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Kraken RBA Wicking Issues
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Kraken RBA Wicking Issues
My kraken came pre built with stainless steel mesh and I hate the taste it gives off so I rebuilt it using cotton balls twisted into wicks like I've seen many people do. My only problem is it doesn't wick properly when I tilt it. Is it possible that the wicks are too thick/rolled so tightly that it's not allowing liquid to wick through the cotton fibers quickly?
10-12-2013 06:43 AM
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RE: Kraken RBA Wicking Issues
Yep. Thats likely it. I've ended up with the scrawniest wick you've ever seen in my rsst and I dont even have to tilt. I works spot on. Less is more with cotton
10-12-2013 09:15 AM
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RE: Kraken RBA Wicking Issues
(10-12-2013 09:15 AM)gords1001 Wrote:  Yep. Thats likely it. I've ended up with the scrawniest wick you've ever seen in my rsst and I dont even have to tilt. I works spot on. Less is more with cotton
Exactly this!

I couldn't get my kraken to wick properly despite numerous efforts, less is definitely more when it comes to cotton.

I have mine wicked with a couple of silica wicks at the moment with a cotton reservoir sitting above the coil. This way it naturally wicks but if I'm vaping hard I can tilt it also.
10-12-2013 02:08 PM
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RE: Kraken RBA Wicking Issues
Awesome thanks guys, when this tank runs dry ill re-wick it.
11-12-2013 07:05 AM
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RE: Kraken RBA Wicking Issues
Its a genesis.  You can rewick with a full tank, no problem with that, I usually put the atomiser in a hobby vise so it's secure, rewicking takes secondsCool
11-12-2013 08:20 AM
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RE: Kraken RBA Wicking Issues
Good advice from the guys, Tootlyfe.  I made the same mistake as you the first time I tried cotton wicking.  I think we all do.  May I ask where you purchased your Kraken that it arrived with a prebuilt mesh wick?  It is possible it's not the mesh in general but that it was improperly prepared and prebuilt.

My experience with mesh and stainless cable wicks is that they have the best flavor of all and leave the juice pure as intended.  With cotton wicking I can taste the cotton.  Even silica tastes a little off to me when vaping.  The best thing I ever did was wick with 1/16" 7*7 stainless cable.  Simply amazing wicking and flavor!
11-12-2013 01:55 PM
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