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READYxWICK for non cotton people

Discussion in 'Reos Mods' started by Big Hitter, Mar 14, 2014.

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  1. MsLoud

    MsLoud Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Just dont base your opinion on the 2mm - I did not have very good success with that size. I almost gave up till i read more and aw those having very good success with the 3mm. It really is quite different - fatter fibers to hold more eliquid = more better :p
     
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  2. MacTechVpr

    MacTechVpr Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Aug 24, 2013
    Hollywood (Beach), FL
    I'm primarily a VG user myself due to a slight sensitivity. But I've adapted somewhat to PG. Listen, do look over posts here and the two threads I mentioned on winding with strain. It builds rigidity into the coil so its absolutely tight when you pulse it (low-voltage) or uniform if spaced. Even strain distribution really helps promote a likewise development of oxidation which is what gives tensioned m.c.'s the very consistent thermal output end to end which makes RxW shine. Not to dissuade you from other tools, I use many. If a coiler at 2.5 is your jolly, have at it. I use a broader variety of devices and more juices than most. So my repertoire is at least a 1/2 doz diameters just for RDA's depending on temp I'm opting for on different juices. You have a single form factor and less variety, then winding options get simpler. Still balanced strain in your wind and install will make a big difference. On contact pressure, yeah Nextel likes it. Think garden hose and you get the idea. Tighter and you limit flow but increase its speed tending to less juice volume but faster vaporization, more diffusion. Looser, more juice and slowed but denser vaporization and slightly cooler. Tensioned coils will run slightly cooler as you'll get more efficient vaporization for the power applied. So you can drop res slightly for greater production. Or settle there and enjoy the slower batt draw. All good reasons to consider diameter alternatives.

    Along with the the excellent advice you'll receive here have a look at the "Coil Wrapping" tab on Steam Engine main page | Steam Engine | free vaping calculators. An indispensable tool for predicting the performance of your build.

    Good luck show.

    :)

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  3. Spydro

    Spydro Sindoyen Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 20, 2013
    Spylandia
    I use a .055" drill rod through the center of 3mm RxW, works great.
     
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  4. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I've never tried this stuff, been happy with rayon, but maybe I should try it. I use a 2.0mm dia. coil, is there a size of RxW suited for this dia. coil?
     
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  5. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    In reading back thru a few pages, I think I'm picking up that you use a 2.5mm coil for the 2.7mm reg RxW, and the 1.7mm RxW in a 1.5mm coil, is this correct?
     
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  6. muzichead

    muzichead Resident Knucklehead Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 7, 2011
    Illinois
    Correct... I have to say one of the best things about using RxW is I only have to dry burn it once a week and if I am satisfied with my build, it lasts on average of about 6 months or longer... No daily rewicking of cotton at all. Don't miss those days at all. Love the simplicity of RxW.
     
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  7. Mommay

    Mommay Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 19, 2014
    Arkansas
    I agree, the ReadyXWick is the least troublesome and longest lasting wicking available. Once you get the hang of threading it through your coil, it's all easy-peasy.
     
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  8. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Well I'll be darned. I went rummaging thru my sample wicking drawer and found 1' of RxW. Looks to be the 1.7mm size, and I apparently ordered this and into the drawer it went, and I forgot all about it. Guess it's time to try it, LOL! Do you just thread it into the coil, juice it up and let it sit for a few minutes?
    Gonna go make a 1.5mm coil and see how it goes. :)
     
  9. rudy4653

    rudy4653 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 2, 2012
    CT
    Not really "thread" thru coil more like "screw" it in the coil. Cut end sharp angle so pointed, dip in juice to moisten, little squeeze to moisten end, then screw it thru in direction of coil wind.
     
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  10. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Ok, I made a 1.5mm dia. coil on the Coil Master, and tried cutting the wick to a point, and threading it thru. Ain't no way it's going, but I didn't try wetting it with juice, so will go do that.
    One more question before I get to that point, is, as this wick is stiffer than the rayon, how long do you cut the wick say for a RM2, or cyclone, so it will bend down to touch the deck, and not want to straighten back up?
     
  11. muzichead

    muzichead Resident Knucklehead Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 7, 2011
    Illinois
    Keep in mind there will be a breaking in period for RxW for taste and absorption. Mine takes about 1ml or so to break in. I have heard others to take longer. As Rudy pointed out, cut tip on an acute angle and screw it into the coil. Be sure to screw with the direction the coil was wrapped. If it is a right hand coil, you screw it in to the left. The coil will actually grab it after you are into it and it will feed pretty easily. Also keep in mind not to cut the wick until you have screwed it into the coil.
     
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  12. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Ok, got it into the coil. Now, with the Rayon I cut the wick short to just reach the deck, and since the Rayon is pretty flexible when wet, the ends stay in contact with the deck. The RwX is stiffer so I'm assuming I need to cut it longer, so it will lay on the deck. I am wicking this on an RM2.
     
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  13. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Ok, got er goin. At first I was getting an odd taste, but after a few squonks that went away. Now I guess it's just giving it time to break in.
    I put this on a Grand that I use a pretty dark colored juice in that gunks up a lot faster than the others, so will see how easily it cleans up.
     
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  14. Mommay

    Mommay Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 19, 2014
    Arkansas
    I started using the ReadyXWick when I was using a couple of Nicoticket juices that were coil killers/gunners. Don't take your wick out when you clean it. Just blot off he extra, dry burn & go. If mine is really nasty, when I dry burn, sometimes I let it catch on fire and completely clean it. Just be careful if you have fragile insulators.
     
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  15. tobarger

    tobarger Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 28, 2010
    NorthCoastOhio
    1.7mm(2mm)"Slim"ReadyXWick
    1/16"0.0625"1.59mm(PG) 5/64"0.0781"1.98mm(VG) ID coil - Recommended by RBA Supplies
    16g(0.065"1.65mm OD) LuerLockNeedle - Verified by some users
    1.5mm0.059" - Verified by some users
    #50 DrillBlank).07"1.778mm - Best Size(ECF/MacTechVpr)

    2.7mm(3mm)"Regular"ReadyXWick

    7/64"0.1094"2.78mm(PG) 1/8"0.125"3.17mm(VG) ID coil - Recommended by RBA Supplies
    3/32"0.0937"2.38mm - Best Tight Size(ECF/MacTechVpr)
    2.5mm0.0984" - Best Loose Size(ECF/MacTechVpr)


    From my vaping notes
     
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  16. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    How do most of you lay your wicks in your squonker atties? do you keep your coil parallel to the deck, or do you put the coil on an angle with just the one end of the wick touching the deck?
     
  17. tobarger

    tobarger Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 28, 2010
    NorthCoastOhio
    Installing the coil on an angle will help get one end of the wick to the deck
     
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  18. muzichead

    muzichead Resident Knucklehead Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 7, 2011
    Illinois
    It would depend on the atty...

    O-16 - angled
    Nuppin' - more horizontal to the deck with the ends tucked under the back side of the opposing coil.
    454 V2 Big Block - running dual verticals...
     
  19. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Just running RM2's, and a Cyclone.
     
  20. muzichead

    muzichead Resident Knucklehead Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 7, 2011
    Illinois
    You should run it on an angle then. Just make sure it doesn't get sucked down the fill / drain hole... @jifjifjif uses it in RM2's all the time. Maybe he can share a pic of his build.
     
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