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ego-c leaking
« on: January 12, 2012, 03:52:28 AM »
My ego-c leaks every now and again between the battery and other joint connections.  I've noticed it rarely does this when the tank is near full. My connections are tight (not overly tight though).  I'm wasting a lot of liquid because of this problem. I have four units and they all do the same.

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Re: ego-c leaking
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 05:27:18 AM »
G'day Aussie, how're ya goin' mate?  8)
If you're getting a leak from all your devices like that, can I suggest you might be a little heavy on your draw? You may be pulling more fluid down into the little atty than the coil can vapourise, thus giving an overflow of un-vapourised juice which is leaking out.
Are you taking slow, light but firm draws for about 3 seconds or more? If not, then give it a try... it may well solve your problem.
The brilliant analogy I found here recently was likening your atty to a carburettor; needs fine-tuning on your draw technique to get the best out of it.
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Re: ego-c leaking
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 06:11:21 AM »
Ok puffer, I'll give that a go.

When you say "light but firm draws" do you mean at a consistent draw speed?

My neighbours are having the same problem.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2012, 06:13:15 AM by Aussie »

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Re: ego-c leaking
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 06:36:39 AM »
Not so much the speed, Aussie, more the pressure...think of the carburettor and remember the technique for an analogue is harder and faster...think of slow, smooth, savouring it rather than hitting it!
Jeez, this sounds so naughty...more a slow pull than a suck.



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Re: ego-c leaking
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012, 06:40:35 AM »
There are several (at least) factors that will affect the wicking, or flow, of the juice IMO.  You're a sharp dude so you'll figure it out quickly.  In the meantime, just barely hit it  ;)

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Re: ego-c leaking
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012, 07:11:49 AM »
Thanks all.

Puff: "more a slow pull than a suck".

Now you know I'm the wrong person to say that to!

 


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Re: ego-c leaking
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012, 07:16:05 AM »

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Re: ego-c leaking
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012, 07:40:18 AM »
Here's one for you hachieroger

"flow, of the juice"

 


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Re: ego-c leaking
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2012, 04:52:53 AM »
Here's one for you hachieroger

"flow, of the juice"

 



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Re: ego-c leaking
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2012, 05:57:33 AM »
That's a negative to all the replies you got.  It's not an opinion but a fact that the design is flawed.  I've been using the Titan Tank for a month and it kept leaking on me.  I thought it was the model and decided to upgrade.  I went with the egoc and it's doing the same.  I've come to the conclusion all tanks do that.  If you watch the tank carefully when it's full to the recommended fill, it will seep from the sides.  There are holes on each side of the tanks.  I'm guess it has to do with air flow.  I don't buy into that dragging too hard or fast theory.  It's the tanks that are flawed.  Trust me!!!  You can see for yourself.  When it leaks from the side vents, it seeps down to the atty and leaks out..

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Re: ego-c leaking
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2012, 06:09:59 AM »
ankido, what is coming out of those side vents is not e-juice it's condensation... my point with the draw still stands.... you get condensation in the tip when you're drawing harder than necessary...take a closer look at the design of the tank and you'll see that the juice needs to be vapourised before it can get into the tip...that's condensate in there.
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Re: ego-c leaking
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2012, 09:35:03 AM »
I concur with pufferfish
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Re: ego-c leaking
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2012, 11:16:53 AM »
Pufferfish and Cyborg point out the same findings I had. A year with my Tornado Tank and Mega Tank proved this. I created a technique for cleaning my tanks that worked for me and I had one tank/atty last 2 months. Strength of draw is a very important thing. Too much pressure on the draw floods the atty. ( like putting a pint of water in a 1 cup container) A flooded atty will not vaporize the liquid fully and it will leak out the bottom.in 18 months I have lost 2 batteries to use and one to stupid. I still have 4 of the 10 tank attys that I started with and have tossed 5 tanks due to leakage. I am using my original Tornado batteries (18 months old) minus the 3 I spoke of with CE3 carts. I am loving it.
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Re: ego-c leaking
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2012, 03:39:12 PM »
Explain why a brand new empty tank that's filled to the right amount begins to drip from the sides?  Since the day I purchased my first TW product I read and saw youtube vidoes on how to use the product.  Unfortunately, this seems to not work.  :(

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Re: ego-c leaking
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2012, 08:25:32 PM »
That's a negative to all the replies you got.  It's not an opinion but a fact that the design is flawed.  I've been using the Titan Tank for a month and it kept leaking on me.  I thought it was the model and decided to upgrade.  I went with the egoc and it's doing the same.  I've come to the conclusion all tanks do that.  If you watch the tank carefully when it's full to the recommended fill, it will seep from the sides.  There are holes on each side of the tanks.  I'm guess it has to do with air flow.  I don't buy into that dragging too hard or fast theory.  It's the tanks that are flawed.  Trust me!!!  You can see for yourself.  When it leaks from the side vents, it seeps down to the atty and leaks out..

???   No, actually that's just your opinion, not a fact.   This may be why you're still having problems then. :-\     I'm not saying there's not room for improvement in the design of the tank systems, but I wouldn't say there's a major design flaw.  I'm sorry you're not getting on with the tanks, and it's true they're not for everyone.  If you would like, we'll all be happy to help you try to figure out what's going wrong.  But I can tell you I've been using the Tornado Tanks since TW first starting selling them, and it's my opinion that there is no major design flaw.  Once I learned how to adjust the way I vape to better suit the tank system I've had very little problems.  Sure, you will get a duff atty from time to time that, despite your best efforts, will run too rich or too lean, but most problems that people encounter with the tanks can traced back to something they are doing (or not doing) with regards to maintenance or assembly, or to their vaping technique. 

Yes, those vent holes in the side of the cart are air channels.  And as Ms. Puffer pointed out, the moisture you will see from time to time in the top part of the cart, although it looks just like the juice you're vaping, is really just condensation that gathers there from the vapor.  If you flood the atty bad enough it is possible to suck juice up into the top part of the cart, but again, this us usually down to a warn cart cap that needs replacing, or due to an overzealous vaping technique.

And as far as the Tornado eGo-C in concerned, I've been using one since the end of November and haven't had one single leak, flood, or ever had that "burnt atty" taste (except for one time when I wasn't paying attention and vaped it bone dry, and I can hardly blame the tank system for that).  The "C" just flat outperforms everything else I've ever vaped, and I'm just a bit baffled as to why you are having problems with it. :-\  The only thing I can think of is that maybe you are using one of the blank carts that came with the kit.  These have an odd cap on them.  It's hard plastic, but built like the soft caps (sits down deeper in the cart) and is very difficult to remove.  I wonder if maybe you damaged the cap or the cart trying to get it off (I completely destroyed both the cap and cart doing this on the first one I tried to use, and just threw out both of them), and that's causing the leaks.  If this is the case, and you have no other carts, just use one of the pre-filled carts that came with the kit.  You can empty them out if you don't like the tobacco flavored juice (that's what I did).
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Re: ego-c leaking
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2012, 08:33:31 PM »
Thanks all.

At this time I would have to agree with ankido that the product is flawed.  Myself and my neighbours (that's three of us) have carried out what was suggested and the alternatives to no avail.  But, I have found a solution (although inconveniencing) that has overcome the problem......

Draw, suck as you want, but after doing so, tilt the ego-c so the tank end is slanted downwards.  I do this by hand or popping something under the battery end on the bench/table to give this effect.

Let me know how you go ankido.

Also, it was liquid that was leaking and not condensation (thick, smelly and sticky to the touch)

« Last Edit: January 17, 2012, 08:37:48 PM by Aussie »

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Re: ego-c leaking
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2012, 11:30:24 PM »
Thanks all.

At this time I would have to agree with ankido that the product is flawed.  Myself and my neighbours (that's three of us) have carried out what was suggested and the alternatives to no avail.  But, I have found a solution (although inconveniencing) that has overcome the problem......

Draw, suck as you want, but after doing so, tilt the ego-c so the tank end is slanted downwards.  I do this by hand or popping something under the battery end on the bench/table to give this effect.

Let me know how you go ankido.

Also, it was liquid that was leaking and not condensation (thick, smelly and sticky to the touch)



Well, I'm sorry you're having this problem Aussie.  I'm not sure what to tell you, but it's not a design flaw.  There are too many of us that are having no problems at all with the "C" for it to be a design issue.  If anything, you may have a few duff attys that have some manufacturing problem, but it's not an issue with the basic design or we'd all be having problems with it.  The only thing I can think to suggest at this point is be sure you've got the atty assembly properly seated between the cone and the base (and it's hard to tell... well, for me anyway, because there doesn't seem to be a good recess for them to sit down in).  I put mine into the cone first (although I've read others do it the other way around) and try to make sure it's sitting in there true (not cocked to one side).  Then screw the base onto the cone.  And here's the thing.  You've got to horse this connection down good and tight.  As vapers, we're not used to doing that.  It's usually a recipe for disaster.  But these "C" attys need to be assembled with a firm hand (at least all three of mine do).  Then, when I attach it to the battery, I tighten it down just enough so that it fires when I press the button, and leave it at that.  If this doesn't help (or if you're squeamish about tightening it up that much) then I suggest you give Customer Support a call.  These "C"s are really the dogs dangles, and I highly recommend you take the time and effort to get it working properly..... even if that means sending them back for replacement.  They are just that good.  I finally threw out my very first "C" atty that I'd been vaping since the end of November (and could have gone longer with it if I'd wanted/needed too).  And I've got my new kit now.  So that's a total of 4 "C" attys I've been vaping on.  No leaks.  No wicking issues.  Excellent flavor.  You couldn't pry it out of my hand with a crowbar. :D  Once I get through the large stock of CE3s I've got, I'll not buy anything else but the "C"s...... :-\  well, until the next greatest thing comes along to knock the "C" out of 1st place.  Good luck mate. :)
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Re: ego-c leaking
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2012, 11:49:48 PM »
I also had problems with leaking when I first started vaping. I was vaping like I would smoke a cigarette. I evently starting to just enjoy vaping and realized that the leaking stopped. This was with a tornado-t. I have the ego-c now and again had to learn to draw slower on it as I think it is a little touchier than the tornado-t.  There is some changes that could be made to the tank system but I would continue trying until you perfected your technique!!


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Old habits die hard...back to vaping!!

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Re: ego-c leaking
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2012, 08:27:10 AM »
and of course as our Lettie recently reminded us all..... you are taking your slow draws with the battery end downwards aren't you? Not up in the air like an analogue?
Vapers' mantra:
Gravity is your friend
LOL, keep the fluid drawing down onto the wick and coil.....
if it's flooded you need to blow it through into a tissue like a standard Tornado-T atty to remove the excess fluid.
If you have done this, you're drawing slow and gently, your threads are well tightened up on the cone/atty assembly and your tank is properly capped and seated in the cone.....
then it may be time to ask CS what to make of it.  :(
Almost every leaking issue (from the atty/battery join or from the tank tip) is down to technique IMHO.... persevere with this and let's get you all vaping happily like little puffer- trains...
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