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    Default 28 ga Kanthal, can't get more than .9 ohm.

    So, just bought myself 4 aga T-2s for a quit smoking/birthday present for myself, and the wire that came with the coil was perfect. 2.1-2.2 ohm coils on all 4. Then I watched some videos, and thought that 28 ga Kanthal would get me around 1.5 ohms. So I bought some, and went to wrap, but I could never get higher than .8 ohms, which won't fire on my eVic.

    Anyone know if that is normal, or if you should be expecting more out of 28 ga? I even tried something like 8 wraps and nothing was getting me over .9.

    Thanks everyone, and Vape Happy!

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    AGA's have a thinner wick, and unfortunately you may not be able to get to the range you want with the 28 gauge. 28 gauge users are usually looking or sub 1 ohm coils. You sound like a candidate for 30 or 32 gauge wire.

    You could get around by widening the wick hole and then wrapping a thicker wick but I would think you may end up with a 1 ohm coil with that too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DuffTime View Post
    So, just bought myself 4 aga T-2s for a quit smoking/birthday present for myself, and the wire that came with the coil was perfect. 2.1-2.2 ohm coils on all 4. Then I watched some videos, and thought that 28 ga Kanthal would get me around 1.5 ohms. So I bought some, and went to wrap, but I could never get higher than .8 ohms, which won't fire on my eVic.

    Anyone know if that is normal, or if you should be expecting more out of 28 ga? I even tried something like 8 wraps and nothing was getting me over .9.

    Thanks everyone, and Vape Happy!
    i got a 1.2 ohm last night attempting a 4/5 coil. but it took forever to heat up. i average .8-1.0 right now with 3/4 coils with 28awg and 400 mesh on a RSST.

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    In my experience, 30 gauge works better for the 1.5 range, the 28 takes a long time to glow at higher resistance. If you want higher than 1.5, try some 32 gauge.
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    Wow, triple ninja.

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    Yeah, the 28 ga was just an immediate replacement because I anticipated having to redo a coil due to learning curve. I'll just save it for when I get a mech mod or try some extreme vaping or go for party clouds. I already ordered 32 gauge(100ft for 5.85 on ebay from temco) and once it's here I'll get some good coils going. I didn't want to have to bore out my wick hole or use more out there methods in order to get what I want.

    Ultimately if I can wrap a 1.2 or 1.3 ohm coil it would be boss, but I'll learn as I go.

    Thanks!

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    BTW, what mesh do you recommend for anything on the high vg side (20/80 pg/vg or 100vg)? And what kind of effect can I expect that to have on resistance?

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    If you want 1.3 ohms, I would find some 30 gauge. I consistently hit 1- 1.3 with about 4 wraps of 30, depends on the wick / device. I don't use my 32 anymore, since it only allows for a few wraps to remain that low in resistance. Can't comment on the mesh because I've only used 500 with 50/50.
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