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Offline Lettie22

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Re: Wicking with Cotton!
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2012, 08:50:27 AM »
Thanks Vik, I can now re- wick & replace the coil in a C atty.
They are stubborn little critters to get completely apart, especially removing the wires from the ceramic coil holder, I assume after the first time it will be easy using the same atty.
I made the coil too high a resistance  but it vapes great at 5.5v, next time it will be lower, will test before I put the next one completely together.


Cyborg, what determines the resistance -- the number of wraps or how close they are to one another? 
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Re: Wicking with Cotton!
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2012, 10:23:01 AM »
 The number of wraps, making the wire longer.
The thickness of the wire also makes a difference.
Its sort of the more of it the greater the resistance.
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Re: Wicking with Cotton!
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2012, 09:16:37 AM »
Just re-wicked and coiled a vision ego tanky thing (CE4+)

I blagged a 100% cotton gauze pad from a medical type mate
Ended up pulling strands from it and twisting them together (so may as well have used cotton off a reel TBH)
Not sure how many strands I used and its too late to count them now

Works good so far
managed to get my coil to 2.4 ohm
(was 6 wraps of the only resistance wire I have)

Left the wicks a medium length (about half way in the tube)

Not had any off flavours yet....and no leaks so can only assume I got the wick diameter about right

I feel MUCH safer using cotton - since seeing those microscope pics of the condensate it got me a bit worried

Pics to follow...




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Re: Wicking with Cotton!
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2012, 09:40:29 AM »



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Re: Wicking with Cotton!
« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2012, 11:23:22 AM »
I'm gonna get some too so i can do some re wick and re coiling sorted 8)

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Re: Wicking with Cotton!
« Reply #30 on: June 10, 2012, 11:43:21 AM »
Did anyone see the guy using untreated cotton candle wick. I'm trying to work out how thick the wick is in the ViVi Nova, anyone know? May not bother given that my Nova is still on the first couple of coils and still have one in the box. Have I found the perfect item???????????

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Re: Wicking with Cotton!
« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2012, 11:49:24 AM »
Did anyone see the guy using untreated cotton candle wick. I'm trying to work out how thick the wick is in the ViVi Nova, anyone know? May not bother given that my Nova is still on the first couple of coils and still have one in the box. Have I found the perfect item???????????
Good point Tango mine is still in the box i plan on using it very soon and it wont hurt to get the materials so we can have a bash when they need replacing im going to get mine from c9  http://www.cloud9vaping.co.uk/epages/yxve46fvrnud.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/yxve46fvrnud/Categories/MarkT   
scroll down to wire and wick if the wick is to thick just undo some threads til it is the right size

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