Cotton wicks

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  1. cab9379

    cab9379 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    How long does a cotton wick usually last you, for some reason Im burning through them daily, my silica lasts weeks, and thats ok but I really like the cotton natural taste what am I doing wrong, Im running 1.3 ohms on my grand?
     
  2. NicoHolic

    NicoHolic Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I've got a cotton wick in the 0.5Ω micro coil on my original REO Grand that's got six full sixteen hour days on it and it's still good. The only reason I'm not using it now is I got a new REO Grand/RM2 using a new micro coil. That said, most of the use is with my DIY 50/50 with only a few hours of dark stuff like Boba's Bounty. While silica can survive dry hits, they really hurt cotton wick life.
     
  3. supertrunker

    supertrunker Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    A day is about right. And therein lies the major drawback of cotton. Some people use bamboo instead but i have never tried it - perhaps JC Okie or Justice will chime in with their opinions on it.

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  4. cab9379

    cab9379 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oh ok I wasnt sure, the only problem I could think of was I was getting dry hits and burning it up.
     
  5. Bob57

    Bob57 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I get 2 to 3 sometimes even 4 to 5 days, I don't change them because it's burnt I just like the fresh new clean wick.
    With non flavored a wick will go a week easy, the flavors you use will make a difference in how often the wick will need changed.
    when I started using the RM2 the mistake I made was having the coil to close to the deck and juice pooled and cooked on the coil that made the wick and coil look bad a lot faster. I do run my coils at 1.5 to 1.6 ohms so that may be why I get a little better mileage?
    It takes less then a minute to change a cotton wick, I love the cotton for that reason,,

    Squonk that puppy a little more and keep the wick wet. :)
     
  6. CATastrophe

    CATastrophe Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    In my darker juices, I get one day with a cotton wick then I dry burn and swap wicks. With my fruity menthol, minty stuff, I can go at least 4 days on the same cotton wick and then sometimes it could go longer - but I'll just dry burn (not much there to begin with) and swap the wick anyway. The fruity menthol, minty stuff vaporizes very very clean.
     
  7. malkuth

    malkuth Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    First off, you will KNOW when you get a dry hit. There is no mistaking that burn in the throat! I vape only NETs, so I am doing good to get a day out of a wick. I could only get about 3 days out of a pre built atty as well. My coils last at least a week, though. It is no problem whatsoever to replace the wick... about a 1 minute job.
     
  8. NicoHolic

    NicoHolic Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    :laugh: That's for sure with cotton! I even set the smoke detector in the family room off with one when learning to use it. That one crossed my eyes!
     
  9. Evil Speakers

    Evil Speakers Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Just finished my first re-wick with cotton. Super easy. Since I'm using NETs and the cotton is so cheap, I think I will do this daily whether it needs it or not.

    Speaking of NETs, Malkuth, my first vape on the RM2 was Blue Grass Burley. It never tasted so good. Enjoying some Sahara now :vapor:
     
  10. cab9379

    cab9379 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Whew ok just making sure I wasnt doing something wrong and the juice I use is pluid which is dark and thick
     
  11. malkuth

    malkuth Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    The new shop that just opened N-E-T has some fantastic blends. I cannot get enough of them. I could not handle them using the tube/tank garbage, however. The REO really makes their flavor blossom.
     
  12. Evil Speakers

    Evil Speakers Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yeah, I think that's just the way it is with dark juices. The wick I pulled out this morning looked like tar!
     
  13. Evil Speakers

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    Just ordered six bottles from them last week, can't wait to try them.
     
  14. Gaspar74

    Gaspar74 Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Where do you get cotton for the wicks?
     
  15. CATastrophe

    CATastrophe Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I don't need a dry hit to set off my smoke detectors. :laugh: Two of them are very new and they detect stuff other than just smoke. Scared the daylights out of me when I first did that and had to use a fan to dissipate it. Was using a RM2 on a VVGrand and fogged up the entire office. I can fog up the living room too, in pretty short order, but the detector here is old school. :headbang:
     
  16. _more_

    _more_ Moved On ECF Veteran

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    I am using the cotton off my q-tips for now.
     
  17. Evil Speakers

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  18. Bob57

    Bob57 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I have cotton balls , organic cotton balls, cotton yarn, the CVS rolled cotton and I have used Q-tips.
    If I ever need more cotton it will be because what I have went bad from old age.
    I don't have the taste buds to really tell that much difference but I had to try em all,, :blink:
     
  19. JC Okie

    JC Okie REOnaut Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I use Studio 35 Beauty organic cotton balls that I buy at Walgreens. Any 100% cotton balls will do, but the organic ones have no taste whatsoever, so I don't feel compelled to boil them or anything. Big bag = $3.00.
     
  20. NicoHolic

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    The detectors at home are pretty new--different technologies though. I have to get a foot away and exhale into them to set them off with vapor.
     
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