Alternative products that use concentrates have always suffered from clogging issues. While it may seem like it's just you, it is widespread throughout the industry and everyone has run into the same problem at least once. However, there are many manufacturers creating innovative products and using advanced technology in an effort to prevent or even eliminate the problem, yet it continues to resurface. Due to the clogging issue becoming even more of a topic (since many people are flocking to cannabis use), we've compiled a list that may help. This is how to fix a vape pen cartridge that is clogging.
Identifying The Issue Through Process of Elimination
First we must identify the issue, which is Delta 8 or other concentrate clogging. Chances are, you've made your way to this article because your vape pen cartridge or disposable vape pen is clogging. To eliminate any other potential issues, make sure that the cartridge still has air flow. If you still have adequate airflow, it is likely that the concentrate has hardened within the coil (heating element) chamber. If your airflow is completely blocked, it is likely that it has become hardened while in the airflow inlet. Next, check to make sure that you still have an adequate amount of concentrate left inside of your cartridge. Lastly, make sure you have enough battery power available to properly activate the coil and its ability to heat the material.
- Does The Cartridge Still Have Adequate Airflow?
- Is The Airflow Completely Blocked?
- Does The Cartridge Have Enough Concentrate Available?
- Does The Battery Have Enough Power?
Answering these questions can help us identify the issue through process of elimination. If you still have airflow, the inlet may not be clogged, but instead the coil chamber. If the airflow is completely blocked, it is likely that the airflow inlet is clogged, meaning the distillate or concentrate has hardened in the airflow tube leading to the mouthpiece. Sometimes the cartridge may seem clogged or you may not experience optimal performance because there isn't enough concentrate available or the concentrate isn't properly reaching the wicking material to wick correctly. If the battery doesn't have enough power, the performance may lack severely, and that may cause you to think that the vape pen cartridge is clogged.
How To Fix A Vape Pen Cartridge That Is Clogging
There are a few steps that you can take to try to fix the clogging issue, if in fact the vape pen cartridge is clogged. If it is a disposable device you are trying to unclog, first make sure the device is turned off. If it is Delta 8 THC carts you are trying to unclog, remove the cartridge from the device. This list is a variety of steps you can use to fix a vape pen cartridge that is clogging.
- Take a few puffs, blocking and unblocking the airflow (this will not work with disposable vapes since they have an automatic firing mechanism).
- If your device has a pre-heat function, use it to heat the concentrate to allow it to move more freely.
- Use a hair dryer to warm up the concentrate so that it can move more freely.
- Stick the end of a paper clip into the inlet to remove the blockage or to create a hole in the blockage.
Why Your Vape Pen Cartridge Keeps Clogging
Delta 8 THC and most cannabinoid extracts have a thicker consistency. The concentrate is a lot like candle wax. When it is heated, it flows better, wicks better, and can easily be vaporized. However, when heat isn't being applied to it, it forms into a solid, sticky state that makes it difficult to use. To help prevent the issue, in addition to providing flavor and benefits, products like our Delta 8 THC Disposable Vape Pen includes a ratio of terpenes to reduce the viscosity. Despite doing so, you may still experience occasional clogging. The best way you can prevent future clogging is by storing the vape pen cartridge in an upright position.