Clearomizer wicks

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  1. mrn00b

    mrn00b New Member

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    Hello gang,

    I'm glad I found these E-Cigarettes, they've certianly come a long way.

    I had bought a Cleartomizer locally and noticed that it came with one wick. And was told replacement wicks were about five bucks. Anyway I bought a Redux 808 Clearomizer online and was wondering do I have to replace the whole Clearomizer? Or is there a place I can buy replacement wicks? I searched the online vendor's store high and low and just saw new Clearomizers, no wicks.

    Is it assumed that since they're about 5 bucks you just buy new Clearomizers? Or am I missing something.

    Sorry for such a simple post but I can't seem to find any information on Youtube videos, and I'm kind of a goofball when it comes to the forum search feature.

    Thanks.
     
  2. X P3 Flight Engineer

    X P3 Flight Engineer Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Greetings from Canada! Welcome to ECF!

    If you could post a link to the site you bought the clearo from someone will be able to help you. Most clearos do not have replaceable wicks, although they can usually be cleaned and reused for quite a while. Some clearos do have replaceable wicks.

    Relax, Enjoy!
     
  3. The Ocelot

    The Ocelot Mystagogue φ Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Welcome to ECF! I just throw them away.
     
  4. ajip69

    ajip69 Full Member Verified Member

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    what the best wick
     
  5. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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  6. cedric212

    cedric212 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    SmokTech Redux eGo Clearomizer with Changeable, Replaceable Heads, Coils, and Wicks

    It's better known as a StarDust since GV sells it by that name, it's something many US venders do in order to make the consumer believe that it's some kind of proprietary item (just my :2c:). With that said, the heads can be rebuild similarly to a ViviNova, all you need is just some kanthal wire and silica (or cotton) wick:

    Rebuilding the coil in the Vision Stardust V2 - YouTube

    The replacement heads shouldn't cost you more than $2, but you can definitely save $$$ if your willing to learn to rewick them yourself (kanthal A1 wire ~$13 for 100' and ~$15 for 20' silica wick). The video makes it look easy, but there is definitely a learning curve and does requires some research and patience. Almost forget my matters...Welcome to ECF and happy vaping. :vapor:
     
  7. mrn00b

    mrn00b New Member

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    Wow thanks for the replies guys. It looks like to rewick them you need to buy some nichrome wire and rebuild the coil and everything. I thought it was just a matter of dragging a new wick through. I'm pretty good with winding coils and stuff, since I'm somewhat of a radio buff. At the very least I'll go the replacable head route.

    Thanks for the heads up and links!
     
  8. AttyPops

    AttyPops Yeah, I type stuff. ECF Veteran

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    I use the stainless steel wick material. No silica shards. Has to be clean uncoated good quality SS. The mesh itself can't burn, unlike cotton (another common wick material).

    :2c:
     
  9. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    I agree with AttyPops. Cotton a GREAT wicking material but can't be dry burned and has to be changed often. SS the best choice IMO.
     
  10. ajip69

    ajip69 Full Member Verified Member

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    the best wick rope can i get from where,, need help
     
  11. intervention

    intervention Full Member Verified Member

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    Long wick or short wick for the Vivi Nova? Is there a consensu on this? Thanks!
     
  12. X P3 Flight Engineer

    X P3 Flight Engineer Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Long wicks have the advantage of being able to handle a longer draw. You may want to trim the ends of the wicks so that they are not long enough to reach the bottom threads. It is possible to catch the wicks in the bottom threads and it may cause a leak.
     
  13. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    I prefer the long wick as with the short wick I get wicking problems. As XP mentioned with the long wick either trim the bottom or be careful when screwing the base back on.

     
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