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TOP TIPS TO STOP A VAPE TANK LEAK

It usually starts with a trickle down the hand. You feel an ooze of raw juice trickle down your hand and so your tighten the tank on the back of your device. It happens again a few minutes later and this time you feel it drip onto your jeans. Only then do you realise that it’s not from the tank, but a crack in the device itself! How did it get to this point? Do you need to buy a whole new kit, or can you rescue your trusted mod? There are a wide variety of causes for a vape leak, and one a size fits all solution is not on the cards here. The main way to fix a leak is to detect it, define it, and fix it. Screw your tank on tighter Rebuildable tank atomisers come with a tank and device which you can take apart and rebuild with new parts. This means that there’s the possibility that your device could be put back together incorrectly after refilling or cleaning it out. Make sure that the rubber plug of your tank is fastened before picking it up to vape. Broken O rings O rings are the rubber bands which are used to join metal hinges, joints and connections. These are usually found in vape devices, and without them, your device will not fasten correctly, or will feel loose. These pieces of rubber can quite easily tear and can also fall off if they’re not the right size. The good news is that they are readily available in most DIY shops and are easy to replace due to their flexibility. Just make sure that you buy the corresponding size to the metal joint your attaching them to. Flooded atomiser A flooded atomiser means that there is too much e juice flowing through your vape device. This could be because you need a replacement vape coil. Your old coil may be degrading, as all coils do after two weeks or so, and so does not heat up the vape juice flowing through your device. This means that there is an excess in your device which can leak out of the drip tip and airholes in your vape device. To combat against this, open your vape device and take a tissue to it, drying it out before replacing the coil. High PG in a loose tank Propylene glycol is not as viscous as vegetable glycerine. This means that high PG juices are thinner and flow more readily. Too much high PG juice paired with a loose fitting or crack will be more likely to leak. Try a high VG e liquid to combat against this, especially if you’re using a higher-powered mod suited better to cloud chasing. Power settings are too low Lower power means less vape juice is heated and inhaled by you. Too much vape juice in the device will lead to it flooding, much like the symptoms of a flooded atomiser. If you’re using a variable wattage or voltage device, try upping the power settings to protect against leaks.
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