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Crown 3, never leaked in 3 month now leaking everywhere?


GorGon27

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It never leaked at all in 3 months of ownership. Now it is running like a faucet. I close it when I fill. I am not sure what to look for here. I am sure it is something easily corrected unless it is just wear. I would appreciate any advice because this is going to damage my mod's and is otherwise a sloppy mess.

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I think that there may be a small oring on it somewhere and it can fall out when you clean it.
That would cause it to leak like a faucet.
Try checking around where the coil meets the tank to see if there are any spots where metal hits metal.
There should be an entire set of orings in the box that the tank came in.
If you can't find it then try by replacing all of the orings and see if you have any left over. if there is one left then you know there was one missing.
 

GorGon27

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Well this is interesting. I chain vape. In doing so I tend to Exhale back into the Drip tip. It was always okay with this. Now, if I refrain from doing that it is fine. As soon as I breathe into the Drip tip like 1ml of juice comes out of the vents. I will check the O-rings. Thanks.
 

GorGon27

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I do not know what was wrong here. The only o-rings on the Crown III are on the coil and of course the upper and lower metal meets glass. I removed the center pin from the coil and just dried everything off. Both the Atty and the coil. I put it back. Not only is it not leaking now, there is so much production I had to turn it way down. Now I am at 340F and 45W.. From 460F and 70W. However it asked new coil upon reinsertion. It is a .25 coil and it is reading .30. They usually are never that much off. I might have ruined this coil or it might have just been a dud. The production is incredible but I am not sure this coil is safe. Although the DNA250 should protect it. Not sure I should rely on that though.
 

GorGon27

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Turns out I was Exhaling back into the Drip tip. Even though I thought I had ceased to do so. This was only after the store watched me vape. With a Dripper obviously this is not a problem. It also turns out he told me take the first coil out of the trash and try it. Now, I have something like 5 months on the same coil. Freaking amazing. I do not think this is usual so I would not expect it. If it is in fact, what is the point of a RBA anymore? Unless you enjoy it or have too much time.
 

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I use Astro Glide on the O-rings. Goes together easier and comes apart much easier.
More than 1 use for Astro Glide.
Waiting for Lucy to comment!
 

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Sane thing happened here

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Turns out I was Exhaling back into the Drip tip. Even though I thought I had ceased to do so. This was only after the store watched me vape. With a Dripper obviously this is not a problem. It also turns out he told me take the first coil out of the trash and try it. Now, I have something like 5 months on the same coil. Freaking amazing. I do not think this is usual so I would not expect it. If it is in fact, what is the point of a RBA anymore? Unless you enjoy it or have too much time.

5 months on the same coil? Uh, that doesn't sound right.
 

PaulS

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The new crown 3 coils are quite good and last awhile. I use both the .5 coil and the .4 coil in the crown mini. Love this tank. I use the bubble glass it comes with and get - 0h that is butt ugly and - Oh that is really nice, lol.
 

GorGon27

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I used 5 coils since 5/1/17. I have replaced every O-ring and cleaned the base. It continues to leak like a sieve. I do not get it. Only leaks should be O-rings. Anyone know a fix for this? Is this a known issue? It seems Uwell has a different issue with each release. They really got the coils right ths time though. 90W/460F, 6 puffs and you cannot see in here. This room has the door closed and it is 1,600 square feet. It might rain in here. The leak just killed a mod and I am very unhappy about it. If no one can help me fix it can anyone recommend a tank with SS coils that produces like this?

I would get the valyrian but I only use TC. Plus the top feels way cheaper than the Crown III to me. Deal breaker there but have to get this thing to stop leaking or resort to buying a new one. I cannot understand why it is leaking. If I knew what was causing it then I could perhaps fix it. Without knowing the cause I am lost. Yes, I close the airflow when filling. It might be a vacuum problem but do not know how I would fix that.
 
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I used 5 coils since 5/1/17. I have replaced every O-ring and cleaned the base. It continues to leak like a sieve. I do not get it. Only leaks should be O-rings. Anyone know a fix for this? Is this a known issue? It seems Uwell has a different issue with each release. They really got the coils right ths time though. 90W/460F, 6 puffs and you cannot see in here. This room has the door closed and it is 1,600 square feet. It might rain in here. The leak just killed a mod and I am very unhappy about it. If no one can help me fix it can anyone recommend a tank with SS coils that produces like this?

I would get the valyrian but I only use TC. Plus the top feels way cheaper than the Crown III to me. Deal breaker there but have to get this thing to stop leaking or resort to buying a new one. I cannot understand why it is leaking. If I knew what was causing it then I could perhaps fix it. Without knowing the cause I am lost. Yes, I close the airflow when filling. It might be a vacuum problem but do not know how I would fix that.

There are some others, like the Blazer Mini with 0.2 316L optional coil, and Uwell SE-1 with the newer Crown II coils. But maybe just get a new Crown III. Can be found for $22-25 online now.

As you said, Valyrian is kanthal. It is also more like a tfv8 cloud beast- very airy and less flavor than any of the Crowns.

No telling on the qc with any of this gear. I have an old rx200 mod that never skipped a beat, and other supposedly reliable tanks and mods that had their issues.
 

GorGon27

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Thanks. I just ordered another Crown III. The issue with Chinese Stuff is QC. Like a Year and a half ago I only started buying custom mods. If you want DNA you can easily blow $130 on a Chinese mod. Or get a great one. It is a lottery. If you spend $500 it is not actually much more because you are almost positive you got a good one. Plus there is no comparison to begin with. Instead of Spend $130 and toss it in a Month. Since these companies RMA stinks. A reputable custom, they will fix it in a week in the odd chance it breaks. AFAIK there are no custom tanks. That would only be RBA's. It is difficult for me to work with small parts and I just do not care to. $20 is not $130 so after 6 months I just toss it. Something is wrong with it, like threads etc. So I had to replace it. If one works it may for a long time. Since a tank is much less complex than a mod. The C3 blows enough clouds for me and I am going for flavor with TC. The C3 is the best yet but it is a gamble. For $20 not a big deal. Mods that are $35 also not a big deal. Just when you get into DNA I would highly recommend spend the money and get a good one. I would rather "invest" $500 than gamble $130. That's just me though. The tanks are often just throw away.
 

GorGon27

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Here goes my bout of stupidity again if anyone read my other post just now. It will leak and sure does at approaching a 90 degree angle. Upright it is almost leak free, just condensation. Plus as before do not breathe down the chimney. So lying in bed, blowing back into it.....oops. Mine, just as my new mod are fine. The issue lately is incredible stupidity on my part. This is my favorite tank thus far. Pretty good clouds if you want and probably the best flavor of any. I know that is debatable. I have it currently on 40W/330F as not to set off the smoke alarm. Up at office as usual. Commercial smoke alarms are required to be way more sensitive than residential ones. Different technology in fact. One is 26' away and 90W/460F will set it off in less than 3 puffs. The nice thing is you can still get the flavor without the clouds. In that case this tank may be unique.
 

GorGon27

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Set mod 400F/140W. Close vent before remove cap, leave closed until replace cap. do not tilt tank more than 45 degrees. Refill before refill line is reached. Do not chain vape and overheat tank. Do not exhale into drip tip. Heed all of this and it should hardly leak. The issue with the design is condensation collecting in the top.
 

vape-noob

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I have a Crown 3 Mini. It has just started leaking like crazy. There was juice all over the mod after standing upright with no pocket carry. When I took the tank off, juice had pooled under the tank! Too bad cuz I really like the Crown Mini. I read that maybe I need to raise the wattage. I had been vaping at 45 watts; now I'm trying 70. Silver lining -- maybe this will help my winter-dry skin; I'm sure VG is an emollient.
 
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My bad. The coil was really loose. Tightening it seems to have fixed the problem. Probably caused by my mega-cleaning of the tank from high nicotine juice. I usually vape zero nicotine.
 
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I know this is an old thread but thought I'd throw this out there. If vape juice is seeping past "O" rings you can smear a little "Magic Lube" or even vasoline around them. The O rings dry out (even brand new ones in pkge) coat them with either of the above will solve your leaking issues.
 

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All my leakers have all had the same issue. Top fill seal. It wears and allows air in through the top.
 

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I know this is an old thread but thought I'd throw this out there. If vape juice is seeping past "O" rings you can smear a little "Magic Lube" or even vasoline around them. The O rings dry out (even brand new ones in pkge) coat them with either of the above will solve your leaking issues.

Vaseline is A Petroleum Product and not supposed to be Vaped~!
 
Vaseline is A Petroleum Product and not supposed to be Vaped~!
You're not vaping it, you're smearing it on a rubber O ring to make it seal better. Besides people use vaseline on their lips and many other parts of the body so there's no worries.
 

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You're not vaping it, you're smearing it on a rubber O ring to make it seal better. Besides people use vaseline on their lips and many other parts of the body so there's no worries.

Yes, there are BIG Worries because a Coil Heats Up and will make you Vape Vaseline, even if it just dilutes into the E-Liquid, you do not Vape OILS! Learn how to SAFELY Vape before you give advice before you hurt or kill someone~!
 

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  • A recent studyexternal icon analyzed samples from 51 EVALI cases from 16 states and a comparison group of samples from 99 comparison individuals without EVALI for vitamin E acetate, plant oils, medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, coconut oil, petroleum distillates, and diluent terpenes.
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  • No other toxicants were found in BAL fluid from either group, except for coconut oil and limonene (1 EVALI patient each).

Adding to @SteveS45's advice to not vape oils. Yes, I and likely @SteveS45 are aware that people can and do vape waxes and different type of oils safely. That noted for what we do using juice, we do not use waxes or oils. There is a big difference between the two forms of vaping. Equipment used for waxes and the relatively safe/r oils used varies from what we use for juices.

I've not tried the other form of vaping using waxes or the alleged safe/r oils. Have no desire or need to as I vape to use nicotine with less risk. I can do that as I have and currently do with juice. Why should I need to learn a different way, especially observing that oils in vaping products seem to cause harm? I say thanks but no thanks.

<sarcasm/joking> Also if you want to use Vaseline in/on vaping gear, you might want to try vaping pods, Tide Pods for instance seems logical. <//sarcasm/joking>

Apologies if my dark humor seems distasteful. Will not alter it though. If I couldn't laugh crying would drive me quite insane. Drat, too late.

And really to be technical, you might try using the ejuice on the o-rings to facilitate a better seal. Surprisingly enough this can often work due to the mechanics, quantum or otherwise of a tank creating vacuum. The juice helps mating up the silicone/rubber of the glass and steel/metal of the tank quite well.

Granted one can over coat the o-rings which leads to no seal. A little patience, some trail and error will get you where you need to be though. If you lack gumption to "stick with it", go on back to smoking cigarettes if you did, or try another style of tank/rda. It's not as though there's a lack of choices.
 
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MyMagicMist

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I know from experience with other tanks that those damn O-rings are sneaky bastards.

ARRR! Can agree, damn things go flying away, roll under tables, chairs, back into corners out of reach. There's nearly as bad as Sesame seeds for getting everywhere but where you want them. <joke>I think it's a ploy by the sadistic minds behind Slinkies, they know we'll be busy chasing o-rings while they invade.</joke> ;) :p :)
 

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