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New Protank broken! Weak threads. Buyer beware

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  1. Digs

    Digs Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 6, 2010
    I bought a Kanger ProTank after hearing so many good things about it but today my ProVari fell off my nightstand onto the carpet and the bottom threads of the tank snapped off leaving them inside my Provari's connection. This is the first time I've dropped my ProVari with this tank and I'm pretty upset that it couldn't take a 2 foot fall onto carpet.

    I've dropped my ProVari on CONCRETE with my ViVi Nova's many times and never have they broke. They've came apart before but never has the metal snapped in half like this tank.

    Anyways.. I just wanted to vent my frustration with this tank and let others who may be considering buying it know that the metal connection is cheap and will probably break the first time you drop it.
  2. DeeDee1234

    DeeDee1234 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 8, 2013
    You can buy a new bottom for a few bucks,fyi
  3. Glen Snyder

    Glen Snyder Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nothing wrong with the Protank I'm topping my Vamo with :ohmy:
  4. Kristin0624

    Kristin0624 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

  5. rand4ll

    rand4ll Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2013
    San Antonio, Tx
    I had the same thing happen to my provari but with the vivi nova, and yes an authentic one. Fell off my kitchen counter into tile. Took a bit of work with some needle nose pliers to get it out.
  6. Tempus Fugit

    Tempus Fugit Super Member ECF Veteran

    I'm usually a dripper, but I have found that I like the Protank better than all of the other disappointing tank type things I have tried. I have been extremely careful about dropping it because riding on top of an eVic, it feels like it weighs about two pounds. I have dropped it a couple of times on carpet with no damage, luckily. The Protank does not seem very portable, even though that's mostly what I use it for. In your case, I guess you are lucky that only the threads broke and not actually the glass.

    Sorry you had a bad experience. I think your frustration will help to remind us all to treat them like the delicate flowers they may be!
  7. crxess

    crxess Grumpy Ole Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 20, 2012
    Williamsport Md
    Must have been the Provari protecting them..................LOL J/K

    Seriously the ViVi does not have a cupped out base to allow a coil to be mounted. BBC=tighter/thinner machining.
    It is all in angle of attack
    Designed for Vaping :D

    Honest question
    Would you complain if your cell phone was trashed from dropping on concrete? As Vapers we sure do complain a lot about things that are kind of expected to happen.
  8. thinkingaboutit

    thinkingaboutit Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2012
    My mean, nasty provari has broken pyrex and a nova. I could probably keep it out of the cats way...but I never know where the little troublemaker will be.
  9. Cyia

    Cyia Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Had that happen to my husband. His Segeli V3 fell off his desk onto tile floor and bam, snapped that base connector and left it in the 510 connection. Thankfully we pulled it out and it wasn't wedged in there but now we have 1 protank without a bottom.

    I know discountvapors sells replacement bottom caps but they are 95% of the time sold out and when they get more in, they are practically gone that day.
  10. HughDaHand

    HughDaHand Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 28, 2012
    Swartz Creek, MI
    This seem to be pretty common thing with protanks. It is the whole reason I have not bought one yet, and I love these kanger BCC. The replacement bases can be hard to get ahold of also, they sell out in less than an hour of being listed at Discount vapors most of the time.
  11. The Ocelot

    The Ocelot Psychopomp Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yep - a couple of us were comparing notes the other night about Protank threads bending or breaking off. I thought it was funny that Discount Vapers sells replacement bases (currently OOS), but notes:

    Due to overwhelming demand only 5 bases at a time may be ordered in this run.

    Hmmm...kinda says something, doesn't it?
  12. TyEllen

    TyEllen Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 5, 2013
    Grand Rapids
    I have yet to have one break off. Multiple drops, and I always sit obit in my back pocket. I must be one of the lucky ones.
  13. The Ocelot

    The Ocelot Psychopomp Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    I haven't had any break off, but one bent. It still works, but looks noticeably misaligned.
  14. buzzzlove

    buzzzlove Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    As usual its made from as cheap as materials as they could find. Quality was not a top or even a middle priority with this product. If you want quality grab a Kayfun or a Ithaka or comparable, but you gotta pay un fortunatly we dont seem to have many middle ground priced Items. You have high end or cheap. I did see there is a Kayfun Clone for about 60 or 70$ cheaper than a kayfun. I see a few mechanical moders are making some reasoniably priced mods hopefully some attys will follow.
  15. Cyia

    Cyia Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    That's kind of my deal. I'm only willing to spend so much before my Vape budget hands come out. I'm splurging on a mod come next month, and there are a few things I will continue to buy for quality over quantity but a tank right now for my budget is about the $20 range, cheaper if I can find it.

    Also for giggles and fun, where might I take a look at a Kayfun and the clone at by chance?
  16. Leithan

    Leithan Just a "Member" Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 19, 2013
    Fort Irwin
    The quality of the bases seems to very, I had one of the first runs of protanks and the base and threads were a bit thicker, I got three that were noticeably thinner than another that was thick again. Not sure what this says but if your really worried about it and like the protank
    Tatroe tank bottom cap
    and if you want bullet proof you can get this to go with it.
    Tatroe Tank 3.2ML Smooth

    I'd much rather it was my protank that broke in a fall instead of my Provari's 510 connector. Something has to give.
  17. mommafish

    mommafish Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 1, 2012
    I've dropped my protank from cabinet high many times and lucky me nothing happened. .. knock on wood
  18. kas122461

    kas122461 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 15, 2013
    Indiana, USA
    I was going to say that, you beat me to it, I just got a confirmation that my two tanks with bases, shipped today, from cig techs, on sunday they shipped them! I am off work til tuesday, and I was hoping they would make it by then. I think that they are closed on sunday, I am impressed, I might still get them in time.

  19. the kanger protanks seem to be working fine for us. really easy to clean and easy to work with they sell fast at our shop!
  20. rockb4

    rockb4 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2013
    With BCC gravity is usually your friend, but it can bite you too.
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