Bad coil in evod/pro tank , as new?

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  1. supermarket

    supermarket Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Has anyone had a coil taste burnt/bad right out of the box, or new?

    First time this has happened to me. Evod BCC. Around the 15th coil I've used since I started using the EVOD.

    I thought it was rather weird, so I took a look inside, and I noticed the wire was wrapped around like 2 MORE times , and MUCH closer together then any of the other coils I've checked from the SAME package (2.2ohm I believe). I thought this unusual, as it came in a blister 5-pack. All the other coils looked the same. The coils on this one were sort of scrunched up, and the bottom part (the part you only take off to replace the coils, not to look at them) came off right away, on accident....never had that happen before either.


    Anyway, I put it in the bottle with the rest of the spent coils, but I thought this rather weird. Anyone had a coil bad, right out from the start?
     
  2. cerver7

    cerver7 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    most of my KPT heads have been okay OotB, but i did get one that would E1 on my prover, i rebuilt it and it was fine. Quality Control is not one of Kangers specialties lol
     
  3. HughDaHand

    HughDaHand Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I hear that, of my 3 blister packs of 2.2ohm head about 1/3 were 2.8-3 ohm. QC is a big problem on just about all heads you buy no matter what brand. These days I don't even use coils that I didn't make myself.
     
  4. cerver7

    cerver7 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    i concur. rebuilding is not only cheaper in the long run but saves you aggravation as well. if you want to get mad at yourself for making your own coil and it pops due to a short, at least its your own fault.

    And lets not forget its quite satisfying to build the coil, wick it, fill it and vape it.
     
  5. Iffy

    Iffy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Da two ProTanks I've tested were horrible with da orig coils! Da replacements were better, but not satisfactory.
     
  6. E_DeCastro

    E_DeCastro Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I rebuilt all my new coils. I'm more confident in my quality than chinese quality.
     
  7. Ken_A

    Ken_A Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    all the coils in the blister packs that came with my T3s replacements needed to be cleaned/boiled/dried before use or they taste like machine oil and I had to dump out all the juice.
    I mostly rebuild, but there was a sale where you buy 5 and get the T3s bottom for free.
     
  8. cerver7

    cerver7 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I concur 100%
     
  9. IrishUpstart

    IrishUpstart Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I need to get into (re) building but I have no idea where to start
     
  10. supermarket

    supermarket Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Well, if you are talking about rebuilding pro tank or evod coils, they are extremely easy. Just look up a vid on youtube, I haven't done my own yet, but as you can see, it is exceptionally easy, no technical skill or know how required.

    As far as true rebuidables I don't know
     
  11. HughDaHand

    HughDaHand Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    For me rebuilding an evod coil is about as easy as it gets. I would much rather do an evod coil than rebuild my phoenix style rebuildable. The grommet on the bottom is much easier to deal with than post with screws. Rebuilding an evod coil might even be faster than punching and replacing a carto for a tank, once you get the hang of it.

    I am also addicted to the extra flavor you get from replacing silica with cotton in my evods. Also just replacing the cotton lets you keep the coil for alot longer than normal.

     
  12. supermarket

    supermarket Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks for the input! In fact, I think today I'm gonna go ahead and buy the materials I need to re-coil.

    What coil should I get? I'll go ahead and get cotton AND silica so I have comparison, where should I get them?

    Thanks for the info. I've saved every single coil to date, so I have a ton of spent coils for both my evods and pro tank.
     
  13. volume control

    volume control Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Ive been through about 20 heads. 1 of the protank heads that came with my protank registered 2.9ohm and should have been 2.5ohm. I kept trying to use it for a few days but it just didnt vape well, when i swapped it out i was blown away.

    One of my evod heads also registered atomizer short =(

    Other than that they have been fine. Im glad they only cost under a buck each, so a dud here and there isnt going to bother me


    Btw both of my bad heads came from Kangertechs china site lol. All of the evod heads ive purchased since that original order have been fine. Maybe QC or manu cleaned up a bit im not sure
     
  14. cerver7

    cerver7 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I use kanthal 28 and 30g wire. I get my cotton from qtips as we have over 2000 of them and they are sterile.
     
  15. HughDaHand

    HughDaHand Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I use 32 gauge kanthal that I got on ebay. I do 6 wraps to get a 2.2 ohm coil, I am thinking about getting some 30ga to bring down the ohms a little to test. For cotton I use cotton balls, I got a bag of 200 at the dollar store that will last me for years. I did try using qtips for cotton but got paranoid that I was vaping the glue used to attach it to the stem. I have never bought sillica since cotton worked so well for me.
     
  16. cerver7

    cerver7 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Heard from many here as well as my mom (nurse) the way that the cotton is held to the qtip is with water basically. Its not glue as they must be sterile as they are approved for use for oral applications. Now i get mine from my mom as they are hospital grade but its the same for like Johnson and Johnson.

    I hated silica, just a crappy taste. I found that i replace my cotton wick more often then silica but its only because its cheap and i can do it so fast and simple.

    I use mainly 30g but i dabble with 32g at times. im going to start using 28g to get the ohms around 1.5-1.8 and keep using the micro coil method as its the best coil i have ever used.
     
  17. supermarket

    supermarket Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Awesome, thanks for all the info guys.
     
  18. supermarket

    supermarket Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    And so none of you guys add the flavor wicks back to the evod / pro tank coils?
     
  19. BigLebowski

    BigLebowski Super Member ECF Veteran

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    32g and cotton, I also notice the wick lasts maybe a few days but its so cheap/easy to rebuild it's not a big deal. I want to get some peaches & cream yarn and boil it to see how that compares to the flavor/use I get from cotton. Will not go back to funky tasting silica.

    Rewick with cotton
     
  20. Hitmetwice

    Hitmetwice Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Just finished a repair on a bad evod head. Wrapped 28g kanthal 4/3 on a 2mm. electronic screwdriver.
    Resistance at 0.8-0.9. Slid in 3mm of cotton yarn and though I can't use it on the provari, it's working great
    on a "kicked" mod at 6v.edit...haha i mean 6W. But man the base gets hot.

    Just got the 28 kanthal today and it's my first coil with it. It's much easier working with the 28 than the 32.imho

    Got the silicone cap upside down but she's leaking some so I'll be changing it back.

    Any advice?
     
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