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    Quote Originally Posted by Elendil View Post
    That makes me feel great.

    I just tried to build a horizontal coil. I couldn't get it attached to the posts without wrecking it.
    Well, I get the feeling that is pretty standard for most... to get it on the second or third try. Since you've tried 27+ times, I assume you have pretty good patience, but you may have poor manual dexterity. I mean absolutely no offense at all by this, but its really not very difficult to attach the coil legs without destroying the coil once you've watched a few videos of others doing it. You just carefully wrap the wire halfway around the screw, hold it in place with one hand and tighten down the screw with a small screwdriver with the other hand. Some folks just have shaky un-coordinated fingers which makes things like threading a needle very difficult. If this is not you, and you feel like you have just as steady hands as the next person, I suggest you watch a bunch of rebuilding tutorial videos, keep calm, go slow, and keep trying. Honestly, if the coil looks good, it should fire just fine.

    Oh yeah, and skip the chimney coil. They are definitely more advanced and tricky to get working properly (including wicking). The kayfun is meant to be built horizontal.

    Before you go back to smokes, have you tried something that doesn't require rebuilding like a carto tank or clearomizer?
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    I'm just wondering WHY you decided to jump on a Vertical coil before learning the Basics of coil building???????
    Already suggested you STOP using RIP as your guide and save his stuff for later once you are comfortable.

    Relax and Watch/listen/copy


    Note: Tried one myself for a day - Decided Vertical coils were not to my liking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crxess View Post
    I'm just wondering WHY you decided to jump on a Vertical coil before learning the Basics of coil building???????
    Already suggested you STOP using RIP as your guide and save his stuff for later once you are comfortable.
    I just want to add that it doesn't have to be a microcoil either. A normal spaced coil will work just fine and may be easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiku View Post
    Do you have a syringe needle fits inside the coil? It makes it a lot easier to have something inside the coil when you are attaching it and adjusting height.
    I don't have the coordination or the third hand to hold the syringe or drill bit and tighten the screw


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    Your using the coil winding wire gizmo. Keep the coil on the mandrel while you tighten the leads. This of course only works in horizontal orientation. It will help maintain the coil's integrity while you tighten down the leads. Once tightened pull the coil up while still in the mandrel to rise it 1-2mm above the airhole.

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    I understand about the horizontal could. But Even on the pro tanks, I was unable to get the wick threaded through the coil. I just could not do it. I do not know why. It just never worked.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elendil View Post
    I understand about the horizontal could. But Even on the pro tanks, I was unable to get the wick threaded through the coil. I just could not do it. I do not know why. It just never worked.
    Using cotton right? When I roll the end I make one end quite thin to thread it thru. If that didn't work, maybe try using a small piece of wire folded in half, push thru the coil, put the cotton in the loop and pull thru. Like a sewing needle threader.

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    Simple:
    Don't use to much cotton.
    Wet the end and twist - in direction of coil wrap
    Snip any straggly end before threading
    Keep twisting as you pull through - This helps reduce chance of bunching.

    Use your Resistance meter as a Base stand to free up both hands mounting the coil
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    I have another coil built right now that fires fine and is at 1.4ohm. I have been trying to wick it for half an hour and can't get it. Silica or yarn doesn't matter. the ends won't stay on the shelf above the channels even after saturated with juice. I've probable wasted 2ml of juice just trying to wick this thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elendil View Post
    I have another coil built right now that fires fine and is at 1.4ohm. I have been trying to wick it for half an hour and can't get it. Silica or yarn doesn't matter. the ends won't stay on the shelf above the channels even after saturated with juice. I've probable wasted 2ml of juice just trying to wick this thing.
    Wicks to long?
    They should be right at the back edge of the channels - I prefer cotton Ball - no twisted thread memory
    Silica is a bit rigid - has to be tucked after the chimney is installed.

    Are you using Peaches and Cream yarn? Seems to be the only trusted yarn around here.

    Wetting to fit to deck - no more than 2-3 drops
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