The costs of running this huge site are paid for by ads. Please consider registering and becoming a Supporting Member for an ad-free experience. Thanks, ECF team.

Leaky Tanks.

Discussion in 'Tanks, clearomizers and drop-in coils' started by Kittyntwinstarz, Feb 26, 2018.

Tags:
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Image has been removed.
URL has been removed.
Email address has been removed.
Media has been removed.
  1. Kittyntwinstarz

    Kittyntwinstarz Senior Member Verified Member

    Feb 8, 2018
    California, USA
    So I’m not new to vaping but did take a break for a few years because I got fed up. I am getting to that point again! I have 4 tanks and last night I put new coils in all of them and let them sit overnight with airflow closed.

    I vaped on my Crown OG all day and it was constantly popping. I fixed that and now went to pick up my Smok Prince tank and half of the juice had leaked out. I looked at my Smok Big Baby Beast tank and noticed it’s leaking as well. The Tobeco Super Mini tank is the only one that didn’t leak. They were all sitting upright.

    Anyone know why this happens or how to remedy it?
     
  2. Winblows

    Winblows Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2017
    Copenhagen (UTC+1)
    This issue causes, that I have a big boks filled with for me unusable tanks. I make my coils myself. The only exception is my Nautilus 2. Beside the Nautilus, I only use Kayfun's for MTL. They are leak free.
    For the DTL, I use the OBS Engine Nano, TFV12 RBA and I'm waiting for the Zeus (GeekVape).
    In my opinion the issue is also directly related to the juice thickness. The more PG, the thinner juice and more chance for leaking.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
  3. Kittyntwinstarz

    Kittyntwinstarz Senior Member Verified Member

    Feb 8, 2018
    California, USA
    All of my juices are 70vg 30pg
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Winblows

    Winblows Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2017
    Copenhagen (UTC+1)
    I've been using this ratio for a long time and it shouldn't be the issue. You'll have to find a tank that suits you.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  5. Letitia

    Letitia Therion/Nano Junkie ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Smok coils are prone to cross threading. I would say you need to reseat the coil.
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
    • Useful Useful x 1
  6. christylh8

    christylh8 Senior Member Verified Member

    Jan 29, 2018
    Huntsville, AL
    I vape with SMOK TFV8 tanks and they are notorious for leaking. The first time I tried one, juice leaked everywhere.

    I set out to learn how to fix it and discovered that it could be for many reasons. Since the airflow is at the bottom of the Baby Beasts it can be a challenge and that type of design is prone to leaking.

    First thing is to look at your coil. If there's a gap near the o-ring seal, that might be why. This video can show you more:



    I get coils with gaps like that often and I just tap them down on a flat area until I seal the gap or fix them like he is doing.

    Once you've made sure your coil is tightened in well and you put in your juice, make sure the top swivel is shut tight and the tank is screwed down well (but not TOO tight).

    In order for them not to leak, you have to create a vacuum inside the tank. So if you see any seals with problems that could be that too.

    Tbh, it can be quite a hassle but once you know what to expect at least you can get a routine down. I hope that helps! And YouTube has tons of videos to refer to if you need some more info.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
  7. Winblows

    Winblows Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2017
    Copenhagen (UTC+1)
    Avoid tanks with bottom airflow and you are done ;)
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  8. christylh8

    christylh8 Senior Member Verified Member

    Jan 29, 2018
    Huntsville, AL
    @Winblows is right on that. If you want to keep using SMOK tanks, try the X-Baby. Top airflow.
     
  9. Dieseler

    Dieseler ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Illinois
    Have several types of tanks vapeing with diy 95%pg no leaks luckily.
    Rta tanks can leaked for various reasons -o rings not fully seated or missing, if not wicked properly or poor quality control in some batches when being made at factory .
     
    • Like Like x 2
  10. christylh8

    christylh8 Senior Member Verified Member

    Jan 29, 2018
    Huntsville, AL
    Sometimes I wish I had started off building. I'll get a single coil RTA eventually. I know it seems like it's a fad, but I wouldn't mind bottom feeding squonking either. I hear it has been around for a long time, just comes and goes in popularity.
     
    • Like Like x 1
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice