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Newbie with leaking problems.

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  1. Dextris

    Dextris Full Member

    Oct 12, 2013
    Athens, GA, USA
    eGo C Twist x 2
    Kanger T3s Bottom Coil Clearomizer

    I've been using the twist for a week and it's fantastic. The clearo was as well. After about 4 days I noticed a bubbling sound but payed no mind to it. It happened with both batteries. Note that I'm not talking about the regular vaping noise, it was a bubbling one. So anyways, I found out that the tank was leaking, a lot. The whole side of the bottom of the tank is always oily and when I take it off, the entire basin in the part of the battery that you screw the clearo onto is full of liquid. This has happened with both full tanks and empty tanks. I read the post about what liquids not to use in this clearomizer and I didn't use any of those. Yet, it still happened. I imagine the clearo is ruined and I need a replacement of some sort but I'm not sure where to go.

    Twist was always on 4.8 volts
    Clearo was filled usually only to ~1.4 ml
    Cleaned clearo regularly with warm/hot distilled water.
    Purchased from discountvapers
    Worked fine for several days.
    Used many different "approved" flavors from different companies and still had the leaking.
    All liquids were 50/50 VG/PG at 12mg

    I realize that there isn't a "leak-proof" tank or clearo out there but this level of leaking is absolutely ridiculous. I don't know what kind of tank or clearo I should get next or what vendor to get it from despite looking because I'm getting an information overload haha. It'd be great if someone could point me somewhere or give me a solution so I can get back to vaping! Thanks.:vapor:
  2. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 23, 2010
    Troubleshooting 101:

    If your clearo is flooding, the connections are not tight enough--or too tight. Keep reading.

    If you're using clearos and getting a burnt taste it means that not enough juice is getting to the coil and you're basically vaping dry, hot air or inhaling smoke from the gunk that's burning off of your coil. Not a good thing. Another case of bad taste maybe the tank itself--some arrive covered with some kind of nasty grease; wash them with soap and water (just the tanks--soak the coils in PGA or vodka).

    There are a few things you need to remember when using a T3 or an eVod or a ProTank--in addition to keeping your coils clean and free of gunk that accumulates on them.

    1) Make sure that the atomizer coil is screwed into the base tightly--every time you refill; they often come not fully tightened from the manufacturer, or may have gotten loose through repeated refills.

    2) Look at all the inner seals and gaskets to make sure they haven't become dislodged.

    3) Make sure that you screw the tank into its base tightly. If it's not tight, it will leak.

    4) When you screw your clearomizer into your battery, do not overtighten--screw it in only until it makes contact--no farther, or you may push the center post in too deep and cause all kinds of problems, including leaking. When the draw becomes tight or the taste and vapor production begin to diminish, replace the coil. This will happen sooner (even as soon as one day of heavy use) if you're using dark, viscous, or very sweet juices. The old coil can be cleaned and dry burned.

    5) Make sure you're not getting any juice in the center tube when you're filling--this will cause your eVod to leak like a sieve. If some juice gets into the tube, close the top cap, place a tissue under your tank and blow gently through the clearomizer to get rid of any excess eliquid. Also, extra condensation inside the tank may, on some occasions, drip back into the center tube. Wipe your mouthpiece dry with a q-tip or a tissue when you refill (or more often when/if needed).

    6) Take an occasional "primer puff" (a slow draw without activating the battery) when you vape. It helps move the juice into the coil chamber and removes any air bubbles that sometimes form in the tank and may cause gurgling or impede proper wicking.

    7) Take slow long draws rather than sharp and quick ones like we used to do while smoking cigarettes. Do not over vape, chain vape, power vape. Let the juice travel to the coil between drags.

    and last but not least

    8) Do not remove any flavor wicks if you're experiencing any leaking or flooding. Those wicks are there for a reason. If you feel that you have to remove a wick because your eliquid is particularly thick, do it carefully--one strand at a time.

    Also, make sure you're vaping at correct wattage; I like 6-7 watts.

    Good luck!
  3. gjshaw29

    gjshaw29 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 6, 2012
    Boise, Idaho
    + to all of the above. But I'd check your seals, sounds like theyre not sealing properly. what ratio of juice are you using? That could be the problem/
  4. Kent C

    Kent C ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 12, 2009
    NW Ohio US
    If all is tight, and no missing seals/orings, then you have a cracked tank.

    You give all information except the type of flavor you're vaping. Certain flavors crack the polycarbonate tanks. Check for hairline cracks around the base metal top and bottom.

    Tabac BCC/T3's and T3S's are less likely to leak than any clearos, other than the Joyetech eGo-cc, where the airflow is on the top rather than the bottom near the battery.
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