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How do you keep your ProTank-II from flooding at night?

Discussion in 'Tanks, clearomizers and drop-in coils' started by mezzio, Sep 24, 2013.

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  1. mezzio

    mezzio Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I don't know if it's just me, or if it's just a design flaw, but I was wondering what I could do to keep my PT2 from flooding at night. I've tried storing it upright, it leaks on to my connector, on it's side, it still leaks through the air holes if the tank is full enough. I usually take my e cig to bed with me because I'll watch a movie or a couple episodes of a show before I actually fall asleep, so I'll be able to vape while I watch. Unfortunately after a while, I just fall asleep, so actively unscrewing everything and storing it upside down to see if that works isn't going to happen.

    Is there anything I can do? Or am I just stuck with it?
  2. pufZeppelin

    pufZeppelin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2013
    Florida, SW
    well IT SHOULDN'T LEAK ever, once you fill it and screw the base on
    on its side, upside down, hanging sideways from a tree

    only 3 places it can come from
    - 'o' ring around the base
    - the silicone 'cup' ring at bottom of chimney
    - or thru the wick assembly (into the battery)

    you say your juice is getting into the battery connection
    do you mess with the wicks ? maybe remove a flavor wick ? do you rebuild coils?
    have you tried installing ANOTHER new coil ? is the little 'o' ring on the bottom of your coil ?

    if juice is getting to your battery only way it can get there is :
    THRU a faulty wick (not big enuff to stop fluid)
    or AROUND a coil assembly (o-ring or tighten)

  3. pufZeppelin

    pufZeppelin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2013
    Florida, SW
    guess I should have asked, is this from new or have you been using it

    and this problem just started...? (if new, could be something wrong from factory)
  4. mezzio

    mezzio Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I realized I probably should have put this in "E Cigarette Technical Issues"... but anywho:

    This has been happening since I bought it, it seems to leak through the center hole of the head that goes straight through to the connector. I just put in a brand new head yesterday, leaving all of the flavor wicks in it just to see if I needed to remove any with the 100% VG juice I'm using now. Oddly, it doesn't do it throughout the day when I'm using it regularly, only when it sits for an extended period of time, like when I'm sleeping. As of now I'm not rebuilding coils, but I did buy 200 feet of Kanthal in various sizes, and will probably start trying my hand at rebuilding here within the week.

    I probably wouldn't care so much, but I am kind of in the transition still where I crave analogs, so taking the extra minutes cleaning everything out get's on my nerves pretty quick, lol.
  5. spartanstew

    spartanstew Mr. Awesome Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 29, 2013
    Wylie, Texas
    Odd, I lay my tank down on my dresser every night and it's never leaked (been using it for about 6 weeks). Sometimes it's full, sometimes it's nearly empty and every level in between. I'm on my 4th head (IIRC) too and have never done anything with the wicks or anything special to clean it.
  6. Train2

    Train2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 11, 2013
    CA, USA
    No answer I'm afraid, just further confirmation that this shouldn't happen!
    I use several ProTanks, I DO remove about half the flavor wicking to improve juice flow to the coil - and I STILL don't get any leaking...
  7. pufZeppelin

    pufZeppelin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2013
    Florida, SW
    so it does sound as if you are "messin" with it some then (it's not a stock coil)

    so it also sounds like you got some supplies -I got a fix for you

    get a new coil, remove whatever flavor wick inside and put a big fat one in there

    MAKE DARN SURE IT IS SATURATED WITH FLUID, and vape your head off leak free

    I think by vaping all day your too small wick just barely keeps up enuff not to leak,
    but let it sit and fluid overcomes the wick and enters the battery cavity...

    (maybe it's just the supply of coils you happen to get?)

    by putting a bigger supply wick (flavor) it will stop leak-thru and also deter burnt taste

  8. mezzio

    mezzio Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I've suspected that the heads I got are knockoff heads. They didn't come in the box with the blister pack, they came individually bagged in "crack baggies" with a sticker indicating the ohm's, they aren't engraved/etched with the ohms either like the ones that came in the box with the tank are either. If this is the case, hopefully I can rebuild them better.

    Off topic - if anyone is looking for a quick, cheap seller on eBay for Kanthal, temco_industrial_power sells spools of the stuff for dirt cheap, I got 50ft of 28g, 50ft of 30g and 100ft of 32g for under $15... should be enough to last me the rest of my vaping life, lol.
  9. pufZeppelin

    pufZeppelin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2013
    Florida, SW
    you can you directly to TEMco and buy 250' of 32ga for $11.00

    yea look those coils over good, bet they are the leak problem...
  10. mezzio

    mezzio Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Yeah, that looks about right, the 32g I bought was $4 for the 100‘ roll, the 30g was $4.50, and the 28g was like $5.50.

    Hopefully I can build could better than whoever made these heads and remedy the problem.

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  11. pufZeppelin

    pufZeppelin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2013
    Florida, SW
    I hope you get it worked out

    they sure are great when working good... :)
  12. Ronald3638

    Ronald3638 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2013
    Zeeland, MI, USA
    I have had to add a flavor wick to one of mine to keep it from leaking and gurgling. One thing else I did that helped was to take the silicone cover off of another coil and put it on upside down on top of the existing silicone cover and that helped.

    On an Evod I took the silicone cap off a clearomizer and pushed on to the air tube on the Evod tank, fit perfectly and cured the leaking and gurgling there also. Just the silicone cap not the metal insert.
  13. damthisisfun

    damthisisfun Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    Katy, TX
    I was doing great rebuilding em coils and using cotton balls for wicks - UNITL - i saw a video on YouTube. Basically this dude was using cotton roll from CVS and using a whiff of cotton to make the wick and less to make the flavor wick. I rushed over to CVS and got the sterilized rolled cotton and coiling and a wickin I went. Well - NOT GOOD. First for me - the taste was too chemically - so cotton should be boiled. Also - flooding worse that Noah Saw.

    Since I didnt have time to boil the RC - I decided to use the pre-boiled bunny balls i had. Still used the whiff of cotton - u know what - Noah Noah Noah. Went back to the way I made em - use enough cotton to be snug in the coil and use abt the same for flavor wicks. I am not goona try to convince u that it doesnt drip at all...............but it dont flood and it dont 2 drops of Johnson Creek Tennessee................
  14. mezzio

    mezzio Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Well I got my wire in today, and I have plenty of heads that are already disassembled and "need rebuild", so decided to try my hand at a micro coil with a cotton wick. Made a 30g 10 wrap coil, ohmed out to 3.8 ohms, minus the 1.7 ohms that my meter reads high, so a 2,1ohm coil (perfect). Threaded the cotton in, and folded it over the top of the coil as a "flavor wick", and to fill up some more space in the slots cut in for the stock wicks. So far everything is burning as it should, flavor and vapor are awesome, throat hit is just right, and hopefully my perfectionist mentality built it to stop the leaking, guess we'll see tonight.

    What really sucks though, is I still can't taste any banana in this Gorilla Juice :(

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  15. Dconnor

    Dconnor Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 10, 2013
    Las Vegas
    My PT2's both seem to leek if I carry them in my pocket.
  16. damthisisfun

    damthisisfun Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    Katy, TX
    I been jinxed - cant make a wick that wont leak - ARRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
  17. mezzio

    mezzio Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    After a few days I've tried a few different coils, all using the same method, but different size wire. Anything I make with 30g doesn't leak at all, 28g ill get some small droplets on my connector by the end of the day, but 32g will leak like it did before.
    It took a while to actually get a 28g coil to work, seemed like the first 3 or 4 I made all looked right, ohmed out right, but wouldn't fire. I finally got one to work, and its just awesome, lol.

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  18. ironcobra

    ironcobra Full Member Verified Member

    Oct 11, 2013
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    I'll have to try these two things tonight, when I get home from work.
  19. Ozwald

    Ozwald Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 12, 2013
    Personally I just unscrew my LeakPro2 from the PV & leave it upside down on my desk at night. If I were watching TV in bed after that, I'd just use a carto. But that's just me. (And I don't have a TV in my bedroom)
  20. rez667

    rez667 Full Member Verified Member

    Nov 11, 2013
    My Protank doesn't leak. Maybe check the washers?

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