dab pen

Why is there no airflow in my dab pen?

There was a question asked on Reddit a few years ago: “I am going to preface this with, I am brand new to vaping and this sub. I am having airflow problems with my vape pen. The battery and atomizer are both heating up, so I don’t think it’s a battery connection problem. I have cleaned the battery connections and the mouthpiece, and the mouthpiece is not clogged. But there is no air flow coming out of the mouthpiece when I try to use it, so I think it’s some sort of airflow issue with the atomizer. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can fix this?”

This is a common problem that many vapers experience and they are seeking answers. Look no further because today I’m here to answer these questions.

Dab pen

Dab pen

My vape pen cartridge has no airflow, what can I do?

You can do the following, take a small needle and poke it in the airflow holes this might help unclogged it again because it can be gunked up. You can also do some cleaning of your atomizer and the inside of your cartridge.

 

Okay after I surfed the internet a little bit, I could not find any helpful answers so here are some suggestions:

When cleaning your atomizer, you need the following:

  • Some paper towels
  • A toothpick a paper clip will also help.

 

Okay, now the first thing you need to do is take the paper towel and wipe the battery end of the atomizer to clean any of the liquid. Take the atomizer with you to your nearest sink. While you hold it over the sink put the battery end of the atomizer to your mouth and then blow. This will help any leftover liquid to be removed. 2 to 3 blows will most likely do the trick. Now take the paper towel again and wipe the atomizer.

 

The second step is to break the gunk

You will need another paper towel to wrap around something small that will fit into a tight space like a needle a paperclip or even a toothpick.

 

Now after you wrapped any of those three options, swipe it around the outer edges this will help to release the gunk that has built up on the bottom. To blow through the atomizer only gets rid of the loose liquid inside and not the liquid that has gunked up or is stuck. By using a toothpick or needle it will help release the liquid that could not be blown out.

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dab pen

Let us get to step 3, okay I know this is getting a bit tedious… but you are almost done.

Get a paper towel and lay it somewhere flat make sure it is in an area where it can’t be moved or harmed. You can now place your atomizer on the paper towel with the battery end up. This will help any remaining liquid to be drained out. You can leave it for an hour or for a full day to make sure that everything is out.

 

Why does my vape pen get clogged up?

It can be because of the following reasons:

  • Overfilling
  • If you have not used the device for quite some time
  • If you leave the device in conditions where the liquid can change its consistency
  • Or even just because you use it regularly.

By cleaning your vape pen at least once a week you will reduce the risk of clogging from happening. I hope you guys found this tips and tricks helpful. A clean vape is a happy vape!

Wax Pen maintenance

Dab rig Vs Dab pen

Have you ever sat and wondered what the difference is between a dab pen and a dab rig? Well sit back and read on because you are about to find out. Dab rigs are glass setups that someone can smoke wax concentrates from. It is like a glass bong but for wax.

The anatomy of a dab rig:

  • A chamber for the water
  • A mouthpiece
  • A bowl for the wax so that heat can be applied to it.

The process

You will first need a heat source like a blow torch that can superheat a domeless nail that was used to apply the wax to and then you can vaporize it. You can use a dabbing tool to avoid a sticky situation.

What is a dab pen?

Dab rig Vs Dab pen

Dab rig Vs Dab pen

This is a vaporizer that you load with wax. It does everything that a dab rig does but in a different manner and format.

The anatomy of a dab pen:

  • Mouthpiece
  • Battery
  • Heating chamber

 

The function of the battery is to be the new heat source by charging electrically and then heating the coils that are within the heating chamber.

The coils interact with the wax and then vaporizes it. The exciting thing is that dab pens come in different shapes and sizes and have a variety of features.

 

Portability

It is more portable than even the smallest dab rig. The dab rig also needs bigger equipment for it to operate than the dab pen.

 

More discreet

A dab pen is much more discreet than a dab rig. Why? Because there is no blowtorch needed or smoke. And the other thing that makes the dab pen more discreet is its portability.

 

Similarities of dab rig and dab pen

  1. Both are used for wax concentrates
  2. Both are reusable, so you don’t have to dispose of them after a use
  3. Both come in a variety of forms with different features
  4. They are both available at different price ranges so that there are options for everyone
Dab rig Vs Dab pen

Dab rig Vs Dab pen

What should I buy, A dab pen, or a dab rig?

This is all up to what you prefer. Do you want something that is more discreet and portable or something that has more power? Or do you just want something that is easy to operate? Whatever you prefer there is an option available for everyone out there.

 

Here are some tips to make your decision:

  • Are you going to use it on the go or at home?
  • Is power more important to you?
  • How committed are you to wax?

 

It all comes down to what your preference is because if power is more important to you then  the dab rig will be ideal for you and if you are looking for something more portable and discreet the dab pen will be your best option.

 

What do you prefer a dab rig or a dab pen? And why? Let us know.