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How long do your wicks last?

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  1. Matt M

    Matt M Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chester, UK
    So how long do your wicks last?

    Ive just replaced my first wick in my DID clone. It's made a world of difference. I'm using 500 mesh and mine has lasted around a month vaping mostly gorilla juice (very thick and cloggy). Any advice for longevity?

    Matt
     
  2. Rule62

    Rule62 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Florida
    I started using Genesis types about 6 weeks ago, and haven't needed to replace a wick yet. I have replaced a couple, just because I wanted to try something different. I have a couple DUDs with my original wicks in them.
     
  3. Matt M

    Matt M Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chester, UK
    I've only got one, so I've been using it pretty much exclusively since I had it. I've been using the tight rolling technique rather than the tube style wicks - and used a 75mm long strip. The gorilla juice is very hard on coils, so I think it just got clogged up. I dry burned it once, replaced the coil several times, and set light to the wick each time I replaced the coil. I don't think a month is a bad innings really. Was interested to hear how other people's experiences differed. Guess juice type and wattage will have an effect on it too.
     
  4. Rule62

    Rule62 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Florida
    I really don't know what happens when a wick is no longer useable. I suppose they eventually burn through, and crumble apart. I haven't been at it long enough to have it happen yet. I've replaced coils, and used the same wick, over and over. When I change flavors, I flush the tank out with Everclear in a syringe, and dry burn. Some of the Everclear wicks up, and when I dry burn, it cleans the wick. I don't get any left over taste from the Everclear, or the previous flavor.
     
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