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All tanks should LOCK like my new U-DCT 6ML BEAST

Discussion in 'Carto Tanks' started by DuaneNeveu, Nov 24, 2012.

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  1. DuaneNeveu

    DuaneNeveu Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hopefully, this locking ring used on the bottom of my U-DCT tank starts to become more prevalent in more tanks. The peace-of-mind that I won't have a "Phil Busardo-style" mishap (at 19:01 of this video) is the best reason of all.

    SmokTech-U-DCT-6ML-Tank.jpg
     
  2. VA Park Ranger

    VA Park Ranger Full Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Virginia
    Got mine e today.... how the he'll do you fill them properly?
     
  3. sawlight

    sawlight Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 2, 2009
    Kansas
    Is the tank glass and where do you get them?
     
  4. DuaneNeveu

    DuaneNeveu Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I just remove the dropper cap from my juice bottle, and twist a "needle top" onto it. The needle just slips between the cartomizer and the side of the tank!
     
  5. DuaneNeveu

    DuaneNeveu Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It's unfortunately polycarbonate, so you still have to beware of using juices that crack tanks.

    I got mine in gun metal (black chrome) to match my Bolt with the same finish at VaporGeek.com, but I've since put aside the SmokTech CE2 DCT-2 No Filler Pre-Punched Carto that it came with, and replaced it with a Boge F16 1.6 ohm that I previously got with my Boge F16 Tanks.

    They don't fit perfectly flush with the top of the tank like the CE2's do, but I was tired of dry, acrid hits from the CE2's. I LOVED the tanks though, so that was my work-around.
     
  6. sawlight

    sawlight Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 2, 2009
    Kansas
    Thank you! I like the concept of that a lot! Be nice if they made one with metal sides as well! That was the main reason I wanted the Vivi Nova, but my taste buds don't like the Vivi at all!
     
  7. VA Park Ranger

    VA Park Ranger Full Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Virginia
    needle tip? where would i get such an item?
     
  8. DuaneNeveu

    DuaneNeveu Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I got my needle tip bottles at CanVape.
     
  9. flintlock62

    flintlock62 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2012
    Arkansas Delta
    I got one, and it works great as long as you use a flanged carto with it.

     
  10. FL0OD

    FL0OD Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 27, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
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    Like A Boss. Love these.

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  11. Rocketpunk

    Rocketpunk Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 14, 2012
    Dayton, Ohio
    Cool feature, but not entirely necessary for every carto tank user. I've never had a carto tank leak on me a la Busardo's experience. If you know how to hold one or grab one out of your pocket, the locking feature really isn't necessary. But I understand the usefulness of its feature. Glad in the innovation. And Busardo's "OH [blaaaaaaaank]" moment in slo-mo was worth the laugh. But common sense should let you know holding a provari or an 18650 tube mod and wiggling only the tank will DEFINITELY cause it to slip loose and spill yo juice.
     
  12. DuaneNeveu

    DuaneNeveu Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Agreed, but it's SEXY too!
     
  13. zapped

    zapped Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Smoktek makes a flanged cartomizer for tanks thats already pre-punched, thats why I use them.
     
  14. DuaneNeveu

    DuaneNeveu Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    UPDATE: Trying the tank again with another of the SmokTech CE2 DCT-2 No Filler Pre-Punched Carto intended for this tank.

    So, my first experience was plagued with hot, dry hits so I took to using the tank with Boge F16 1.6 ohm cartomizers instead and got solid performance.

    I've tried it again with the intended SmokTech CE2 DCT-2 No Filler Pre-Punched Cartos.

    Intermittent dry hits seems to be the hallmark of these cartomizers, but it has been much better, but in no small part due to the fact that I'm working for it...and I hate having to work for it!

    Constant primer puffs, to the tune of having to tip the bottom of my device up while giving a quick, "unpowered" draw after every 1 to 3 regular draws. But, when I do...

    • The flavour is great
    • The vapour is great
    • The throat hit is great
    ...that is until I get another dry hit. Then, it's another primer puff, and things get back to great...for a short while. A very short while.

    Eric (Mindfield here on ECF, VaporChase on YouTube) does a great (visual) job of explaining this in his review of the SmokTech U-DCT Tank, and it's notable that he ends up conflicted and doesn't exactly give it a thumbs up or down. Probably prudent on his part, because a recommendation is virtually impossible given how certain usability issues will be more or less important for each individual.

    I, on the other hand, am not so prudent and will definitely offer an absolute opinion. I will, however, split my opinion between the SmokTech U-DCT 6ML Tank itself and the SmokTech CE2 DCT-2 No Filler Pre-Punched Cartos.


    As to the SmokTech U-DCT 6ML Tank::thumb:

    Available for $14.95 CAN at VaporGeek.com

    It's solid and beautiful. I bought two in the gun metal finish from VaporGeek, and it looks like it was meant to live on my gun metal finished Bolt. I'm a big fan of the fact that a flanged carto now has a "raison d'être" beyond stopping the tank from sliding down on the cartomizer. The tank makes better use of the flange by having it sit flush between a couple of "crescent-shaped" protrusions at the bottom of the tank. This keeps the tank from spinning freely around the cartomizer. Then, with the locking ring in place, the tank can't slide up on the cartomizer either, making this tank the most solid and secure cartomizer tank that I've personally seen. These are all wins for me, and
    I would highly recommend this tank.

    SmokTech-U-DCT-6ML-Tank.jpg bolt-gun-metal-with-matching-U-DCT-tank-1.jpg



    As to the SmokTech CE2 DCT-2 No Filler Pre-Punched Cartos::nah:

    Available for $10.95 CAN (5-pack) at VaporGeek.com

    (In the interest of full disclosure, I could only take a one-hour review period for my second try with these cartomizers, but that's still four times longer than the first time I gave them a go.)
    They produce a great vaping experience, once you've helped them a great deal to wick (which they should do on their own). Given that I tend to take long draws while vaping, I found myself having to give them primer puffs nearly as often as regular draws. To me, this is just way too much "work" for something that I just want to "relax" with. Though I agree with Eric that they make for a good dripping atty, given that it wasn't intended as such I won't be buying any more. For that matter, the ones I have will likely go straight into the bin. These are a big ole' fail for me, and
    I would NOT recommend these cartomizers.

    SmoTech-CE2-DCT-2-No-Filler-Pre-Punched-Cartos.jpg SmoTech-CE2-DCT-2-No-Filler-Pre-Punched-Cartos-INSIDE-FROM-TOP.jpg



    The bottom line

    I may well be buying more of these tanks, but I'll be throwing away the cartomizers that come with them.
     
  15. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Thanks for the relatively detailed review, and you honest opinion concerning the tank and new carto's.

    I agree with Rocketpunk's comments. Although I've never had an issue with any of my tanks being too slidey on the carto once they have had time to settle (including the notorious reputation of the Smoktech tanks), I can understand how interest in this design is warranted by some tank users.

    I was curious of seeing a review of these clearo/no filler carto's. It seems like anything else, either you love'em or hate'em. Kinda like dual coil carto's vs single coil carto's, the dual coil carto was a nice idea that didn't quite work out well in real life. (IMHO).
     
  16. DuaneNeveu

    DuaneNeveu Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Agreed! Rocketpunk is right. Tank sliding is really not generally an issue for most people, unless you're trying to vape on a roller coaster.

    I just thought it would be worth mentioning that you don't ever have to handle this one gingerly. It can be important for someone on the go who tends to just chuck their device in a duffle bag, or works in construction, or anything of the like.

    Oh, and these tanks are pretty sexy too (though I'm pretty sure I've already said that somewhere on this forum a time or two before).
     
  17. DrApex

    DrApex Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2012
    Raleigh NC
    I also have a locking tank. It's brilliant.

    When paired with the right cartomizer, it's the best vape I've had, hands down.

    I also have a phiniac tank on my provari. It doesn't lock at all, but the rings are very tight. I keep my PVs on a pencil holder can on my desk so I end up picking the whole thing up by the tank. It's never slid off yet...

    I really hope it doesn't.

    Typed on my mobile. Please excuse typos.
     
  18. AAGF

    AAGF Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 17, 2012
    Scots expat in Florida
    I have three of the Smok Locking Tanks, with Smok single punch. single coil cartos - all are working perfectly, with no dry hits. The tank on my Vmax is on its fifth refill (same carto) with no problems.
     
  19. RoadToNever

    RoadToNever Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 1, 2012
    Sweden
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