4 Ways To Stop Your Vape Tank From Ever Leaking


Well this sucks!
Well this sucks!

Delayed vapemail, dry hits, leaking tanks, just some of the problems we go through in the vape life.

Today I want to discuss with you guys the second worse thing that pisses me off when I’m vaping aside from dry hits.

The notorious leaking vape tank.

A leaking tank is bound to happen to you every once in a while, especially if you’re working with a tank you just bought and aren’t familiar with.

It’s a waste of e-liquid and it’s also very annoying having to wipe off all the liquid from your mod and hands. Extra annoying if it leaks in your pocket.

All tanks are different from each other, so being familiar with how to use your tank properly is the best way for you to avoid wasting e-juice. Look for YouTube tutorials on how to properly build your tank whenever you’re using something you’re unfamiliar with.

After all these years of vaping though, I’ve noticed there are a few rules you have to follow when working with tanks in order to prevent it from leaking.

It’s inspired me to do this post for all of you out there, and hopefully when follow these 4 rules I list below, all your leaking vape tank problems will dry up as well.

Rule #1: Don’t top it off

It may seem like common sense to fill up your tank to the brim in order to make full use of the tank’s juice capacity, however this also makes you a lot more prone to leaking.

A lot of these tanks need that extra air pocket for it to suck in the liquid. This is especially true for bottom airflow tanks. Topping it off will force your juice to go down and leak out of the airflow holes.

The rule of thumb is, you want to fill your juice right under the chimney. That leaves enough space for it to act as a suction to keep your liquid in the tank.

Rule #2: Wick properly

Wick properly means you should cut your cotton (or Rayon, whatever you use) at it’s proper length. The length should be TOUCHING your juice channels, not in the way of the juice channel or else it’ll just block all the liquid from coming in. Make your your juice channels are open and free of any obstructions. Have your cotton at a proper width, snug but not too snug that you can’t get it through the hole.

This is why knowing how your tank should be wicked is important. My suggestion is look for a YouTube video that shows you to properly assemble and wick your tank to prevent it from leaking.

Rule #3: Check your wattage

If your wattage is too low, it won’t be enough to heat the wick causing it to gurgle and flood your tank. Know your resistance first. Anything at 0.5 ohm should be at least 25 watts. If you vape at 0.3 or 0.2 ohms, go 40 watts and up.

Rule #4: Make sure your O-Rings are in place

This one is tricky and has happened to me a couple of times. O-rings are prone to get knocked out of place especially after screwing and unscrewing your tank for a while. Make sure they are in their proper place as o-rings play a very important role in preventing your e-juice from leaking out of the tank.


So there it is, 4 rules in preventing your vape tank from leaking. Follow these rules and you should keep your tank and hands dry and free of e-liquid.

Please share this or like if you found this post to be useful. Also, if you have anything to add, please leave it in the comments.

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Author: Mr. Long Drag

Former smoker turned vaper since 2013. I blog about questions that I and others might have about vaping. All I can say is it's a better alternative to cigarettes, nicotine gum, patches or medication, no matter what the Big Tobacco backed media says!

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