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Vanishing wicking.

Discussion in 'Rebuildable Mods and Devices' started by RAPTOREX, May 13, 2019.

  1. RAPTOREX

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    Having a consistant problem with the wicking of my VV Pyro V2. After a short time the flavour gets muted, about 2-3ml of juice. When I inspect the wicking, i find what a section, of cotton, right in the middle of the coil is gone. The ends aren't burnt the cotton just vanishes.
    This has happened with SS Kanthal and Ni80 coils.
    I'm vaping about 45- 50w with both fused claptons and flatwire aliens.
    What am i missing?
     
  2. Fuctifino

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    Cotton wicked too tightly ???
    Sounds like too tight that as you pull through the cotton it literally pulls or thins itself out right inside the coil
    (where it might be tooooo tight)

    wick it a little bit looser or try some other cotton where the strands or grain may be more resilient

    I'm no cotton expert but it does sound like as you pull it through you could be appearing to pull through the wick
    but you are partially thinning out the cotton right inside the coil where it's too tight or cotton is falling to bits inside the coil

    normal wicking or Scottish roll method ???
    either way sounds like it is stripping itself inside the coil if no burnt stuff
     
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  3. RAPTOREX

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    The cotton pulls back and forwards as I wick with no problems. I've tried thinning out the wick but it just spits and crackles and makes an horrendous noise when you vape. Just as it would if you underwick.
    Its only this atty, none of the other tanks have this problem.
     
  4. Fuctifino

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    Tell me about it - got a similar issue with Vapefly MTL RTA - spits like a banshee
    & crackles like a bowl of Rice Krispies next to a pan of bacon & sausages

    In the end I had to use a Ni80 coil instead of my usual/regular Kanthal wire, resulting in a lower Ohm coil & volts
    spitting is gone but still a little bit too much sizzle than I'm used to on other MTL tanks at that setting

    Sounds bollocks - a tank is a tank right ??? ergh not quite it seems
    you might have to fuck about experimenting or deviating from you usual coil/cotton/technique on other tanks

    I'm not a fancy coil DTL user, so I'll bow out and hope a much more experienced user can chime in with better advice
    (feel your pain & frustration though - ATB)
     
  5. zouzounaki

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    Was it cheap @RAPTOREX ? Maybe it’s just not up to much.
     
  6. RAPTOREX

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    Its the same as other genuine VV Pyro v2.
    Not really sure how a lower cost might effect the performance of a pucker item, over another pucker item bought for a higher price, though. As i recall it was £24.99. This is not a problem that is common with Pyro v2, either. Well, as far as I can find, anyway.
     
  7. zouzounaki

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    I’ve found these chinese designed atties inferior. I prefer to spend less on the no name chinese clones of boutique european ones. That way, everyone’s a winner.
     
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  9. zouzounaki

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    That guy’s lost the plot.
     
  10. MrsAshy

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    Its so weird to keep seeing Dot Cotton's face in the corner of my eye
     
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