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    Ok so I was revisiting the Pyrex wick of the Wizard stick, and it occured to me I never tried SS 400 in the pyrex as a wick. Concept: Use a 3mm OD pyrex tube and make a 1.8mm SS wick that goes in the pyrex. Then coil the Kanthal around the pyrex. Yes it will take a second for the kanthal to heat the pyres to vaporize the liquid in the SS inside of the pyrex and it does. But once "heated" I can chain vape until the cows come home.

    So here a a couple pics of my adventure:
    3mm OD pyrex and ready wick in the forground 30mm long ready to go in:


    8 wrap coil around the pyrex:


    Vaporizing in progress:


    Here is looking at you, and success in all your adventures:


    I am still testing this out, so far so good, I have run through half a tank so far with good results. I want to run this a couple days and see how it does. The current SS wick was oxidized, I want to try an un-oxidized wick , and different SS mesh ratings. 400, 500, 635.
    So I will be posting my results. the nice thing is I can change the wick without disturbing the pyrex or coil!

    More to follow.
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    NICE!!! Hows the flavor?
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    Sounds like this could last forever provided you don't break the pyrex.
    What thickness of pyrex are you using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zapped View Post
    NICE!!! Hows the flavor?
    Once the SS "Breaks in" just like a regular SS wick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2GLR View Post
    Sounds like this could last forever provided you don't break the pyrex.
    What thickness of pyrex are you using?
    Standard wall thickness .6mm.
    Got it here:
    3mm O.D. Corning Pyrex Glass Tubing - Wale Apparatus

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    Ok just rolled a 635 wick un-oxidized, letting it break in now. Took all of a couple minutes to roll and 10 seconds to change.



    Notice after almost a tank the kanthal still looks new
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    Nice! I was thinking about this a week or so ago and got side tracked looking at something else.
    When I was looking for tubes I found some that had .29 wall thickness. My thought is, the thinner the wall the faster the heat transfer.
    3 mm Thin Wall NMR Sample Tube 7" L, 200MHz | Wilmad-LabGlass

    While this isn't pyrex but they claim 230C is fine with 120C step acceptable. I'm certainly tracking your work on this as it seems an exciting possibility. Thanks for sharing!
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    i don't understand this at all...if the coil has no liquid wont that result in one giant hotspot? hot kanthal doesn't taste so good. i understand the vaporizing in the mesh part but.....if i just have a little bit of kanthal exposed away from juice it tastes like crap.
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    interesting, what do you use to cut the tube? do you cut the tubes at a angle for juice flow and no grounding on bottom of atty by the mesh? can you tell the benifits of using tubes? looks like it would be very ez and clean to use like you have it, how does it effect your batty time of use since you said it takes a little bit to heat up? also what gauge kan are you using? noisey i am
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