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Home Depot "O" rings?

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  1. at1rest

    at1rest Full Member

    Oct 2, 2014
    Pittsburgh, PA USA
    Hi there,

    I inadvertently ended up with 3 Kanger Protank 2 knockoffs, one of them with a package deal on eBay when buying a second Vision Spinner 2 and the other 2 as replacements for the first, and the second, because they all leaked. Even the 3rd one leaked. It seems the lips on the tanks are too short to firmly contact the "O" rings so when putting the bottom back on after filling, the juice would be forced out through the weak seals at the edges of the tank.

    So I took one set of seals out of one tank and doubled them up in the first one and problem solved. No leaks, as long as I don't tighten them down too tight, forcing the second "O" ring out of place.

    So knowing what the problem was with these knock offs, ( and BTW ... they work great now and draw slightly more freely than the Authentic PT2, I have an authentic one also ) I went to Home Depot to try to match up an "O" ring size and fix the other 2 knockoffs.

    I got a pack of these

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/DANCO-10-O-Rings-10-Pack-96727/100232944

    and they work even better than 2 official "o" rings. They're very slightly too large but can be forced into the slot with a small screwdriver and one per side works.

    But ... I'm a little concerned about safety / toxic or maybe they're reaction to e-liquid as opposed to water, so do es anyone have any comments or thoughts about the safety factor?

    Thank you!

    Steve
     
  2. DavidOck

    DavidOck ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Should be fine. It says they're resistant to chemicals, not just water.

    Sacrifice some juice on a test? Put one in a glass, or saucer if you can keep kids and critters away from it, and immerse in juice overnight...
     
  3. at1rest

    at1rest Full Member

    Oct 2, 2014
    Pittsburgh, PA USA
    Thanks DavidOck. Good idea on the test.
     
  4. eyerhere

    eyerhere Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 7, 2013
    Warren Mi
    You should be fine with those. Specs say resistant to harsh chemicals so as long as you dont vape drano your golden.
     
  5. DavidOck

    DavidOck ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    I wouldn't have any problem using them, but the test might help for peace of mind :)
     
  6. at1rest

    at1rest Full Member

    Oct 2, 2014
    Pittsburgh, PA USA
    eyehere: "Vape Drano" ROFLMAO ... I choked on a hit with that one!
     
  7. at1rest

    at1rest Full Member

    Oct 2, 2014
    Pittsburgh, PA USA
  8. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2010
    SoCal
  9. at1rest

    at1rest Full Member

    Oct 2, 2014
    Pittsburgh, PA USA
  10. at1rest

    at1rest Full Member

    Oct 2, 2014
    Pittsburgh, PA USA
    Well - 6 days of use and the Home Depot "O"-rings are still good. No problems. There's one perk about these thicker o-rings I might not have mentioned.
    It seems not that important to tighten down as much as the stock rings in my "authentic" PT2. These black ones are springy and I can feel them grabbing the glass when I'm putting it back together so all is good.
     
  11. TheRac25

    TheRac25 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    i have had some issues with black rubber and citrus juices, specifically key limes and disposable syringes
    just a data point, putting it out there
     
  12. at1rest

    at1rest Full Member

    Oct 2, 2014
    Pittsburgh, PA USA
    TheRac25. Good to know. Can you tell us specifically what the issues were? Thanks!
     
  13. Frenchfry1942

    Frenchfry1942 Chillin' Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2014
    Rivanna
    I wish more vendors carried O-rings for the products they sell.
     
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