How to Fix Leaking Tanks
Leaky tanks and clearomisers used to be common problem, but with advances in technology and more quality control, it’s much less of a problem than it used to be.
Still, it can and does happen. If you have a problem, try one of the following solutions:
- Check that the tank is correctly fitted. Make sure that you have not cross threaded the tank/clearomiser and that it is fully attached to the battery. To ensure the tank is threaded correctly, place the tank on the connector and give it a half turn anti-clockwise before screwing it on.
- Ensure that you have not left the tank or clearomiser in a hot or cold place. If you have, leave in a place with a cool, regular temperature.
- Check for cracks. A cracked tank will frequently leak. A great (and cost effective way) to avoid this is to use a vape band to protect your tank.
- Check that the o-ring is not damaged. Inside your tank you will find plastic o-rings which are used to ensure the tank is sealed. Fortunately, many vape tanks come now with replacement vape bands, so you can fix it yourself without any additional cost.
- Empty your tank before flying. Changes in air pressure can cause tanks to leak, so it’s well worth emptying your tank before flying.
- Bad tank – If you’ve checked that your tank is correctly fitted, and you are experiencing repeated problems with the device, you may want to change the brand of tank that you are using. As mentioned above, leaking was a common problem, but most modern tank do not suffer from this problem. Check out the tanks available here for a great selection.
For more information see: The Ultimate Guide to Clearomisers | Clearomiser 101 (Infographic) | 15 Common Clearomiser Mistakes (and how to fix them)