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Offline komg

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how long does your wick and coil last?
« on: July 23, 2013, 02:24:06 PM »
I wonder if I have made a perfect wick last time because I have not changed it since end of May, so its nearly 2 months and still works perfectly. Every now and then I empty the tank and burn it at 4.8V and use a jet lighter to clean the wick and mesh, rinse and repeat a couple of times - and it vapes like a fresh wick.

I think I have used 400 mesh for this(but it might be 500) and for coil I used 0.5 kanthal ribbon.
I remember in the past the wicks I made were gunked up rather quickly and I had to re-do the wick and coil almost every week!

It could also be down to the fact that I started mixing my own and adding PG at about 30-40% and I know that it vapes cleaner and leaves less cooked eliquid on the coils.

Offline emtronea

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Re: how long does your wick and coil last?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013, 05:19:23 PM »
between a week and a month, it all depends on factors n tractors  ;)

Offline Nick Brown

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Re: how long does your wick and coil last?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 06:29:37 AM »
I didn't know about burning and washing, I'll try that some day.