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All these juices crack polycarb tanks. So why buy it!

Discussion in 'Carto Tanks' started by Youmadbrah, Dec 26, 2011.

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  1. Youmadbrah

    Youmadbrah Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 15, 2011
    Sour flavors
    Malic acid
    Citrus acid
    Cinnamon like "atomic cinnamon" types, not warm cinnamon like cinnamon coffee cake, this is okay
    Wintergreen juice or flavoring
    TPA ripe banana flavoring
    TPA honeysuckle flavoring
    TPA maraschino cherry flavoring
    TPA cherry blossom flavoring
    TPA root beer flavoring
    Mrs. T's strawberry shortcake, snickerdoodle
    KBV Hummingbird nectar
    mimosa(because of the orange)
    cola(because of cinnamon)?
    Vapor Renu Teaberry, cherry vanilla (possibly most of their flavors)
    Vapor Renu Mt. Dew baha blast and Strawberry limeade
    Oil based/e liquid that contains essential oils, when mixed with pg/vg, creates esters which will crack plastics
    E liquids that contain triacetin, used in vg liquids to carry flavor more effectively
    Vapalicious Gooey Butter Cake
    Clove oil
    Mt. Dew flavoring
    TPA Cinnamon Danish flavoring
    Rawrvapor Hawaii Sunrise
    TPA Vanilla Custard flavoring
    Tasty Vapor Cherry Cola
    Vixen Vapor Rootbeer
    TPA Pineapple flavoring
    TPA Vanilla Bean Ice Cream flavoring
    Vaporgod Licorice
    VAL Goddess
    VermillionRiver e juice
  2. Eliteedge_7

    Eliteedge_7 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 17, 2009
    Shelby , Michigan
    just use a different type of tube than poly. what really made me worry is some juices will melt the delrin end caps ( Vapor Renu mt. dew and sprite in my case) ate the delrin end caps and turned them to goo on my ssr tank (which uses a siringe like tubing) LUCKLY this was before good prophets stopped making the ssr and I got replacements.
  3. Youmadbrah

    Youmadbrah Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 15, 2011
    Like Pyrex or steel ? What do u use?
  4. CCC

    CCC Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 28, 2011
    You can get glass, or steel.
  5. Eliteedge_7

    Eliteedge_7 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 17, 2009
    Shelby , Michigan
    I use stainless steel and syringes cut to length, no real clue what type of plastic they are never looked into it.
  6. Old Chemist

    Old Chemist Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 23, 2009
    Syringes are usually made of polypropylene (PP) or polyethylene (PE). Those plastics are the most suitable for our purposes.
  7. tonyorion

    tonyorion Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2010
    Surprised to hear about the Delrin which is one of the better plastics when it comes to chemical resistance, although it is not at the top of the chemically resistant plastics. Polycarbonate, while mechanically very tough, absolutely and unequivocally sucks in any kind of chemical environment. especially one where any kind of heat is involved. In my first job out of grad school, it cost my company millions $ to replace polycarbonate parts that were cracking all over the place. Luckily for me, I was the one engineer who said don't use it on a new product design, but I was barely a month into the job at the time.

    It really stuns me to see polycarbonate tanks still being used when other alternatives are available. Impact resistant glass would work fine, except that it is a bear to cut without some special tooling even if the tooling would not be that expensive-basically a diamond cutting wheel in a tube cutter. You are not exactly cutting the glass but scoring and breaking it.
  8. Eliteedge_7

    Eliteedge_7 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 17, 2009
    Shelby , Michigan
    I like the idea of using Impact resistant glass and am going to have to give it a try. it would probably work really well in a genisis atty.... hmmm mind is going on a whole new world of possibilities... :vapor:
  9. mwa102464

    mwa102464 Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Seems to me all polycarbonate is not of the same chemical make up, I have run the same juice in some poly tanks and they have cracked and in others that have not. I especially like the full 1/8" walled good polly tanks, I have no issues with the ones I'm using, no cracks at all, the Phidiac pyrex glass tanks also dont crack either.
  10. sobero4

    sobero4 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 9, 2010
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    I feel ya, I cracked a whole lot of tanks, I just stick with my big daddy and lil' mama tanks. I have the all SS version and the delrin endcap/pyrextube setups for both the BD and LM. Love these tanks... 4 tanks with no leaks just like the 2 DCT MAP tanks I own and hold a bit more eliquid than the DCT MAP, but don't look as cool on my Provari as the DCT MAP does. If I can get a SS or pyrex tubing cut to DCT MAP specs, I'll put the 2 little fellas back on my roster with full faith of their ability to perform like I need them to!!!
  11. jacquelyn

    jacquelyn Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 15, 2011
    What supplier is TPA
  12. Dj Xy

    Dj Xy I'm winning like Charlie Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 5, 2011
    baltimore, maryland
    The Perfumers Apprentice
  13. Femputer

    Femputer Full Member

    Jul 4, 2011
    united states
    Joogler juice acai cracked one of my tanks, not sure what's in it that caused the crack but figured I'd just mention that.
  14. ninfreak

    ninfreak Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 18, 2011
    burkesville, kentucky
    i have had no problems with half the flavors mentioned. ive used a whole ounce of pineapple in tanks and not one crack, also have used hummingbird nectar-nothing, mountain dew-nothing, lots of v bean-nothing. ive only have had issues with bannanas and cinnamon, the typical suspects
  15. Flying W

    Flying W Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2011
    I have five tanks and I use a lot of different juice in them. I have never had one crack,or get blurry frosted.What is in these juices that would crack a tank.I still havent seen a cracked tank yet.
  16. sportyfortyeight

    sportyfortyeight Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 15, 2011
    Stainless steel ftw. Iv got 6 tanks with both size ss tubing and then extras just in case I ever get more tank end. Only thing that's bad is you can't see your juice level but most should know how long they can go till its refill time.

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  17. keyzygirl

    keyzygirl ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Aug 10, 2009
    Key West,Fl.
    I use a glass Phiniac tank and have been vaping cinnamon in it for a few days without an issue. Im pretty happy with it.
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