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    Default Looking for braided wick, not twisted.

    I'm looking for a U.S. vendor that has braided wick. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    I was looking for some a while back too, never found any.

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    Only two places I've found are Canadian Sites and they have a wonky payment system if you live in the States. Also, I have experienced a maybe/maybe not delivery system with Canada Post that has left me leery of purchasing from Canada. Too bad. For anyone interested they are Jugheads and Canadavape.

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    There's braided silica on ebay, usually listed as "silica rope". It comes in 1/8", 1/4" and larger sizes.

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    Is the wick at RTD braided? It's been a while but I'm pretty sure that's right.

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    Doesn't look like it: Wick and Wire : Silica Wick


    Although it is German. I wonder if it's similar to the (excellent) stuff sold by vaporbase-de on ebay? That stuff is twisted, but not like normal silica wick -- it's more of a 'double twist' if that makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StaircaseWit View Post
    Doesn't look like it: Wick and Wire : Silica Wick


    Although it is German. I wonder if it's similar to the (excellent) stuff sold by vaporbase-de on ebay? That stuff is twisted, but not like normal silica wick -- it's more of a 'double twist' if that makes sense.
    I've been refering to the RTD silica as braided, but looking closer double twist is probably right. Like a lot of small strands twisted and then those twisted as a group. Does that sound like the vaporbase silica? I can show a pic if that will help. Either way, the RTD stuff has been working way better for me the last couple weeks than normal twisted.

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    There is a difference between braided and double twist. On eBay the only braided wick I see is from China and 10 meters at $30 plus shipping is a bit much for wick. There is braided cotton but I'm not sure about the safety. I've used it in my A7 and you have to keep it wet or it will burn. I much prefer silica.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerms View Post
    I've been refering to the RTD silica as braided, but looking closer double twist is probably right. Like a lot of small strands twisted and then those twisted as a group. Does that sound like the vaporbase silica? I can show a pic if that will help. Either way, the RTD stuff has been working way better for me the last couple weeks than normal twisted.
    Yep, that's exactly what it's like, although the picture at RTD is hard to make out. The vaporbase stuff is also a lot more resilient than typical twisted silica -- it doesn't 'crunch' and break as easily, for instance from folding it over to make RDA wicks.

    I went ahead and ordered the RTD stuff since I've heard good things about it elsewhere, and it says it's made in Germany. If it's like the vaporbase stuff I'll be more than happy.
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    http://www.cloud9vaping.co.uk/epages...DIY-EKOWOOL-it is what it is, ya just gotta pay it
    $28 for 5 meters of 3 mm
    Look under SvoeMesto
    Last edited by dwcraig1; 03-27-2013 at 07:52 PM.

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