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Vape Spitting? How To Stop Spitback When Vaping.

Vape Spitting? How To Stop Spitback When Vaping.

Is your vape spitting? That isn't very pleasant! Getting spit back in your mouth when vaping is no fun. There are a few things that can cause sit back, and we will cover those. Also, there is a lot that you can do about sit back, and we will protect that as well. Not all of these remedies will work. Sometimes, a coil is just worn out and needs to be replaced. But, quite often, spit back can be fixed.

I have to say something real quick. The person who does the artwork for Freeman Vape Juice likes to spit back! Can you believe it? Anyway, it is better to avoid vape spitting. Having warm or sometimes hot e-liquid in your mouth is not what vapers want. Let's start at the beginning and then get to work to solve this problem.

What is spit back?

What is spitback or vape spitting? A spitting vape is when excess e-liquid in the coil bursts from the coil, up through the mouthpiece, and into the vaper's mouth. Sportback is instantly noticeable as the liquid in the mouth. The flavor and nicotine will leave an intense sensation. If vaping at high wattages, the liquid may also be hot and uncomfortable.

A vape spitting is often a sign that the vape juice has overly saturated and flooded the coils. When you fire the atomizer, the vapor coming up through the flooded juice makes the liquid spit and jump up the chimney and through the mouthpiece. Spit back liquid can be hot and uncomfortable, but usually, it isn't enjoyable to taste the raw juice in your mouth. I know, I said that twice now. But it is true!


So I am not a fan of vape spitting. To stop the spit back menace, we need to know what causes spit back. While there are several causes, the number one culprit is a flooded coil.

Flooded Vape Coils

Flooded vape coils are a nuisance! Not only can you get a vape spitting, but you will also get a gurgling sound, less vapor, and sometimes less airflow. After a vape has been sitting all night, it is quite common for the first few hits of the day to have some gurgling and spit back. This is because overnight, the liquid can seep into the coil. Usually, after a couple of vapes, the flooding clears up, and you don't have to worry about it for the rest of the day.


Sometimes, coil flooding is more persistent. There are several reasons that an atomizer coil might flood. A failing or defective coil can also be the cause of flooding and spitback. If the coil is not thoroughly heating or insufficiently heating, then not enough vape juice will be vaporized. That will lead to flooding and vape spitting.


If you make your coils, check to ensure that it is heating evenly and uniformly if there is a dead spot in the coil that can cause vape spitting. If you notice a quiet area in the ring, it may be time to build a new one or make sure you have enough wick. If you are using pre-built coils, spit back, and flooding may mean that it is time for a replacement. But before you replace the coils, you can do a few things to troubleshoot a spit back problem.


Stopping Vape Spitting

The first area to troubleshoot to stop vape spitting is to tackle any flooding issues. How can you get rid of flooding? One of the quickest ways to handle spit back is to temporarily increase the wattage or temperature until the flooding and gurgling stops and then go back to your average vaping temperature. This fix will handle flooding and spit back most of the time!

  • Temporarily increase the wattage to vaporize any excess e-liquid.
  • Once the gurgling and spitting have stopped, go back to your preferred power setting.
  • Never exceed the manufacturer's recommended wattage settings.


Another problem could be that the atomizer does not get sufficient power from the battery to heat fully because the contacts are compromised. Make sure that coils are secure and that the connections are secure and connected. It is a good idea to swab and clean the contacts with isopropyl alcohol from time to time.


A failing or defective coil can also be the cause of spit back. If the coil is not thoroughly heating or insufficiently heating, then not enough vape juice will be vaporized. That will lead to flooding and vape spitting. Defects and failures require replacement.


Finally, some vape tanks spit! Some tanks have anti-spit back features or longer chimneys to help avoid vape spitting. But ultimately, occasional spitting may be something to bear from time to time.

Other Causes of Spitback

Other causes of spit back can almost always be traced to a leak or defect, causing the atomizer to flood. This is not still the type of vape leaking that you notice outside the tank. The leak may be internal to the atomizer. A defective or worn-out O-ring may allow excess vape juice to seep into the atomizer. Check and replace the O-rings if you are getting persistent flooding, even with new coils.


Gravity can cause flooding and spitback. If a vape is left on its side or upside down, vape juice can leak into the chimney and mouthpiece. The first vape from a device that has been upside down can lead to a mouthful of juice! Take some quick, short puffs until the flooding is subsided.


Vaping at too high of wattage can also cause spitback. Cloud chasers often have to deal with vape spitting because of the amount of vape juice they are vaporizing instantly. Cloud chasing set-ups with ultra-low resistance atomizers are usually designed to reduce spit back.


Spitting may also mean that changing vape juice is required. Another common cause of spitback is using the incorrect vape juice that is not designed for a particular vape device. For example, a PG e-liquid will be to think for a sub-ohm vape.

E-Liquid Too Thin

A vape juice that is too thick can over saturate a coil designed for sub-ohm vaping. Freeman's guide to 'what is vape juice' contains all the information for what types of vape juice are required for different vaping types. Vaping a PG e-liquid with an atomizer with a resistance of fewer than 1.0 ohms will cause spitting. Make sure you are using a VG e-liquid when sub-ohm or temperature control vaping.


That's it for our guide to fighting back against spit back! To sum it all up, here are the key points once again:


  • A vape spitting is usually caused by atomizer flooding
  • Spitting often happens in conjunction with the gurgling sounds that indicate flooding
  • Temporarily increase the wattage setting to vaporize any excess juice to handle spit back
  • Make sure your coils heat evenly
  • If spit back is persistent, it may be time to replace the coil
  • Check O-rings and contacts
  • Make sure you have the right vape juice for your device


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