How to Prevent a Leaking Cannabis Oil Vape Cartridge
Vaping is a popular way to consume cannabis oil, but one of the most common complaints among consumers is leaking cartridges. Not only is it frustrating to deal with a leaky cartridge, but it can also waste your precious cannabis oil. If you're tired of dealing with leaks, here are some great ways to prevent your cartridge from leaking:
Ensure the oil viscosity is proper for the size aperture oil intake holes in your cartridge. 2mm oil intake holes are the most common size in vape cartridges. 1.8-2mm aperture is best suited for thick viscosity oils. If you are diluting the oil with high terpene content, your oil may become too thin and require smaller size oil intake holes.
Once you are sure about your oil viscosity with the aperture size in your vape cartridge you'll want to follow the best practices for filling. A very important step that is often overlooked when filling vape cartridges is the capping and inverting phase. It is crucial to cap and invert the cartridge for at least 30 minutes immediately after filling to prevent leaks. This is to prevent the warm oil from cooling to room temperature on the coil, which could cause micro-cracking as it expands, leading to leaks.
After the inverting phase (30min+) is complete, it is recommending to let the cartridge stand upright for another 30 minutes prior to use.
- Cap & invert the cartridge immediately after filling.
- Stand the cartridge upright for 30min after inverting phase before use.
- Store in a cool, dry place.
Looking for complete filling instructions? See our How to Fill Cartridges guide »