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    Default Easy Triton Re-wick With Cotton and Silica

    This is an experiment. So far so good. I've vaped a 1/2 tank of a DIY juice that's very prone to burning, and I'm happy with the way it works. No burnt taste or gurgling yet.

    The idea here was to use cotton for the main wick, yet use a piece of silica as a flavor wick (and to feed the cotton in the main wick).

    Here's a used Triton coil disassembled, after a dry burn. I pulled a wisp of cotton off of an organic cotton ball, purchased from CVS. It was not boiled.

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    The cotton was formed into a point and passed through the coil. A little resistance was felt while pulling, but it wasn't very much. The amount of cotton is critical! Too much and not enough liquid will be drawn in. Too little, and you'll get juice leaking into the coil, resulting in gurgling.

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    Trimmed and fluffed.

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    Looking down the coil. Looks pretty to me. Let's put it back together.

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    Coil reassembled.

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    Threading silica through the coil can be difficult, even using the teflon tape trick. This avoids it. The coil was very easy to load into the tank - the silica feeder strands are nice and stiff. Pure flavor from using cotton in the main wick.

    Not as much vapor as my Provari/AeroTank with rebuilt micro-coil, but every bit as good as a new Triton coil should be.
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    Interesting. Why use boiled cotton, and why didn't you boil it?

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    I used organic cotton. I didn't boil it, because I've been using it in my AeroTanks, and it tastes fine to me right out of the bag.

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    What a good idea! I tried, and failed, the teflon trick....but cotton I can do!

    I use cotton all the time in my RDAs, so I have a lifetime supply
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    How do you get the original wick out? I've got an old coil that I tried to pull the wick, but it seams to tightly hooked into the coil.


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    You can gently wiggle it - they do come out
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    twisting and it might come out. If you twist both ends, the diameter reduces. But if it's stuck with gunk to the coil, good luck. I have only like 33% success with removing the coil wick.

    Thanks, Joe. I will try some cotton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmandaD View Post
    You can gently wiggle it - they do come out
    Or let 'em dry. They'll yank easier.
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    If you're having difficulty removing the old main wick, the only thing I can think of is that it's seriously gunked up. Any more than a slight tug will disturb the coil, possibly making rewicking hard or impossible, or you might even break the coil. The wire is thin and it's delicate. I'd recommend an overnight soak in alcohol before proceeding.

    Update: I left the Triton laying down over night. No gurgling. Performs as well as it did last night. It's below 1/2 tank now, and I'm keeping it vertical. No burnt hits yet. Looks like the feeder wick is doing its job, feeding the cotton sufficiently.

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    Great write up! Did this yesterday.... did not trim the bottom wick like you did, and made the flavor top wick out of cotton as well. Way to much cotton in the tank. I like your way much better. The question I have (will experiment once I get my silica wick) do you notice any difference in flavor or performance when using cotton over silica for the bottom wick?

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