Best place to find wick and wire for diy coil building?

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  1. yo419g0tamin

    yo419g0tamin Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    As the title says new to vaping and don't want to search high and low when most here know their goto place for these things already.

    Would be nice if the place had everything you would need and all types but I can live with cheap prices and a few vendors if need be.
     
  2. thewizard

    thewizard Full Member

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    eBay is probably the best option for kanthal or SS mesh.... imho :).
     
  3. Thrasher

    Thrasher ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    well temco is probably all you will ever need for wire.
    and wick is everywhere but it helps to know what kind, silica or mesh as some places have a better deal on one then the other(many vendors act like this stuff is a rare gift sometimes sheesh)

    but silica all over amazon and ebay. mesh from okcvapes or stemmonkey.
     
  4. ilanstylz

    ilanstylz Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Ebay, ebay, ebay...... Seriously it's the cheapest place I've found for either kanthal or ribbon wire as well as mult. size wicks, I recommend getting ekowool wick if price is not an issue. It's 3X+ more expensive than regular wick but to me it's well worth it......
     
  5. dhughey

    dhughey Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  6. yo419g0tamin

    yo419g0tamin Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Why is ekowool worth the extra $?
     
  7. yo419g0tamin

    yo419g0tamin Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I guess at this point the question is, what is the better type of wick to you and why do you think so?
     
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    ilanstylz Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dvx67 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I bought mine off Amazon. I'm just using kanthal and cotton wick tho.
     
  10. Chimney34

    Chimney34 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Got my silica & wire from rtdvapor. Probably not the cheapest but so far pretty good & I'm a RBA noob. They ship fast & came highly recommended. Steam monkey has ekowool & good prices as well.
     
  11. brock957

    brock957 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Kanthal wire ebay. Stainless steel mesh OKC Gapes or Delaware Vapor.
     
  12. Thrasher

    Thrasher ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Just a personal gripe:
    if you see the wire you want on ebay and its temco. go to the website direct

    Temco is on our side, as such they set up several informative pages about wire, resistance, materials, surface area etc. these guys are not just vendors they are very well trained and informed in what they do and produce many products as well as provide much technical support in their respective industries.

    And i hate seeing ebay get any part of their profits.
    /gripe mode ended..................
     
  13. Borescoped

    Borescoped In the meantime..... Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I personally use The Vape Mesh Company, since they sell the wire, the silica, the ekowool, the mesh, the ribbon kanthal and the stainless steel cable all in one place.

    Upside for me, they are UK based, so fast/cheap shipping to my house off base here.

    Downside for you, they'll have to ship it to the US to get it to you, so will cost more and take a little longer.

    You couldn't go wrong with the other suggestions here though.
     
  14. fistofsouth

    fistofsouth Full Member Verified Member

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    Not to high-jack the thread, but what are the relative advantages and disadvantages of the various (SS Mesh, SS Rope/ Cable, et al) for building a wick?
     
  15. fccwpe

    fccwpe Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I concur 100%

    I got 100 feet of Kanthal A1 32AWG for $6.08 from them shipped. Bought Friday, received Monday. I am sure that I will never use that much, but it beats buying it for $1 per foot like the B&M near me charges.
     
  16. SaintHate

    SaintHate Full Member

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    Kidneypuncher has some great rba supplies, they even carry ss rope.
     
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