No bubbles but not burnt tasting

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  1. Kronikloud

    Kronikloud New Member

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    Can the vape wick properly with no air bubbles? Built a 7 wrap flat clapton for my tfv8 cloud beast rta using cottin bacon it seems to taste just fine but i hardly get any bubbles and when i do there real tiny.
     
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    skt239 VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    I get the same thing with my Serpent mini. Seems to not be an issue.
     
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    Veey good
     
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    gbalkam Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    bubbles are bad. They indicate air in the wick, which causes "popping".
     
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    skt239 VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    You can have bubbles and no popping
     
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    pescadore Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    I have had the same thing happen at times. As long as you are not getting dry hits and good flavor, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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    pescadore Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    I never get popping and almost always have bubbles. Almost everyone that I know or have seen on reviews use the presence of bubbles to judge whether the cotton is wicking or not.
     
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    wheelie VU Donator Bronze Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    You have to have bubbles or your wick would go dry. Use up juice at the coil it leaves a void then air and then bubbles must surface. One or two large bubbles are better, but a bunch of little ones can work also. CHEERS!
     
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    skt239 VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    That's the first time I've ever heard anything about air in the wicks.
     
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    wheelie VU Donator Bronze Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    I get air in my wicks every time I open the bag of Cotton Bacon. Bag puffs out and have a hard time resealing it. :) :)
     
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    I have had builds bubble every time I took a puff and others where I almost never saw a bubble all with the same RTA. Like everyone says as long as flavor is there and there is no dry hits then you are good to go. If you are worried you can flip over the tank and see if any bubbles come out. If I get a dry hit I always flip over the tank and also make sure my fill to is not to tightly screwed on.
     
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    gbalkam Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    What I was referring to, is air inside the wick getting pulled into the coil, which causes popping as the air expands.
    Contrary to what SOME have posted, coils do not draw juice from the top down, they draw juice from the ends of the wick UP. and juice is drawn to the lower pressure area of the drying wick. (just like a candle)
    You see air bubbles in the tank as ejuice draws up into the wick forcing air out usually only after the coil has been sitting and has dried out a bit.
    This is also why you don't see wax on top of candles below the flame "boiling". The flame burns the wax, dries the wick which draws more wax. You can test this with a strip of paper towel and dip one end into liquid. It quickly draws up the strip, even to parts of the strip that are not toughing the liquid.
    Another cause of popping is an over saturated coil, like when you prime to much.
     
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    gbalkam Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    as long as the bubbles are not inside the coil. Once they get in there, they are like an egg in a microwave.. POP! lol. (ok more like a balloon.. air heats, expands, and pops)
     
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    gbalkam Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    Actually, a properly wicked and primed coil will not produce any bubbles and will wick perfectly. Premade factory coil heads are a bit different. They will produce bubbles if not correctly and fully primed as the juice forces the air out. But as i said, if the wick is properly primed, there is no air IN the wick to be forced out.. hence.. no bubbles.
     
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    He is not dealing with pre-made coils. He is building the RBA on the TFV8
     
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    gbalkam Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    I was noting premade were an exception since you can't actually see how well your coil is primed. Basically if he is only getting small bubbles or no bubbles, that tells me he is priming his coils pretty much perfectly.
     
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    But dont you need air coming in to displace the juice leaving? If it doesent it would create a vacuum would it not? Theres no where else for the air to get in other than through the cotton
     
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    Unless your talking about jist after its first filled and not used at all
     

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