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The Vision Stone v3 Tank is a PITA!

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by , 04-09-2012 at 07:51 AM (860 Views)
I vented my frustrations about this little beast on the forum:

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It leaks through the air intake holes. Sometimes profusely. Thought I'd solved this problem by nudging the wicks around but it still happens when the tank is fuller than about 2mls. Obvious solution is keeping it 4/5 empty, but

a) what's the point of a tank if I have to refill it constantly;
b) I still have to shake it before inhaling to moisten the wick; again, not supposed to happen with a tank.

By the way, when this fakakta contraption actually does work, it is glorious. But not sure all the idisyncracies are worth it. Got my first DCT on its way to me. I presume those are less troublesome?
Well I cleaned the sucker today. Unscrewed the bottom carefully as suggested to me, rinsed it, gently patted the wicks dry with towels, and reassembled it. It occurred to me to place the metal circle (to which the wire is clipped) ON TOP of the air intake holes, in an effort to stop the leaks again. This seems to stop the leaks but drastically increases the gurgling. Can't win. Still good flavor, and it produces vision-obscuring clouds of vapor, but it is so freakin' fiddly it drives me nuts. Also, it can't be transported horizontally. So I will use this until the end of its natural life and then say sayonara.

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  1. bemorphy's Avatar
    I got the version without the clips. Been a big wishy washy. Went from dry hits to tidalwave and same leaking around bottom and top cap filling up with juice.
    Here is what I did.
    First try thicker juice with more vg. I was doing 70/30 and went to 50/50 and it seemed to work better.
    I finally took it apart and saw that the bottom seal around the air stem and connector was ripped, and that is why it was leaking into my batt connector.
    SO I took it all apart and put in a new seal from a ce2 clearomizer, cut the clearomizer air tube short to match the lenght of the original. Long story short, it is equipped with the clearomizer workings. Smaller air tube, different wicking.

    I was about t trash the thing and now it works better than new. No dry hits, no gurgling, no leaking, no tidal wave, just nice vapor. It is way more consistent in how it works now and that makes all the difference in the world, no more fiddling with it.