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How do you dip yer wick?
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
(15-06-2015 01:21 PM)jerryz Wrote:  
(15-06-2015 01:16 PM)JohnnyMac Wrote:  Jerry. If you want something natural and easy to work with, hit your local craft store or Wal-Mart and get some cotton yarn by "Sugar 'n Cream" in the Ecru color as it is dye free.  Organic cotton sheets work well because the fibers are more directional than regular cotton but the yarn is extremely directional for fantastic wicking.  A $5 ball of yarn will last a lifetime and it's riculously easy to pull through coils and you can double or triple up for larger coils.  Taste is clean too. Wink
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!. Since I have abandoned the chemicals in cigars, I want to go all the way and be as natural as possible. That sounds like the way to go.

The Japanese cotton is good, but unless you build a 3mm coil, you cannot feed it through the coil if it's any smaller.
Johnny..I went to Walmart but it's called "Peaches and Cream". Anyway i got some, gonna try to change out some wicks. Looks like it will work fine. I will get back to you.

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16-06-2015 07:43 PM
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
I find the Muji Japanese cotton by far the easiest to work with. And the stuff is dirt cheap. Just get a very sharp pair of scissors that just get used for cutting wicks. These are perfect for the job.

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16-06-2015 08:42 PM
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
(16-06-2015 07:43 PM)jerryz Wrote:  
(15-06-2015 01:21 PM)jerryz Wrote:  
(15-06-2015 01:16 PM)JohnnyMac Wrote:  Jerry. If you want something natural and easy to work with, hit your local craft store or Wal-Mart and get some cotton yarn by "Sugar 'n Cream" in the Ecru color as it is dye free.  Organic cotton sheets work well because the fibers are more directional than regular cotton but the yarn is extremely directional for fantastic wicking.  A $5 ball of yarn will last a lifetime and it's riculously easy to pull through coils and you can double or triple up for larger coils.  Taste is clean too. Wink
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!. Since I have abandoned the chemicals in cigars, I want to go all the way and be as natural as possible. That sounds like the way to go.

The Japanese cotton is good, but unless you build a 3mm coil, you cannot feed it through the coil if it's any smaller.
Johnny..I went to Walmart but it's called "Peaches and Cream". Anyway i got some, gonna try to change out some wicks. Looks like it will work fine. I will get back to you.
I can't seem to get it to work. Since i use 3mm coils, I doubled the yarn, and fed it through. I getting one dry hit after another. For some reason I don't think it's wicking the juice up. Maybe I'm not doing it right.

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16-06-2015 08:42 PM
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
I suspect you have the yarn too tight in the coil - cotton swells when wet. Use a bit less yarn.

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16-06-2015 08:48 PM
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
(16-06-2015 08:48 PM)Don Wrote:  I suspect you have the yarn too tight in the coil - cotton swells when wet. Use a bit less yarn.
OK..I'll try it.

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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
It should be able to move freely in the coil - if it is tight there's too much cotton in there.

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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
(16-06-2015 08:50 PM)jerryz Wrote:  
(16-06-2015 08:48 PM)Don Wrote:  I suspect you have the yarn too tight in the coil - cotton swells when wet. Use a bit less yarn.
OK..I'll try it.
Yeah Don, that's much better, and a very clean taste. I suspect I will have to drip more often, since the yarn doesn't have the same density as the Japanese cotton, but i think this will work for me. Also, it's much easier to tuck the wick in, and you don't have to cram it under the coil. Dance4

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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
That's where squonkers score Smile

All the flavour of dripping with none of the hassles.

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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
(16-06-2015 08:59 PM)jerryz Wrote:  
(16-06-2015 08:50 PM)jerryz Wrote:  
(16-06-2015 08:48 PM)Don Wrote:  I suspect you have the yarn too tight in the coil - cotton swells when wet. Use a bit less yarn.
OK..I'll try it.
Yeah Don, that's much better, and a very clean taste. I suspect I will have to drip more often, since the yarn doesn't have the same density as the Japanese cotton, but i think this will work for me. Also, it's much easier to tuck the wick in, and you don't have to cram it under the coil. Dance4
Happy to hear you have it sorted as well as are enjoying it. If you haven't figured it out yourself yet, the yarn is easy to thread through the smallest of coils by using a piece of thin gauge wire folded in half, Stick the piece of yarn into the fold of the wire and fold the yard over and thread the wire through the center of the coil and pull the yarn through. It's as easy as working with silica wicking. Even micro coils are no issue to wick. Plus, you can remove individual strands from the yarn to get just the right amount for the wick.
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
Thanks Johnny. Great advice. Most of my coils are 3mm diameter, so a wet finger and thumb, and a couple twists, and it feeds right through. There is a noticeable cleaner taste too. 

Now I have a bunch of Japanese cotton.

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