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Discussion in 'Rebuildable Atomizer Systems' started by Lumiis, Jun 5, 2013.

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  1. Lumiis

    Lumiis Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 13, 2009
    London, Kentucky
    Have read that Cotton is a superior wicking material, but where do you buy yours?

    From What I've seen and read, people are buying unbleached cotton fabric and cotton yarn from craft shops, how safe are these options?

    Thanks for viewing thread and sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere.
     
  2. DSmooch

    DSmooch Super Member ECF Veteran

    the wickstore dot com is a good place to start. they offer sample packs too so you can test different materials, thickness etc..
     
  3. super_X_drifter

    super_X_drifter SQUONK 'EM IF YOU GOT 'EM Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 4, 2012
    Somewhere out there
    You can buy a box of sterile rolled cotton from CVS pharmacy for $6 and it is approximately a life time supply. No boiling necessary :)
     
  4. Nu2Dis

    Nu2Dis Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2013
    Jersey Shore, NJ, USA
    Have you done this? I have some in the cabinet but have been concerned with trying it for the first time.
     
  5. Rat2chat2

    Rat2chat2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Reoville
    Is it out in the store or behind the counter in the pharmacy? Thanks for the tip. Does this last as long as silica wicks?
     
  6. E_DeCastro

    E_DeCastro Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 1, 2009
    SOCAL, USA
    i just grabbed some from my wife's medicine cabinet and it worked wicks ok (but I think it's because I was using a crappy nova https://vaping.com/tanks?utm_source=ECF&utm_campaign=Wordlink&utm_medium=Wordlink&utm_term=Wordlink%20-%20Tanks) but no weird taste or burning.
     
  7. E_DeCastro

    E_DeCastro Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 1, 2009
    SOCAL, USA
    I'm thinking even if it doesn't and you have decent coils, you can replace the cotton without taking the coil out. so you techinically replace the cotton everyday if you so desire.
     
  8. super_X_drifter

    super_X_drifter SQUONK 'EM IF YOU GOT 'EM Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 4, 2012
    Somewhere out there
    That's like all I used, until last week, when I started using Nextel XC 116.

    That rolled cotton is off the chain. Check out these threads. They're all about using rolled cotton to make the sickest of builds :)

    RM2 / RBA 2.0 / Reomizer 2 Rebuild Tutorial

    http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/showpost.php?p=9421933

    Micro Coil for the RBA on your REO

    http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/showpost.php?p=8848169
     
  9. super_X_drifter

    super_X_drifter SQUONK 'EM IF YOU GOT 'EM Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 4, 2012
    Somewhere out there
    I grabbed it right off the shelf. Check out those links above for some easy builds and feedback ^.

    I vape unflavored nic base. I changed the wicks around once a week, just because I enjoy tinkering. I've never had one fail. The dry hit would let you know that it's time to wet it long before you burned it :)
     
  10. GetVaked

    GetVaked Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 26, 2011
    Wisconsin
    Walmart or Hobby Lobby. 100% natural unbleached cotton.

    All I use.
     
  11. Rat2chat2

    Rat2chat2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Reoville
  12. Barton

    Barton Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2013
    Amherst, NY
    I'm using sterile organic cotton balls for my wick on my protank coil builds. I like it but I'm getting a bit of a weird taste on all flavors I've been using. Is anyone else getting this as well. Other than this the performance of the wick has been great.
     
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