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Does anyone use this wicking technique?

Discussion in 'How To's and Guides Only' started by Hedders, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Hedders

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    Since i started wicking for some reason i defaulted to building a 'size 30' coil and i never really ended up with a good result, i was having to rewick too often and getting dry hits as the cotton wasn't wicking as consistently as it should. Basically it was all a bit hit and miss.

    I have just started building 'size 40' coils instead and feeding the wick back through on itself like this:
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    After doing a bit of raking , about 50% goes into each juice channel and the rest gets cut a bit shorter

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    Then i just juice the hell out of the rest of it:

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    It seems to work like an absolute charm. it wicks up brilliantly and i only need to change it after about two weeks..it just seems to not get all gummy/burned like i am used too..

    So, is this a popular method I have just stumbled across?

    ETA: jeez, i should have cleaned my kit..the photo's really show up what a slob i am :)
     
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  3. Richard Winter

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    Interesting, not tried one like that. Will give one a go and see how I get on with it.
     
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  4. Hedders

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    I may have wrapped that coil one too many times as it didnt wick as well as my last one..Or maybe i just got lucky on the first bloody one :)
     
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  6. Richard Winter

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    I've not tried it yet but definately give it a go next time I wick
     
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    It also need a fair bit of raking through to thin the bit out that goes into the juice channel!
     
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  8. Rickster

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    Used a similar double wick technique a while back with the bastard Heron v2
     
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  9. Hedders

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    I have done it a few times now..with mixed results!
     
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  10. Dezy

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    You could try the wotofo 60mm cotton, would fit that a treat.
     
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    I think most people underwick, I usually wick tight enough to squeak/borderline distort the coil, never, ever, EVER get dry hits in 4 years of RTA vaping. I'd say this wicking simply makes sure you have enough wick.
     
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  12. andi52

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    The dam wicking method, is that where the cotton sits on top of the juice ports, rather than in them? It's been recommended for mesh, so one can vape at a slightly higher wattage and get a warm vape.
     

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