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    Has anyone tried putting the o ring in boiling water and attempting to stretch it over the pin without cutting?

    The o ring also serves to keep e-juice out of the electronics. The cut will allow some juice to flow down into the circuit board if your tank floods. I have not needed to do this upgrade, but I have purchased the o rings and when I put one in boiling water it streched quite a bit, so I am thinking that once I have to remove the old ring, I can possibly stretch one of these rings over the post rather than cutting it.

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    Could be worth a shot. Do you have the #60 Rubber Washers or a different O-ring? I have 9 left in my package, I can try to boil and see what happens. Even with the cut it wasn't the easiest thing I've done getting it on, I'm not sure these have enough room to "stretch" around the pin down in the little well there but might work.

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    I've tried the boiling of o-rings for different applications than this and yes it does work but you have to be pretty fast as they cool down quick if memory serves me right.

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    Thanks for the update. Yes I have the Danko (spelling?) washers #60 direct from Home Depot. When I put one in boiling water for about 15 seconds and tried to stretch it with tweezers, it streched quite a bit. The flat top of the post does not seem to large, however the space around the top post is quite narrow and fitting the new washer through that gap while stretching it would be the major problem (before it cools off). I also wonder how long the post is? That is how far you can lift it up from its lower position. I would not want to break any soldered wire connections. I also do not desire (at this point) take the whole top unit off, disconnect the wire, pull the post out and then insert the ring around the bottom of the post, and reconnect everything. This might be the ultimate fix without cutting the O ring, but is much more complicated. Any other thoughts or suggestions would help others.

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    I didn't pull the pin up very far, for the same reason, I def didn't pull it up to the top of the well, but I did pull it up high enough to get a side started pretty easily, I didn't realize the pin had a lip on it at first and was thinking it would never go. If you could quickly get one side under the lip you might be able to stretch it over, by pushing around the edges as OP describes. If I was feeling frisky I'd pull mine out and try it but it's been working perfect and I have a bunch of vapemail coming today

    I will say, with one side cut and looking at it, I'm not too worried about juice getting through there, it's such a perfect fit, there's no way anything bigger is going in, and I can't even see the cut it's pushed so tight together.

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    I know what you mean, my Stainless Steel V2 Vamo has been working great. I have had it about a month, and the only problem I have had is sometimes having to lift the post after using an adapter. Now that I have switched to all 510 carto tanks, this does not happen, so I am not going to fool around with the fix. If it ain't broke, don''t fix it.

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    Well this morning my VAMO took a dive. I pulled the center post up and it started working, so I'm going to try this fix this evening. I wonder if my SMOK ZMAX can be repaired in the same way?


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    Same eff'n problem. It's all about the adapter. I was fine, like most, but wanted to check out the T3....... well ...., you need an adapter for it, with the rave reviews, yeah, I'll throw a few bucks on that and let me check it out.

    When you do the adapter, it pushes the pin down and you will see a 0.0 or 9.9..... I'm lazy and should have fixed it a while ago, but the 0 you just loosen it a bit and re-check it and it will fire fine, that has always been the case as I've had this problem for a month but now one of my vivi's is solid 9.9 which you can't do anything about that so I went out to the store and this will help some people also as Ace Hardware has the Home Depot O-ring there. I came home, and the guy gave me the wrong thing (I think?) because I have #61 not #60 that was mentioned on the thread.

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    Update on replacing the O ring in one piece

    In the Vamo Tips and Tricks thread found here: VAMO Owners - Pics, Tips, Tricks and Quirks Post # 600 by ericska.

    It shows how to disassemble the Vamo and shows pictures of the connection, which can be unsoldered and the post "should" come out. Sliding on a new ring, replacing the post, resoldering the wire and replacing the top should do the trick. Here is a picture of the connection:

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    There are more pictures of the entire disassembly in the above post by ericska.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmader View Post
    Same eff'n problem. It's all about the adapter. I was fine, like most, but wanted to check out the T3....... well ...., you need an adapter for it, with the rave reviews, yeah, I'll throw a few bucks on that and let me check it out.

    When you do the adapter, it pushes the pin down and you will see a 0.0 or 9.9..... I'm lazy and should have fixed it a while ago, but the 0 you just loosen it a bit and re-check it and it will fire fine, that has always been the case as I've had this problem for a month but now one of my vivi's is solid 9.9 which you can't do anything about that so I went out to the store and this will help some people also as Ace Hardware has the Home Depot O-ring there. I came home, and the guy gave me the wrong thing (I think?) because I have #61 not #60 that was mentioned on the thread.
    Yeah I think you're gonna need the #60 unfortunately... agreed on the adapter I'm 100% positive those are what is causing this.

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