Friday, March 24, 2017

My Eagle tank won't stop leaking... Why?

This beautiful Eagle fly high when is working properly, but when it leaks is a fountain. Nothing like a good vape time with your new Eagle tank for a while and then instead to buy a new coil builded set with wick and everything, you decide to re-wick your. That is freaking perfect I don't blame you. You take the deck out, dry take your wick out, dry clean your coils looking like new, cut your cotton, insert it inside the coils and take the time to do it perfectly right, you admire your hard work, how beautiful those re-wicked coils look, that cotton that look like fresh snow coming from the sky. Then you say, let me disassemble the whole tank to clean it good, you take the cap off, glass, seals, chimney and clean it perfec,  maybe  replace the seals for new ones. You put everything back together,  tight it up with your hands and that tank look brand new, fill it up with your favorite e-liquid, turn on that mod and fire... then you look at your hands and them are full of liquid. I can even hear the first word that is going to come from your mouth.

You check your tank and there is liquid all over the mod coming out from the bottom, sometimes you can't even see where that MF is coming out. All you see are little drops of liquid around your deck. You take it apart believing you did something wrong with your wick but it look perfect... Why this MF is leaking again?  

Well remember when you took it apart and decided to replace your seals... Those are brand new seals and because they are new this is what happen when you close the tank. 

The new seals are new and of course are going to be thicker than the old ones, even with the old ones this could happen if you tight your tank with your hands thinking it's enough not paying attention that the chimney can go inside more and it leaks all the way to your deck.  NOTHING is wrong with your wicks. I spent days trying to figure out why this MF keep leaking, don't mess with your wick if you got it right, check the chimney. So this is the way I had to tight the chimney up. 

I preferred to use a jewelry plier, those people use to make pendants as the points are rounded and fit better in the tank, you can use whatever you want but be careful not to damage the tank. What happen with this tank is when you put it back together you need to make sure the button rubber gasket is aligned perfectly first, then insert the glass, make sure the top gasket is aligned and insert the top part,  what happen is the top part you see I'm holding is attached together with the chimney, thats the chimney cap also, if your seals are new or not properly aligned, when you tight up that cap with your hand an is going to stop turning, you are going to believe it reached it's maximum turn but not, it won't keep turning with your hand, but if you use a plier it will turn several turns more, the chimney top cap have to be flat with the chimney body on the top. If it's not even, this Eagle is going to leak making you believe something is wrong with your wicks. (Do not overtigth the tank or it will be impossible to take it apart later).

After I tried this, no more leaks and no more frustrations. 

Let me know what you think about this. Post your comments or questions. 

Happy vaping...