I am probably somewhat notorious for letting my builds go many months before rebuilding. I thought Id post a picture in a thread every week to see how the build looks as it ages. This is that thread. Let me know when you’d rebuild it.
The build is 8.5 wraps on 4mm, hemp wick. Please dont take anything I do as advice. With that disclaimer, my build after 2 days:
1 week, 24Apr18, after ~70ml 40%PG
2 weeks, 30Apr, +80ml of 40% PG, 150ml total
3 weeks, 7 May +50ml of 40% PG, 200ml total
Nearly 6 weeks, +180ml of 40% PG, 380ml total
Sorry Im failing at weekly photos. 30 June, maybe 250ml more, 40% PG, since the dry-burn cleaning from last photo (in thread below).
10 Jul 18 One more week of not-good tasting hits and I took a few minutes to rinse in hot tap water. Sorry that I forgot to pull out the wicks here, but I do in the “after” photo below. Didnt have a chance to dry-burn, i was heading out when I snapped these pics.
27 Jul Roughly 600ml total 40%PG…plus 30ml of menthol since I rinsed on 10 Jul.
The build was tasting off to me so I decided to rinse. First pick is a couple days later on the build above with the wicks pulled out. In the course of aggresdively rinsing the wicks I blew them to pieces. I sorted them out and cleaned them…but they were matted and funky feeling. Check out the mostly dried used wick next to the virgin hemp below:
While I have used this wick for even longer, I did notice the performance lagging for the last 200ml or so. It would have continued to be ok for at least another 100ml, but I had time to rewick. Normally I rebuild when the coil gets to crusty, but the addition ofvthe dry burn seems to take care of the coils for now. Finally, here is the atty with new wicks. Ill not be updating this thread further.