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ODY using Nextel XC-116 without Moding Ceramic...

Discussion in 'The GG' started by MrKrinkle, Jan 25, 2012.

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  1. Vaporologist

    Vaporologist Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 26, 2010
    Epic Journey
    Same here... I had occasional leaking when I had it cut flush. Having nextel stick out a mm on each side has worked beautifully.
     
  2. Vaporologist

    Vaporologist Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 26, 2010
    Epic Journey
  3. kwalka

    kwalka Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jan 23, 2012
    Clearwater, Florida
    There is a way to order it in 1' increments. I'm trying to log on to the same site now and its giving me a server error. Vaporologist, TY for the info on torching.
     
  4. kwalka

    kwalka Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jan 23, 2012
    Clearwater, Florida
    Notice below #3 where it says leave space blank, I believe that is how you get just 1' at a time. Here is the link, not sure if its the same as from VO.


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  5. imeothanasis

    imeothanasis Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Feb 13, 2009
    Athens, Hellas
    thank you very much kw, GG forum is full of comments like this but everytime I feel like its the first one.
    I am glad you like GG series:)
     
  6. Vaporologist

    Vaporologist Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 26, 2010
    Epic Journey
    @kwalka

    You are correct that you can choose less than 10 feet when ordering and I don't know if anything has changed lately but they used to contact you after ordering to let you know they won't ship less than 10 feet. That's something that was previously reported here. Let us know what you find out. Thanks.
     
  7. blackwater

    blackwater Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 19, 2011
    NH
    Cool. Thx. I'd love the torching info as well if someone wouldn't mind sending it to me. Or a link. Also what thickness do we order 1/16th? I think I asked before but don't remember.

    Thanks,

    Chris
     
  8. kwalka

    kwalka Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jan 23, 2012
    Clearwater, Florida
    You are correct sir. I just got off the phone w sales. There is a 10' min and $15 for shipping, which is a total of $30. Here is the link

    Hey folks we just found the same stuff at Discount Vapers. $3.50 for 6". I was told that link didnt work. Heres the link to DV.
     
  9. kwalka

    kwalka Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jan 23, 2012
    Clearwater, Florida
    The nextel must be torched first, then cut to length to prevent fraying.
     
  10. thatick

    thatick Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 17, 2012
    United States
    im confused on which Sleeve Diameter to order
     
  11. Vaporologist

    Vaporologist Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 26, 2010
    Epic Journey
    Order XC-116
     
  12. thejager

    thejager Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    i picked up some 116 and the newer stuff too...cant remember the numbers/letters...torchign info woudl be great to find out from someone who has done it
     
  13. kwalka

    kwalka Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jan 23, 2012
    Clearwater, Florida
    I currently have a pc in my Ody. I was told to torch it, that it would turn fire orange/red, then brilliant white. All of those things did happen. It took approx 2 mins which includes switching ends in which I was holding the piece w hemos. This is the second piece I have had in my Ody in 3 days and all I can tell you is all seems well. Now I did read somewhere in ECF that folks were putting the Nextel in a kiln instead of using a torch and that that was a better method. I dont have a kiln laying around. Hope that helps. You may want to ask Mr Krinkle as he swears by nextel in his Ody.
     
  14. MrKrinkle

    MrKrinkle Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 13, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    You can torch the Nextel over a gas stove burner also if you dont have a torch... Ideally a kiln is the best way but the torch or stove method works just as well... but be very thorough if in doubt torch it again and be patient... you cant melt it so burn the heck out of it... and lastly keep in mind the only reason we do this is to burn the coating off that they put on it at the factory....

    I was in Michaels the other night and looking at the cotton & bamboo threads people were trying but didnt like how easily it could melt... but I ran across some hemp cord and wonder if that may work for a natural organic solution.... its 10 bucks for 400 yards but wanted to see if anyone else may have tried it first before I gave it a shot....
     
  15. anavidfan

    anavidfan ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2012
    U.S.
    Hello MrKrinkle, I just invested in a 100 ft of the nextel wick. Im so confused. I just heated it up with a lighter and it went from almost black to almost white again, Is this enough heating, and another thing, is breathing in the fumes harmful. I was thinking of firing up the grill and since it is propane, thought Id slip it on a stainless steel kabob rod and heat it up, figure the fumes would dissipate better. I set up my Ody with untreated ceramic wick and it is so wonderful. It wicks great, tastes better than cotton. I used it on my Vivi Nova and also the best experience with it yet. Help me get all the correct information. I really like the nextel but I dont want to make myself sick as a result of ignorance.

    bTW, I just purchased my first Odysseus, and Im in love, I just wish I could afford another. I was thinking of possibly purchasing the russian/german Kayfun, as its similar in looks and building methods.
     
  16. fright88

    fright88 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    May 21, 2011
    Loveland CO
    Ok this is jmho so take it as you will but here goes.

    My prefered method for heat treating the nextel is a kiln. This will burn off the sizing and make it a little more durable. If a kiln isn't available as it isn't for most of us I recomend a propane torch. As per Omega "This sleeving retains strength and flexibility at continuous exposure to 1200°C (2200°F). Short exposures to 1425°C (2600°F) can be tolerated." and since a propane torch only gets to around 1900f you should be fine with most any length exposure and pretty much assures the sizing gets burned off. I keep a small bottle of alcahol around (usually vodka) for rinsing but I am sure pg or vg would work and probably even water but the alcahol evaporates very quickly and leaves behind very little taste.
     
  17. Papa Hoyt

    Papa Hoyt Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 19, 2010
    Georgia
    So can you use the Nextel in the V2 Odysseus and does anyone have a picture? Do you run the legs down the sides like Silica or just at the top like MrKrinkle showed in the OP?
     
  18. Bishopheals

    Bishopheals Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 23, 2012
    Staten Island
    I can certainly vouch that it works great. though for my dual highlander coils i have to debraid it this wick is very durable.
     
  19. synthros

    synthros Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 5, 2009
    Spring Hill,Tn
    I absolutely love this stuff! Thanks for bringing it up/to us! I'm running a 6 wrap of 30 gauge(thanks KWalka:) on a single piece of the 116 in a Kayfun RBA and this is a seriously durable build. I'm going on week two, I dry burn it back to essentially like new every couple of days and carry on. I'm curious how long it will last, so far so good! At the rate this is headed, a couple of feet of wick/wire should make it a year easy. That's nothing short of outstanding. And it's less the frugality of it for me as it is convenient and relatively "fiddle-free". If I can actually rebuild close to 3-4 weeks at a shot, I'm thrilled with that! While I've gotten much better at wrapping a coil, I still have days where I'm a coil-wrapping mack maven, and days where I can't seem to get it right for anything lol.

    Does the Nextel stop wicking well at some point? It hasn't for me yet, but was wondering what you've seen ....
    Would you torch it again at some point, or just replace it after some ideal time? Thanks again!
     
  20. dwcraig1

    dwcraig1 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    This is pretty much the question that I have as well but for v1 Ody.
     
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