4.      Switch to a higher VG juice

This will slow down the leaking if it should happen.

5.      Add some extra wicking material

If you are having leaking issues when using an RBA (re-buildable Atomiser), then the reason is almost always how it has been wicked.

You need just enough cotton to fill up the space around the coils, but not too much so that the air can get through.

There should be just enough cotton to fit through the coil itself. If it is too tight, then the liquid will not be able to get to the coil. Please be advised that this is only for people who rebuild their coils.

vape leaking
vape leaking

There you have it guys now you have the tips to prevent an embarrassing experience from happening. Happy vaping!