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Awkward sub-ohm tank question

Discussion in 'Tanks, clearomizers and drop-in coils' started by Jordan McGregor, Oct 7, 2017.

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  1. Jordan McGregor

    Jordan McGregor Full Member

    Oct 7, 2017
    Can a sub-ohm tank be submerged completely under water, even toilet water, for long periods of time or at all and still work?
     
  2. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
    Yes but take apart and clean completely. Not a mod though just the tank.

    But toilet water....YICK
     
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  3. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Do you mean can it fire under water or will it survive submersion?

    A tank definitely could survive submersion. A mechanical mod could as well though the battery might not. With a VV mod it becomes less clear

    Let’s “just pretend” you dropped your device in the toilet:
    1. You would not be the first
    2. There’s a decent chance your device survived the ordeal.

    You understandably may want to wash the tank thoroughly, and replace the wick/coil cartridge.

    If the whole device went in and it’s VV, I personally would treat it like a phone that went into a toilet:

    Remove the batteries, wipe/wash carefully, and put it in a bag of dry uncooked rice for a few days
     
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  4. AzPlumber

    AzPlumber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2011
    Arizona
    <---- Heed my expert advice, "don't vape toilet water"
     
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  5. Jordan McGregor

    Jordan McGregor Full Member

    Oct 7, 2017
    well of course I don't want to vape toilet water, it's just while at work, my youngin' took my favorite tfv8 baby sub ohm tank and put it in the toilet, I guess my wife didn't catch this in time. Great. It wasn't until a couple of hours later I can back to find it all like this.
     
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  6. Jordan McGregor

    Jordan McGregor Full Member

    Oct 7, 2017
    Lol of course I wouldn't vape toilet
    let's just hope he didn't drop it in there hard enough to mess up the 510 pin even though I couldn't imagine it being that easy
     
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  7. Jordan McGregor

    Jordan McGregor Full Member

    Oct 7, 2017
    Well what had happened was my youngest while I was at work took my favorite tfv8 baby while it was drying on the counter and dropped it in the toilet. Evidently, my wife, who stayed home to watch him, didn't catch this in time as she was in another room. Great. Hopefully he didn't drop it in there hard enough to mess up the 510 pin on it even though I couldn't imagine it being that easy.
     
  8. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    If it’s just the tank you should be ok. I’d definitely replace the coil though. And probably take it apart and clean it.
     
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  9. AzPlumber

    AzPlumber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2011
    Arizona
    Just the tank, you're in good shape. Disassemble, clean with soapy water, rinse, clean with alcohol, rinse, reassemble with NEW coil.
     
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  10. Jordan McGregor

    Jordan McGregor Full Member

    Oct 7, 2017
    Oh yea definitely cleaning it out before I even think of putting it near my lips
     
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  11. puffon

    puffon Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2014
    Florida
    Shows you what your kid thinks of your vaping....:)
     
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  12. Jordan McGregor

    Jordan McGregor Full Member

    Oct 7, 2017
    But...but son..it's better than smoking..
     
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  13. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    I would replace o rings. Great story, def earns a chuckle. :lol:
     
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  14. Tonee N

    Tonee N Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2017
    Nevada
    It's going to need a tankoscopy.

    Sent from the future
     
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  15. Jordan McGregor

    Jordan McGregor Full Member

    Oct 7, 2017
    Because the whole thing was completely together when he tossed it in there, what about the part where the coil screws in at the top and the 510 pin on the bottom, what smok calls this piece the "base" does that get the same treatment as well? Just as long as I don't do something stupid like put it on my mod while still wet I ain't gotta worry?
     
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  16. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
    You can do the entire tank as long as it is dried out before use. all parts.
     
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  17. AzPlumber

    AzPlumber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2011
    Arizona
    Yes, you can clean all parts as long as everything is dry when it goes back on the mod.

    Oh, if it tastes like crap when you give it a try, clean it again. :D
     
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  18. Jordan McGregor

    Jordan McGregor Full Member

    Oct 7, 2017
    How do you typically wash your tanks?
     
  19. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
    Take them apart and soak in warm soapy water for a half hour. Then rinse with warm water and set the pieces on a paper towel after wiping them to dry overnight.

    Considering your circumstance you might want to use rubbing alcohol before soaking or use vodka on them too.
     
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  20. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
    Dish soap that is
     
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