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    Angry Ego C Leaks

    I'm a brand new Ego-C user, and every time I can throw my tanks away because it starts leaking through the two air channels at the sides, right into the first part of the mouthpiece (and eventually in my mouth) . I already wasted 15 tanks (maybe I should start cleaning them instead of throwing them away) and lots of liquid.

    I mailed the shop where I bought it, and their only advice was to take soft, slow drags. So the last couple of days I tried to inhale as soft as possible, but the problem remains.

    What are my options? Are the Type B tanks more resistent to leaking? Are there cartomizers available for the EgoC which allow short, hard drags and don't leak? Is there anything left to try, because its so frustrating.
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    I gave up on them. Just use the batteries and chargers you have, and spring for some Vision Ego Clearomizers. They cost about 5 bucks. Very easy to use and don't leak!
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    I'm doing the same thing with my batts. I got tired of babying the tanks.

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    IMO the ego-c tank system is diabolical. I had nothing but problems with it. I recommend you send it back and, if it's thick plumes of vapour with excellent taste you're after, then get yourself a decent tube mod with some bottom coil cartomisers. Best of luck!!

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    It may be condensation and not leakage, also as stated the CE4 clearomizer/stardust work great on the eGo battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muis View Post
    I'm a brand new Ego-C user, and every time I can throw my tanks away because it starts leaking through the two air channels at the sides, right into the first part of the mouthpiece (and eventually in my mouth) . I already wasted 15 tanks (maybe I should start cleaning them instead of throwing them away) and lots of liquid.

    I mailed the shop where I bought it, and their only advice was to take soft, slow drags. So the last couple of days I tried to inhale as soft as possible, but the problem remains.

    What are my options? Are the Type B tanks more resistent to leaking? Are there cartomizers available for the EgoC which allow short, hard drags and don't leak? Is there anything left to try, because its so frustrating.
    The air channels are towards the top of the tank, is that where it's leaking from? Usually the too-hard-of-a-drag issue causes leaking at the bottom of the cone near the head piece. Definitely don't throw the tanks out unless they're physically broken- they can be rinsed out and reused repeatedly. Two months in and I've never had to pitch one.

    When they're working properly, they shouldn't leak- period. To give you an idea, I can sit here and toss the thing in the air over and over again, and no leaking..

    A few questions if you don't mind:

    Where did you purchase the kit from?
    How high are you filling the tanks?
    What juice are you using? (PG/VG ratio?)
    Any chance air bubbles are getting trapped in the tank (esp. towards the bottom) during filling?

    As for alternatives, my favorite would have to be the Smoktech eGo dual coil cartomizers (Ego Dual Coil Cartomizer - Mom and Pop Vapor Shop). They fit perfectly, hold tons of juice, and they don't seem to care much how hard/fast you draw on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Mac View Post
    It may be condensation and not leakage
    It's definately leaking, condensation looks very different.

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Mac View Post
    also as stated the CE4 clearomizer/stardust work great on the eGo battery.
    Here in Holland i can only find the CE12 Clearomizer Premium, and in all reviews customers warn that the the top part breaks (where it is connected to battery) often, spilling all the liquid in your pocket/on your jacket. So that's a totally different kind of leakage I'd rather avoid. But maybe CE4 is different?

    Quote Originally Posted by hexdrin View Post
    get yourself a decent tube mod with some bottom coil cartomisers.
    I don't know exactly what you mean, can you give me a link where I can buy/see such a setup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris77 View Post
    The air channels are towards the top of the tank, is that where it's leaking from? Usually the too-hard-of-a-drag issue causes leaking at the bottom of the cone near the head piece.
    It leaks from the bottom part (the tip you put in your mouth), but to reach that chamber it must have came through those air channels. I often see liquid in those channels, so I guess it must have came from the top.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris77 View Post
    I can sit here and toss the thing in the air over and over again, and no leaking..
    I can do the same without leaking: it only starts to leak when I draw on it. The liquid starts to build up in the first chamber, and after a few draws you can taste small drops of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris77 View Post
    Where did you purchase the kit from?
    How high are you filling the tanks?
    What juice are you using? (PG/VG ratio?)
    Any chance air bubbles are getting trapped in the tank (esp. towards the bottom) during filling?
    - At Cmalo - Elektrische Sigaretten, Elektronische Sigaretten , Elektrisch Roken, joye ego-c
    - About eighty percent, leaving a couple of millimeters of space
    - Pink Spot right now, but I had the same problem with Dekang
    - I dont know. I fill it with a syringe (because I cannot get the hard top off) through the hole, and never saw bubbles.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris77 View Post
    As for alternatives, my favorite would have to be the Smoktech eGo dual coil cartomizers. They fit perfectly, hold tons of juice, and they don't seem to care much how hard/fast you draw on them
    I was looking into them today, but there seem to be 3 different variants in the shop:

    - Ego DC Cone
    - Ego DC Cartomizer
    - Ego DC Tank

    See (Cartomizers .-.E-cig4U)

    So I am a bit confused which one to get, or do I need a combination of those parts?

    Thanks in advance!

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    This is the one I like and would recommend: ego dual coil cartomizer .-.E-cig4U

    That will fit perfectly on your eGo and match the look of it very well. Should hold about 3ml of juice. The only downside to this cartomizer that I've found is it does go through batteries a little faster. 3ml's typically gets me through a day, so I can carry just one of these cartos and keep a couple extra batteries on me and do fine.

    As for your tanks, I'm sorry they're not working out- they just don't for some people and I don't know why. I can tell you that when that juice starts entering the air slots, it's best to just empty it and start over as it will probably leak. This hasn't ever happened to me, but my brother ran into the problem. From your replies, I'm certain the issue isn't with the juice. I fill mine with a needle most times as well as popping off the cap can be a pain. The only two things I can suggest are trying to fill it half way (just as a test measure) and make sure you hold down the button for about a second before starting to draw lightly.


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    I have the same issue with the ego T attys. They were the first upgrade attys (from 510s) that I tried. After about a week I started to get some juice in my mouth when I used them. I noticed that juice had gotten in to the air holes and was flooding the upper mouthpiece. I took the tank apart and dropped it into a glass of water then let it sit out to air dry. I blew out the atty and tried it again. It worked better, but eventually started to draw juice into the upper part again. I switched to ego Mega atty's and after a while had the same problem. Juice getting into my mouth. The only solution I've found is to take longer gentler draws, and KEEP THE ATTY CLEAN. I swab and blow mine out a few times a day and that seems to keep them working better. I have just ordered some Smoketec dual coil cartos and an Ego C. I'm still new enought that I have yet to find my perfect match. So buying new stuff and trying it out has been part of the fun.
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    The fluid inside the mouthpiece is condensation, not leaking juice. Some degree of condensation is inevitable whenever vapor contacts a cooler surface, it also happens inside cartomizers, clearomizers, etc. To minimize the amount of condensation, let up on the button just before you stop dragging so that you pull through all of the vapor and it's not left inside the cone and mouthpiece to condense. I use a cotton swab or scrunched up napkin or paper towel to clean up any condensation in the cone when I refill or change the tank. You can also easily remove the two little mouth piece inserts with a toothpick or similar tool and use a cotton swab or paper towel to swab out the condensation that occurs there.

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