All vapers will definitely experience this at some point in their vaping journey. It is an unpleasant feeling, especially for new vapers who panic and freak out when their vape starts spurting liquid. It might be an unpleasant feeling, but do not worry, as leaking vapes are actually more common then you realize. The solution is usually very simple. Most of the time, it has nothing to do with your device, but rather the way you are using it, mostly user error. In this article, we will be covering several causes of leaking tanks and atomizers, and how to solve it.
Most leakages are due to the coils from your tank or atomizer. Different coil sizes play a part in leaking. Coils are also not made to last forever, and will need to be replaced frequently. If you have been vaping on the same coil for a week or more, then leaking is bound to happen. Replace it and your leaking problem will most likely be gone. You can start with a coil replacement to solve your leaking issues.
Regular maintenance on your tank is necessary to maintain its performance. Most of the time, leaking happens in the tank rather than the drippers. This is because tanks hold a certain amount of juice, while the drippers hold no juice other than in the cotton itself. Cleaning your device regularly will help to reduce or eliminate the problem of leaking. Try to disassemble your tank from time to time and give it a good wash. Also when you fill in the liquid, make sure to close the air-flow to keep the air pressure of the tank.
As most tanks are meant to hold a certain amount of juice, try to check and see if there is any leaking from the air holes. Most tanks have a limit as to how much juice it can hold and overfilling it will cause leaking to occur. Make sure to take note how much juice your tank can hold, you can check the manual or measurements to be sure.
Placement of Mod:
As most tanks and mods are meant to be used in a vertical position, using it in any other angles may cause leaking. Try holding your mod and tank in a vertical position and see if there is any leaking. If it still leaks at a vertical position, this might signify that the seals may be lost or weak, causing it to leak.
Checking for Cracks:
Many tanks and atomizers are usually made with pyrex glass which is quite a sturdy material. However, these are not meant to last forever, and will eventually wear out over time. Try looking closely at your tank and see if there are any cracks. Also, if you remember the times you dropped it, have a look and see if it cracked! As sometimes the crack might be very fine, making it unnoticeable until it starts leaking. An easy fix is to just get a replacement tank or top cover.
Checking the Seals:
Always make sure that the seals in your device is tight. Sometimes you might not have sealed or screwed it tightly. Check all parts and ensure that it is secured.
Different liquids usually have a different level of VG and PG. A higher VG juice makes it much thicker, which is less likely to leak. If you have built your coils and cotton for a high VG juice, using a juice with more PG will definitely cause it to leak. Remember to check the ratio of your juices to see which one is compatible with you.
The Last Step to Solve Leaks:
Your cotton plays an important role in preventing leaks. For tanks, the cause of leakage is usually because the cotton is not properly made. Try looking up online to see how you can wick your tank, as different tanks have different juice hole sizes. If it is still leaking even after following all the fixes in this list, then you may just have a bad tank or atomizer!
Hopefully, you find your solution for leaking in this list and carry on vaping.