So far I am really liking it. Not having a torch currently I didn't oxidize it which I am thinking will be better (have a torch ordered now) but I did boil the cable, then washed with dish soap then boiled it again to get rid of any machine oil that was there. I also did the 3 juice burns I would do with the mesh.
I had a lot of problems at first with the coils popping, finally went ahead and did a single wrap around with the mesh around the top of the wick and for it working in just a couple minutes that time.
I have been really surprised with how well this is wicking.
looks good. my order for ss cable just came in.
quick question. is it necessary to wrap the coiled portion with the mesh?
Some do some don't, so try it without and f you keep popping coils add the mesh
Size of wire depends on what you are using it on and what resistance you want to run. Smaller wicks use less wire, less wire equals lower resistance. So while on my iHy I use 28 gauge or 0.8 ribbon, on something like the DiD Clone I would use 30 or 32 to get the same results.
What size wire works best? Kanthal or Nichrome?
I'm going to agree with Nancy and say the .08 ribbon in kanthal Has been the best in my setups.I'm still using the long wicks in all my geni's so I keep at around a 3 wrap for under ohm vaping