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Which RTA should I get? updated Aug 13/2018
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RE: Which RTA should I get? updated Aug 28/16
I like the look of the IM, hope it performs well.
19-09-2016 04:10 PM
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RE: Which RTA should I get? updated Aug 28/16
Still haven't looked up how to wick it. Anyone willing to save me a search? Paul told me to get stuffed because I bought the IM and he got mad.
19-09-2016 04:17 PM
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RE: Which RTA should I get? updated Aug 28/16
I'm curious about that too. I had a Genny-style tank way back when they actually looked like the Genesis, none of this "Valocity-style deck" nonsense. Back then we were content with a shitty 30ga single spaced coil and silica wick snaking it's way around inside the tank. Not what you'd want on the Iron Maiden. I'd really like to get a Limitless Plus, but I have no idea how to wick it, it seems like it'd be a pain trying to stuff cotton through the holes. If I had to guess, I'd try putting some cotton through the holes to hang down about 2/3 of the way down the rank, capillary action should get the bottom 1/3 up to it. Just a guess though. 

Edit: just found this discussion on reddit, seems there's something in the tank that shows you where to cut the wick? Idk. I'll look into it more if/when I get one.
19-09-2016 04:39 PM
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RE: Which RTA should I get? updated Aug 28/16
Way too much cotton. You need to drop it just below the top of the tank. Not even a 1/3 the way. Maybe a quarter. And really /Tin it is an honor to be told get stuffed by me. It means I bothered to respond and like you.

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RE: Which RTA should I get? updated Aug 28/16
It's cake, Michael.  I drop mine till they're just touching the bottom, which most say is too long - but they work flawlessly at 80W with dual twisted Claptons pushing .21 ohms.  Haven't had a single dry hit and I've been hitting this thing like a madman.  Longer wicks DO cut into juice capacity though!  

Just make sure the wicks are fluffy enough to fill the corner holes completely.  Mine has yet to leak a single drop, but I was VERY cautious with the wicking - as you will be too.  To any experienced builder it's pretty obvious what you're gonna need to do.  My only gripe is, because you need enough wick to fill those gaps, you're almost required to use larger coils.  Probably not a problem for most of us, but 2.5mm is frankly almost too small - you def want 3mm or wider in order to have enough wick to guarantee no leaks.

For the record, I can hold mine upside down without issue, and have laid it on it's side for 10 minutes without seeing a drop escape.  Haven't tried the overnight test becuase why bother?  I'm never gonna leave it on its side overnight except to see if it leaks, so who cares if it does or doesn't!    

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RE: Which RTA should I get? updated Aug 28/16
"To any experienced builder it's pretty obvious..."

Perfect. I consider myself experienced, so I should be able to figure it out. Now I just gotta find one. Haven't seen any at local shops, I prefer to buy in B&Ms instead of online if I can. My wife is of the mindset that cash doesn't have to be budgeted since it's not on the bank statement, which makes ordering online more of a hassle than finding a shop lol
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RE: Which RTA should I get? updated Aug 28/16
There is a lot I still need to learn, I know, but I don't understand why you would wick a bottom feed only a third of the way down. How will you get the rest of the juice up into the cotton?
20-09-2016 02:33 PM
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RE: Which RTA should I get? updated Aug 28/16
In the ancient days, folks would make their Genny wicks from torched stainless steel mesh. Which meant you had to look out for shorts. So it was easier to drop the wicks to above the base, then tilt the atomiser to allow the wicks to work.

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So they would have to just accept that the 66% or so of the juice would just be out of reach? I mean, I'm thinking I need to wick pretty low to the bottom, sounds logical anyway.
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I guess you just tilt it to let the juice soak into the wick. Either that, or maybe magical capillary action makes the juice slurp up the side? Doubt it. 
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