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Offline Dawn399

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Leaking liquid
« on: September 28, 2012, 06:48:31 PM »
I have several batteries, like the tornando, eco anda however while vaping the liquid leaks onto the connector and then I  am constantly cleaning.  What am I doing incorrectly and help. ???

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Re: Leaking liquid
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2012, 07:00:07 PM »
Hiya Dawn what are you using to hold your e liquid cartomisers or tanks or little cartridge things?


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Re: Leaking liquid
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012, 09:56:54 PM »
Drawing too hard I would think or the cart needs replacing as the cap is letting liquid escape through the edge of the cap and flooding the atty.

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Re: Leaking liquid
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2012, 11:31:05 PM »
I have several batteries, like the tornando, eco anda however while vaping the liquid leaks onto the connector and then I  am constantly cleaning.  What am I doing incorrectly and help. ???

Thanks,
Dawn

you will always have a slight liquid leak onto the battery post.  that is why the battery is sealed.  do you mean a big leak?  what kind of atty or tank or carto are you using?
Help wanted.  Need assistant to refill my cartos and charge my batteries must be willing to work for eliquid wages.

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Re: Leaking liquid
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2012, 12:08:13 PM »
 :(  I have a 510, Tornado, eco, and I have two others that are thesame but look different.  I have dual coil and non dual coil.  I am also a heavy vapor, so I dont do one and then put it down for 20min,  If I am drawing too hard then what would you suggest I buy that will work better and possibly last longer.?????????


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Re: Leaking liquid
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2012, 01:43:24 PM »
well its not down to the battery causing the leaking its the carto, tank or whatever else you use as an atty.

So the common theme if your finding leaking on all the different atomizers etc then drawing too hard would be be the constant in all the variations of vaping set ups.

If this is the case then you simply draw lighter thus allowing the coil to vaporise the liquid rather than pulling liquid over the atty quicker than it can vaporise it which would cause excess liquid to leak out

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Re: Leaking liquid
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2012, 07:20:23 PM »
Thank you. I never knew the batteries and carto thingy have a short life span. So I don't know how.money I have saved. My health is better. It's a good thing I have about 4 big batteries and more than that in the cig type. I just keep blowing through those carty things
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Re: Leaking liquid
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2012, 01:30:47 PM »
The Black tops keep popping off does anyone know how to keep  them on
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Re: Leaking liquid
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2012, 08:52:09 PM »
The Black tops keep popping off does anyone know how to keep  them on

Hi again Dawn399.  the black tops keep popping of from what?   :)
Help wanted.  Need assistant to refill my cartos and charge my batteries must be willing to work for eliquid wages.

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Re: Leaking liquid
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2012, 05:11:44 PM »
Tops from cartomizerz 
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Re: Leaking liquid
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2012, 05:14:47 PM »
Its not just alittle liqiud  every several drags i have to clean it otherwise i dont get any vapor  if i daw any slower i rwally won't get anything

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Re: Leaking liquid
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2012, 05:22:54 PM »
Hi Dawn,
It looks like you get leaks from whichever carto/atty you are using?
if you are using more than one type of atty, then that sounds to me like user error.
You need to draw in a way that is light (to quote a very knowledgeable member on this forum)
Not like you're trying to suck a mcFlurry through a straw... so if your cheeks dimple, you are
drawing too hard. So light, 5 second plus draws are what is needed.

Now if you say that you are already doing this, we really need to know which types of
atties you are using. If you're not sure of the names, could you link us to them on the TW store?

I really don't think that your batteries are at fault, this will either be down to the atty/atty's.
or the way that you are using them ;)





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Re: Leaking liquid
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2012, 06:07:58 PM »
Your cute however when I draw thatlight nothing really comes out

The onez I have are the blue green clear with the black tops ypu push in
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Re: Leaking liquid
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2012, 02:36:11 AM »
Ahh ok it sounds like you are using smokeymisers, if this is correct?
it could be due to the way that you are filling them, There is a very specific way
to fill these so that you don't get leaks.

You need to keep the rubber cover over the bottom of the smokey, remove the
drip tip and bung. Using a syringe or filling bottle with needle end, slowly fill the
smokey with it tilted slightly Keep the filling hole towards the bottom.
Leave a small air gap at the top, and replace the bung
as soon as its filled. you can then take the rubber cap off the bottom. Gently blow
through from the top to remove any excess liquid.
If you don't follow the filling instructions properly on this, then for some reason the
whole process will syphon the liquid straight out of the bottom.

I love smokeys, and once you have them filled and vaping properly they
work brilliantly, with loads of flavour and vapour.
Hope this helps a little, let us know how you get on. ;)


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Re: Leaking liquid
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2012, 08:24:46 AM »
Hmms.
I was on the standard titan carts. No flooding, but fiddly to refill and they seem to eat fluid very fast.
I bought two atomisers and tried swapping over. I'm not convinced yet, but seems the second atomiser doesn't eat the fluid as fast as the first. So what's that? a 50% duff atomiser rate so far? It works ... just seems to work best at making fluid vanish. Anyway. Having a cart that only lasts a few drags wasn't really the point of an e-cig to me so....
So tried a smokey.
Ooops. No instructions come with it.
There's a video with very low audio on the smokey page, but I missed putting the end cap on before filling.
Result?
Could have just squirted that first load of fluid in the loo basically and saved a bit of time. The cartomiser just pisses fluid out. Blow it out to clean it? Well no, that basically just syphons the whole lot through a bit quicker. I did try taking a drag on it and got a mouth full of fluid. (No I don't drag hard or fast, just enough to kick the battery in). Yum.
So first smokey is now sat on the desk and probably trashed? A fair dose of fluid I liked has been sprayed on to tissue paper or dripped on my leg.
Don't give me the "should have read the instructions" line. Because there are no instructions to read.
Frankly.
That's a bit crap.
I'd love to be in the "hey this is all great" camp, but actually ... this is proving to be a fiddly waste of time and money and every mistake bins another bunch of fluid, this time on my leg. Hmmm. Nice. Why no instructions with anything at all from TW?

Sighs. Puts smokey 1 in the box of "smoking stuff I don't really use but spent money on".

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Re: Leaking liquid
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2012, 02:42:12 PM »
Can't edit the last one so ...
Fair enough. 2nd smokey does eventually work but is prone to trying to flood if you're not careful about it. Putting the end cap on when you fill it works, but if you put it on too far, you end up sucking the fluid back through anyway when you take it off & back to square one... O.o


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Re: Leaking liquid
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2012, 04:03:02 PM »
The smokeys work wonderfully when they are filled properly...
I have used many smokeys, and the only time they leak is when I'm in a rush
to fill them and don't do it properly, either not using the rubber end cap, or
not tilting enough while filling. Lesson learned for me now :)

There is a learning curve with vaping, all carto's, clearo's and atty's take a
little while to get used too. But when you do get used to them, and learn how
 to fill them, they work amazingly well.

The forum is here for you to gain tips, and find advice on how to use things,
you will find an amazing amount of useful information here ;)


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Re: Leaking liquid
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2012, 07:44:52 AM »
I was plagued with leaks on my e-Go C.

However, after watching the video below, I can honestly say I haven't had a leak since.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=awoPTGSna90&noredirect=1

Hope it helps.

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Re: Leaking liquid
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2012, 08:34:47 AM »
This forum is littered with much of the advice offered in this video.:

Hi everyone,

Just a quick update on my eGo-c. I have cleaned all the atomizers in neat vodka and blown them through and I am now getting a great vape once again with no burning plastic taste.

As suggested by Astrecks "Try taking long light vapes (at least 5 seconds) and not short hard vapes, press the power button slightly before taking a vape, taking long vapes allows the vapour to develop creating a more satisfying experience."

I am using this method now and am really happy again, i am currently enjoying the TW cappuccino e-juice.

Thanks for all the advice!

Paul  ;)


The black rubber caps should certainly help if the problem is a leak, but I found it was easy to flood the Mega Tanks if I vaped too hard, they required long light draw as opposed to sharp quick draws. I think I've developed the knack of adusting my drawing technique to suit the atomiser I'm using at the time  :-\


You will find a long light draw works better, a draw of around 4 to 5 seconds, pressing the button at the same time as you are drawing and releasing the button when you stop drawing.

You can develop your own technique, some people press the button slightly before taking a draw to get the atomiser sizzling first, andd then release the button before finishing the draw.

If you want to emulate the draw of a tobacco cigarette, people use a low resistence atomiser (which burns hotter) so you can take shorter draws for the same amount of vapour production, there is a price to pay as a hotter atomiser can alter the taste and burn through eliquid faster, also low resistence atomisers can have a shorter life.

As you can see from the above posts, this tip is not new!
Having worked in all 3 of TW's retail shops I constantly see the wrong vaping technique, sadly many won't accept the advice and believe the product is faulty :( People do eventually have the "Light-bulb" moment in the end.

People tend not to realise the the coil in the atomiser does all the work of producing the vapour and you are only required to take the lightest of breaths to draw this vapour into your mouth.
Happy Vaping!!!  Jeff

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Re: Leaking liquid
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2012, 11:24:30 AM »
Hi so i can let the tankomiser just sir and it leaks  draw lighty and it leaks  the black tops pop off  any sugesstons  also bouhht concentrated liquid  what should i mix with it

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