How To Fix Your Leaking Vape Tank

Is that a leaking vape tank in your pocket, or…. Bad jokes aside, leaking tanks are one of the most annoying things about vapes. Yes, you can just clean up the mess, but who wants to carry a juice rag around with them everywhere they vape? Not us, that’s for sure.

With that in mind, if you find your tank is leaking, here are a few things you can do to fix the problem.

Tighten everything up - but not too tight

Disassemble your vape, then put it all back together again, carefully screwing in every connected component. Carefully is the operative word here - if the threads of two components aren’t properly aligned, you’ll end up with cross-threading, which leads to imperfect seals. And as you know, an imperfect seal leads to vape juice ending up in places it shouldn’t.

Why avoid over-tightening? Quite simply, over-tightening can lead to broken o-rings. O-rings are largely responsible for properly sealing the connections between your components, so if one cracks or breaks, you’ll almost definitely end up with leaks.

Check and replace your o-rings

If you’ve over-tightened and broken an o-ring, you’ll need to replace it. Of course, over-tightening isn’t the only way an o-ring can break. Time may heal all wounds, but it also disintegrates all o-rings - so if yours are getting old, it could be time for a replacement. 

Simply disassemble your vape and check all of your o-rings for damage and wear. They’re pretty easy to remove - a small flathead screwdriver usually does the trick for us. Once all of the damaged o-rings are out, replace them with new ones. Some tanks come with spares, but if yours didn’t, you can pick some up at a hardware store, or visit one of our locations - we often have some spares in stock.

Look for cracks in the glass

The glass on your tank may be cracked - that’s the bad news. The good news? Glass is incredibly inexpensive to replace, and it’s easy to replace, too. If you’ve noticed a crack in your glass, swing by one of our locations - we’ll help you get it fixed in no time. 

Clean your vape

One of the main culprits of leaking vape juice? A chimney that ended up with juice inside it. Vape juice can end up entering into your vape’s chimney if you pour too carelessly. The chimney is, of course, not sealed (otherwise you wouldn’t be able to inhale vapour), so any juice that ends up in there is liable to end up leaking everywhere. Clean out your vape, but pay special attention to the chimney.

Still leaking? You might need a new vape

Vape manufacturers are getting better at leak-proofing all the time. We have a wide variety of high-quality vapes available on our online market - click here to take a look at them. 

We hope this article has helped you to fix your leaking vape. We’ve also got tips to help you avoid vape leaks in the first place. If you’re interested in those tips, please let us know - if there’s enough interest, we might write an article on the topic in the future!

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