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How do you dip yer wick?
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
I cleaned out my Limitless Plus today and installed a pair of Gently copils that he kindly sent me. Very pretty coils. I used my pharmacy cotton - Quo cotton. This is a nice organic textile cotton that tastes really good but takes some getting used to wicking. Its very fluffy and thin so you need to unwrap the balls and cut big wide strips. But it works marvelously and cost 5 dollars for 200 balls - each ball is about four rewicks. So about six-seven months maybe at most for me.

I find that alien and fused claptons gunk up quicker than a standard staggered or parallel coil. Spaced coils also gunk up less. I am tired of gunky coils, TBH. Of course my fancy coils look nice but I'm not building coils to show off (well people do want to see my coils, lol) but rather just to have a bloody good vape.

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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
I hear you, Paul. I'm thinking of trying some ReadyXWick; being able to go months without rewicking sounds pretty great. Anyone here have experience with or opinions of it? How about Scottish rolls of cotton?
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
scottish roll works well with cotton balls or japanese OC , or any thing that needs to be teased to make even.

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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
Ready x.. similar to this stuff?? Not a fan if I'm honest, hence ending up there Wink

Scottish wicks work incredibly well when you get them right, they need to be really tight, both in the rolling and into the coil. Not the longest lasting but 10+ good hits on a dripper is awsome! I find they shear/frey away at the edge of the coil after a few days.

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(20-07-2016 04:40 PM)Eggza Wrote:  Have you guys seen the Vape3D clapton jig? It's basically just a spool holder and a clamp with a 3d printed part, but it sure makes claptons and fused claptons look easy.

Have you or anyone else tried this? I somehow missed it when it was first posted but it does look interesting.....
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(01-08-2016 10:22 PM)gentlydoingit* Wrote:  Ready x.. similar to this stuff??
I believe it has a similar appearance, but it is made from heat treated ceramic fibers. I saw a video of a guy sticking one end in a puddle of juice, and it slurped it right up. Then, he fired it with a torch and it burned like a candle. It was pretty impressive. There's some miscellaneous information about it on the vendor's site.

(01-08-2016 10:22 PM)gentlydoingit* Wrote:  Scottish wicks work incredibly well when you get them right, they need to be really tight, both in the rolling and into the coil. Not the longest lasting but 10+ good hits on a dripper is awsome! I find they shear/frey away at the edge of the coil after a few days.
Only ten hits! I'll probably give it a try soon - the cotton that I currently prefer comes in sheets, so it will probably lend itself well to the style. Thanks for the tip about packing it tight, though. I didn't realize that was important and probably would've gone the other way without the advice.

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(20-07-2016 04:40 PM)Eggza Wrote:  Have you guys seen the Vape3D clapton jig?
Have you or anyone else tried this? I somehow missed it when it was first posted but it does look interesting.....
I'm afraid not. My clapton spools were pre-made. Cthulu has a new jig that looks pretty sweet, too. If I'm understanding the way it works correctly, it can fashion standard coils, twisted and braided coils, parallel coils, and possibly claptons. I think you can feed your core wires through the base, like with the Coil Master, then use the fastened wire to wrap. Honestly, though, I'm more likely to revert to simple stainless coils than to ever wrap my own claptons. Especially with the very thin wires I have been using to hit my .35Ω targets, it's just too much effort to wind them.
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
if you peel away the outside layers of the sheets and cut in half by lengt then tease to an evenly distributed 2x width they will make a nice scottish roll.

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(01-08-2016 10:22 PM)gentlydoingit* Wrote:  Ready x.. similar to this stuff?? Not a fan if I'm honest, hence ending up there Wink

Scottish wicks work incredibly well when you get them right, they need to be really tight, both in the rolling and into the coil. Not the longest lasting but 10+ good hits on a dripper is awsome! I find they shear/frey away at the edge of the coil after a few days.

This is an issue we have because we vape at very high temperatures. I find I suddenly taste metal and find my wick has come apart in the coil at one end or the other. I also find that often after vaping a bit one end of my wick absorbs more juice than the other or one of my dual coils vape faster than the other. I could reduce my watts but ... well that aint happemning on my series mods for sure and even on my regulated mods I'm so used to high watts i cannot tolerate anything below 75 watts and prefer 90 - 120. So expecting my cotton to last more than 18-20 hours of vaping is not realistic.

Also I never get 10 hits on some attys and mods - scottish roll or not. I have a BSC atty at .13 vaping at 110 watts and I'm lucky to get four good long hard pulls. Other attys with deeper juice wells around .16 and higher at 90 watts I can get double the pulls with ease. Actually not a huge fan of the scottish roll but to each his own.

To be clear - you don't have to vape my way ... it probably is best NOT to develop the habit of vaping at such high watts. I rarely use a tank for that reason - and when I do you as atank I drink juice like an alcoholic on a binge. Trying to vape lower for me would be like a one legged man applying an ass kicking. That ship sailed. Enough down home verbage in one paragraph methinks.

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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
(02-08-2016 12:12 AM)Chuck-Drl Wrote:  if you peel away the outside layers of the sheets and cut in half by lengt then tease to an evenly distributed 2x width they will make a nice scottish roll.

Here I was thinking that scottish cotton was regular cotton that is worsted yarn styled.... Smile
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
Scottish cotton would be interesting stuff as cotton plants can't survive the climate here Smile

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