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FAQ's - Leaking Tanks

My tank is leaking

Check your seal – It sounds obvious, but make sure your tank is together properly. Sometimes if you are in a hurry, you may cross-thread the top cap or forget to screw it together tight enough. This can cause juice to leak out of the openings. First make sure the threads are in sync and closed tightly, but not too tight just finger tight.

Remove juice from chimney – All tanks have a central airflow tube that runs from the body of the tank up to the drip tip, known as the chimney. Sometimes you can get e-juice inside this tube by accident, which usually leads to gurgling and leaking. If this happens to you, clean it out with a paper towel or pull your tank apart and run it under hot water and use cotton buds to scrub the inside then simply dry with a paper towel.

Keep your tank upright – Tanks are not built to handle being on their side. Juice can start seeping out through the airflow holes if you leave it on its side. Try to keep your vape up right if you are not using it. Do not get into the habit of laying your vape down all the time, or you will have to deal with inevitable leakage.

Check for worn or damaged O-rings and seals – A common cause of leaks. Take apart your tank, remove the O-rings and examine them closely. Look for signs of wear and tear, broken or missing O-rings. These things can compromise the air seal of the tank. Thankfully, O-rings are cheap, just make sure you get the right size. If there is no visible damage, simply run your seals and O-rings under hot water to clean them as the smallest bit of dust can cause them not to seal correctly.

Put a lid on it – If you leave a tank without the top cap, it will leak out of the airflow holes. Make sure that your tank is empty if you plan on leaving your top cap off for extended periods of time—anything longer than it takes to fill it. Closing the airflow off will work too, but it is not as foolproof.

Watch out when filling – Never overfill your tank. Always leave a small air pocket at the top when filling. This empty space will help prevent any liquid from leaking out.

Check for cracks – Check your tank for cracks or other damage. A thin crack in the glass or a piece of bent metal can mean the tank is no longer airtight, allowing the juice to leak out and into the air hole valve. If your glass is cracked simply replace the glass.

Check your coils – As with most mass-produced products, there will always be a few duds. In some cases, the coil may have manufacturing flaws that stop it from holding the juice properly, causing the tank to leak. First, ensure your coil is inserted correctly and if it is, simply replace the coil. If the problem remains, the complication is likely down to one of the other issues addressed here.

Wick carefully – This only applies to rebuildable atomizers that require you to wick them yourself. Wicking an RTA can be tricky: make sure to use enough cotton, or you will be at risk for leaking. The goal is to tuck the cotton in to the wick ports without stuffing them in. This could take some trial and error, depending on the atomizer you are using.

 

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