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Discussion in 'Carto Tanks' started by JeffsWifey, Feb 17, 2015.

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  1. JeffsWifey

    JeffsWifey Full Member Verified Member

    May 28, 2013
    Bryson City
    I got 3 new tanks but they don't really stay together. The carto just slides and the liquid leaks out. Any ideas?

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  2. fishj

    fishj Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    What type of tanks are you using?
  3. JeffsWifey

    JeffsWifey Full Member Verified Member

    May 28, 2013
    Bryson City
    There wasn't a name, this is a screenshot from fasttech of it

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  4. twgbonehead

    twgbonehead Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2011
    MA, USA
  5. JeffsWifey

    JeffsWifey Full Member Verified Member

    May 28, 2013
    Bryson City
  6. DreamWithin

    DreamWithin Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jun 15, 2012
    New England
    Tighter-fitting o-rings would probably solve the issue, but making the fit TOO tight will make the cartos hard to insert/remove. I'm not sure the exact size that is in those tanks, but try one that is just slightly thicker. For example, if the o-rings in it now are 2mm thick, try 2.5mm ones, etc
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  7. Rickajho

    Rickajho ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2011
    Boston MA
    There's your problem. If the o-rings weren't sized properly for the openings they fit into... loose cartos and air leaks that result in a poor vacuum and leaks. You can try different size o-rings but if these things are just crap and the caps holes and o-ring fittings are just too large it may be a fools errand.
  8. Frenchfry1942

    Frenchfry1942 Chillin' Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2014
    There are worthwhile things on Fasttech, and, there are not so good things.

    Did you read the comments and reviews?
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  9. twgbonehead

    twgbonehead Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2011
    MA, USA
    Actually, the Discussions were mixed on these. Some people had no problems, others complained about the tanks being too loose.
    (But since there were like 10 different patterns or so, the comments and discussions got spread out - Wish FT would condense these so no matter what color something is, the reviews and discussions would all stay together).

    Pretty sure, however, that the issue won't be solved with O-rings, though, since although there are o-rings to hold the tank, the carto itself is held in by the base and cap (which don't seem to have o-rings).
  10. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Generally speaking, cheap cartotanks are poor quality tanks and will yield disappointing results. You get what you pay for (ie. "cheap" quality).

    May I suggest checking out IBTanked cartotanks. I'm not affiliated with them, but I've had nothing but success with their tanks. They are affordable for a glass tank, yet of very high quality.

    Baditude's Cartotank Setup Guide
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  11. froginblender

    froginblender Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 18, 2010
    hollywood, Fl.
    I would suggest dropping $14 bucks, and getting a nice Ego One tank.
    there's the 1.8 ml (small) or the 2.5 ml (my favorite).
    The heating elements (atomizer) can use .5 ohm for (sub-ohm) vaping, or 1 ohm.
    But you will need some power to use it. at least 20W device (for 1 ohm ) coil.

    i did a vid review on it.....if you want to check it out.

  12. LikeABoss

    LikeABoss Full Member

    Yep, o-rings should solve your problem.
    If you continue to have problems and get fed up..just spend the money and buy a nice IBTanked setup, their about the best bang for the buck.
    There are other really nice carto tanks but they start getting really spendy.

    Another option, you can find the Smok U-DCT tanks for really cheap now..i see them on clearance frequently and recently picked up some for $1 a piece and smok cartos, punched/plated for $1 per 5pk.. do some digging and you'll find what you need for a reasonable price..very few ppl use carto tanks anymore...which is excellent for ppl that do!


    Edit: another thing you can do..if you have something else to use for a bit..tank the orings out..and put them in a small shotglass or something and leave them sit in a bit of ejuice..they will absorb it slowly and swell a bit..hopefully enough to snug up on your cartos a bit..without knowing how loose they are i couldnt tell you how long it will clue what material the orings are made from either..
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  13. Phassat

    Phassat Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 9, 2014
    Planet Earth
    If your budget allow it, better buy good quality one... Maybe STM with 1.2 ohm will be good for you
  14. EBates

    EBates Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Nov 4, 2013
    The U-DCT tanks have a ring on the base of the tank that holds the carto so it cannot slip out. The downside is when the retainer ring sits flush on your PV head. This will stop airflow. The last ones I used had to have slots cut in the retainer to allow airflow. Just so ya know.
  15. Rixsta

    Rixsta The Millionaire Vapor' The Enabler Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2015
    Somerset, UK
    Fasttech, that's like shopping at an Indian market, full of fakes lol
  16. Bookworm

    Bookworm Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 16, 2012
    The easiest fix is just don't slide the tank around. I have some loose tanks and I just try not to slide the tank up and down while I use them. I'm most likely to do it when I grab the mod, so I am just careful to grab by the mod and not the tank.

    Buy an ibtanked. If you can't afford to drop that much right now, grab a locking u-dct. Both will stop the carto sliding.
  17. davevape55

    davevape55 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 24, 2015
    Nevada City, CA.
    Fasthech... The only thing their fast at is taking your money! Lol
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