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leaking tanks on plane

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  1. puffertwo

    puffertwo Full Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    somerset uk
    Hi all sorry if this is in the wrong place,
    I am off on my hols Monday , i just want to know if i take my kanger pro 3 on the plane with liquid in will it leak?
    i have read a lot of conflicting info, some say empty the tank , others say it will be fine, i don't intend to stealth vape on the plane, but i would want to use it just before boarding and when we land.
    i will be taking about 10x 10ml bottles in my main case along with my other tanks and batteries, i take it that's the way to do it.
    i was planning on taking an ego battery and maybe a cheap ce4 on the plane just encase it leaks .
    what do you guys do when you fly ? thanks for any advice.
     
  2. stevegmu

    stevegmu Moved On ECF Veteran

    I just put filled tanks in zip lock bags. Didn't have any leaks this past trip, but I made sure the filled tanks were full...
     
  3. Robert Cromwell

    Robert Cromwell Moved On ECF Veteran

    Feb 16, 2015
    elsewhere
    They will likely leak if you can put them in a sealed bag and have them secured in an upside down position it should minimize leaking.
     
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  4. Caterpiller

    Caterpiller Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2015
    Malaysia
    I often hear of tanks leaking on planes, but have too say I've never experienced any leaks.

    I've made a few trips in recent months without a single leak from Nautilus Mini's, but I suspect it will depend somewhat on tank design, as others have reported problems.
     
  5. Jdurand

    Jdurand Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 16, 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Just store it in a manner as though you anticipate it leaking and if it doesn't.....Bonus. Also Batteries, at least in the states, must go in carry on luggage.
     
  6. Susan~S

    Susan~S ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2014
    Mpls/St.Paul, MN
    No batteries (internal or removeable) can go in the luggage hold.
    All liquids must go in a quart size bag and carried on the plane as well.

    Not sure if this also applies in the EU/Asia
     
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  7. Jdurand

    Jdurand Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 16, 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Not to argue, but you can put as large a container of juice as you wish in the checked baggage. The carry on stuff applies to the 3-1-1 rule, and that includes full tanks..
     
  8. PaulBHC

    PaulBHC Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 22, 2014
    Arizona
    My experience with tanks that use vacuum to control the liquid flow is that they will change to pressure with altitude changes and force the liquid out. I drive over 3000 foot change in elevation and that is enough.
     
  9. Mogar

    Mogar Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2014
    Dallas TX
    After many flights I have found that most will leak due to pressure. If you are not intending on stealth vaping, I would just keep a tank and bottle ready to go but the tank is best if next to empty. This way you can put the fluid in the tank when you are waiting for everyone to get their bags and exiting.
    if you are taking a full tank it is best to take some primer puffs (or stealth vapes) during the trip to maintain the internal pressure.
     
  10. MoDmAnDaN

    MoDmAnDaN Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 31, 2013
    Spanaway, Wa.
    I also bag mine upside down with no issues.

    Sent from my SM-N910P using Tapatalk
     
  11. Sanctuary Denied

    Sanctuary Denied Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 6, 2013
    Vancouver, Wa
    1 1\2 hour flight, 2 tanks. One tank leaked the other did not.
    Zip lock it and have some cleaning supplies handy just in case.
     
  12. Robert Cromwell

    Robert Cromwell Moved On ECF Veteran

    Feb 16, 2015
    elsewhere
    Don't forget your towell!
    42
     
  13. dbrandt01

    dbrandt01 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 6, 2014
    Alabama
    Grimmgreen said he puts his mod with tank upside down in the little storage thing on the back of the seat in front of him so it doesn't flood the coils then leak. He seems to fly a lot.
     
  14. Susan~S

    Susan~S ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2014
    Mpls/St.Paul, MN
    Not according to GrimGreen. He recently did a video on this. Flying with VapeGear is at 20:30
     
  15. Robert Cromwell

    Robert Cromwell Moved On ECF Veteran

    Feb 16, 2015
    elsewhere
    You are limited to the total amount of liquids that you can carry on a plane and it must all fit in a certain sized zip lock bag.
    This includes ALL liquids like shampoo and even toothpaste I think although it is not really a liquid.
     
  16. Completely Average

    Completely Average Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 21, 2014
    Suburbs of Dallas
    That only applies to liquids in carry-on baggage. You can carry any amount of liquid you want in your checked baggage that goes in the cargo hold.
     
  17. Jdurand

    Jdurand Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 16, 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Hmmm. now I have to figure out, do I listen to Grimm Green or the TSA.... I think I'll go with the TSA.
    Exactly, this.
     
  18. edyle

    edyle ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    the pressure changes end up forcing liquid out the tank if it is right side up.
    If you can store it upside down it won't leak.
     
  19. Susan~S

    Susan~S ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2014
    Mpls/St.Paul, MN
    Well, TSA confiscated all of GRIMMS juice he had in his luggage when they did a search. I don't think he mentioned in the video which airport he was in. He was on his way home from a vape meet and had to forfeit all the juice vendors had given to him for review.

    So I don't know if there is a general TSA rule or whether it's just a "roll of the dice" depending on if your baggage gets flagged.
     
  20. IgnorantCig

    IgnorantCig Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 31, 2015
    new york
    3-1-1 for carry-ons. Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less per container; must be in 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. The bag limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring.

    3-1-1 Liquids Rule | Transportation Security Administration

    There is no such limit to checked in luggage AFAIK. From the TSA gov website:

    If in doubt, put your liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes in checked baggage.
     
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