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    Help with cotton wicks - wtf am i doing wrong

    Howdy all,

    Righto - I can build coils - like a boss!

    My issue is that I can not get my cotton right, no matter what I do it seems to burn/split after a quarter of a tank. I'll open it up and the its like there are two halves.

    I've tried twisted/not twists - too much, too little.. heck i've tried uber micro coils or huge fat ones.. it doesn't seem to matter - after a quarter of a tank i need to replace the cotton.

    Perhaps its the cotton I am using - i dunno - I am sure someone has had this problem before so any advice would be great


    Smok
    Kayfun
    50/50 citrus juices
    Johnston and Johnston cotton (tried boiled and unboil)

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    Johnston and Johnston cotton (tried boiled and unboil)
    Doesn't sound right to me ? Is that pure 100% ? or from the supermarket ?
    *I Use Clones*

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    the only time that has happend to me was when it wasnt wicking properly and the coil burnt thru the cotton - on a kayfun clone

    you say it is after a quarter of a tank - it could be that by then the wick dries out completely and then burns

    which kf is it?

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    Cotton is for panties. That is all.
    Motmo likes this.

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    Yeah its a clone, but i don't see how that would cause an issue . Its not burning the cotton - pretty hard to ignore a dry hit ..

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    Kayfun is a terrible wicker IMO. What resistance coil?

    If it's not burning the coil, how on earth is it splitting in two??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Courage View Post
    Yeah its a clone, but i don't see how that would cause an issue . Its not burning the cotton - pretty hard to ignore a dry hit ..
    Which one though?
    The channels on the older tobecos are useless, the cotton always burns a bit - even if you can't taste a dry hit, I always found the cotton very darkish-almost burnt when changing the wicks on a tobecco before I attacked the channels with a dremel.
    The channels were pathetic compared to a hcigar or ehpro ones, or the rocket, and of course the russian and real thing had the best channels.
    Last edited by coopz; 19-07-14 at 07:54 PM.


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    Try tge sterilized stuff from vapeking, ive never had that happen with this stuff http://www.vapeking.com.au/sterile-cotton-balls-5-pack/

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    i agree re the dry hit bit - maybe next time it happens take a pic?

    i found on a few of the clones the juice channels are not deep enough so the juice doesnt travel up to the cotton well enough - especially at the point where the vertical and horizontal channels meet

    or if they are deep enough it could be that the cotton itself is block the juice channels? other than that im all out of ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopz View Post
    The channels on the older tobecos are useless, the cotton always burns a bit - even if you can't taste a dry hit, I always found the cotton very darkish-almost burnt when changing the wicks on a tobecco before I attacked the channels with a dremel.
    coopz - im getting a dremmel this week - aldi have got kits coming up for sale at 50$ - which attachment did u use?

 

 
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