There are certain e-cigs that have tanks
made up of plastic poly carbonate material. Some of the e-liquid flavors that
users put in these tanks, may cause an enzyme reaction that can crack or melt
the vape tank. If the tank is already cracked, it might be a good idea to
purchase a glass tank. There are some flavors such as banana, licorice,
cinnamon, clove, or citrus juices that come with a warning that they may harm
or damage plastic tanks.
So, what should a vaper do if their e-liquid is affecting their vape tank to the point of damaging it? No need to panic, assess the damage and determine how bad the problem is. Just as any part of life proves, most often we fret and worry over something that just requires a small adjustment to fix it. The first thing that must be done is determine that the equipment is properly fitted together and the battery is fully charged. Limit the number of long drags you take- drags lasting twenty seconds or more, as this can cause problems to the atomizer and shorten your unit's life span. When your vape is not in use make sure you store it in the upright position, and not in your back pocket where you can forget it is there and sit on it, possibly causing irreparable damage.
One of the annoying effects e-liquid can have on a tank is when it causes the atomizer to leak. It is easy to clean up, but it is still very annoying and can appear to worsen the longer you allow it to continue, sort of like the drip, drip, drip, of a dripping water faucet.
Below are 10 tips to
keep your vape from being leaky:
Tip #1: Make sure you fill your tank properly. Try not to get the e-liquid up in the mouth piece area as it can cause the tank to leak or gurgle. Be careful when filling the tank so as not to fill too full.
Tip #2: Make sure all pieces are tight-fitting and not cross-threaded.
Tip #3: Don't over-tighten. Over tightening can cause the O-rings to split and allow e-liquid to leak out.
Tip #4: Always leave the tank in the standing up position. Even if it is only partially full, letting it lie on its side can allow "juice holes" for the juice to seep through.
Tip #5: Always use correct sized coils.
Tip #6: It is important to check the condition of all O-rings.
Tip #7: Some brands may require special equipment. Do some of your own research when purchasing your tank and verify you have correct equipment for its operation.
Tip #8: A common cause of leaks is called flooding. This happens when too much juice gets into the coil. To try to prevent this, simply turn up the power!
Tip #9: Add some cotton to fill up the space around the coils. This will create extra wick material to decrease leaks.
Tip #10: Switching from a lower, PG-based juice to a Higher, VG-based juice should also help decrease or eliminate that leaky tank.