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#21 (permalink)      12/24/2014 10:28:12 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Don't dare put this thing in your pocket with the airflow even slightly opened. Just a slight amount of pressure and it will leak like a sieve.
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I take mine hiking with the dog and it hasn't leaked in my pocket yet. Could be your build maybe.
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Nothing to do with the build, its the wobble. The slightest pressure on the tank and it leaks out the side threads, not through the afc!

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I concur with Waddle's observations, though my o-ring mod. has given me a little more confidence in it.
Your language is a reflection of you. Than=compare; then=next: duel=fight; dual=twin; bought=buy; brought=bring. Sentences don't always start with so! The word is "you".
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Absolutely no such wobble/leaking problems with the $22 version.

It hasn't leaked a drop and it lives in my pocket if it's not being used.
Rube Goldberg would get a kick out of "temperature control" devices.
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At the moment I have a bitter taste of being screwed over, with the 'OEM' version and await a replacement base/deck. Perhaps I was supplied with the wrong item, in the tin box. :-S Admittedly overall finish is very good. It's almost tempting to buy the cheap one with hybrid screw, just to see the differences. The width & depth of the o-ring groove will have a bearing on how much it wobbles.
Your language is a reflection of you. Than=compare; then=next: duel=fight; dual=twin; bought=buy; brought=bring. Sentences don't always start with so! The word is "you".
#27 (permalink)      12/24/2014 12:26:17 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Well, with AFC open 2/3 on my Aqua 2 I can feel a tiny bit of play when TRYING to wobble the tank. This is to be expected with the design, IMO. No leaks, though. None at all.

The Aqua 2 meets my expectations of a leak-free workhorse of an atomizer that can be carried around town all day every day. It's my first atty since Ithaka to achieve this level of dependability.

Leaking? That's not what this atty was designed to do. This is clearly not a 1:1 clone if it's leaking, and very far from OEM/Authentic quality.

SKU 1980801 is the one I bought. If I were to buy today, I would buy the least expensive SKU 2022300 .

I've noticed that the most expensive offering on FT is rarely the best quality, though westerners are conditioned to believe there's value and quality built into a premium. It doesn't help when words like "authentic" and "OEM" are tossed about, muddying the water.
Rube Goldberg would get a kick out of "temperature control" devices.
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I guess I was lucky cuz the OEM I have is perfect.

As for the wobble use a bigger oring and it won't be an issue. Also even with a bigger oring if you are trying to induce wobble your going to get some as it is inherit in the design.
If you don't want scratches on the deck buy the 150$ original. The ones that passed QC.
But if you are able change an oring if needed and can stand some scratches on the deck that dont effect performace and that you can't even see while vaping then you'll get an awesome atty for 35$

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It's obviously an o-ring issue, since it's an o-ring, not threads, that seal the tank.

The way this was pitched to FT customers comes with an expectation of quality, not loose-fitting o-rings. You shouldn't have to "get lucky" when buying something that's been overtly pitched as "authentic".
Rube Goldberg would get a kick out of "temperature control" devices.
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I have to seriously make an effort to 'wobble' mine to make it move, how open do you have it. I think by design on any of the versions if its open too much it will wobble
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That, and the o-ring bites after the threads. The tank can be threaded partly onto the deck and not yet have an o-ring seal.

On mine, I can feel when the o-ring is compressed. Once I feel that, I know I've got a sealed tank.

Also worth noting is that you don't have to expose 100% of the airhole to achieve 100% airflow. 2/3 is indistinguishable from fully open.
Rube Goldberg would get a kick out of "temperature control" devices.