Damaged vape tanks are a common problem, not only with newbie vapers, but also with those have been vaping for a long time. A newbie vaper might have no clue on how to properly take care of their vape to avoid damaging them. However, if an experienced vaper should find themselves constantly replacing their vape tanks, despite changing manufacturers, there are high chances that they are responsible for the damage. This means that it is possible to lengthen the lifespan of your vape tank. All you need to do is learn how to take good care of this precious investment and it will in turn repay the kindness. Whether you are a newbie or an experienced vaper, but don’t know how to properly care or handle your vape tank, here is a guide on how to go about it. The following are the 5 tips to help you avoid damaging your vape tank.
Use It as Per the Guidelines of the Manufacturer
The vape market has evolved rapidly. Just the other year, due to prebuilt coils, vapers had very little control over their vapes. However, with innovation, the manufacturers now allow more freedom in vaping. To help you be in control of your vape session, manufacturers provide building decks. These building decks allow you to use your preferred wire and a wicking material that suits you. However, even with such flexibility, it does not mean that you can just build any coils. For Example, you cannot go for coils that have a resistance that is lower than 1Ohm and expect to use this with your regular e-cigarette. It will explode. You have to read your vape tank manufacturer’s guideline and use a coil build that matches your tank. Doing this will ensure that your vape tank always performs optimally.
Clean Your Vape Tank Regularly
It is a shame finding even experienced vapers who have tanks that look like they have run though a hundred gallon of e-juice. Cleaning your vape tank on a regular basis will ensure that it performs excellently. Besides, if you are not cleaning your tank on a regular basis, you might not be able to identify when air or particles get into the system and bypass the vacuum seal. And, we all know that the vacuum seal is responsible for a functional tank. As a bonus point, cleaning your vape tank regularly enables you to switch e-liquids without getting a hint of the old liquid.
Cleaning your vape tank takes only a few minutes. Also, it does not require for you to invest in fancy cleaning material. Therefore, you have no excuse for not cleaning it. Here is how to clean your vape tank.
- Start by dismantling the vape tank. This will help to make cleaning easy. When dismantling your vape tank, go easy on the O-rings. Handle them with caution, but be sure to clean them thoroughly as this is where most of the old e-juice hides.
- Run the disassembled parts in running water. You want to rinse them off before you can soak them in hot, but not boiling, water. Let them sit in the water until the water runs cold before giving them a final rinse.
- After cleaning your vape tank thoroughly, use a blow dryer with low heat, to ensure that the tank is completely dry before assembling
Caring For Vape Tanks
Avoid dropping your vape tanks as this might cause them to break. Just like your smartphone, vape tanks are vulnerable to breaking if they fall. But, there is something you can do to minimize this risk: Make good use of vape bands. Your vape tank might come with them. However, you can always buy one if yours did not come with it. The vape bands are very cheap and come in various logos and designs to further help you personalize your vape gear. Put these vape bands around your vape tank to reduce the chances of it coming into contact with a hard surface if dropped.
Storage of Vape Tanks
Proper storage of vape tanks is important, regardless of whether you are travelling with your vape gear or simply leaving it to sit at home. When storing at home, ensure that it is out of children and pet’s reach. Importantly, store tanks in a casing and put away from direct sunlight. If you are travelling, avoid storing your vape tank in the pocket as you might forget and sit on it, causing it to break. Additionally, depending on the type of tank, it is advisable to dismantle the batteries when travelling. This will prevent accidental firing, which might pose danger to you and your tank.
It is through regular maintenance that you will spot small problems before they can totally ruin your tank. When inspecting your tank, there are two areas that should be your primary concern- the insulator and the O-rings. Check whether the O-rings have any signs of wear and tear. If so, replace them immediately. You can use the spares that come with your vape tank, on purchasing. Else, you can purchase them. They are pretty easy to obtain. As for the insulation, you might have to get companies check it out for you and replace.
There are so many ways in which you can avoid damaging your vape tank. However, the above are the easiest to do. With regular maintenance, cleaning proper care, proper storage and using the vape tank as the manufacturer intended, you will be safeguarding the life of your vape tank. And, as you can see from the above discussions, it neither take a lot of time nor does it cost you a lot of money to do this. So, why not change the way you treat your vape tanks, as from today, and watch them stay around longer than just a few weeks?