Leaks & Floods – The Juice is Loose

We’ve all been there. It’s morning. You’re running late for work. You check your pockets. Keys, wallet, phone, vape. You’re good. You rush out the door to the car and reach into your pocket. Time to enjoy a nice vape and take the edge off. You top off your tank as you get in the car, thread the base back on and fire it up.



Suddenly, your vaporizer is spitting e-juice at you like the last bits of soda left in your movie theater cup. You’ve got a mouthful of e-juice. Nasty. You wanted flavor, just maybe not that much. To top it all off, your hand now has e-juice all over it. Great start to your morning, right?

It’s all too common. Fortunately, it is preventable. Here are a few ways you can prevent flooding during your morning routine, or throughout your day.

  1. Make sure your tank is not overfilled.
    • If your tank is overfilled, it can leak into the airflow portion and cause flooding. Most tanks perform best when they are about 75% full. Keep it below the max fill line, and make sure the liquid goes no higher than the center tube (chimney) in your tank.
  2. Check that your seals are in place.
    • Most tanks are equipped with silicone gaskets to prevent leakage and flooding. Double check that these are properly in place.
  3. Make sure the base and coil are assembled correctly.
    • Flooding and leakage can occur if the coil is not threaded properly into the base. Double check to see if the coil is cross-threaded, or loose. If the coil is assembled properly, make sure the base is also threaded correctly onto the tank.
  4. Only use “Tank Cracking” e-juice in a glass tank.
    • Tank cracking e-juice contains citric acid, or other naturally occurring compounds that can pull carbon from a polycarbonate tank. This can cause the tank  to weaken or crack. If one of these flavors go into a plastic tank, you can expect leaking to follow. Refer to the manufacturer to see if an e-juice is a tank cracker.
  5. Change your coils regularly.
    • If you are experiencing flooding or leakage, it may be high time to change that coil. Life expectancy of a coil is, on average, 1-2 weeks. A change of coil may resolve your flooding and leaking issues.
  6. Make sure to clear your chimney.
    • The chimney assembly is the tube that passes the vapor from the coil to the mouthpiece. Some condensation can be expected with  regular use. A quick shake, or inverting the tank and gently blowing through the mouthpiece can help clear excess liquid from the chimney.

Simply follow these steps to enjoy a more satisfying  vaping experience. As always, you are welcome to consult our Customer Service Representatives at www.mtbakervapor.com for further troubleshooting. Feel free to leave a comment below, and don’t forget to share the wealth of knowledge with your friends!

Thanks again for reading, and Happy Vaping!

Written By: Kyle Chapman

Tim Mechling

Tim is Mt Baker Vapor's resident creative weirdo. He writes, composes music, draws, designs, produces podcasts, investigates, and blows the trumpet for the Common Man.