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VG specific wick/coil

Discussion in 'Wick and Wire' started by crammit442, Feb 4, 2018.

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  1. crammit442

    crammit442 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2011
    I've been testing some 100% VG juice and the high viscosity is not wicking w/the same speed that thinner juices do. I realize the easy answer is to just use a dripper. I've currently got a 316 SS build at 1.15 ohms in an SXK Doggy Style tank using rayon. Any revolutionary ideas other than thinning the juice slightly? Input appreciated. Thanks.
    P.S. I suppose this could be the final nudge I need to get set up to squonk:(.
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  2. Don29palms

    Don29palms Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2014
    joshua tree, ca
    If you're have problems with wicking squonking will do you no good. You can try making your wick a little bit looser in your coils.
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  3. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    You can also dilute with up to 10% distilled water, if you are looking to avoid PG. Won't change the vape experience much other than easier wicking and slightly less "heavy" clouds.

    I've vaped 100% VG but at low wattages (I am PG sensitive) but I did various things to maintain my wicking (e.g. continuing to draw after letting go of the fire button for a few seconds) to wick more into the coil.

    The main problem with max VG is that it is going to heat up your tanks and coils more quickly, and often to temps above the recommended level. Unless that is not a concern, I'd suggest trying some different wicking strategies, but really I found thinning my vape only improved it (taste, ease of use, even heck, flavor which I was surprised about.)

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  4. mimöschen

    mimöschen Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2016
    As said above, thin out your wick or slightly dilute with water. Depending on the water quality of your local area, it doesn't even necessarily be distilled. But if it's highly chlorinated or very calcareous, flavor and throat hit will be affected.

    What might also help, is to start lower on wattage than you'd normally go, and as the temperature of the liquid increases, the VG becomes more fluid, so you can up the wattage to prefered level again.
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  5. crammit442

    crammit442 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2011
    I went ahead and diluted 10% w/DW. Wicking just right and didn't noticeably change the flavor at all. Thanks for the help. This is GOOD juice and its getting better every day it steeps.
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