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Ceramic wick!! first try!
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RE: Ceramic wick!! first try!
I've used cotton thread wrapped round a mesh wick and it's good. I prefer the taste to plain SS wick. I used more cotton so the wick was fully covered. The problem with cotton is when it burns you have to replace it and when you do that with a ceramic wick it's another chance to snap the wick. I have ordered 3 wicks and may start with the IGO.
28/05/13 06:57 AM
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How long does a wick last and can you reuse them?

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31/07/13 09:27 AM
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RE: Ceramic wick!! first try!
(31/07/13 09:27 AM)Bowg68 Wrote:  How long does a wick last and can you reuse them?

Not a direct answer to your question Bowg68 but an answer to how good are they?.
There are several different types of "ceramic" wick, I can only talk about the one I bought which is from http://www.zivipf.com/Ceramic-Wick

It is quite crumbly - a bit like a sugar cube but more crumbly. It will not survive many recoils as bits crumble off it during coiling. A major problem is that the Kanthal needs to be very tight around the ceramic wick and the Kanthal expands when it gets hot. As it expands it leaves a slight gap and that is enough to get a hotspot. I can get a 3 second vape before I get a hot spot. I don't think I will be able to get around this problem. In it's favour, the ceramic wick gives good flavour.
31/07/13 12:43 PM
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(31/07/13 09:27 AM)Bowg68 Wrote:  How long does a wick last and can you reuse them?

I haven't changed a thing and it has performed perfectly all day in the IGO, currently vaping at 7.5. When changing liquids the previous flavour doesn't linger too long. So the jury is still out.
07/08/13 01:31 AM
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Update: working well.
27/08/13 08:38 PM
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(27/08/13 08:38 PM)Loganberry Wrote:  Update: working well.

Glad someone is persisting with these, gave up after I broke 2 out of 3 wicks.
27/08/13 11:32 PM
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(27/08/13 11:32 PM)munda Wrote:  Glad someone is persisting with these, gave up after I broke 2 out of 3 wicks.

Try the broken bits in an IGO L
27/08/13 11:41 PM
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Might try these in a genesis, although I've just sold my AGA-T but might give it a punt in a few months time
28/08/13 12:22 AM
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I got it well gunged up vaping home steeped vanilla. To clean I soaked it overnight in isopropyl alcohol and dry burned it. Came out white again after the soak, well mostly a bit of darkening at one end. It needed breaking in again. Got some more IGOs from fasttech so I have been able to do a direct comparison with silica. Vaping PA double chocolate the ceramic won on flavour by a score of 10:7. What lets it down is vapour prodution - it doesn't wick so well and takes about 6 Watts or 7 Watts for a short toot. I should get 3 IGO wicks out of one wick which works out at £1:50 a wick. It's life span is looking good.

I am going to try a double wick in an IGO W next.
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