Wick and Wire.

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  1. Lethal-Dose

    Lethal-Dose Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  2. devauto

    devauto Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    So the real question is what kind of wick do you want?

    Many people are using things that are VERY cheap in bulk. If you want to use cotton, there has been a LOT of success with cotton balls, and pure cotton yarn. You can get both of these at WalMart or KMart for about $2. Otherwise, you can go to a craft store and find both items as well as candle wicking ... As for silica, I would try ebay or amazon to get it in bulk.

    HTH
     
  3. Steamix

    Steamix Super Member ECF Veteran

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    ekowool sells 100meter (300ft) spools - that oughta keepy you wicked :)
     
  4. InTheShade

    InTheShade Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    If you want regular silica wick, I've had some good experiences with pbdragon.com
    You can buy it by the foot to any length, prices are good and the wick is a good quality with no residue or weird flavors.
     
  5. Alamedean

    Alamedean Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Check out Videinfra on Calivapers.com. He has cotton silica and lots of other accessories to offer. I have purchased from him and find his products and service to be excellent. See attachment:

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    Oops, that image doesn't look to good. Try http://www.calivapers.com/showthread.php?5361-2mm-3mm-Silica-Wick.

    If that doesn't work PM me and I'll get you the info.
     
  6. MattMann228

    MattMann228 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Walgreens/CVS 100% pure organic cotton big bag for $4. Will last over a year. Don't buy cotton from Walmart because it is the bleached kind and won't get and good flavor from it.
     
  7. elfy

    elfy Super Member ECF Veteran

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    i tried silica and hated working with it, it shreds easily.

    sterile cotton balls from CVS are 3 bucks for a massive amount of them, ONE ball will last me many weeks...
     
  8. wonner

    wonner Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Don't forget about stainless mesh, stainless rope, stainless ribbon, and ceramic.

    Ceramic is yummy!
     
  9. elfy

    elfy Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Noe. DOUGHNUTS are yummy. Ceramic is ceramic.


    mmmm, doughnuts...


    BTW wonner did you see RiPs video about the diamond coil? Quite interesting! (yah off topic, but...its cool!)
     
  10. Jazzi Mike

    Jazzi Mike Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    What kind of mod are you gonna put your coil on? 28 is good for lower resistance coils, but you may not get resistance high enough for a regulated mod, like a vamp or MVP.

    For silica, I use lightning vapes on eBay or Amazon. For cotton, you should get CVS sterile cotton.
     
  11. wonner

    wonner Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Headed there now, thanks for the tip.

    BTW, don't forget porous glass.

    And hemp. Ya hemp. It's like doughnuts filled with candy and covered in frosting.
     
  12. Thrasher

    Thrasher ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    for softwicks like silica/ekowool ceramics i go to lightningvapes - very clean silica.
     
  13. wonner

    wonner Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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  14. dice57

    dice57 PV Exporer/Juice Saucier Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Depends on your build and atomizer. Hemp fiber works great, cotton is good, cheap and easily obtained. Silica, used a little bit, but there is concern about silica needles impaling in the lungs, and since I've gone to micro coils, used mainly cotton balls, and now playing with hemp fiber. SS mesh is good too and lets not forget about ceramic.
     
  15. elfy

    elfy Super Member ECF Veteran

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    yah i want to try hemp wicks too....wish we could get small amounts to try out.
     
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