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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefAllDay View Post
    I took out the original cotton and used some plain white cloud cotton balls from wal-mart. I now have a different, but distinct, taste. I sort of think it's like I put cotton in my mouth. Only on the exhale though. Hrmph...
    Tomorrow, I am going to yarn it up, lol. Thanks for the tip.
    These are the organic cotton balls from CVS that I got that was recommended on multiple sites/threads)... they are very different from regular cotton balls, even tho big and fluffy (when you pull them apart, there's cotton chunks in the cotton, not uniform fibers like a normal cotton ball pulled apart):
    CVS 100% Cotton Triple Size Organic Cotton Balls - CVS pharmacy

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    Yep, that's what I have. I think I am going to try to boil some yarn and cotton tomorrow and test out a few wicks the day after. 5th time's a charm, lol.
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    I use the Organic cotton balls from Wallgreens and do not boil them, i dont taste anything bad from them.

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    I was thinking about this, and wondering... could it be the juice? That is, you are getting more flavor out of a cotton wick than you do out of a cartos... and maybe there was something that you weren't tasting with what you used before?

    It's just odd that it could be the cotton ball, when it doesn't have any taste to it at all (stick one of those cotton balls in your mouth... you won't taste anything).

    That or you didn't get all the machine oil out of the kayfun after you bought it. I did that first too... tried to use it without washing it really well, and I tasted machine oil. So I took it apart and boiled everything with dish soap (and it turned the water GREY), then rinsed fully, then soaked in hot vinegar for 1/2 an hour, stirred, rinsed again before I used it again, and that problem went away (well, til I hit the not fully cooked out kanthal taste:P).

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    I washed out the Kayfun in hot water for about 10 min, then soak it all in vodka for an hour. Then cleaned out the entire setup again with a q-tip. The part that bugs me is the flavor is still off from wick to wick. And still tastes off, but in a different way. And it's the aftertaste in the exhale that's sort of like a wet t-shirt.
    Since wick changes are so easy I will try another one.
    The juice is a 10 day steeped bottle of Bob's bounty that tastes fine using an ikenvape 801.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefAllDay View Post
    I washed out the Kayfun in hot water for about 10 min, then soak it all in vodka for an hour. Then cleaned out the entire setup again with a q-tip. The part that bugs me is the flavor is still off from wick to wick. And still tastes off, but in a different way. And it's the aftertaste in the exhale that's sort of like a wet t-shirt.
    Since wick changes are so easy I will try another one.
    The juice is a 10 day steeped bottle of Bob's bounty that tastes fine using an ikenvape 801.

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    100% VG.....well it might be your wicking, try putting a little less wick in the chamber so it may wick a little easier. i would say when you pull up the cotton to put the base of the chimney on it should be even with the top of it or a little less after its screwed down all the way, so that is doesnt pack to tight in the channels. i had to do this for 100%VG also to wick better, as i normally have about an 1/8th inch or more above the base when i start to pack it down with my normal 50/50 blend.

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    I followed Rip Tripper's guidance and have a minimal amount of wick. I actually purposefully ensured the wick was not blocking the juice channels at the base.



    I didn't, however, think about the fact that it's 100% VG. I'll try another today, with unboiled cotton, and see. Thanks for the tip.
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    I was reading what all you did to clean it. What brand of Kayfun did you get. I am just curious since i ordered one today it is the HCIGAR.

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    I got the same one, HCigar. It's pretty damn awesome. I will tell you some things I learned that should help when yours arrives.
    1) There's a small rubber washer used with the bottom screw that's inside the 510 connector. Don't lose that. If you don't put the washer in, the unit will be so airy it's not even worth using. Took me two days to figure out I had forgotten to install it after the first washing.
    2) The threads are all very dirty. Even after soaking in hot water, and then soaking in vodka for well over an hour, when I wiped the threads clean with either a q-tip or a paper towel, I was removing very visible machine oil. The wiping down process will take quite some time, because you will find that stuff everywhere.
    3) The plastic tank is just plain junk. It's very easy to misthread. Thankfully the system comes with a SS tank but you can't see how much liquid you have installed, so it's sort of a catch 22. I am going to see about buying a pyrex version of the see thru tank, which would make the Kayfun complete.
    4) If you don't have a needle tip for your juice bottles, definitely get one. I am having problems finding a plastic version, but the metal needle tipped juice bottle I have works wonders for refilling the Kayfun without taking it apart. The process is a bit slow, but it's pretty effective.

    I am headed to walmart now to snag some yarn. Will let you know how that goes, and grats on your purchase!
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    I generally do 7-8 wraps of 28g, comes out to around 1.3ish ohms, and I use those same organic cotton balls from CVS. I don't boil them. I've found if I use too little wick the vapor production is off, but if you stuff too much in there you can get that burning inside the coil that mackman mentioned earlier. Keep playing with it, you'll find a good balance. I use just enough that I have to twist the cotton a little to get it to run through the coil, then snip it just past the rim of the base, point the tails up to screw on the chimney, then tuck it down toward the channels. Soak it good, assemble and fill, set my 'vari to about 4, 4.1 volts and vape away. Bliss. Most of my juices are 50/50, but it works just as well with Gorilla Juice, I just have to replace the wick a little more often.

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