Vaping 101: How to stop your vape tank from leaking
Whether you're new to the world of vaping or you've been at the forefront for years, there are few things more irritating than a leaky tank. It's not just something that impacts beginners; the more advanced vapers among us will occasionally experiment with different mods or tanks that can take a while to get used to, and during that time they might experience leakages which could otherwise be avoided. It might take you a while to choose the right vape tank, but once you do here are some tips to help you stamp out leakages for good.
Fill your vape tank properly
This may sound like a no brainer, but there's more to filling a vape tank than meets the eye. Most tanks are built with a central airflow tube that runs through the main body of the tank up to the drip tip, otherwise known as the chimney. Even experienced vapers can sometimes accidentally get vape juice down the chimney which can lead to gurgling and leakage. If that happens to you, simply clean it out with a dry paper towel before continuing. Another thing to avoid is over filling your tank; if you leave a small air pocket at the top you'll leave a vacuum inside which will help to prevent your vape juice from spilling out.
Most vape tanks prefer to be vertical
Many modern vape tanks and kits in 2017 are built to withstand heavy movement, but standing your vaping device upright when not in use is a very good habit to get into. If you're charging overnight you may even consider removing the vape tank and standing it separately. Following these simple rules will help stop vape juice from escaping the tank over long periods.
Keep your vape tank clean
It's just good housekeeping. However, there are countless vapers out there who fail to properly clean their tanks in between refills and this can lead to inadvertant leakage. After a few days and weeks, residue from old juice will begin to build up and put pressure on the tank's casing, perhaps even stopping it from sealing properly. You may not notice this until it's too late and you're out and about with leaking juice on your hands. The best way to avoid this is to clean with warm water every 2 to 3 days (if you vape regularly) and let the tank dry out naturally overnight. This also has the added benefit of preventing any cross contamination of flavours if you like to switch things up from day to day.
Check your airflow
When airflow is at it's lowest setting, you need to draw or inhale harder in order to get a puff from your vaping device. It also restricts the amount of air that goes into the device. This is fine - some people even prefer it - but just be mindful that if you inhale too forcefully you run the risk of bringing too much juice into the atomizer coil, flooding it and causing a leak in the process. If you notice this happening regularly, open up your airflow a little more to allow you an 'easier' vape and you'll stop flooding in no time.
Do you have any tips or tricks for preventing leaks and flooding? If you have anything to add please feel free to comment below, and remember we're always on hand should you have any questions at all about the best ways to vape.
Post by Eve Wang , 19 Jun 2017