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Smok Nord/Trinity Alpha Leaking Issues - (FINALLY Solved)
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Thrash
Sat Dec 21 2019, 11:36PM Print
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So, I've done all of the "fixes", such as take the black cap off of the top, and remove this or that, or don't push the element in all the way ... Well, after REALLY looking at the vapes, I figured out how to solve EVERY leaking issue with both of the pod/mods ... (The best part about it, you have the parts handy already!)

See, I really like them, and was about to just give them up, when I decided to look around and see if there was a way to stop the leaking; a DEAL-BREAKER to my continued use of the items ... I loved the vapor, the flavor, the batteries, everything about them; but, that LEAKING!

So, upon closer inspection (AND PAY ATTENTION SMOK!) I realized that the O-Ring was painfully too small for the opening ... There was NO WAY it was going to seal it properly ... Here's what I did, and I believe I'm the first one to think of this, for some odd reason ...

1) Take the old (white, most times) O-Ring off of an older coil
2) Put it JUST OVER where the other O-Ring sits (DO NOT COVER IT)
IE: (==||-| ... (Top, Body, O-Ring, O-Ring, Body, Bottom)
3) Press that thing in hard, it'll fit, I promise, and it will seal it like it's supposed to, and have the extra O-Ring to double seal it ... IT WILL WORK, I PROMISE! You might have to do it twice, but I've done it for 2 coil replacements on BOTH the Nord and Trinity Alpha; both are dry as a bone, even with being in my pocket and vaping all day

NOTES:
1) Make sure everything is CLEAN (NO JUICE ON ANY OF IT [prime it though]
2) By CLEAN, I mean BOTH the COIL and receiving hole of POD
3) This WILL WORK!
4) On mine, I still had the top cover of the Nord removed; there's tutorials on how
and why to do this ... Believe me, it helps, but, combined with the above, you'll be golden!

You're welcome, fellow NORD/TRINITY ALPHA/SMOK users ...
PS: If Smok uses this idea to fix their "flaw", they can send me a check as an engineer!

Peace, Peepz;
-=Thrash=-
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Thrash
Sat Dec 21 2019, 11:40PM
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5) I'll post pics/vid if need be, however, I think you should get the idea here
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Thrash
Sat Dec 21 2019, 11:48PM
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PPS: Just a note; on the Trinity Alpha, you still have moisture that collects around the battery, however, it's NOTHING like the leaking that plagued that thing ... So, just to clarify, the NORD is bone-dry, the Trinity Alpha is not leaking, however, do to its design, still gets a little "wetness" on the bottom, so keep watch of that, however, I'd rather have to wipe off moisture than wasted juice ...

This moisture issue was in the Nord as well, and is why I suggest to remove the top cap ...
I can't see a way around this for the Trinity Alpha, but I really like the variable voltage (shrug) ...
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Thrash
Sun Dec 22 2019, 01:46PM
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Just to clarify, since I was asked on another forum ...
wrote ...
u mean a double oring at bottom part ???
Let the O-Ring that supposed to be on there be on there ...
Put the other one on top of where the slot for the original O-Ring
goes, but not directly, just right above it ... This way it slide on smoothly,
yet still seals right at the original O-Ring ...

Ok, like the double O-Ring drip tips ...
You're making it kind of the same ....

Only, whereas both on this are grooved into the tip, the top one on yours is just placed on,
no groove, and will match the other O-Ring when pressed in ....

I'm trying to get a good picture of mine, however, I may have to vape the fluid out for you to see it ...

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OR, more like;
IE: (==||-| ... (Top, Body, O-Ring [2nd one you added], O-Ring [in slot], Bottom)
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Thrash
Tue Jan 07 2020, 05:06PM
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QUICK UPDATE:
Ok, so, I just did a little experimentation and made a relevant discovery ...
This method ONLY WORKS WITH THE 1.4 and .8 OHM MESH COILS!
(At least the ones that I have that I've bought fairly recently)

It appears, from what I can see, that the .6 ohm coils are a little thicker and you
can't stack the O-Rings on them and make them fit properly to get the needed seal ...
I've been able to with every 1.4 and .8 ohm coil so far ...

Also, in the Trinity Alpha, it appears to seal completely, however, the top O-Ring swells
a little bit, so, thus, you'll have to probably replace it once you replace the coil ...
I have not found that to be completely true with the Nord (I just took the O-Ring off of the BOTTOM of the coil I'm replacing and put it on the TOP of the next coil; I've been able to reuse O-Ring with the Nord a little easier ... Inconvenient, yes; leak-proof, so far-so good!)

I've still used this method for the length of the coil life; still no real leaking ...

Thanks,
-Thrash-
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