A standout amongst the most well-known and disappointing events concerning vape tanks is flooded coils and gurgling. In short, there are many different factors on why atomizer coils flood. It's dependent on what coil is being used, the altitude and the outside temperature. In this blog we will discuss the top five tricks and tips to prevent and fix flooded coils.
Over Priming the Coil
Sub-Ohm Tanks are the most popular atomizer for vapers. Generally built of stainless steel construction with a glass section and pre-made atomizer coil. Before vaping, it's highly suggested to prime the coil. This means, putting a few drops of eliquid directly onto the cotton. The process is very easy, which allows the cotton to absorb the eliquid. Although each is built differently, make sure you're dropping the eliquid on the open holes on the side and just a tad on the top with the cotton exposed. Do not over do it as the juice can build up in the center of coil rather than the cotton absorbing it.
Use More Power
Everyone is a bit different on how they prefer to prime the coil. Some will say to use less power to ensure the coil doesn't burn. If you feel this isn't working, try bumping it up to the recommended power setting. You can find this on the side of the coil, on the box of the atomizer or in the user manual. By using more wattage power, this will allow the eliquid to vaporizer quickly, rather than just pool up inside the coil. Without the eliquid vaporizing correctly, the eliquid can shoot out of the airflow and/or the mouthpiece.
Filling Up the Tank Correctly
The Sub-Ohm Tank technology has vastly improved in the last two years. Nowadays, most Sub-Ohm Tanks will feature a convenient top-fill method with a center chimney hole and the side fill ports. As you open and close the Sub-Ohm Tank, there is an amount of pressure that builds up. We recommend you closing the airflow valve before filling your tank. With the pressure being locked into the juice reservoir, it will help prevent flooded coils.
More Wick Needed (RTA Users)
Finding the right amount of wick is very important to prevent flooded coils. You don't want to over-wick or use not enough, here's why. Using not enough cotton can cause eliquid to seep through the coil, leading to the airflow and chimney. If you come across gurgling and flooding, try using more cotton to ensure it stops.
If All Else Fails...Replace the Coil
Replacing your coil should be the absolute last option. As vapers, we should try everything possible to fix the issue before just giving up and replacing the coil. However, if all else fails...then just replace the coil. To keep up with the demand, sometimes manufacturers will make coils too quickly, causing dud coils. It happens and unfortunately, there isn't much the consumers can do. If you're at this step with replacing the coil, please make sure you're properly filling the tank and priming the coil.
In closing, do you have any other tips or tricks for preventing flooded coils? We'd love to hear about it. Let us know in the comments below.