Where can i get joye ego tank atomizer wick replacement?

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  1. Pur3Rush

    Pur3Rush Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Is there a wick replacement, or if not, can someone tell me what the wick material is made of? I tried to adjust this finnicky tank atomizer and destroyed the wick. It's small and dainty like pigeon pubic hair. Ok bad example, but it nearly falls apart in your hands. I'm not trying to throw the atty away just because the wick is gone.

    If all else fails, I will just use it to drip, but would still prefer not to do that. Any help suggestions is available. I have scoured the internet and can't find any info on what this wick is made out of. I tried to make a blue foam wick and that failed miserably.
  2. hellcatrydr

    hellcatrydr Moved On

    People have talked about replacing it here. I forgot what it's called-some kinda twine or some such. at some industrial supply house.
    Do some searches. You'll find it.

    My question is How are you going to get it down that little hole?
  3. juicejunky

    juicejunky Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Obviously you didn't read the long eGo-T tank thread.

    I bought mine at McMaster-Carr McMaster-Carr

    3/8 silica rope at 3.71/ft a little over $4 for shipping. They sent 19 inches , arrived in 4 days.

    You may find it locally since it is used in fireplace enclosures and on oven doors.
  4. juicejunky

    juicejunky Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    You pull out the needleplate by grabbing the needle with needlenose pliers or surgeon's grips. I made a threading needle out of picture hanging wire doubled the wick up through the needle, pulled it through, then cut off the top even with the needle angle and the bottom about 1/3 inch hanging down. The original wick had a band of mesh binding it together. You can harvest that from a dead atty or do without it as I did. Still works fine. Just make sure you soak/prime the bottom of the wick with e-juice/vg/pg before you put the needleplate w/ new wick back in. You don't want to burn your new wick while it gets going.

    Needle plate goes back in no problem by putting it into a tank and pushing it in. It catches on that ledge which holds it in. If you don't like your wick just try it again.
  5. Pur3Rush

    Pur3Rush Senior Member ECF Veteran

    FINALLY.. Thanks for the help. I read the thread, but gave up after 50 pages or whatever it was. What kind of rope did you buy, or does it mattter? Happy vaping.
  6. juicejunky

    juicejunky Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I bought the high-lighted 3/8 inch silica only because Scottbee mentioned it early in the long thread. You have to unwind it and use stands so it doesn't much matter the thickness of the overall rope. I even broke down the strands to build my wick from the longer pieces. The width of one strand on the 3/8 rope is about the right size for the eGo tanks, so maybe that's why Scottbee suggested it.

    If you PM me your address I can cut off a few inches of my rope and mail it to you. Seems a shame for everyone to spend $8 to save a few $16 attys unless you like to mod wicks. I sent kelleymcm 6 of my 19 already so I am down to 11-12 inches, but it's enough for a long, long time of modding, so I could part with another 2 inches and never miss it.

    Research burning the wicks before you use them in the modding section or in Youtube videos. They go black then white again under extreme heat. Not sure why it's done, but I assume it burns off chemicals or something.
  7. Stownz

    Stownz Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Is it really worth the effort vs throwing it in the trash and just getting a better product?
  8. ledouxmike

    ledouxmike Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Why don't you go hang out in the mod forum. They love you there.
  9. arjay55

    arjay55 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Having been on the CE2 looong threads I now have quite a few pieces of CE2 wick I kept when doing the 'ptb' mods, and I've found that 5 strands of CE2 wick (about an inch long is plenty - but I have fat fingers so you may not need it that long) is just about right for the eGo-T. I rip some coil wire off a dead CE2, gently wrap it around the wicks with a piece poking out at the top and use that to thread the wick through. Once I have pulled it into position I just snip the extra wire off, fluff the wick and drop a few drops of e-juice on it, the coil and reassemble.
  10. Pur3Rush

    Pur3Rush Senior Member ECF Veteran

    I ordered some silica rope from mcmaster carr. I use foil at the top as the wick holder. LOL. It works very well so far. I will never have a wick issue again... mcguyer spirit.
  11. pandatera

    pandatera Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    The foil that is used to wrap food?
  12. Pur3Rush

    Pur3Rush Senior Member ECF Veteran

    LOL , yeah Reynolds Wrap.. Seriously.
  13. pandatera

    pandatera Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oh that cool :D. If it works out good for me, maybe can just a few spare sitting there for our other tanks. :D Thanks for the information.
  14. Pur3Rush

    Pur3Rush Senior Member ECF Veteran

    I know some people use some sort of mesh. I haven't researched it yet though.
  15. BoomBoom65

    BoomBoom65 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Hooray! I found this thread. I read this thread yesterday after reading some veeeeery long threads about this wick material and got so confused.
    Anyway I ordered the material recommended here and there from McMaster yesterday afternoon and it came today. Fast! Now - aluminum foil wrap - seriously? I do not have a dead atty to rip apart and salvage mesh or wire.
    I have 4 very well cleaned out ego tank attys, needle plates pulled out and coil glowing a very bright orange. Now I need to make and install the wick.
    Is the aluminum foil just a bit to hold the threads together so they can be fed into the needle plate or is there another purpose?

    Lastly - I am unsure how long to make the wick? It should not touch the coil - correct???
  16. BoomBoom65

    BoomBoom65 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Maybe someone can point me in the right direction - or a thread with the details. I am quite lost.
  17. Lambch3p

    Lambch3p Super Member ECF Veteran

    I would think that you want the wick to touch the coil. Otherwise how would the nicquid get on the coil. I always make sure it touches. If I'm wrong I'm sure someone will speak up. :)

    DEATHTOCIGS Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I posted this thread about a month ago, give it a try, the few that have responded very favorably, it was in the new members forum.
    ► EGO-T how to make new wicks that work great...cheaply

    DEATHTOCIGS Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

  20. Bman.

    Bman. Full Member ECF Veteran

    I finally started cleaning my atty's after dropping a c-note of a stack of new set. Heck I even resurrected some atty's that has popped. I finessed the coil back together enough to keep it firing. Nice.

    Now - the wick cap / foil mesh. I have tread a few different options

    1) aluminum foil
    2) thread

    What are my other options - I can't seem to find any others. How is the thread working out? I see that you need to have some air pass through and it seems those knots are pretty fat and wouldn't allow any air. Is this the case? I will order some rope tomorrow.

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