Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
Like Tree9Likes

Thread: First time setup? Ithaka

  1. #1
    Full Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    23

    Default First time setup? Ithaka

    So. I just got my Ithaka. And I honestly don't really know how to set it up. I have some 30 gauge Kanthal A1 and some wick and ekowool. I've seen that you need both resistant/nonresistant wire. So what do I need to get next to proceed on the next step?


    Thanks guys.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Verified Member
    ECF Veteran

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    SEA
    Posts
    150

    Default

    Hi DN, you can check out guide made by imeo, bishopheals or igetcha69 on youtube.
    DNME and Gamabunta like this.

  3. #3
    Super Member Team ECF (folding@home)
    Verified Member
    ECF Veteran
    justinred's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    PH
    Posts
    911

    Default

    You need to get some non-resistance wire. 29-32ga 999 soft silver or pure nickel wire will do. In the mean time, you can set it up with the 1 pre-made wire that came with your ithaka. Doubling or tripling up you kanthal will also work while you wait for your NR order to arrive. As hsan said, tutorial videos will help a lot. Congrats on your new toy.
    Don't feed the troll.

  4. #4
    Ultra Member Verified Member
    ECF Veteran
    subver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    1,732

    Default

    I would go with nickel wire for Ithaka.. I loved silver on my Ody but I feel like it breaks very easily with Ithaka.. nickel is easier to work with (in my opinion) and isn't so fragile.
    Gamabunta and RiverNut like this.

    Currently vaping: JustGG #0240 with GG Ithaka

    Check out my illustration, animation and design at subver.com

  5. #5
    Super Member Verified Member
    ECF Veteran
    gtbb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Cape Coral,Florida
    Posts
    945

    Default

    I had the same issue with silver breaking with Ithaka. I switched to pure nickel for it. Silver now for Oddy's and Penny.
    SSGGTS/STEALTH/SSJGG/BJGG/ ODDYv1/ODDYv2x3/ ITHAKA x3/PENELOPE/ UFSv2/Wizards Apprentice L 026NUTZED/Tsaf

  6. #6
    Full Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    44

    Default

    Hey guys, I'm having trouble also. I have 3mm silica with about a six wrap of 30 gauge kanthal and nickel which I twist. Im not getting any vapor at all, when I know this thing is a steam machine. I'm getting less flavor and less of a throat hit than I would be from a cartomizer at this point. I have my wicks in the X formation, I have a fresh 18650 in there, I'm using the native connection on my GGTS, and this probably my 10th build of it in the past 3 days and I can't seem to get it right. I've watched JC west's set up, Scott bonner's video, bishop's video, imeo's video, and I'm following exactly what they're telling me to do, I just can't get the fantastic vape out of this thing that everyone describes. Any tips, or help will be greatly appreciated! I would even make a video showing me setting it up if it would help get to the bottom of it. My ithaka is a beautiful peacock, and I want it to fly!!!

  7. #7
    Ultra Member Verified Member
    ECF Veteran
    Ariel_MX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Chiapas, México
    Posts
    2,562

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Drake_Denoyer View Post
    Hey guys, I'm having trouble also. I have 3mm silica with about a six wrap of 30 gauge kanthal and nickel which I twist. Im not getting any vapor at all, when I know this thing is a steam machine. I'm getting less flavor and less of a throat hit than I would be from a cartomizer at this point. I have my wicks in the X formation, I have a fresh 18650 in there, I'm using the native connection on my GGTS, and this probably my 10th build of it in the past 3 days and I can't seem to get it right. I've watched JC west's set up, Scott bonner's video, bishop's video, imeo's video, and I'm following exactly what they're telling me to do, I just can't get the fantastic vape out of this thing that everyone describes. Any tips, or help will be greatly appreciated! I would even make a video showing me setting it up if it would help get to the bottom of it. My ithaka is a beautiful peacock, and I want it to fly!!!
    What is the final resistance you are getting with that setup?

    Check that there are not any burrs where the center post enters the ceramic housing (burrs can cause shorts).

    Check that NR wires are not shorting in some place, it is easy to provoke small shorts when securing the NR wires, I take special care with the ones that are secured by the plastic nut (negatives), because as I tend to give two turns around the negative pole, sometimes after trim he excess NR wire, I have saw that are very close to where the positive wires pass.

    Check that the bottom coil is not touching the center post top nut.

    Try using a thinner wire gauge, thicker wires have less resistance, but there is also more material to heat, power is shared by both coils.

    Those are the things that come to mind.
    vueffe57 likes this.

    ~Vaping, it's a lifestyle!~

  8. #8
    Ultra Member* Verified Member
    Registered Reviewer/Blogger
    ECF Veteran
    Supporting Member
    Bishopheals's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Staten Island
    Posts
    2,192

    Default

    Drake posted here too? Ok I see Arieal got you.

  9. #9
    Ultra Member Verified Member
    ECF Veteran
    Supporting Member
    xtreme101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    US
    Posts
    1,298

    Default

    When setting up the Ithika we all know there no best setup since there are many different variables that come into play. Please gve your Ithika wick & coil recipe. A recipe gives exact details of ingredients and amounts. I am sure lots of newbs would like to know what some of the seasoned vapers are doing. So tell us in more detail (type of wick, wire type and gauge of resistance and non-resistance etc.) what you are doing to get that juice vaporized in your Ithica to your satisfaction.

    Thanks to all that contribute.
    vueffe57 likes this.

  10. #10
    Forum Supplier ECF Veteran imeothanasis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Athens, Hellas
    Posts
    42,095

    Default

    your wire is too thick Drake. Try a thinner one (34 or 35) and then try the suggestions of Ariel and xtreme
    Quote Originally Posted by Drake_Denoyer View Post
    Hey guys, I'm having trouble also. I have 3mm silica with about a six wrap of 30 gauge kanthal and nickel which I twist. Im not getting any vapor at all, when I know this thing is a steam machine. I'm getting less flavor and less of a throat hit than I would be from a cartomizer at this point. I have my wicks in the X formation, I have a fresh 18650 in there, I'm using the native connection on my GGTS, and this probably my 10th build of it in the past 3 days and I can't seem to get it right. I've watched JC west's set up, Scott bonner's video, bishop's video, imeo's video, and I'm following exactly what they're telling me to do, I just can't get the fantastic vape out of this thing that everyone describes. Any tips, or help will be greatly appreciated! I would even make a video showing me setting it up if it would help get to the bottom of it. My ithaka is a beautiful peacock, and I want it to fly!!!
    xtreme101 and vueffe57 like this.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks