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Why is My Vape Tank Leaking and What Can I Do to Stop It?

Jul 30, 2020
A lot of new vapers have problems with leaking so we've thrown together a few quick tips to help you reduce or even eliminate leakage. We’ve also included some of our Top Picks of Vape Kits that are less likely to give you problems with leakage. Often new vapers assume leakage is the sign of a faulty device but this often not the case as a perfectly good tank can still leak due to other issues. So if you are having problems with leakage give these a go as they may solve the issue for you.

  1. We are going to break this one down to the most basic level as there can be some confusion as what it actually means.

Step 1: Close the airflow at the bottom of you tank
Step 2: Open the top of your tank
Step 3: Fill your tank
Step 4: Close the top of your tank
Step 5: Open your airflow
Step 6: Vape away!

Vape Tanks with adjustable bottom airflow are always designed so that if you close the airflow at the bottom of the tank before you open the top to fill it up the tank will create a vacuum that keeps the e-liquid from leaking out of the airflow at the bottom. At Vapora Vape Shop we find this to be the most common cause of leakage. We also find that when our customers start doing this properly when they fill their tanks it eliminates the problem the overwhelming majority of the time.

2. Check your e-liquids PG/VG ratio Propylene Glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerine (VG) are the base to pretty much all e-liquids. PG is a thinner liquid while VG is much thicker. Most devices are designed to take between a 50VG/50PG and 70VG/30PG. So checking your liquid is within this range if you have a higher VG ratio than this leakage shouldn't be an issue but e-liquid that has a higher VG ratio can cause other problems. If your liquid had a higher PG ratio than this it could be the cause of the leakage as e-liquids as liquids with high PG ratios are thinner and can just slip out of your tank. Also, we recommend staying away from higher PG ratio e-liquids in general as these are usually a sign of poor quality e-liquid as the overwhelming majority of reputable vape companies do not make high PG ratio e-liquids.

3. Keep your device cool! This one is pretty basic. e-liquid becomes thinner when heated the thinner liquid gets the more likely your tank will be to leak. So if you keep your tank in a cooler environment it is going to be less likely to leak.

4. Check all of your seals and o rings are intact and in the correct spots. These seals and o rings ensure the tank fits together correctly and doesn’t have any air leaks that can affect the vacuum we mentioned earlier. So if these seals and o rings are broken or have slipped out of place leakage can be the result. Most vapers will never change the seal and o rings on their tank as they will stay in the right place and intact but occasionally they will break or work themselves out of place.

5. If all else fails try a top airflow tank. Top Airflow Tanks like the name says have the air flow at the top and utilise gravity to ensure they don't leak. The only way we have ever been able to get a top airflow tank to leak is by holding it upside down for a prolonged period of time. Unfortunately no matter what they try some vapers always seem to have problems with leakage and the only way to completely eliminate the possibility of leakage is by using a top airflow tank. So if you have tried all the steps above and you still can't get your tank to stop leaking, a top airflow tank will probably make a worthwhile investment.


Below are our picks for Top Airflow Tanks online!

GeekVape Aegis X & Zeus Vape Tank

GeekVape Aegis X Box Mode with Zeus Vape Tank

The Geekvape Zeus Sub Ohm Tank is a top airflow beast it utilises the Z1 & Z2 mesh coils for excellent flavour and cloud production. Featuring a 5ml capacity and easy twist top fill for minimal mess when refilling. The Zeus Tank also comes in the Geekvape Aegis X Kit where it is combined with the heavy-duty Aegis X Mod. The Geekvape Zeus Tank is a great option for any vaper who wants a high-quality sub-ohm vaping experience without any of the mess.

Vaporesso Veco One - Vape Pen

Vaporesso Veco One Vape Pen

The Vaporesso Veco One tank has been the standard-bearer for top airflow tanks for quite some time now. The Veco One utilises Vaporesso EUC coils giving it a heap of different coil options that can be used for mouth to lung or direct to lung vaping. The Veco One Tank also comes as standard with the legendary Tarot Nano Kit. The Vaporesso Veco One is a great option for any vaper looking for a compact leak-proof tank.

Browse the full range of Vape Kits Online or call us on (03) 9569 1343 and speak to the team today.