Post by Roscopecotrain on Sept 21, 2013 7:00:12 GMT
So my ekowool and ribbon wire turned up yesterday. Thought i would give the rsst a go with it as my silica attempts just could not keep up. Have one piece of 3mm ekowool down into the tank. 4 wraps of ribbon wire giving me 1.8ohms. Now i heard good things about the wicking power of ekowool but this stuff is worse that my silica attempts. Now am i doing something really wrong somewhere or is it something to do with the ribbon wire? I used .4 thickness of ribbon wire on the build and i have what looks like .3 or maybe .2. It was a free reel.
Post by Roscopecotrain on Sept 21, 2013 7:37:53 GMT
That is what i initially thought chuck as my first time with ekowool but all seems to be good, does seem quite a tight fit in the wick hole though so could be that. I may have to give up and just bite the bullet and get some steel rope.
Hiya ros, It's possible that your coil may be too tight or your tank hole a touch to small for the ecowool. I have in the past used ecowool and found it does tend to swell slightly when damp( with juice). Th way I got around it was to prebuild a coil using a machine threaded bolt, when your happy with the number of wraps, just unscrew and thread your wick through. A lot of folks say it's to much of a faff, but if you over size your coil slightly, everything goes together with ease.
BTW, Ecowool is normally hollow, try running a couple of lenghs of silica inside. that way wicking is improved vastly without tainting the purity of taste.
Hope this helps.
Edit : you could of course just slightly enlarge the wick hole. (but slowly slowly and clean up any Burrs.
Roscopecotrain - I don't have an RSST but do have an AGA-T. I had similar problems with using 3mm Ekowool in it - it was quite a tight fit in the wick hole, and I too wound the coil a bit too tight (I was using .2 Kanthal). If the juice isn't wicking, I thing you've either wound too tight, or the 3mm EW is too much for the hole. Might be worth trying the same build but using 2mm EW instead?