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Tricks to open this thing

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  1. PatVapes

    PatVapes Super Member

    Dec 11, 2018
    Lima, Peru
    image.jpg Do you guys have any tricks to open your tanks? I’m trying to open my Zeus Dual but it just won’t budge.
    So... any tricks to open it without damaging the paint or material? :(
     
  2. Shadav

    Shadav Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2013
    Westfield, IN, USA
    welcome to the problems of tanks :pervy:
    get you some rubber grippers waffle pad thingies to open jars
    carefully try pliers (but it may scratch) one holding the 510 and another holding the top cap
    try putting it into the freezer for 10 - 30 minutes (maybe longer)
    try running it under hot water
     
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  3. PatVapes

    PatVapes Super Member

    Dec 11, 2018
    Lima, Peru
    Pliers will be my last option. I damaged my other tank trying to get it off my mod :(
     
  4. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    There’s a thread around here of one guy who used pliers and totally destroyed his atty. several useful looking devices were suggested in that thread. I’ll see if i can hunt it up...

    UPDATE: here it is:
    Can this be fixed?
     
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  5. PatVapes

    PatVapes Super Member

    Dec 11, 2018
    Lima, Peru
    Maybe if I use the law of attraction it’ll help :eek:
     
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  6. SupplyDaddy

    SupplyDaddy I'm considered a Mad Scientist in some circles! Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    1st, remove your top cap (if that is stuck, you're screwed anyway...) remove the Air flow ring then use a small cloth at the top and one at the bottom (or a larger one as long you have plenty of space between the ends), twist
     
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  7. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    The various grippers suggested in Can this be fixed? should be more effective
     
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  8. PatVapes

    PatVapes Super Member

    Dec 11, 2018
    Lima, Peru
    I’ll try that right. It’s only the bottom part which is stuck.

    I don’t know if I can find a jar opener around here, but I’ll try waiting until it’s not warm anymore and I’ll put it into the freezer as it was already suggested!
     
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  9. Heartsdelight

    Heartsdelight Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Nov 10, 2015
    Either rubber gloves or a rubber band around the part you want to remove.
     
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  10. Shadav

    Shadav Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2013
    Westfield, IN, USA
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  11. Tmebs

    Tmebs Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2014
    BFE, Illinois
    If you can't find a jar gripper thingy, do you have some wide rubber bands or maybe a latex/dishwashing glove???
     
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  12. Jwaterski

    Jwaterski Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 27, 2013
    OKC, OK
    You're certainly getting a crash course in vaping. You're going to be an old pro by Christmas! You really need to find a carto tank and get the full experience.
     
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  13. bask

    bask Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 17, 2012
    The Euroneous Zone
    This has always worked for me. Tanks that really won't budge just need a lot of grip, not force (alone) per se.
     
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  14. Shadav

    Shadav Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2013
    Westfield, IN, USA
    hehehe learning to punch your own carts :w00t: fun fun:lol:
     
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  15. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    I find carto tanks needlessly expensive and while sometimes the equal of RTAs are generally inferior experiences.
     
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  16. Hawise

    Hawise Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 25, 2013
    AB, Canada
    Do you have a brother? I find they're very useful for opening stuck tanks. Perhaps you can borrow one if you don't have your own.
     
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  17. Anise

    Anise Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    May 11, 2016
    Southern Louisiana USA
    I noticed no one mentioned a key point. You're tightening your tanks too tight! It'll be easier to open the next time if you don't overtighten. OK, I'll stop now. Y'all can carry on telling OP how to take apart his stuck tank. :D
     
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  18. BillW50

    BillW50 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2014
    US
    The only tanks I ever had a problem with was brand new sealed in the box from China. They either have some huge machine screwing them together, or they hired some muscle bound freak to put them together. :(
     
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  19. PatVapes

    PatVapes Super Member

    Dec 11, 2018
    Lima, Peru
    I don’t seal my tanks too tight to avoid this problem. That’s why I’m surprised it even happened
     
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  20. HauntedMyst

    HauntedMyst Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 18, 2013
    Chicago
    Open the hood of your car, have someone start it and rev it and press the atty against the belt. Odds are the top will come off and you will learn a valuable lesson: Never pay attention to my advice.
     
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