ideal wick thickness for chain vaping

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  1. dhomes

    dhomes Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hi guys, I'm about to roll a new wick in an hour or so and wanted to get an idea on the ideal wick thickness for chain vaping.

    is thickest the best? I could roll a wick up to 3 mm thick on my drilled aga-t and still leave some air air it for the liquid to flow (used a 1/8" drill = 3.18 mm)

    I STRONGLY prefer the quick hit (simulating a cigarette) way better than the pipe, long pulls others prefers

    Any input here? I'm thinking right now on building a 2 to 2.5 mm with a 1 mm or so whole inside.

    thanks!
     
  2. ussr

    ussr Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Do u close up the filler or leave it open?

    I'm a chain vaper and I switch between a packed tight wick or u wicks.
     
  3. Gr8Scott

    Gr8Scott Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I vape therefore I am.

    Meaning I vape about every waking moment. I have found a single cotton or bamboo wick 1.5mm, 2 at the most, will provide a good thorough throater with enough airspace in the device for good volume as well.

    Keep it wet, keep the wattage up also and you should be a happy camper :)

    Too thick just seems to stifle the vape, it looks cool but is not functional.

    Vape on :D
     
  4. dhomes

    dhomes Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    @ussr, initially open for the first day or so, makes the wick start wicking properly faster

    but somehow i prefer the amount of feeding with the hole close

    a packed tight, but how how thick?
     
  5. dhomes

    dhomes Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    @Gr8, been doing cotton (and SS) on Phoenix attys, they are to this day the BEST vape I have had to date

    still, I need some info regarding SS wicks
     
  6. ussr

    ussr Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Packed thick about 2mm would suffice I feel. I usually pack it till its sitting just nicely on the wick hole.
    If you remove the neg post on the aga u can make a u wick. It's gonna help.

    What I'll do is pack another mesh just to sit on the filler hole to prevent excessive leakage. But enough to let it breath.

    The vaping tilt is also important. Keep the wick short it's gonna help with flavor.
     
  7. CountSmackula

    CountSmackula Genisis Junkie Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I roll solid #500 wicks, just slightly smaller than the wick hole... and I leave the fill screw in. I can chain vape until the cap is almost too hot to touch.
     
  8. Gr8Scott

    Gr8Scott Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Honestly, I haven't messed with SS at all, yet. And really, I have no plans to do so, so I am clueless :confused:


    With DIY ( and some pending NET fluid with tobacco leaf), all this rebuildable stuff, and harvesting 18650s from battery packs for other projects.....well I am staying active LOL.

    You ought to try bamboo if you are liking the cotton, it's flavor neutral which is really nice.

    Gotta respect hardcore vaping :D :headbang:
     
  9. dhomes

    dhomes Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    @GrScott, what I meant was my best vape to date is on a Phoenix atty (I prefer SS wick on it, but cotton is close)

    I've a bunch of devices & toppers, but the Phoenix, somehow, still give me the hardest hits I much enjoy

    ;)
     
  10. SteveCee

    SteveCee Full Member Verified Member

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    Hopefully this is an appropriate thread.

    I tend to vape multiple quick puffs and my pro tank overheats it seems and gives a burnt taste. What clearo / rba etc. would solve my situation?
     
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