For a little over the last week I've been attempting recoils and rewicks of both my EVOD and T3S with varying success, but here's what I've found.
Using a 1.3 screw (tried a 4-40 screw and the coils were WAY too big, huge compared to the factory coils, so I'm not sure where the miscommunication is but I don't know how people are getting such tight coils on a 4-40) and 32g Kanthal wire I can make a perfect 1.8 coil with 5 wraps or a 2.2 with 6 wraps. I use a cheesecloth wick (20 strands folded over for both the wick and flavor-wick). I keep the coil on the screw and rest it so that it fits at the bottom of that little groove in the housing, and then I finish it with the plugs and making sure the legs aren't touching. It comes out looking almost exactly like a factory atty.
The EVOD works, every time, exactly like it should. Clean hits, no gurgling, the legs don't get too hot, it's exactly what it should be.
The T3S is a disaster. The legs get so hot that the outer casing gets too hot to touch, it gurgles and flood all the time, it's to the point that my T3S's have become unusable. I've tried a thicker wick, I've tried setting the coils lower in the housing, double stacking the rubber grommet, I have no idea what I'm doing wrong but there has to be a solution to this. A 1.8 ohm atty vaping at between 3.4-4.0 volts should be perfect, and the size of the T3S tank is ideal for when I'm working at home and don't want to refill it every hour like I do on my EVOD.
Has anybody had any luck with the T3S, or is it just a poor design?