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    Default My coils keep breaking!

    I'm building my own coils in 28 gauge kanthal and it seems that I'm doing it wrong because they keep snapping, what should I improve on? I should note they keep snapping when Im engaging them with the battery not me just bending them.

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    Your voltage is too high, or you have hot spots.

    Make sure you're verifying the resistance of your coil with a multimeter before putting power to it. Wraps to gauge is only a rough guideline, a starting point; when your coil is done you have to know what the resistance is so you know the proper voltage to put to it.

    If your resistance/power ratio is right, then you haven't been working the hot spots out of your coils. Read through the rebuildables forum for tips and tricks on that. There are also Youtube vids to guide you through working these out of your setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mishappp View Post
    I'm building my own coils in 28 gauge kanthal and it seems that I'm doing it wrong because they keep snapping, what should I improve on? I should note they keep snapping when Im engaging them with the battery not me just bending them.
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    Welcome to ecf.

    Severe short or the wire was really kinked before hand.. It's pretty hard to blow a 28 g coil.

    What atomizer are you using?

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    Sounds like you have a short. If it's a fogger, then the wire around the positive terminal is probably touching the side wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryedan View Post
    What device are you working with?
    I'm using a k101 mod, with a 30 amp battery. I was working around .8 ohms, it worked 3-5 times 2-3 second pulls before it popped. Ill try wrapping better.

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    What atomizer are you using? Also can you post a picture of your coil setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul.K View Post
    What atomizer are you using? Also can you post a picture of your coil setup?
    I'm using a trident atomizer and I already took the coils out to rebuild it later.

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    Try to post a pic of your coils on your next build. Also are you torching your kanthal before wrapping your coil?
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