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  1. Clivedeosauce

    Clivedeosauce New Member

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    Ok. Juice has gotten under my tank and I screwed it on, and it's dried so my tank is stuck. How do I get it off?!
     
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  2. SnapDragon NY

    SnapDragon NY Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years

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  4. SteveS45

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  5. skt239

    skt239 VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I know sticking a tank in the freezer will help get things unstuck. Not sure about putting a mod in there though.
     
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  6. SteveS45

    SteveS45 Diamond Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    I have personally never had e-Liquid that dried up even with some sitting on MOD for moths I did not use. Now cooked e-liquid can gunk up but still is viscous in my opinion.
     
  7. eStorm

    eStorm Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year Reddit Exile

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    Its these stupid smok tanks, even without juice beneath, depending on the coil you used, they always get stuck. Some more some less, however we keep answering this question on a daily basis, yet OP keeps opening topics on a nearly daily basis with said problem. What am I missing?
     
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  8. Clivedeosauce

    Clivedeosauce New Member

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    I'm thinking if I just wait a while it'll come crusty and loose.
     
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    fq06 Gold Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    Stick a small allen L wrench through the airflow holes and use that for leverage. 1.5mm fits through most tanks bases.

    This needs to be a sticky because it does get asked weekly.
     
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    SnapDragon NY Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Take it to a Vape Shop-
    If you followed any of the advice given to you- that tank would be off by now.
    If the tank is spinning and spinning and not coming off, your 510 connection on the mod is broken and you will need another set up.
     
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    Clivedeosauce New Member

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    I am from a small town in BC named Quesnel. We do not really have vape shops here. Smoke shops, but nothing electronic.
     
  12. Raymcconn

    Raymcconn Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    So what are you going to do in the mean time? Do you have another set up? I have never seen Juice get "crusty". I am lazy or time impaired as I like to say and have a tank that has had juice in it for almost 9 months now. Probably should of cleaned it when it was shelved. That is for another thread :| It is no where near crusty. Have you tried any of the suggestions? As mentioned the small allen wrench works well I have found.
     
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    eStorm Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year Reddit Exile

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    You know the freak I am, before replying to topics I might be unsure about, I'll do a test run. I was certain, that juice won't crust but not 100%, but if they do what kind of crust would we be dealing with. So I went and grabbed 5 different juices last night. Different VG/PG ratio, as well as high sweetener juices, less sweet ones etc to see if it would make a difference, assuming from OPs post that he/she is new to vaping, and didn't have that whole setup in his/her cabinet the last 3 years.

    So I poured enough of juice on two surfaces, one my kitchen counter and on a metal sheet, since mods are metal and I didn't wanted to hear the argument about the counter. Anyways, put my tanks on top and went to sleep. There's no crusting. Now we could argue, that because of the tanks heat it happens. NP I gotcha, picked my ceramic tank and this one heats up really bad, in fact after 3 puffs you can't touch the bottom and after 8 you can't touch the glass without burning yourself. Poured all the different juices underneath, nothing got crystalized, thanks to the vape gods today it didn't break my 510 lol.

    My point is, if its crusted already it ain't juice, if you waiting for it to crust up we gonna sit here probably till Xmas 2045, because it ain't happening lol.

    I'll explain now one more time how to fix it. Up to you if you wanna try it and solve your problem.

    Method 1:
    Grab some kitchen gloves you use for dishes or cleaning the house. First aid kit ones will work as well if you don't have the others.
    Turn off your mod.
    Open the tank either on the top or bottom and remove the glass. Do not remove the coil or coil head, glass only so it won't crack.
    Wear ur gloves, now grab the bottom of the tank that's stuck to the mod, not just the airflow part (applicable with specific tank models, not all have a bottom airflow) and the top, now try unscrewing it, might have to use a bit force tho.

    Method 2:
    Get vaping tweezers, that's a no brainer and won't need instructions.

    Method 3:
    Take a stainless steel nail file, small flat screw driver, an Allan key or whatever is small/flat enough to get into the tanks airflow or the little metal loop on the bottom of your coil.
    Turn off your mod, remove the battery because we are all about safety ;)
    Now slide the tool in the airflow or little metal loop, in some cases both and give it a good tuck.

    You will need some force and make sure you have enough leverage or it won't work.

    Method 4:
    Pliers, I think that's self explanatory as well.

    Gl, I'll be going to work now.
     
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    Raymcconn Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Well all of that was a bit more scientific than me looking at a old tank with juice in it. I give you that. :giggle:
     
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    Alright, I've gone through this whole post, and still need help.

    I'm using the Smok majesty. I'm pretty sure my 510s are fucked. The tank is on the vape, bit it just keeps constantly spinning. I've tried pliers, I dont have air holes on the base, so I'm at a loss and could use some help.

    The vape shop I went to also has no idea how to fix it.
     
  16. SteveS45

    SteveS45 Diamond Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    Sounds like the 510 is spinning in the MOD and I would really need to have it in my hands to say if I could get it apart.
     
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    SteveS45 Diamond Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    Oh and by the way........ Welcome @HeatheerMG and I hope you get it fixed.
     
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    gbalkam Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee Reddit Exile

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    Try adding a heat sink. It has a 510 pin on bottom and 510 thread on top and this might be enough to allow you to get your tank on tight enough to use. They run about $2 from fasttech.
     
  19. SteveS45

    SteveS45 Diamond Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    Useless suggestion since they clearly state they can't REMOVE the tank~.
     
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    Just get a new setup and one day when you are bored or desperate, you will get it licked. If it isn't coming off and isn't working, throw in the towel and cut your loses.

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    A small knife or scissors blade will work also ... I have to do this often.
     
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    My niece had an X-Priv that she dropped numerous times right on the tank to the point where the 510 was slightly but visibly leaning to one side and would spin freely in the body of the mod. I'm usually good with this kinda stuff, but I tried EVERYthing and could not fix it.

    She got the tank stuck in the connector and from turning it around and not knowing the state of the wiring underneath, it stopped firing altogether.

    I had to put it in a vise to break it open and hold the 510 with a pair of pliers from inside the mod to get the tank off.

    On a side note, I am 6 foot 2, weigh a fairly lean 245 pounds and have been seriously lifting weights for 13 years. I am very strong and not just for a man of 54 years. I have the full respect of the kids at my gym. I am telling you folks that I had to crank on that vise with everything I had to break that mod open. I kid you not. If the 510 connector was half as tough as the body of the mod itself it would survive a thermonuclear holocaust.
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    Sorry for the hijack.
     
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