Good Morning Vapors,
Here at Vixen Vapors we are always ready, willing and eager to help with any issues you might have with your E-cig. One of the most common questions that we get asked is “Why is my tank leaking?” this is a very good question and there are multiple different things you can check to ensure the best vaping experience possible.
The first thing you will want to do is check if your atomizer (heating element) is bad or not. Remember, just because it isn’t tasting bad yet doesn’t mean that it isn’t time to change it out. Over time the coil can lose its ability to heat up as quickly as when it was new. This can cause the atomizer to flood with liquid because it is not being burned off as quickly as it is pulled in. Now remember, there is cotton inside of your atomizer to soak up the liquid. After being heated up so many times the cotton will begin to wear down and get old. This can cause it to not hold liquid as well as when the cotton was new, causing the excess liquid to begin pouring out through the bottom of the atomizer.
The viscosity of the E-liquid can also be a factor. If the liquid is too thin, it may not stick to the cotton as well. You want to make sure that your e-liquid does not reach above room temperature as high temperatures can cause the liquid to thin out and become almost like water. The ratio of Vegetable Glycerin and Propylene Glycol makes a big difference on how thick or thin your liquid will be. The Vegetable Glycerin is naturally a lot thicker, so if you’re having excessive leaking problems you might try getting your liquid with a higher VG to help stick to the cotton better.
Another important factor to remember is that the o-ring can be damaged over time. For tanks this can be caused by constantly unscrewing and screwing on you tank (if its bottom-fill) or if you have an RDA taking off and putting back on your cap will wear out your o-ring and cause future leaking problems. For Nautilus tanks, 1 out of 10 have a manufactures defect were the o-ring at the top of the tank is turned the wrong way. You can fix this by taking apart the top part of the tank and use a pair of tweezers to remove the o-ring and turn it the right way. We hope that this helps with any leaking issues you may have! Have a fantastic day and as always, thanks for reading!