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Broken Kanger Protank mouth piece....

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  1. Hippieangst

    Hippieangst Likes to vape... Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Just checking to see if this has happened to anybody else. Just got a Kanger Protank about a week ago and have been loving it until just this afternoon. I noticed a film of juice on the outside of my tank. I thought I had just maybe spilled some juice or I was leaking internally and some juice was coming out the actual mouth hole. As I was wiping off the tank, the mouth piece popped right off. I had Key Lime juice in at the time for the good part of the day. Could flavors be killing protanks as well?!?! Or, did I just get a bad tank? Photo05151403.jpg :(
     
  2. murphyramone

    murphyramone Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I think you just got a bad one. I had one that seperated on the other side. My B&M that i got it from was nice enough to swap it for a new one for me. I have 4 of them and that was the only one i have had a problem with.
     
  3. gregzbobo

    gregzbobo Full Member Verified Member

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    I think they use some sort of strong epoxy or glue to hold the top and bottom to the glass, maybe they skimped on your tank, but wouldn't rule out some flavors maybe eating at the glue I guess?
     
  4. wyllic

    wyllic Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It's entirely probable that the heavy acidic nature of the citrus juices would mess with the epoxy of the tanks.
     
  5. BostLabs

    BostLabs Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Well that truly sucks!

    No issues with my Pro's (Knock on wood!).

    OK being stupid now.... (tug, tug, pull,pull) Yup! Nice and solid. :D
     
  6. jimrug1

    jimrug1 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    When I first got mine, I assumed it came apart. Of course reading the instructions was not an option. I actually tried to unscrew it, tug it pull it. No go.. If you can't get it replaced, maybe you can glue it back on.
     
  7. Stone19Delta

    Stone19Delta Full Member

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    Bad tank more than likely, I have 4 Kanger's and not one issue afte rmodding the wicks and air holes ;-)
     
  8. resist73

    resist73 Full Member

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    I think a bad tank....very bad...sorry :(

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  9. Hippieangst

    Hippieangst Likes to vape... Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    My hope is this is just a random bad tank (fingers crossed). I had actually ordered a back up the other day, but it won't be here till the end of the week (anxious, indeed with USPS tracking page bookmarked).

    UPDATE: my props to the folks at MyFreedomSmokes.com. I called up the customer service line and the rep already put a replacement tank in the mail with the instruction that I would mail back the defective one (was actually going to look into re-gluing it myself), but a replacement is just fine as well. Overall, my week with the Protank has been a nice upgrade from my Kanger T3 clearos, which seemed to only work for me for about 3 days before the gurgling noises started up.

    Okay, if there are any folks at Kanger who just might stumble upon this thread....make the bottom piece and the mouth piece screw on...I'd be willing to pay a few extra dollars for that modification...
     
  10. wyllic

    wyllic Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It's nearly impossible to cut threads in Pyrex. Otherwise we'd have screw on glass tanks
     
  11. BostLabs

    BostLabs Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    They could probably glue a metal ring that is threaded at the top and bottom to meet that need, but it may make the whole tank much taller or the tank smaller to keep it from being too tall.
     
  12. wyllic

    wyllic Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm sure they'll come out with something awesome. The problem is you're gluing metal and glass together with that idea still. And therein lies the problem. Also, Chinese quality control for mass produced items is notoriously bad, so you'll always have lots of failures. Thankfully it's cheap!
     
  13. Hippieangst

    Hippieangst Likes to vape... Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I know it's wishful thinking...but it never hurts to put it out there...;)
     
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