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Becoming a Vaping ‘Plumber’

When your sink is leaking, or a pipe has burst in your home or work, causing you to have water everywhere, you'd call a plumber to come over and fix it because they know what they’re doing and they’ve the tools to get the job done (not like the guy in the pic).

Now, what if your tank is leaking e-liquid or it’s flooding the battery? Well, you could throw the entire device away and get a new one, but that would possibly be a waste of money. You could send it over to a local vape shop that might be able to fix it for you. Or finally, you could learn from this blog on what causes it and how you can fix it yourself.

Just so you’re aware, the instances of leaking, flooding, and gurgling e-liquid in cartomizer tanks normally doesn't have any association with the standard of the device, but preferably it’s mainly physics.


What Causes This To Start Gurgling?

Cartomizer tanks have a base that’s attached to an empty cylinder. The cylinder permits airflow, which’s vital for receiving a smooth and full-bodied draw. The heating coil is fastened to the vertex of the cylinder with the wick strung through it. And finally, above the coil and wick sits the liquid case. This defends the inside of the cylinder from getting liquid in it.

The design is that the wick will soak up the e-juice, while preventing excess liquid from dripping into the vacant cylinder. A good majority of the time this works great. On occasion however, it can get over saturated, or there’s excess liquid in the coil area, creating the gurgling noise, similar to sucking on a straw when you’re at the lowest point of your cup.



Remove the e-liquid from the cylinder. Now, elements with alike thickness sometimes stick together, so it can be a pain in the neck to get the entire liquid out from under the lip. If this occurs, one viable way to solve this problem is to attempt to blow out the liquid with a reverse vape. To do this, simply place your vaporizer on a paper towel and blow into the drip tip several times. Turn it over and enact this same step again until nothing comes out. Then let it sit on the paper towel overnight.



If your cartomizer tank’s leaking, then there are a few things you can inspect. However, the main thing you want to make sure of are that the device’s o-rings aren’t cracked or the parts aren’t threaded on too tightly, thus overly compressing the o-rings. O-rings make an air-tight seal to avert leaking of the cartomizer tank. If they're in good shape, then there might be other things wrong with the device. If they're not, it's time to replace them if applicable to do so.


We hope these tips helped you today on the road to fixing a leaking or flooded cartomizer tank if it should happen to you or someone you know.