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How do you dip yer wick?
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
Funny that; I never thought I needed any practice screwing, but the more I did it, the better I apparently got at it. The wife is quite satisfied. She says the vape is consistent and pleasurable. That's good enough for me. I still prefer Phillips to grub screws.
11-12-2016 10:10 PM
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
Thanks guys, last thing I'd think of. I'm not just to screwing with tiny tools. Need to see if hubby has his big old Phillips handy. Hopefully no one will dislocate something.

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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
Hi All - been experimenting today with wicking. I decided to re-wick my drippers - they really didn't need it but I needed the practice[Image: tongue.gif]. I have found that if I use slightly less wicking through the coil I get a better vape. Instead of having the cotton going through the coil with some resistance I wicked with the cotton just touching the coil - hardly any resistance at all. I seem to get more vapour this way and therefore more flavour. I think it is because I vape at much lower power, more cotton means more juice to vapourise but this way all the juice is vapourised within the coil - if that makes sense. How long the ''less cotton'' wicking will last I will have to wait and see but even if it only lasts a few days it could be worth it. BTW because I use low power my wicking has been lasting about two weeks[Image: smile.gif].
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
Yes sir, if I could get back to the MTL low wattage vaping, my vape life would be a lot easier from the maintenance perspective. I'd love to be able to wick twice a month and build coild every six months, but I fear it would leave me unsatisfied. I guess I'm too accustomed to DTL. I'm in TC right now, a .28 build at 54J and 442 degrees. It would be a shock to drop to 8.5w.
12-12-2016 06:11 PM
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
Can you MTL at 10w or higher? Would that be too much wattage for MTL? All the mods I want to use are 10w minimum.
12-12-2016 06:15 PM
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
(12-12-2016 06:15 PM)TinWhisker Wrote:  Can you MTL at 10w or higher? Would that be too much wattage for MTL? All the mods I want to use are 10w minimum.
Hi TW - yes - if you build a coil of 1.2 to 1.5 you will vape at more than 10W. I vape much lower power than anybody I know but with a 1.5 ohm coil I am vaping at around 10.5W and a 1.2ohm coil at around 11.3W. You have the perfect atty for it as well. The 13/9 closed right down is a really brilliant MTL vape. If you get the wicking right you can take about .3 of a watt off these values and that is just me you could find a full watt more than that is better for you - my vaping is wierd - I have been told on numerous occasions[Image: smile.gif]. But I still get plenty vapour - more than twice what you would get as smoke from a cig. and of course it is thick and rich in flavour - very satisfying with 18mg nic.[Image: smile.gif]
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
I MTL at 11.1W sometimes. In my (not so experienced as Eddie) opinion, MTL depends more on airflow than anything else. Tight airflow = MTL, for me anyway. Of course along with that, you need high resistance coils and low wattage, but I can MTL at 15W with a 1.5 ohm coil if the airflow is tight enough. It might not be ideal, but it can work. I know Eddie uses less than 10W usually, but you can use 10W or even a little higher and still get a good vape.

Try building a single coil, 8/9 wraps of 28ga kanthal around a 2.5mm ID. Should come out to around 1.5 ohms. Then close the airflow down tight, set the wattage to 10W, and see what you think. 

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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
Michael is right on the button - as usual - airflow is the whole secret - but I am finding that wicking is really important to get it completely right - I am still on a learning curve with this.
12-12-2016 07:18 PM
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
Yes, the airflow is key, but what I'm asking really is, will it be too hot to use at a higherish wattage like above 10w. I want pleasure. Nay, I require it. Demand it, even. Don't want to sizzle my gizzards in order to be able to use my go-to setup. I have a few weener mods, but would definitely rather not use them if I don't have to.
12-12-2016 07:49 PM
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
I'm using an Ubertoot clone MTL with the air near to closed at 25W on an 0.7 ohm coil. That's not too hot and I'm not a fan of hot vapour. And a Rose 3 clone with the air again nearly closed at 20W with a 1ohm coil. The Ubertoot clone gives me a nicer MTL vape - the Rose is kinda airy for MTL in my opinion. The Rose 2 is better than the 3 for MTL IMO.

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