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    Question Where can i get joye ego tank atomizer wick replacement?

    Is there a wick replacement, or if not, can someone tell me what the wick material is made of? I tried to adjust this finnicky tank atomizer and destroyed the wick. It's small and dainty like pigeon pubic hair. Ok bad example, but it nearly falls apart in your hands. I'm not trying to throw the atty away just because the wick is gone.

    If all else fails, I will just use it to drip, but would still prefer not to do that. Any help suggestions is available. I have scoured the internet and can't find any info on what this wick is made out of. I tried to make a blue foam wick and that failed miserably.

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    People have talked about replacing it here. I forgot what it's called-some kinda twine or some such. at some industrial supply house.
    Do some searches. You'll find it.

    My question is How are you going to get it down that little hole?

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    Default It is silica rope.

    Obviously you didn't read the long eGo-T tank thread.

    I bought mine at McMaster-Carr McMaster-Carr

    3/8 silica rope at 3.71/ft a little over $4 for shipping. They sent 19 inches , arrived in 4 days.


    You may find it locally since it is used in fireplace enclosures and on oven doors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellcatrydr View Post

    My question is How are you going to get it down that little hole?


    You pull out the needleplate by grabbing the needle with needlenose pliers or surgeon's grips. I made a threading needle out of picture hanging wire doubled the wick up through the needle, pulled it through, then cut off the top even with the needle angle and the bottom about 1/3 inch hanging down. The original wick had a band of mesh binding it together. You can harvest that from a dead atty or do without it as I did. Still works fine. Just make sure you soak/prime the bottom of the wick with e-juice/vg/pg before you put the needleplate w/ new wick back in. You don't want to burn your new wick while it gets going.

    Needle plate goes back in no problem by putting it into a tank and pushing it in. It catches on that ledge which holds it in. If you don't like your wick just try it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juicejunky View Post
    Obviously you didn't read the long eGo-T tank thread.

    I bought mine at McMaster-Carr McMaster-Carr

    3/8 silica rope at 3.71/ft a little over $4 for shipping. They sent 19 inches , arrived in 4 days.


    You may find it locally since it is used in fireplace enclosures and on oven doors.
    FINALLY.. Thanks for the help. I read the thread, but gave up after 50 pages or whatever it was. What kind of rope did you buy, or does it mattter? Happy vaping.

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    I bought the high-lighted 3/8 inch silica only because Scottbee mentioned it early in the long thread. You have to unwind it and use stands so it doesn't much matter the thickness of the overall rope. I even broke down the strands to build my wick from the longer pieces. The width of one strand on the 3/8 rope is about the right size for the eGo tanks, so maybe that's why Scottbee suggested it.

    If you PM me your address I can cut off a few inches of my rope and mail it to you. Seems a shame for everyone to spend $8 to save a few $16 attys unless you like to mod wicks. I sent kelleymcm 6 of my 19 already so I am down to 11-12 inches, but it's enough for a long, long time of modding, so I could part with another 2 inches and never miss it.

    Research burning the wicks before you use them in the modding section or in Youtube videos. They go black then white again under extreme heat. Not sure why it's done, but I assume it burns off chemicals or something.

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    Is it really worth the effort vs throwing it in the trash and just getting a better product?

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    Why don't you go hang out in the mod forum. They love you there.

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    Having been on the CE2 looong threads I now have quite a few pieces of CE2 wick I kept when doing the 'ptb' mods, and I've found that 5 strands of CE2 wick (about an inch long is plenty - but I have fat fingers so you may not need it that long) is just about right for the eGo-T. I rip some coil wire off a dead CE2, gently wrap it around the wicks with a piece poking out at the top and use that to thread the wick through. Once I have pulled it into position I just snip the extra wire off, fluff the wick and drop a few drops of e-juice on it, the coil and reassemble.
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    I ordered some silica rope from mcmaster carr. I use foil at the top as the wick holder. LOL. It works very well so far. I will never have a wick issue again... mcguyer spirit.

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