Cotton wicks???

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  1. Pantera23

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    So i heard you can go to the store and buy a ball of cotton yarn and use that as the wick
    my question is
    what kind of cotton do i need? And i heard you have to boil the cotton for 30 mins, do i have to do that and is there anything else i need to know or do?
    im using the IGO-L on the VAMO
     
  2. Bill's Magic Vapor

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  3. Pantera23

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    Thanks for the link
    Do i have to boil them?
     
  4. ingerri

    ingerri Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    the yarn your asking about is WHITE peaches and cream brand. 100% cotton. found at walmart and other craft stores
     
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    I use cotton balls - 100% cotton, not bleached. I boil it for 3-5 minutes than pat it dry with paper towels and then micro wave for about 3-5 minutes. It will still be damp...do a but , put in in a baggie..I use it for dripping and on my gen style attys - its great ! Oh, cosmetics section of almost any store - woman use this stuff for make up all the time.
     
  7. BlueMoods

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    You can also use cheesecloth, that's already meant to be used with food so just rinsing it is fine. unravel about 28 to 30 strands, reserve one strand to wrap around the rest and, fashion a wick from that.
     
  8. DoogieTony

    DoogieTony Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I've been using the (#4 sized) white 100% cotton yarn for months in everything.

    Boil it for 10-15 min, take it out, wring excess water out, replace used water with fresh, boil again, wring excess water, hang and let dry.
     
  9. ThermoNuker

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    I use it on my rda's. Multistrand and surprisingly absorbent for a yarn. One(1) strand will fit a microcoil made from a regular paper clip.
     
  10. hawkizefan

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    Cotton balls....no boiling needed. A hundred count pack should last.....ummmm...forever.
    Taste is a little wonky for the first few hours...but then it rocks.
    I use it on my Igo as well....cheap and awesome.
     
  11. Pantera23

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    Ok thanks for all the ideas
    Im going to have to go get some soon
     
  12. jeffc

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    I was getting a bad tasted from a lot of different cottons out there. The stuff ingerri mentioned is very good. I boiled it for about 20 minutes and I don't get any flavor other than the e-liquid.
     
  13. Zurd

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    got mine at wal-mart, 650 meters for 12 bucks, 100% cotton unbleached, I don't even boil it
     
  14. FlamingoTutu

    FlamingoTutu Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Why the boiling? To get out contaminants?
     
  15. Rickb119

    Rickb119 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Would there be any flavor improvement by just replacing the flavor wick and not the coil wick?
     
  16. Zurd

    Zurd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It is usually always safer, any products are done in a shop where there might be all kind of contaminants
     
  17. rogergendron1

    rogergendron1 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Yep any store

    Cotton balls I use

    No boiling. after I get the coil all set up I runn it under super hot tap water for a min or two to clean out the first little cotton taste

    Yeh one more thing ... No dry burning lol

    Good job on the rda ! Now go get a ******** mechanical lol ...
     
  18. FlamingoTutu

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    Zurd, thank you. Wasn't sure if it was to get rid of contaminants/additives, sterilize and/or shrink. :)
     
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  20. UncleChimney

    UncleChimney Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    This Method Is My Go To For Bottom Coils And RDAs.
     
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