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    I use 2mm cotton candle wick and 5 wraps. Gives about 1.8 ohms. I always put my new wicks in last thing and allow it to soak overnight. It definitely helps. I wrap the kanthal on a 3mm screw then thread the cotton through. Make sure when you fit it in the vivi the kanthal is not pulling down too tight on the wick or lifting either!!! Also (last thing!), if you unravel the wick up to the kanthal, it helps wicking. Learnt most of these tips from people off this forum and they have served me well so far! Takes practice, but worth it.

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    i used cotton in my aga-t. powerfull TH and a strange taste. but my juice was mostly PG. today i got my 2 liters of diy liquid so ill make a high VG juice and see where it goes. cotton wicks far better than any material i've tried so thicker juice won't be a problem imo
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    Quote Originally Posted by albcig View Post
    i used cotton in my aga-t. powerfull TH and a strange taste. but my juice was mostly PG. today i got my 2 liters of diy liquid so ill make a high VG juice and see where it goes. cotton wicks far better than any material i've tried so thicker juice won't be a problem imo
    I use all VG with 20% water. I've found if it is too thick it doesn't wick quickly enough and you get dry burns. Too thin, it floods, gurgles and won't vaporize very well.
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    Im using 100% cottons right now. and i definitely can say that it gives a good vape. cottons produce more vapor. but disadvantage is it needs to be wet all the times. im not using a tank atty so i often need to drop juice on it.

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    Sounds like your wick is choked and you may be overheating it. It should be a little loose inside the coil when dry, because it will expand when saturated.

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    Love the cotton gauze when I first tried it. It didn't give off any taste unlike the fibre glass wick. As long as it is kept wet it won't burn and it's a lot cheaper to replace when it does give out. It actually improved the flavor on one of my juices that I used to dislike. I'm never going back to fibre glass wicks cause it makes my throat itch, flavor is bad on some juices and they actually don't wick good when compared to cotton based wicks. I don't have any issues with it since using it for almost a week. I don't know if other people would like it but for me it does the job perfectly. But I am looking forward to a ceramic wick if they ever come out.

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    I might mention that some of that "cotton-y" taste may, in fact, be scorched cotton! While it is true that cotton wicks will not burn when they are wet, one should really think of that as not merely wet, but saturated. I use cotton cheesecloth wicks in everything from Vivi Novas and Vision Eternitys to Penelopes, and I find that if I leave a new wick to soak for at least an hour before firing it up for the first time, I get hardly any cotton taste at all, right from the first puff, and it rapidly becomes totally transparent. On the other hand, if I get antsy and jump on a new wick right after I've rebuilt it, I get strong cotton taste and it takes a tank or two for it to subside, if it ever does.

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    Cotton is great, you know it's funny that I've heard that someone use an old cotton underwear as a wicking material......the flavor must have been very musky.....

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