"C'mon, Man! My tank is leaking again!" I often hear a vaper complain that their new vape tank is leaking after they took the time to fill it with some e-liquid. I have seen the frustration on their face when they see it happen to themselves right there and then. While leaking happens less often than the norm, when it does occur, it can be a buzz kill.
There are several things to consider while trying to fix a leaky vape tank. In this article, we will explore several possibilities for why a vape tank is leaking and some troubleshooting ideas. More often than not it is a simple problem that can be ratified in a matter of minutes.
- Coils: In this vaper’s case typically seem to be loose or faulty coils that are causing the liquid to drip. To fix this, the vaper must examine the coil and ensure that it fits tightly and is heating properly.
- Wattage: If your wattage setting is too low on your vaping device, this can lead to gurgling and leaking of your e-juice. If the wattage is too low, your e-juice will not vaporize. Try increasing the wattage and see if that helps the leak.
- Airflow: Check the airflow control valve. Is it too tight or too loose? Tank’s vary in airflow specifications. Try fluctuating the air control and see if your leaky problem is solved.
- Assembly: It is important to make sure that all parts of your vaping device are assembled properly and with care. A loose part or an atomizer screwed in but not cross-threaded properly for instances can lead to a faulty vape experience.
- Condition of equipment: Look around for leaks and make sure that parts are sealed properly. A crack in the tube can allow for liquid to leak out. Be sure to check seals starting with the atomizer head. If the O-ring seal is not on properly, you will experience leakage. You may need to replace your seal from time to time, as they can get damaged and/or cracked after a while of usage.
To avoid leaks and faulty equipment, clean your tank consistently. Over time, vaping can cause condensation build up which can lead to a faulty tank if not taken apart and cleaned properly.
One final piece of advice: Store your vaping supplies in plastic air tight containers. Laying your tank on its side to store can cause leakage and make a mess, so have it standing upright for the best results.