Overfilling a vape tank with e-liquid can cause multiple problems that no vaper wants, including damage. Gurgling sounds, leaking, and juice in the passageway are signs that the device has flooded. This frustrating problem can easily be prevented by ensuring proper filling.
Here are a few ways you can avoid overfilling a vape to prevent damage from occurring:
Tilt and Rotate - Tilting the device at a 40 to 60-degree angle and slowly rotating while filling can ensure an even fill. The angle tilted will depend on the type of device being used: cartomizers can be tilted anywhere from 40-60 degrees, vape mod tanks should be tilted at about a 45-degree angle, and e-GO Mega Cartomizers should be tilted 40-50 degrees. Remember to take it slow and check the level as you go.
Leave an Air Pocket - Leaving an air pocket at the top of the tank is a smart and easy way to avoid overfilling. The air can act as a vacuum inside of the tank by pulling juice into the wicks. When you pull on the device correctly, this vacuum effect prevents it from leaking into the air passage. You should be able to see through the air at the top. If there is no air then the liquid will leak and could potentially cause damage. This is a complication that no vaper wants to experience.
Pay Attention to ML Markings - Another easy way to avoid overfilling e-liquid would be to pay attention to the ML markings. These lines are there to help you fill without using too much. These can also help those who want to combine flavors. By using these simple marks, you will be able to decide how much you want to use of each juice for a flavorful experience. Again, the e-juice should never go past the top ML mark. Once the liquid goes past the top marking, it's been overfilled and will surely be leaking.
Use a Syringe - Using a syringe is one of the most effective ways to avoid overfilling. Syringes can show how much e-liquid is being used before ever entering the polyfill. This can make it much easier to fill and combine flavors. If nothing else, you should consider using a syringe for an accurate amount of e-liquid.
As a vaper, you should always use caution when filling or refilling to avoid damaging your device. Overfilling can lead to leaking, flooding and damage. To avoid problems, you should tilt and rotate while filling, leave an air pocket, pay attention to the ML markings, and use a syringe. These four simple steps will make it easier to combine flavors, avoid overfilling, and prevent damage.