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Cleaning tank

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  1. John Chaikhovsky

    John Chaikhovsky Full Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    Younger sister got ahold of my empty and clean tank and she put something in it that I'm having trouble cleaning out. I need to know if I can take off the metal cap on the top of the tank keeping me from easily cleaning it.
     

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  2. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
    If you have an ultrasonic cleaner try that. Doesn't look like it comes apart.
     
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  3. John Chaikhovsky

    John Chaikhovsky Full Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    Sadly I don't own an ultrasonic cleaner but thank you for the quick reply nonetheless I'm sure I'll work it out somehow.
     
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  4. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    That looks like a disposable clearomizer tank to me. They were not designed to be taken apart.

    You could attempt to remove the metal top piece, but if I'm not mistaken it has been glued into place and you could end up damaging the tank beyond repair.

    Your best option may be to simply boil the tank in water, or a dip into isopropal alcohol.
     
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  5. stols001

    stols001 Moved On ECF Veteran

    May 30, 2017
    What did your sister use in the tank? You'll probably get the best suggestion for getting it out if we know what it is.

    Like, if it was chewing gum? Throw the tank away. Dirt? Probably a soak in etoh and whatnot.

    I really wouldn't proceed without knowing what she put in there and etc.

    Anna
     
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  6. John Chaikhovsky

    John Chaikhovsky Full Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    It looks as if some gelatinous mixture with blue food dye, but after some tedious and careful q-tip work with hot water and isopropyl rubbing alcohol I've managed to get it completely cleaned.
     
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  7. Eskie

    Eskie ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2016
    NY
    Rinse really well after using isopropyl alcohol. I prefer Everclear, or if you can't get it in your state (the 180 version), rectified spirits (192 proof) works just as well. You still need to rinse but at least it's not toxic for internal consumption.

    Unless you start guzzling it or making jello shots.
     
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  8. John Chaikhovsky

    John Chaikhovsky Full Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    I thoroughly rinsed it with warm water for a good ten minutes to ensure no alcohol is left over. I'll look into getting some Everclear for future use, thank you for the suggestion.
     
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  9. stols001

    stols001 Moved On ECF Veteran

    May 30, 2017
    Sweet, congrats, now the question I am going ask is one I have been waiting to ask.

    What are you going to do to your sister?

    This presupposes like, your not 19 and she is 3, in which case I would suggest perhaps moving your gear (full or empty) out of her reach.... But if it's a purposeful act, what happens NOW????

    LOL.

    Anna
     
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  10. John Chaikhovsky

    John Chaikhovsky Full Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    She is very little and likes to experiment so she didn't know what she was doing I just told her to not touch my stuff for the hundredth time, and I can't be mad at her because I know she likes to get her hands on stuff and I wasn't thinking when I left it on my desk when I usually keep my gear stored on top of a high shelf that she can't reach. I am however just in case keeping my door locked from now on.
     
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  11. E30M42

    E30M42 Full Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    Norfolk va
    it might be easier to replace it and at least you would know it was clean
     
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  12. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
    Welcome and glad you joined.
    Sounds like a solution.
     
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