There’s nothing worse – you just got your wholesale e-liquid order through, picked your next vape juice to try and popped it in the tank. You put your e-cigarette in your bag or pocket and a little while later there’s this smell, just like the smell of the e-liquid you just picked. What’s happened? Your vape tank has leaked the new e-liquid all over your bag or pocket! So, what are the best tips to stop this from happening?
1. Fill Up The Tank Correctly
Regardless of the type of electronic cigarettes you use, the key is always to make sure you fill the tank correctly to make sure it doesn’t leak. When you are filling the tank on an atomiser, for example, tilt it to one side like you were pouring a can of coke so the liquid runs down the inside of the container and keeps away from the central tube. Don’t overfill the tank and leave a little room at the top in any type of e-cigarette.
2. Leave It Standing Where Possible
It isn’t always possible to have your electronic cigarette standing up but when you can this is the best way to ensure there are no leaks. This is less an issue when the tank is full but when it is half or less filled, there is more chance that the liquid can seep through the coil and leak. So always aim to stand it up when not in use.
3. Check Everything Is Screwed Together
When you are screwing the different components of an electronic cigarette together, it is easy to cross-thread and without realising it, leave gaps. If this happens, the e-liquid can escape when you use or tilt the device. So make sure when you screw everything together that all the components are as close as possible.
4. But Don’t Overtighten Them
Tight is good, too tight is bad. That’s because there are O-rings in atomisers which are tiny rubber rings that are in the section where two parts of the device meets. If you overtighten them, this will shred the rubber and spoil the seal – which can result in leaking.
5. Use The Right Coils
When it comes to replacing coils, it is always best to get the ones that match the device you have. Don’t be tempted with an okay match because there’s a good chance that the seal won’t work perfectly, and the tank will leak. And make sure that you have the right coils for the e-liquid you are using because different densities work with different coils.
6. Replace O-Rings Periodically
Finally, replace your O-ring periodically because they do degrade with time and use. Because they are the key part of the seal that keeps the e-liquid in the tank, when they start to deteriorate or have holes in them, chances of leaks are increased. So, make sure you replace the O-rings before they deteriorate too much, this will reduce the chance that your tank starts to leak due to the rubber shredding.