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Leaking eGo T Tanks - What causes it and how to fix it?

Discussion in 'Atomizer Issues' started by Abe, Feb 1, 2011.

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  1. Abe

    Abe Forum Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 1, 2009
    UK / US
    Title says it all really, what's causing some of these to leak and what are the fixes?
  2. Void

    Void Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2010
    San Diego
    omfg, lol i just order a bunch of ego-T stuff from LF abe abe abe what going on.
  3. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 23, 2010
    Abe, are you sure they actually leak? There's quite a bit of condensation gathering on the tanks during normal use but that is to be expected. It may be mistaken for leaking.

    I've never had a leaking tank, but I'm certain it can happen when the seal around the piercing/wicking needle is not tight. Or if the filling cap on the tank has been removed too many times for refilling and becomes loose. Never happened to me, though.
  4. DesiG

    DesiG Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 13, 2010
    Rochester NY
    No leaking for me.... I do get the condensation on the outside (lower part) of the tank, The only time I had a problem was when I had not fully seated the tank in the atty (sticky mess). I have the eGo-T and the Inferno tanks, and have been using them for 2 weeks.
  5. kelleymcm

    kelleymcm Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 2, 2010
    oklahoma city
    I have only been using mine for 3 days & NO LEAKS HERE & I'm loving it !

    I have not removed the little cap yet, pierced it w/atty & am using syringe to fill.

    I am using VG juice & have thinned a little so it will work w/tank.... wonder if the leakers are PG users ?

    sorry our "NOT LEAKING" ...isn't helping you answer this question ? Is it?

    Good luck figuring this out & thanks for my wonderful new toy !
  6. cozzicon

    cozzicon Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 19, 2010
    Chicago IL
    I haven't had any leaking, but here's a couple of possibilities:

    1. Make sure the little plastic tab isn't hanging like a "chad". I've found that spinning the tank on the atty will cause it to break off. Sometimes that hanging-chad creates just enough space that a leak could occur.

    2. Back the atty off the battery just a bit for easier airflow. The suction from use could be pulling too much juice into the wick.
  7. Scottbee

    Scottbee Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2009
    Okauchee Lake, WI
    I've had two "leak" now. My original eval unit leaked form the factory, and one of my purchased units developed a leak yesterday.

    First and foremost, e-liquid viscosity has a lot to do with it. I have some very "thin" 555 that I received from a reputable vendor, and it will run through the "T" like poop through a goose. The wicking delivery system just will not work with such a "watery" liquid.

    Secondly, it has been noted that the "fluff" of the wick and its position in the piercing tube can also have an effect on delivery.... going from not enough flow (dry, burning taste) to too much flow (leak). Both of my "leakers" were "fixed" by adjusting the wick..... I'm glad I was able to resurrect them, but I really wish such "adjustments" weren't necessary.
  8. passerbyeus

    passerbyeus Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 13, 2009
    I had one stop producing vapor in a day, must been a bad one because the other is great and one weird thing is two of the tanks are leaking where you draw from and no I do not set it upside down, drawing on it a couple days it builds up at the end.... but I have my suspicions.....
  9. Abe

    Abe Forum Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 1, 2009
    UK / US
    Hey, I'm not saying they all leak, I just want to try to gather information from when people ask me! None of mine leak. How did you fix that problem, Scott, adjusting the wick?
  10. sonnetjie

    sonnetjie Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 14, 2009
    New Zealand
    How do you get to the wick to fluff it?
  11. cozzicon

    cozzicon Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 19, 2010
    Chicago IL
    Hi Abe,

    There's a video in the eGo-T mega thread showing how to do this. I thhink Scottbee did it. But I can't find it lol!
  12. cozzicon

    cozzicon Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 19, 2010
    Chicago IL
  13. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 23, 2010
  14. unfadeable

    unfadeable Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 27, 2010
    I have leak problems, and been observing it lately. The times it leaked was when the tank had like a quarter left of juice. I filled up 5 tanks and all leaked at or around the 1/4 mark. Is it because the air inside the tank forces the juices out?
  15. ZONER1

    ZONER1 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 27, 2011
    stanley, nc
    i too have had leak issues. seems very random..sometimes out the battery and other times i get a mouthfull, yum. this thing worked great the first few days but now ive gone back to my monster atty. going to try the wick fix and see what happens..
  16. ZONER1

    ZONER1 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 27, 2011
    stanley, nc i cleaned my atty, hot water rinse with a blow dry, removed that chad, played with the wick a far so good. no leakage, decent th and flavor. keeping my fingers crossed :)
  17. tonytun

    tonytun Full Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    my tank is leaking a lil bit but from the top i can taste the ejuice on my lips. is doing this with all my tanks. whats going on?>
  18. SLO-Vap

    SLO-Vap Unregistered Supplier

    I have had the Ego T system for about 5 months. I have got two other smokers onto the Ego T system. I have both the A & B type tanks (regular & mega). These have been bought from a variety of reputable vendors. THEY ALL LEAK. That being said they taste good and are pretty convenient. I don't have the time or patience to drip all day. When mine leak it happens all of a sudden, never when their full, and the tank will dump half its contents through the area between the battery and the atty. Noticing this I decided to fill up the tanks when the fluid gets below the bottom of the clear part of the tip. When you can stand the Ego T upright and the fluid drops far enough below that clear window that you can't see it, it is about to cut loose. Following this rule for several weeks, not one leak. Get lazy and break the rule, and it leaks. It is a bit of a pain because you can only enjoy a fraction of the tanks capacity before you have to start dinking with it.

    I like the wick and hanging chad theories. I tore apart my first atty today, adjusted the wick, and pulled the chad off of the tank and put it back together. We will see. I am determined to find a permanent solution because the taste is great (smoother than LR and high voltages), the battery life is great, and they are small and inconspicuous in the hand.

    Hope this helps.
  19. ozpkchris

    ozpkchris Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2011
    have you guys used the silicone end caps? they are a replacement for the hard plastic stock ones. i ve been using them without issues for a bout a week now
  20. newb

    newb Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 17, 2009
    Chicago Area Burbs
    Bumping question below.. I dont know if I should buy one..

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