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    Default Success with a micro coil in the kayfun

    So I sat down with youtube and all of my vape mail from the holidays, and fired up Rip Trippers channel on youtube. I decided on a chimney micro coil as the pbusardo build with ekowool wicks sort of just stunk IMHO.
    Long story short, I almost fell out of my chair once this 1.4 ohm coil blasted me with vape and flavor. I actually had to notch the provari down to 3.6 in order to quell the kick to the back of the throat, as Rip put it.

    The flavor is much different than the ikenvapes carto. I can't really place it, but I think it might be from my boiled organic cotton. How long do you guys let your tanks sit before your first vape?




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    Did you remember to FULLY FIRE the coils BEFORE you put your wicks in? Because if you didn't, you are vaping metal fumes, machine oil, whatever coating they put on that wire...

    Throat hit's the least of it, if you didn't... you are going to have a sore throat and a headache soon from whatever residue's on that wire...

    You didn't read the long directions I posted for you from painful trial and error first did you:P?

    You can fix it easy, just pull out the wicking and fully fire (til it all glows red for a few seconds), then put in new wicking and refill.

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    Yep. I was testing out the coil and made sure it was glowing from the inside out. I would then use tweezers to make sure the coil was nice and compressed. Am I supposed to light up the coils for more than 5-6 times for around 3 seconds each fire?
    The only part I was stumped on was how long I let my cotton dry before using after boiling it. I dried it with a few paper towels and then let it sit out while I built my coil.
    Appreciate the help.

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    As long as it stops 'hissing' and you no longer see any smoke/fumes from it, I call it good to go. 5-6 times for 3 secs sounds good to me..

    most guides I seen will recommend to dry the cotton for 24 hours.

    personally, I have tried 3 different brands of cotton, and have ordered a 4th brand that should arrive tomorrow or friday. I get this funky taste with cotton that I don't get from silica, but I have not tried boiling it yet. once my new order arrives, I want to boil some and that will be my final attempt with cotton. if it still tastes weird, I will give up on it for good.

    ps - for drying it, I seen ppl recommend a metal strainer. probably speeds up the process and also helps the cotton breathe from all sides. I want to try it myself.
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    I just built a .8 micro coil in my kayfun works great on my provari. First coil was .7 and it wouldn't fire only while checking ohms would it fire the coil. The taste is so much better with these lower ohm coils.

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    I am thinking my cotton might be,I dunno, off. I bought organic cotton balls at CVS. I also have normal cotton balls from Wal-Mart. Does the organic part really make a difference?
    Let me know how the new cotton works. I am very interested.

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    Give Peaches and Cream yarn from Walmart ($4 for a lifetime supply) if your getting no joy from the cotton. I go back and forth in the KFL's with the micro coils between the cotton and yarn. I just boil a few feet for 10 minutes and hang it and let it dry. Sometimes with cotton I have found it to burn inside the coil. Haven't had that happen with the yarn. I use organic cotton balls from Walgreen's and don't boil them and found no taste to it.
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    I saw a PBusardo rebuild video (forgot which one), and noticed that he just used regular organic cotton balls that were just out of the bag.... so that's what I did, and it works fine, with no funny taste. I didn't boil... because it didn't look like he boiled either (once you boil, you don't have that same level of 'fluffy' you had out of the bag anymore). So I never tried boiling wicks... it doesn't taste bad at all.

    But I'm comparing this to multiply cooked steel mesh wicks, which taste HOLY COW bad!! I even switched my Steam Turbine build to cotton. I'll go boil some cotton balls and see if there's a difference.

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    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.
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    these are the ones I should receive tomorrow or friday:



    wondering if anyone had luck with them without any boiling
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