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top vs. bottom wick

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  1. KrisRich

    KrisRich Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 3, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    I have gotten great vapor and flavor from my top wick clearo's. Why is it that so many people we speak to in our Phoenix vape store abhorr these top wick clearo's? Does anyone else like top wicks?
  2. Susan W.

    Susan W. Provarinati in fideliam ☆ Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 30, 2013
    Torrance, CA
  3. wbart

    wbart Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2013
    Easton, MD, USA
    I have a Bottom iClear 30 that I am using and Bcc iSmokas that I use

    Basically Bottoms are the latest and greatest. They do not produce dry hits and they are simple.
    Tops on the otherhand you had to tilt to keep the coil soaked
  4. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2011
    Toronto, Ont.
    Top coil clearos give a warmer vape which I LOVE. Bottom coil clearos give a cooler vape which seems to be popular. I've also heard that top coil clearos have to be tilted occasionally to keep the wick saturated but I've never had that issue.
    I guess it's whatever floats your boat...or wick :laugh:
  5. dwarfcat

    dwarfcat Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 15, 2013
    Grand Rapids MI
    I love love love the kanger t2 and have a good handful. I dont see too much difference vape and taste wise over my protank 2. I like the protank 2 better just because you can take it all apart and clean it easier for flavor changes
  6. szot

    szot Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    I have both, top and bottom..I prefer the top clearos...
  7. ckquatt

    ckquatt Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 8, 2013
    Milledgeville, GA
    I have both and and I LOVE the bottom coil! As others have said, I have to do a lot of tipping as the juice gets lower so I wont get dry hits. It just got to be a pain in the butt sometimes. Now that I bought a handfull of kangers (evods and protank 2's) I prefer the BCCs. Its all preference though.

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  8. Burnie

    Burnie The Bug Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jul 1, 2009
    Sunny Florida
    I have both and prefer the bottom coil EVOD myself.

    Vape On
  9. JackShift

    JackShift Full Member

    Oct 10, 2013
    i have both and out of the few i have tried i prefer bottom coil, my fav so far is my kanger protank 2
  10. john henry

    john henry Full Member

    Oct 8, 2013
  11. tnt56

    tnt56 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I've got both and a bunch of other types of devices. For me it's not what is better than the other. It's more about what works for me at that moment.
  12. IMFire3605

    IMFire3605 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 3, 2013
    Peoria, Arizona, US
    I do not abhor Top coils, I just prefer bottom coils. I still got T2s (CE5s), iClear 16s and 30s, couple Vivi Novas and Mini Vivi Novas, as well as T4s for my cig-alikes. Nothing wrong with the top coil design. The biggest benefit of a bottom coil I prefer is they are angle independent, so are less prone to dry hits, that said, they do pose their own issues to get used to trouble shooting.

    However, I do have rebuildables and such I use and looking at purchasing a very expensive one here in the future, recently I have kind of transitioned over to carto-tanks as more enjoyable to me. It is all subjective, vaping gear and liquid flavors are all unique to each individual. So whatever is keeping you off cigs and working for you, keep with it. Welcome to the community and grats on stopping using cigs, welcome to join us down in the local group here for Phoenix on the forums and more than welcome to join us at our local meets and events =)
  13. mightymen

    mightymen Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 22, 2012
    Over there
    You don't get dry hits with bottom coils.
  14. djezewski

    djezewski Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    It depends..when my my top coils are fully saturated they hit like a champ but burns juice faster(of course this is fine it it is a juice I really don't care if I burn through it. The top coils are easier to fill. My BCC seem to gunk faster but tend to leak less from the mouthpiece. Cool vape warm vape it doesn't matter to me as long as it is working. I use my BCC for my good juices to conserve them :2cool:
  15. IMFire3605

    IMFire3605 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 3, 2013
    Peoria, Arizona, US
    That's subjective. I've had many a time a bottom coil dry hit for me, not often or as often as at first when I learned how to troubleshoot a wicking problem, but example, a very thick juice, say 30PG/70VG or thicker can definitely not wick right and give a dry hit in a Protank without first fiddling with the coil head, improper air flow can cause dry hits on a bottom coil as well. In theory bottom coils are just less prone to dry hits and angle independent most times.
  16. Truetopath

    Truetopath Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 30, 2013
    Lake View, NY
    I prefer the bottom feeders, I never had much luck with the top coils. Just my 2 cents.

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  17. Ramjet

    Ramjet Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Aug 12, 2013
    I have only used Iclear16s for the past 2 months and really like them. They can be washed once or twice before discarding. I just ordered a mini protank II and am curious to know if I care to change tools or not.
  18. MrScott101

    MrScott101 Full Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    Coon Rapids, MN, USA
    Haven't tried top but I do like the bottom, I like the cooler taste.
  19. Christopherja

    Christopherja Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 1, 2013
    Definitely a preference thing - I prefer a cooler vape, so I prefer bottom coils. As it happens, I prefer an airy draw, so I prefer the Protank.

    However, it's been my experience (and many others I know) that top coils tend to leak more often (from the mouthpiece), and flood more often (perhaps due to their construction, where the tip screws into the atomiser, &c).
  20. I prefer the cooler vape the bottom coil gives you. I started with top coils (CE4's) until I got some cinnamon juice *yikes* that was hot!! LOL Which is another reason I like Protanks - the pyrex isn't prone to cracking with some types of juice. I also like being able to take the Protank apart to clean it out and I rebuild the atomizers. So, I guess I prefer bottom coils because they work for me - very well
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