(Last Updated On: February 8, 2021)

One of the most critical tasks for a vaper is to refill the tanks when the juice is about to drain out. The first time could be an overwhelming experience, as you might have many doubts about whether or not you are doing it right.  

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The following is a simple guide that will cover the different types of vape tanks present in various vaping devices and the steps to refill them. Let’s get started.  

Decoding The Anatomy Of Your Vape Tank 

The vape tank is a critical component of your weed vaporizer that houses the e-liquid. Developing a good understanding of its anatomy will help you refill faster and recognize signs of leakage or other problems. 

When you buy a vape starter kit, you will notice that there are multiple parts to a vape tank. Most vape tanks are cylindrical and have a metallic top and bottom. The tank section or the reservoir that holds the liquid is typically made of glass or plastic. A stem located in the middle is attached to the coil’s bottom that connects to the mouthpiece. The bottom portion of the tank is where the coil screws and combines with the battery. 

The purpose of a vape tank is to create a connection between the e-liquid and the coil’s wick. When you power your device, the coil heats up and vaporizes the liquid in the wick to produce vapors. 

Step 1: Disassemble The Device

Start by taking the coil out of the base. Now unscrew the airflow base leaving the mouthpiece and tank and top still attached. 

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Step 2: Always Clean Before You Refill 

Cleaning the tank and coil is usually advised while changing between flavors. It helps to ensure that any residue from the old e-liquid does not mix with the new one. It could ruin the flavor and cause a bad taste. But it is a good practice to clean the tank every time you refill. 

All vape devices have a finite lifetime. With regular use, different device components starting from the coil to the tank end up with gunk or dirt accumulation, leaks, and other wear and tear. The best way to enhance your device’s lifetime is to clean and care for them regularly to remove any gunk build up. This way, the components present their optimum performance during operation that would be useful for an excellent vaping session.  

Utilize the time you have spent disassembling the device for a refill to perform necessary cleaning as well. Run the components under hot water and mildly brush to eliminate the particle build-up on different elements. Air dry and make sure there are no water molecules left in the tank or other components before refill.  

Step 3: Refill The Tank

We come to the most critical part of the refilling process, i.e., adding the e-liquid to the tank. Start by unscrewing the top connector and look for the opening access. Tilt the tank and align the dropper filled with your favorite e-liquid along the tank walls to fill it carefully. If you are working with a bottom filling type of tank, make sure to turn it upside down before refilling.

A crucial point to remember here is to avoid dropping e-liquid on the center tube. The purpose of the tube is to create airflow in the system. The presence of e-liquid in this section would flood the coil with too much juice leading to leakage or performance problems. 

Look for the indications on the tank to make sure you don’t fill past the top marking. It helps to prevent leakage and stops the e-liquid from entering the center tube. 

If you hear a gurgling sound or the tank starts to leak, it indicates that you have overfilled. Simply detach the tank from the battery and put a paper towel over the air slot. Slowly blow through the mouthpiece to efficiently clear the excess liquid. Use some paper towels to clean the sides of the tank. 

Step 4: Don’t Forget To Prime Your Coil 

A common mistake committed by vapers is forgetting to prime the coil after a refill before vaping. When you refill your tank or get a new coil, the wick is typically dry without much liquid. If you fire the device now, it could burn the cotton wick and create a burnt taste in your e-juice. It could also permanently damage the coil. 

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The best way to ensure you do not burn the wick is to prime it before use. It means soaking your wick manually in the e-liquid. You can do so by dipping the wick in the tank. Alternatively, place a few drops of the liquid from the bottle using a dropper on the wick. Either way, make sure the wick is wet before you fire up the device to enjoy a happy vaping session.  

Also, check to ensure that your coil is in good health. If not, replace the coil and wick system immediately, as it could heavily influence your vaping quality.  

Step 5: Reassemble The Tank 

Once you finish refilling the tank and priming the coil, it is time to reassemble your vape device. Reattach the connector and the mouthpiece and insert the coil in the slot. Screw it to the base and reattach the tank to the vape mod. 

Step 6: Test Fire The Device 

Before you start using your vape again, let the device sit around for about 10 minutes. It helps to reduce the chances of experiencing a burnt taste further. It will give your coil enough time to be saturated with the e-liquid, which will ensure a great flavor profile. 

Now test-fire the device to check if the vapor feels good. Take a few short puffs to initiate the flow between the tank and the heating system. 

Step 7: Vape Away

The refilling process is now complete, and your device is ready for use. You might experience some messy spillages the first few times, but the process will become smoother and mess-free with practice. Enjoy the smooth, flavorful hits anytime, anywhere. 

Conclusion

Those were the steps for refilling different types of vape tanks with ease. Now it is time to explore the extravagant variety of e-liquid choices available on the market to put this knowledge to use. Make sure to invest in high-quality vape liquids most suitable for your vape device to have a safe and enjoyable vaping experience. 

Written by Kathy Cooley