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Semi-noob; Cotton wick question?

Discussion in 'Rebuildable Atomizer Systems' started by onestepaway, Aug 31, 2013.

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  1. onestepaway

    onestepaway Full Member

    May 15, 2013
    Manchester
    Hi ecf,
    Got a small question regarding using cotton wicks vs silica.

    I've ordered this from ebay, Silica Wick with Kanthal.
    Then I heard about the health concerns regarding Silica, did some research about cotton wicks but I have no idea on how to get my hands of some.
    I know you have to make sure its unbleached and to boil it for 30 mins etc.

    Would this or this cotton wick do the job ?.

    Richard
    Thanks in advance. :vapor:
     
  2. yankeebobo

    yankeebobo Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 23, 2012
    Western MA
  3. onestepaway

    onestepaway Full Member

    May 15, 2013
    Manchester
    Looks good, will order some soon and try both ideas out.

    Thanks for the fast reply
    Richard
     
  4. yankeebobo

    yankeebobo Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 23, 2012
    Western MA
    FYI. I boiled for only a few minutes and it left the taste of cotton/hemp in the vape. I now boil it for 20 minutes and then use it. If you're out and need to rebuild and can't wait to dry it, cut some off and microwave it dry.
     
  5. super_X_drifter

    super_X_drifter ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 4, 2012
    Somewhere out there
  6. damthisisfun

    damthisisfun Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    Katy, TX
    I used peaches n cream cotton yarn from Wally world - then hemp- then bunny balls Drifter posted - went back to P&C - beck to silica - now I am back to em bunnies -different ppl like different setups - just like juice - for me BUNNY BALLS RULE........
     
  7. damthisisfun

    damthisisfun Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    Katy, TX
    Drifter - do u boil em first? Or no need to since they must be free of any impurities based on what they are used for?
     
  8. vang0gh

    vang0gh Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 5, 2013
    Plainfield, IL, USA
    I took super_X_drifter's advice and got the CVS cotton. It's good stuff. It's sterile. So, there's no need to boil it.
     
  9. super_X_drifter

    super_X_drifter ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 4, 2012
    Somewhere out there
    No boiling.
     
  10. onestepaway

    onestepaway Full Member

    May 15, 2013
    Manchester
    Thanks alot for the info guys.
    Richard
     
  11. Trayce

    Trayce Moved On ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2013
    Multiversal
    Anyone know where to get organic cotton for wicks? I saw one poster uses organic cotton yarn but no links were posted (and he hasn't been here in 2 months or I would have sent a PM). :)

    EDIT: Well, found these too: 100 Organic Cotton Wick 15ft 3mm for Atty | eBay ... but now I am wondering if Ekowool wrapped around organic cotton ( like these New Double Twik Ekowool and Organic Cotton Yarn Hybrid Wick for Atomizers | eBay ) would keep the cotton from tending to burn... A bit pricey though.

    Anyone using cotton wicks have problems with burn issues?

    EDIT #2: This also might be helpful to readers: http://www.tomcatt2.com/wiki/TomCatt
     
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