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  1. Using #500 mesh, I roll a SOLID wick:
    • I lightly torch the mesh beforehand, then I use a metal ruler to 'strip' the mesh to start the curl. (Like you'd do for curling a ribbon w/ scissors.)
    • Then I fold about a mm of the outside edge into the center to keep frayed edges away from the coil.
    • I start rolling what's to become the center of the wick. I roll, & I roll, & I roll until it's tight. then I concentrate on rolling the rest of the wick.
    • Once done, I torch the wick again to fully oxidize it, and to set its shape.
    No quenching or juice burns necessary! :D
    Works well for me. YMMV... :blink:
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    (Calculated w/ adjusted avg. cost per pack over time.)

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    (Calculated w/ original cost per pack when I quit.)
  3. Initial kit: $66.69 : MEGA EGO-W KIT from ecigsunlimited [PIFed]
    Clearos & Juice: $93.96 : (5) F-1 Clearos & 36mg [100% PG] Strong Mint (250ml) from ecigsunlimited {If I'd planned ahead, I could have saved the add'l shipping.}
    Juice: $26.60 : 36mg Snowman's Kiss (30ml) from PinkSpotVapors
    Juice: $40.40 : 36mg [unknown PG/VG] Spearmint, Mango, & Cherry (30ml ea) from Smokecignals
    Clearos & Juice: $27.16 : (2) Vision eGo Elegance Clearomizer 1.6ml, (2) - Vision XpressOmizer Clearomizer 3.5ml, and 24mg [unknown PG/VG] Peach Fusion (10ml) from ecigexpress
    Juice: $19.00 : 36mg [100% VG] Peach & Raspberry (30ml ea) from D&D Vapors
    Clearos: $35.99 : (5) Stardusts & (1) eGo Cone from GotVapes
    Juice: $9.40 : 36mg [100% VG] Winter Chill (30ml) [+ free 10ml of Winter Chill w/ sweetener] from D&D Vapors
    Juice: $26.73 : 36mg [unknown PG/VG] Wintergreen & Blueberry (30ml ea) from Smokecignals
    Juice: $10.57 : 36mg [50/50] SunDrop (30ml) from Mr. Vape
    Clearos: $25.07 : (2) Cryptonite 8 Clearos & a 510-to-eGo adapter from GotVapes
    Juice: $14.12 : 36mg [50/50] Grape (30ml) from Mr. Vape
    Free Gear: Mr. Vape Contest: White 3.7 volt box mod w/ green led, drip tip & sample juice pack - (5) assorted 5ml 36mg [50/50]
    14500 Batteries & Charger: 14.49 : (2) TrustFire 3.7v protected 900mAh & generic 2-bay 14500 charger from DealExtreme
    Tubes: $8.59 : (5) Replacement tubes for Vision eGo Stardusts™ from GotVapes
    Gear: $46.51 : White VV box mod, (2) 510 Battery Connectors, & a Boge 510 Atomizer from MadVapes
    Voltmeters & 14500 Batteries: $24.55 : (3) 1S~6S Mini Red LED Voltage Meters, (4) TrustFire 3.7v protected 900mAh; (3) AA battery holders from DealExtreme
    eGo button: $1.00: Replacement ego button from Hoosier Ecig
    Postage: $3.45: To return DEFECTIVE VV box mod to MadVapes
    Juice: $24.97 : 36mg [80/20] Arctic Wolf, Blueberry Extra, & MT. Dew (30ml ea) from VaporGod
    Clearos: $20.93 : (3) "Excalibur" 2ml tanks from Vapors Choice
    Gear: $34.31 :1000mAh eGo Twist & a 510-to-eGo adapter from MyVaporStore
    Clearos & Juice: $34.38 : (3) Excalibur 2ml tanks, (2) Excalibur replacement atomizers, 24mg [60/40] Caramel Apple (6ml) & Peanut Butter Banana (6ml) from Vapors Choice
    Clearos: $8.20 : (2) ALPHA Scorpion Top Coil 2.5ml Tanks from GotVapes
    Gear & Juice: $45.43:1000mAh eGo Twist, (1) Super Excalibur 6ml tank, 24mg [60/40] Caramel Apple (30ml) & French Vanilla Keoke Coffee (6ml) from Vapors Choice
    Juice: $13.98 : 24mg [60/40] Pineapple (30ml) from VaporGod
    Juice: $17.94 : 24mg [50/50] Tiger Bait (30ml) from SpringVapor
    Gear & Clearos: $23.96 : ALPHA Variable 4-Stage Mini eGo PassThru 3.0-4.8, (2) Rebuildable Stardust, (1) V3 Stardust from GotVapes
    Gear & Juice: $42.60 : 1000mAh eGo Twist, 24mg [60/40] Black Licorice (30ml), Berry Delight (15ml) & Key Lime (6ml) from Vapors Choice
    Clearos: $9.79 : (3) C8-v.3 Clearomizers from GotVapes
    Clearos: $17.83 : (2) v.2 Excalibur 2ml tanks & (2) replacement tubes for the v.1 Excalibur 2ml tank from Vapors Choice
    Clearos: $14.77 : (1) ALPHA E2 Jumbo 10ml Tank, (1) ALPHA E2 6ml Tank, (1) ALPHA E2 replacement "Stem Coil Head" for the 6ml Tank from GotVapes
    Juice: $23.89 : 24mg [50/50] Key Lime, Caramel Apple (30ml ea) & Samples of 10mg Arctic Chill, Black Raspberry, Kiwi Strawberry, Mango, & Strawberry Watermelon (3ml) [80/20] from Vapors Choice
    Gear: $203.20 : Satin Provari V2 w/ Blue LED, (2) AW IMR 18490s, and Charger from ProVape
    Gear: $27.80 : Griffin/Chid RBA (Mini DID clone) from DiscountVapers [PIFed]
    --> Here's where it becomes more like a 'hobby' :facepalm: <--
    Gear: $53.81 : (2) Griffin/Chid RBAs from DiscountVapers
    Gear: $29.99 : (2) Chid RBAs & (5) clear tanks from ECF Co-op
    Gear & coils: $16.27 : (1) ALPHA Vision TOX V3 VV mod [PIFed], (3) ALPHA E2 replacement "Stem Coil Head" for the 6ml Tank from GotVapes
    Gear: $30.29 : (2) AGA RBAs from ECF Co-op (Traded one for a Chobra)
    Gear: $29.94 : (2) AGA-T RBAs & (2) spare tanks from ECF Co-op
    Gear: $26.54 : (2) Chobra RBAs & (2) spare tanks from ECF Co-op
    Wire: $9.90 : 100' 32g Kanthal A-1 from kingorchid/eBay
    Mesh: $32.02 : (4) 12"x12" sheets #500 SS mesh from ECF Co-op
    Wire: $5.00 : 100' 28g Kanthal A-1 from kwalka
    Gear: $34.88 : Vamo VV/VW mod from ECF Co-op
    Gear: $40.36 : Innokin iTaste MVP VV mod from ECF Co-op
    Wire: $5.00 : 50' 30g Kanthal A-1 from kwalka
    Gear: $35.52 : (3) Panny IMR CGR18650CH, (1) AW IMR 18490 from RTDvapor
    Juice: $25.00 : 24mg [50/50] Black Cherry, Mango, Snozberries (30ml ea) & Espresso (10ml) from DelightfulVapor
    Juice: $23.20 : 24mg [50/50] Key Lime, Caramel Apple, Keoke Coffee & Berry Delight (30ml ea) from Vapors Choice
    Wire: $2.15 : 100' 30g Kanthal A-1 from kwalka
    Juice: $12.34 : 36mg [30/70] Crazy Coffee Craving (30ml) from MyVapeJuice
    Gear: $14.95 : (2) Panny IMR CGR18650CH from HoosierVapes
    Gear: $46.74 : Sigelei ZMax mod from ECF Co-op
    Gear: $44.30 : (2) AGA-T2 RBAs & (3) spare tanks from ECF Co-op
    Gear: $50.24 : Anyvape CVI mod & spare control head from ECF Co-op
    Gear & Juice: $16.63 : (3) 18mg [60/40] ALPHA Vision Juices Cherry, Peach, & Fruit Punch (10ml), (1) 1.8Ω Vivi Nova Head, & (2) Type D eGo Thread Sleeve from GotVapes
    Juice: $26.99 : 24mg [50/50] Nemo (74ml) from MyVapeJuice
    Gear: $130.18 : Electric Angel mod from Ryno
    Gear: $42.06 : Kick module from Nautty1
    Gear: $38.30 : (2) AGA-T2 RBAs & (1) spare tank from ECF Co-op
    Juice: $85.00 : 20mg Pluid (120ml) from ECF Fundraiser
    Gear: $105.00 : Cobra RBA (used) from Fury83
    Juice: $52.00 : 100mg VG (500ml) from Vapeatron Co-op
    Gear: $125.03 : AFPV Hybrid from ECF Co-op {waiting}
    Gear: $120.00 : DID RBA w/ spares (used) from dwsp77
    Gear: $26.04 : RSST RBA from Bucky's FB Co-op
    Gear: $100.00 : G-Bell RBA (used) from aceautojoe
    Free Gear: Todd's Reviews Contest: SMOKtech 'The Natural' mod
    Gear: $31.17 : Sigelei #20 - Roller Clone from LoV FB Co-op
    Gear: $105.00 : DID RBA w/ spares (used) from keighles
    Gear: $32.00 : (2) Sigelei Kick Clones from Bucky's FB Co-op
    Gear: $10.97 : 18500 Extension Tube for 'The Natural' mod from ExhaleVapors
    Postage: $3.19: Postage for (2) original DID drip tips from Kamoch
    Juice: $48.71 : Juice assortment (??ml) from Vape Auctions
    Juice: $46.00 : 10mg Agent Orange (60ml) from WildValley
    Free Gear: GotVapes ECF Contest: AGI RBA + 10ml juice
    Gear: $42.28 : Sigelei #19B + Kick Clone from FB Co-op
    Gear: $43.15 : (10) Panny IMR CGR18650CH from Vapeatron Co-op
    SOLD: -$30.00 : 10mg Agent Orange (30ml)
    Gear: $64.15 : IGO-F, IGO-L, IGO-W, AGT RBAs from Bucky's FB Co-op
    Gear: $142.00 : Satin ProVari V2.5 w/ Red LED & extension cap from Vape Auctions
    SOLD: -$20.00 : 1000 mAh eGo Twist
    Gear: $43.80 : Sigelei #19E +2 kick rings & 'nzonic' cap from Bucky's FB Co-op {waiting}
    Juice: $25.99 : 24mg [50/50] Snozberries (90ml) from DelightfulVapor

    $3,038.04 - Total spent on vaping. :facepalm:

    My lungs feel much better & I don't stink any more. :D

    Money spent on Gear only: $?? [~$??/mo]
    Money spent on Consumables only: $?? [~$??/mo]
    Money spent on Smoking: (priced at the time I quit) [~$124/mo]
    Money spent on Smoking: (adjusted price over time) [~$135/mo]
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