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#1 (permalink)      6/3/2018 12:19:06 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Does anyone else have this problem
Airflow gap problem. Cannot seem to screw the bottom base any tighter. Is it a o ring that makes the problem ?

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KingVapor wrote:

Airflow gap problem. Cannot seem to screw the bottom base any tighter. Is it a o ring that makes the problem ?



If you mean gap above and below the airflow ring then yes. I do have that. Have not tried changing the O-rings since it appears to be only a visual issue. It has not cause any issues with adjusting the airflow for me nor allowed any extra air in. I have no leaks as well. In fact I don't even close the juice flow control when filling. Just dump and go.

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It quite probably is the o-rings.

My airflow ring was extremely tight at the beginning and when adjusting, the incredibly soft o-rings were stretching out and poking through my airflow cutouts. I've swapped mine and no more gap or problems.

Things I've changed on my tank; the large o-rings, which are 40*1.5mm and also the grub screws which are sets of M2.5*3mm and the M2.5*4mm. The stock ones were strip central for me.
#4 (permalink)      6/4/2018 7:51:18 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I did get t to become tight again. I just pushed the o rings in a little bit. Seems like they had expanded. Thabks for the replies. I do really think that having a tight airflow ring helps the liquid access the wick. I had alot of problems with my atty until i got it tight again
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Lucifer_Dreams wrote:

If you mean gap above and below the airflow ring then yes. I do have that.

Just a thought; I've lent mine to a friend for the last week and he complained about the same issue after a couple of rebuilds.
I took a look at the tank yesterday and with the bottom unscrewed off, the two 12mm ledges on the build deck weren't aligned with the cutouts on the tank which meant it wasn't seated properly. It also meant that the airflow wasn't aligned correctly with the coils. This will cause a gap between the airflow and juice flow rings. These notches;


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I had to lube up the o-rings to close the gap, even the juice controll was a problem.. If that dosent help, change the o-rings on the bottom part of the tank..
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Christopher_B wrote:

I had to lube up the o-rings to close the gap, even the juice controll was a problem.. If that dosent help, change the o-rings on the bottom part of the tank..


Did you have any problems with this after that?