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    Default The ohm difference between 30 and 34 gauge Kanthal..

    is ASTOUNDING!

    On the 30 gauge i literally had to wrap it 12-13 times to get an ohm of 2.2-2.4 (Don't ask me how I fit that on my half inch wick space on the bliSS lol) ... 6 wraps of 34 gave me an ohm of 4... FOUR! Yes I am a noob... lol But hey.. took one wrap off and got me a perfect 3 ohm coil. (unbroken in) Which is kinda where I wanted to be anyway on my V1 Provari.
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    Thanks bro. I have been using 32 gauge kanthol and coulden't get my resistance above 2.0. Where do you get your wire from?

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    You guys could try this method if you need higher ohms
    Genesis Atomizer Twisted Coil Building how-to - YouTube

    I'll build a coil with 30g this weekend or early next week (Waiting on wire to arrive), I'll let you know how many ohms I get with 3/4 and 4/5

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    30g, 4/5 wrap on 2mm ss wick in my BliSS gives me 1.1ohms. A 3/4 would be around .8ohms

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    I got my wire from ebay. 10 bucks for 100 ft and free shipping. Here.

    Edit: I thought twisting your wire cause a large drop in ohms? Not an increase... At least that's what I read in a thread where someone was getting too high of an ohm coil... People were suggesting twisting it to reduce the ohms.
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    You are correct, twisting 2 strands of 34g together would simulate about a 32g lower resistance wire.

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    Total length of the wire used should increase the ohms

    So you could use more wire in a twist, effectively raising the ohms, or use a larger wick which would use longer wire as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurora-Oblivion View Post
    Total length of the wire used should increase the ohms

    So you could use more wire in a twist, effectively raising the ohms, or use a larger wick which would use longer wire as well.
    What??? You're not increasing the length of the wire when you twist two wires together....you are in fact increasing the thickness of the wire...lowering the ohms. Twisting two 30g wires will make them perform like a 28g wire...5 wraps of that won't even get you 1 ohm.

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    check out the peter k drill bit method for wrapping coils. i use 30g kanthal and come out at about 2.3ohms. and it is almost fool proof. almost never have to adjust more then a poke or two.

    but 34 should def give you higher ohms per same wraps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
    check out the peter k drill bit method for wrapping coils. i use 30g kanthal and come out at about 2.3ohms. and it is almost fool proof. almost never have to adjust more then a poke or two.

    but 34 should def give you higher ohms per same wraps.
    Really???....my mind is blown....even though i have never done it...most people recommend twisting the leads on Vivi Novas and other rebuilds to make them like non resistance wire...meaning lower ohms. The logic being by twisting the wires together....you make the wire ticker and thus lowering the ohms. I remember there was a thread here not long ago about a guy who was waiting on his 28awg order and everyone was saying until the wire comes along....to get his 30g wire and twist it together to make it into 28g wire. And supposedly the twisted wire acted exactly like the 28g wire. He must be doing something different to get the resistance to go up instead of down. Anyway...I will definitely check out his video...thanks. How many wraps to get 2.3ohms?

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