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    I like to wick the cotton kinda snug. Not too snug, but kinda snug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snickerfritz View Post
    This may be old news to some, and may seem obvious to others, but the thing to do is to grab the wick from both sides using two pairs of tweezers or needlenose, and pull both sides outward, so the wick tears in the middle of the coil and you're not trying to pull a whole swollen side of the wick all the way through the coil. So, there it is.
    An excellent way to do this Snickerfritz. Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoogieTony View Post
    If when you pull the wick it creates enough tension to warp your coil you are using too much cotton.
    It should slide through with little to no tension.
    You're right. We're talking about removing the wick after its gotten gunked up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryedan:11130404

    You're right. We're talking about removing the wick after its gotten gunked up
    So am I.
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    My coil never gets messed up when I pull the old cotton out. Are you using 30 gauge or higher? That may be the reason. I typically use 28 gauge and it is nice and firm. Coils last for weeks and take a lot of abuse without changing shape. Also, the vape is better if you use a strip of cotton that slides in and out easily (here come the jokes) - if it's too thick, it tends to cut off airflow at the coil ends and reduces vapor production.
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    Not enough cotton leads to hotspots on longer drags ( No wick contact to the coil ) and are more prone to burnt hits.
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    I'm using 32 gauge kanthal, and applying the method I'm suggesting on rebuilding Protank heads, though it may work for other applications too.
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    I use 26AWG on my IgoS, I could pull an old T-shirt though it and not worry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoogieTony View Post
    So am I.
    OK. So if I get this right, you're saying that when the cotton gets gunked up it will still slide out when you pull on it gently?

    This has not been my experience, but I could still be putting in in too much cotton.

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    2-3mm ID - 26 & 28 ga wire here... in Kayfuns and RDAs... so issues with removing wicks just doesn't come up. What atty, wire and coil diameter are you building, that this is an issue Snickerfritz... clearos or something?

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