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Tank base stuck and won't come off?

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  1. abraxas5

    abraxas5 New Member

    Apr 6, 2015
    New York
    Sister gave me her old EVOD starter kit so I could try it out and get a feel for vaping. While trying to change the coils and put new drops in the thing,
    the base on the tank wouldn't seem to come off (the metal piece at the bottom of the piece), it's screwed so tight on I can't get it off
    at all. I tried my hands, no luck, I tried pliers and all I'm doing is stripping the metal off the base. Does anybody either:

    1) Know if I could pour my drops through the mouthpiece somehow? Would that hurt the tank

    2) Know of a way I can get this base unscrewed without hurting it

    Thanks
     
  2. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Try putting the entire unit into the freezer for a couple of hours, and then attempt to unscrew the tank from the battery. Hopefully the metal parts will constrict enough to loosen the connection with an amount of force.

    Put some cloth between the metal and pliers to avoid scratches on the metal.
     
  3. ElevenEleven

    ElevenEleven Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 5, 2015
    Got a rubber band or a rubber glove? That may help.
     
  4. Hannypoo

    Hannypoo Senior Member Verified Member

    Mar 8, 2015
    Idaho
    I've heard the freezer works great, but I've also had luck blowing into the drip tip to loosen the vacuum that's sometimes created inside tanks.
     
  5. abraxas5

    abraxas5 New Member

    Apr 6, 2015
    New York
    All suggestions were incredibly helpful, thanks!
    I ended up making a ice/water slurry in a shallow dish and standing the tank up in it. I gave it a few minutes and then wrapped an elastic band around the base, and in combination with pliers it came off easy! Thanks again everybody.
     
  6. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Yay!! :toast:

    I'd be cautious using the BATTERY if it got WET. Electronics don't like water. Should a battery or mod ever get wet, place it in a shallow bowl with dry rice and allow it to completely dry out before trying to use it.
     
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