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Kanger pro tank wick
« on: June 01, 2013, 01:39:39 AM »
Does anyone know what size the original wick is in the kanger pro? I've been trying to rebuild a head for it but never quite got it right, either burning or flooding. I've used various sizes of ecowool and have now ordered some normal sillica to try



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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2013, 06:54:27 AM »
if i remember right i wicked mine with 2mm silica and a 1mm piece laid on top of the coil
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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013, 06:55:43 AM »
Yea, once you've made the coil you do need to add some more wick for 'filler' or it will leak.

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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2013, 06:58:12 AM »
hm.. good question

Just checked my spare head.. looks like 1mm but could be 1.5mm

If you get flooding with your rebuilds add a spare wick on top of your coiled one..

I've been recoiling mine with 2mm at the coil 5/4 wraps and a spare 1mm on top of it, wicks quite well with my 60/40 juice

hope this helps :)

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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2013, 08:38:13 AM »

hm.. good question

Just checked my spare head.. looks like 1mm but could be 1.5mm

If you get flooding with your rebuilds add a spare wick on top of your coiled one..

I've been recoiling mine with 2mm at the coil 5/4 wraps and a spare 1mm on top of it, wicks quite well with my 60/40 juice

hope this helps :)

I've tried adding the top piece but just get a burnt taste. What kind of wick are you all using?

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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2013, 08:42:44 AM »
if its burning your wick may be tight or the voltage is to high
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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2013, 11:07:50 AM »
I use the ordinary silica.. the twisted one. I've tried braided ekowool too  and it works too.

how many wraps are you doing?

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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2013, 03:25:54 PM »

I use the ordinary silica.. the twisted one. I've tried braided ekowool too  and it works too.

how many wraps are you doing?
I think the last 1 I made was 4 wraps registering at about 1.8 ohms.

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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2013, 03:27:45 PM »
Just make sure you're not pulling the coils too tight otherwise you'll strangle the juice flow
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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2013, 05:07:30 PM »
I concur with Dan a tight coil will choke it, and the biggest problem with stock coils as I see it. I don't have a pro tank but a t3 I have been rebuilding for quite sometime. I imagine they are very similar. I use 4 , 1 mm wicks and its about perfect. I have all 4 in the coil with no overwick. If your using 100 vg add a little water till it wicks well, drop at a time.

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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2013, 01:26:03 PM »
I am kind of a noob, never thought about replacing the wicks. Do you just remove the wick from the head and replace it? I have a few Protanks would love to try this. Is there a decent tutorial you know of for this?

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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2013, 01:31:45 PM »
I am kind of a noob, never thought about replacing the wicks. Do you just remove the wick from the head and replace it? I have a few Protanks would love to try this. Is there a decent tutorial you know of for this?



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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2013, 01:41:58 PM »
Nice! Thank you!
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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2013, 01:54:02 PM »
Very good tutorial! Gonna go order all the stuff now :)
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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2013, 02:04:23 PM »
Very good tutorial! Gonna go order all the stuff now :)
and the rebuild bug starts here :))
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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2013, 03:40:02 PM »
and the rebuild bug starts here :))
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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2013, 06:33:19 PM »
If you're willing to take on the extra fiddle factor, rebuildables work notatably better than non-rebuildables and it saves money to boot.   I think the reason rebuildables work better is they typically use a fatter, wider wick with a heavier gauge of heating wire which provides more coil contact area and a wider area of heat on the juice.

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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2013, 11:25:51 PM »
I had to rewick my Pro Tank and used cotton and 6 turns for 2.8 ohms (which is what my eVic said the old one had been and the spare is).  When I clipped the wicks to length I cut just beyond the bottom plate edge.  That is where the spare was trimmed. It works fine. 
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Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2013, 12:00:33 PM »
Lol ok quick update guys I think the reason was I was using nichrome wire, I switched to kanthal and it worked really well untill I popped it. But yea dunno why had much better results with the kanthal wire. No burnt taste or anything. My new wick has arrived today so i will have another go tonight and let you know. Also I made a ss mesh wick and that worked amazingly well. Tons of flavour.

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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2013, 10:58:38 AM »
Lol ok quick update guys I think the reason was I was using nichrome wire, I switched to kanthal and it worked really well untill I popped it. But yea dunno why had much better results with the kanthal wire. No burnt taste or anything. My new wick has arrived today so i will have another go tonight and let you know. Also I made a ss mesh wick and that worked amazingly well. Tons of flavour.

stick to kanthal! I haven't used nichrome myself but there are a few people saying that they get a metallic taste from it..

Did you do a SS mesh and silica hybrid?

remember to set your voltage to low (like 3.4..3.5 volts) at the beginning when you are testing if it's firing... if you go too high on voltage it might pop . If you are using a mechanical mod then test it with a half-empty battery.

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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2013, 04:03:17 PM »
I've never had any trouble with nichrome, but Kanthal is tougher, doesn't break or pop as easily.  The Kanthal ribbon wire works really well.  I like the .4x.1mm stuff.

I like a sleeved mesh wick a lot.  They can handle a lot of power.  Get the wraps tight if you do one.  If you pull on each end of the heating wire with some needle nose pliers before tightening the terminal, that will do it.

The hollow Ekowool silica may be a cheap and easy material to use for sleeving a mesh wick.  I've been using Nextel which is a silica variant, but the stuff is hard to get and not particualraly cheap.  It also has to be heat treated first.

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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2013, 04:04:43 PM »
I'm still having issues building these coils man, can't se to get 1 to work right. It's always burning or a funky taste and some time hardly any vapour production

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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2013, 04:27:12 PM »
sounds like the coils to tight, not enough juice getting on the wick where its coiled so it burns
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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2013, 04:51:19 PM »
Try making a coil on a tooth pick/cocktail stick then put the wick through twisting as you do, when its through put some liquid on the coil and the wick should when wet be a good fit  ;)

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Re: Kanger pro tank wick
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2013, 07:53:24 PM »
Too loose is actually worse that too tight.  It takes some work to make a coil tight enough to strangle the wick.  With multiple strands of the more dense 1mm wick I use, it's pretty much impossible to make the coils too tight.  I get the best results when I make them tight as I can.  Now I have tried a more fluffy 3mm wick with poor results.  It's a lot easier to strangle the wick with that stuff and I did the first time I tried it.  With that stuff, there's definitely a happy medium, not too loose and not too tight.