06-17-2012, 10:40 AM
Made myself a genisis last year and had real trouble with oxidising the SS, then had some family trouble and went back on the analogs. Finally managed to come back to vaping and ECF and found this thread, and it has rekindled my interest!!! Thanks to Evilgrym and all others for your ideas and time!! Just trying to get my stuff together to give it a go!!!Attachment 109485
06-18-2012, 01:52 AM
Okay folks. I decided to give the cotton another go. This time I asked the wife if she had 100% cotton yarn, expecting her to say "what?" Instead she said yup and went and got thisAttachment 109666
She was not sure if it was 100% cotton but looked it up online where she bought it (target) and the front page says cotton, detailed page says polyester.
With that said, the wick is made and I'm vaping it now. I swear I can taste the actual yarn (I did boil this prior to use). How long before the "yarn" taste goes away and the juice flavor becomes full for you folks?
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06-18-2012, 01:56 AM
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06-18-2012, 02:32 AM
Oh I knew it was not what everyone was using for sure. I went ahead and filled my bottom coil ce3 style back up and I'm using it. The test was done on a V1 Vivi which was not ready for prime-time anyway. I need to get me the V2/2.5 for any real test anyway. I'll see if I can pick up some 100% cotton at Michaels tomorrow.
06-18-2012, 08:42 AM
Bmays, just get sterile 100% cotton gauze (bandages basically) and make sure its not dipped in weird stuff (like with medications).
cheap, performes great, cut roll and enjoy. steer clear from polyester
06-18-2012, 08:52 AM
I'd definitely get something that says 100% cotton. There are many different types of polyester, but I wouldn't want to vape on a wick made of any of them. I can't even stand using regular cartos with polyester filling, because it taints the juice with it's chemicals.
Originally Posted by Bmays
Cotton balls and cheesecloth are usually pretty easy to find. I'm liking cotton balls, as they can be worked into anything, but they do require some practice to get optimal results.
I generally do a burn test just to help verify the claims on the packaging. Cotton burns yellow-orange with a burning paper/dried leaf smell, and leaves little ash.
06-18-2012, 02:18 PM
Did another hot water wash of my first cotton (roll) wick last night. Noticed a slight build up on the coil.
Removed the first cotton wick, dry burned the coil and re-wicked the CE2 this morning. This time getting an 'off' taste. I had made a few wicks this past Wednesday when I first added a cotton wick. The wick I used this morning was one of those I had made then.
Note to self: next time try a 'fresh made' wick
To anyone interested in re-wicking a CE2 (or other type) 'stock' coil - you need to make the overall wick small enough to fit in the coil; but if you get one end started you can twist the wick on each side of the coil in opposite directions to compress it and work it through the coil easily.
Last edited by TomCatt; 06-18-2012 at 02:23 PM.
06-18-2012, 03:25 PM
Thanks Tom, just did this last night with a fluxo and working great so far. I do have a little cottony fast but not bad. I picked up some at Michael's and boiled twice for about 5 minutes a time. Probably could have went longer. I peeled the 4 strands apart and just used one strand to pull through. Didn't know if would be enough but seems to be working fine so far. Flavor definitely not as muted as with silica.