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Candle Wick Question

Discussion in 'Wick and Wire' started by christylh8, Jul 18, 2018.

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  1. christylh8

    christylh8 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 29, 2018
    Huntsville, AL
    Has anyone ever used a 2.75mm candle wick like this instead of regular cotton? This particular kind is unwaxed, untreated, unbleached. Just wondering if it would work?

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  2. Izan

    Izan Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Mallorca, Spain
    C,
    We wait with abated breath for the results of your experiment.

    Where did you source the wick and what is the price?

    Cheers
    I
     
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  3. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Tucson, AZ
    I too have no clue but I'd love to hear about your experiments too.

    Anna
     
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  4. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
    Likely to have a lot of contamination in it. I wouldn't try it.
     
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  5. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Could always give it a wash first.
     
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  6. Zaryk

    Zaryk Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2018
    Ohio
    What exactly is it made of? Is it a cotton, synthetic, or a blend of the two?
     
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  7. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Traditional self trimming candle wick is traditionally pure cotton braided in a way that causes it to curl as it burns which pushes thewick end to the hottest part of the flame creating the self trimming feature. It was a major technological innovation many many years ago.
     
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  8. mackman

    mackman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    NorCal
    Years ago this was suggested and it never took off. Don't recall what the thoughts on it were.
     
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  9. Zaryk

    Zaryk Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2018
    Ohio
    Yeah, but not all wicks are still pure cotton. A lot now has paper also woven into it, amongst other things.
     
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  10. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Ew. That would in fact be bad.
     
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  11. Zaryk

    Zaryk Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2018
    Ohio
    Could be bad indeed. They use paper and other materials to slow or speed up the burning of the wick, or to increase or decrease the speed of wicking and for different types of candle waxes. If your going to use candle wicks, you really want to know what they are made of.
     
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  12. christylh8

    christylh8 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 29, 2018
    Huntsville, AL
    I haven't purchased it yet. You can see it here. They claim it is 100% untreated cotton. 10 yards for $7.99.
     
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  13. christylh8

    christylh8 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 29, 2018
    Huntsville, AL
    100% cotton.
     
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  14. Zaryk

    Zaryk Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2018
    Ohio
    If that is the case, it should work. I cannot say how well it will work, if you end up using it I would be interested in hearing about it though.

    From the pictures and the listing you linked, it looks as if the seller cuts it from a large spool. The only thing I would worry about there is contamination. Their product is not ment for any sort of human consumption and it is not sealed. Cotton can absorb all sorts of things, oils from one's hand for example, and that can effect flavor quite a bit.
     
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  15. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Tucson, AZ
    I kinda also wonder how one might wick it and trim it and etc., unless you plan on fraying stuff and etc. And, you might! I mean I wasn't around for silica wick days and whatever, I guess I'd wonder how wide the cotton strand is, do you just want to use one piece, and how you might be able to manipulate it to fit the coil/atomizer.

    I'd also wonder about contamination but I don't know too much about that issue and etc.

    Are you leaning toward getting it, or passing?

    Anna
     
  16. christylh8

    christylh8 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 29, 2018
    Huntsville, AL
    I think at some point I'll get it. I was hoping someone else here would have used something similar and I would have heard for sure. I'm a bad wicker. :D
     
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