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Any fixes for leaking mini vivi nova that I am not tried?

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  1. telegraph

    telegraph Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2013
    TN, USA
    I fill this mini vivi nova with 2 ml liquid (usually 80/20 or 70/30). It then proceeds to leak down the center post, so I blow it out until it stops leaking. By that time, the level is down to 1 ml. After the 1 ml leaks out it seems fine.
    Fixes I have tried: the center post was off center, so I pushed it to the center while on the battery and plastic tank in place. I also pushed the silicone tube from inside the tip down into the upper metal cap in effort to make a better seal with the silicone cap on top of the atomizer.
    I also read about putting the lower cap with post (? and atomizer head?) in a vise to push the press fit pieces closer together and the post on center.
    I haven't put it into a vise yet, but may do next. Should I take the atomizer head off before putting it in a vise?
    Any other tips for a mini nova leaking at center post that I have not tried?
    These atomizer heads have not been altered or rebuilt.
     
  2. LeftCoastVaper

    LeftCoastVaper Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Dec 12, 2010
    Mill Valley, CA
    For one thing, there are a thousand Vivi clones out there so it's hard to give advice without knowing which one you have. The Vision originals are pretty bullet-proof, but any clearo will leak if you pour liquid straight down the center post. Try a real Vision mini and see if that fixes your problem.
     
  3. gthompson

    gthompson Free at last Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 28, 2011
    Tennessee, USA
    Where did you buy your Nova?
     
  4. tj99959

    tj99959 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Aug 13, 2011
    utah
    If you look closely at the base of the Mini Nova you will see that the base is pressed into the knurled collar that the plastic tube screws into. If the base has come part way out of the knurled collar they will leak because things don't fit (align) properly at the top. Just press the base back up where it belongs and it will work fine.

    The other thing that is common with the Nova is that when you remove the top to fill them, you will loosen the heads. You need to make sure that the atomizer is on tight before you put the top back on.
     
  5. telegraph

    telegraph Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2013
    TN, USA
    Bought at VaporKings, advertised as "Vision".
     
  6. telegraph

    telegraph Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2013
    TN, USA
    I took the cap off and tried to see if it would spin tighter with my finger tip, and it would not. Should I try to use something like needle nose pliers?
     
  7. telegraph

    telegraph Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2013
    TN, USA
    Sorry, I'm new at this - one of my questions got included in your quoted reply.
    Can you use a screwdriver to press down down on the base inside lower cap?
     
  8. tj99959

    tj99959 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Aug 13, 2011
    utah
    I simply set the edge of the Nova base on the edge of my desk (just the base, not the connector), and push down on the Nova. When the base is all the way in, you should not be able to get your fingernail between the base and the knurled collar.

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  9. telegraph

    telegraph Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2013
    TN, USA
    Thanks for putting up the photograph!
    I did this around 4 times, rotating at 90 degrees in between the downward pushes. On one push, I heard a tiny click. So I am thinking this may have been my problem. Going to top it off to 2 ml now and see what happens.
     
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