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Kanger Protank(2) Coil Rebuild Question

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  1. bartlj1

    bartlj1 Full Member

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    The Kanger Protank(2) coil assembly consists of: Base, coil (Kanthal wire plus silica wick), rubber grommet, pin, cap, and washers. After a number of rebuilds (seems to be an average of five), the rubber grommet that holds the coil to the base is deteriorating with cuts that are caused by the wire and charring due to the coil heat. It seems a shame to throw the entire assembly away because of a worn out grommet. Does anyone know if just the grommet can be purchased?
     
  2. UncleChimney

    UncleChimney Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yes you can just get the grommets, hold on and let me see if I can find them for ya.
     
  3. UncleChimney

    UncleChimney Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Here ya go....there is a review at the bottom that says he/she used them on their Protank, but it did require trimming. I do not know of one that is a direct fit, but I'm sure if you search eBay or even your local hardware store you'll be able to find a direct fit.
     
  4. Sebastien

    Sebastien Full Member

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    Thank you for the information :)
     
  5. Daytony

    Daytony Full Member Verified Member

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    Funny I was just thinking the same thing when I ripped the insulator head off. If you purchase these let me know how they work. I hope kanger will sell the insulator as a part some time soon.
     
  6. gpjoe

    gpjoe Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I just bought some of these for my Kanger coils. I haven't received them yet, so I can't say for sure if they will work as-is or need some sort of modification.

    Anyway, if I can't get them to work it's really no big deal. I view rebuilding the coils like I do reloading ammunition. Some of the parts have a usable life before they need to be tossed - brass cases for example. Stuff just wears out. So if I can rebuild a coil even 5 times before I need to toss it and buy a new coil assembly, that's still a win.
     
  7. awsum140

    awsum140 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    If you want to extend the life of the rubber grommet consider using "zero" resistance wire on your coils for the leads. It keeps a lot of heat away from that grommet and keeps the heat where it's needed, in the coil itself.
     
  8. nova_did_it

    nova_did_it Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I've purchased wire and wick from Lightning Vapes, they got some good quality stuff for rebuilding coils. :D
     
  9. Moodyfisherman

    Moodyfisherman Super Member ECF Veteran

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    The link isn't working for me......I am curious now to what you found.


    Moody
     
  10. gpjoe

    gpjoe Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I found some rubber grommets from a seller on ebay. The link works for me, but you could try searching ebay for the seller "lightningvapes" or just search for "evod insulator". Hope that works for you.
     
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