Help !! I can't unscrew my mini super tank to change atomizer!

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  1. BaerCiggy2Vape

    BaerCiggy2Vape New Member

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    ahh I'm freaking out. I am absolutely loving the new mini super tank I bought but I can't get into the center to change the atomizer. How the hell do you unscrew this thing without a pair of pliers?
    I really want to change the coil out for the 0.5
     
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    BaerCiggy2Vape New Member

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    I've already tried using a small pair of leathermans to grip it with and I still can't take it apart
     

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    Run a small screw driver through the airflow slots on the base. Hold the top of the tank and use the screwdriver to break it loose. After doing it the first time, it comes apart much easier in the future.
     
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    I have never opened it before. I just barely bought the thing yesterday while I was down in Vegas... I really want to swap out the coil for the 0.5 ohm but I'm still having problems. I actually tried sticking something like a screw driver through the air flow base and twisting the top, it didn't work. I'll try again and post my results. Thanks for all the tips and advice. Also ,,, what the hell does putting it in the freezer do??
     
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    The combination of hot water and freezer expands and contracts the metal. I've never been able to open mine without a combination of those two - well that is until I bought the set of pliers :)
     
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    Then put on a rubber glove to give you more grip on the tank. The screw driver has always worked for us in our shops.
     
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    All of my super tanks are always difficult and also suoer tanks my friends own. With the mini, you stick a small screwdriver directly through the airhole, then it's easy. With the original, you need to wedge a small screwdriver in the airhole since it won't slide all the way through. This works 100% of the time.
     
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    Omg so thankful to you guys right now'! I bet I've watched 8,000 YouTube videos on this piece and nothing! Finally! Now let's try something that might actuslly work!
     
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    Welcome aboard......:vino:
     
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    So does that mean you got it open? I had a devil of a time earlier today with a Crown Uwell tank. It took me a nail tool and two sets of pliers to get it apart. Dang, that sucks!
     
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    If you can't find a screwdriver small enough to get in there... it comes with an allen L wrench curiously because there are no allen screws in the tank.

    That is included to get the tank apart and fits perfectly through the entire base.
     
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    I recently got one still unable to get the base off. To change my coil I disassembled from the top and then removed the glass, installed the new coil and re assembled. I've gone through 3 or 4 coils and used this process each time, honestly I've flat out given up trying to do things the regular way.
     
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    You could use rubber gloves or you could take a couple rubber bands and wrap around the tank and unscrew it.
     
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    I bought 2 of the ST Mini's and I thought it was just my tanks that would not would not come apart. I used the screwdriver in the airflow holes "trick". Tobeco's little initiation to the Super Tank club... o_O.
     
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    a pair of these are really useful

    use the circle part to twist open tanks without ruining them and use the tweezer part for building coils.

    another cheap option is spark plug wire pullers
     
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    Really wish I was part of this forum and read this thread before taking a pliers to my Gemini RTA. The black finish will never look good again.
     
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    Ouch :(
     
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    Learned a trade secret though, scratch a black metal finish, use a sharpie.
     
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    I got mine open with a pair of plyers was hard but it finally broke free.
     
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    I bought my Tobecco Mini Super Tank about 3 weeks ago and have been able to open it, but I cannot remove the coil. It will be necessary in the near future and am hoping someone at a vape shop will help me.
     
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    Put the supplied allen key through the air holes in the base. Grab the coil with pliers if needed.
    They put the allen key in the kit so you can unscrew stuff like the top of the tank or the coil... there are no allen screws ;)
     
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    [​IMG]

    If you are looking to remove the coil for replacement than you can do as shown in the picture. Use a small sharp object and puncture through the Cotton in any of the juice holes. Then use the screwdriver as a lever to unscrew the coil.

    Notes: this will damage the coil so it can not be reused. And don't do this to install a new coil. Make sure your fingers are not atop the juice hole on the opposite side so as to avoid stabbing yourself. Do not do this while the tank is installed on a mod.

    When installing a new coil make sure its fully screwed down (by hand is best, you can use a grip pad to help you grip the coil. Don't use a wrench or pliers) Then BEFORE assembling the rest of the tank, test it on your mod (or tab) to see that it's seen by the mod. The picture below shows my mod reading the (.2 ohm coil) at .26 ohm. If it is unread, try tightening the coil a little more. Once you get a proper reading you are good to prime, reassemble, fill and enjoy your vape.
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    Sent from somewhere in Vietnam.
     
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  27. NHXJer

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    ^ This.

    Even better:
    If the coil does not read, rather than cranking down on it, remove it from the base and slightly pull the positive pin part of the coil out a bit. I usually do this every time as a rule before installing the new coil.
     
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    I always forget this with my st. Thanks for the reminder.

    Sent from somewhere in Vietnam.
     

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