Built my first micro-coil today

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  1. RottenJeeves

    RottenJeeves Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hey guys thanks for the nice threads. I built my first micro-coil today. Turned out pretty good.

    My concern is, though I am i getting clouds of vapor, the taste is a little dry and not real flavorful.

    My build.

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    kanthal 28. 10 wraps.

    Silica Wick. 2mm

    came out at about 1.7ohms.

    The question is: How to get more flavor?

    I saw someone mention about organic cotton balls or something. How are they in terms of flavor?

    Scroll Down for the much better second attempt
     
  2. britchris

    britchris Full Member

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    i get much better flavour from cotton i use it in everything rebuildable
     
  3. Mark8n

    Mark8n Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Great job on your first try I personally like to keep it closer but I pre wrap my coil around a toothpick and fish my wick through. Cotton to me is a cleaner more flavorful vape bit there's always the fact that you can't dry burn it but if I do I just as a new wick.
     
  4. Jeremy Evans

    Jeremy Evans Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Doesnt look very micro, I made a 10 wrap of 30 gauge and came out at .2 higher than yours(1.9ohm). You should of been able to get more wraps in there and make it smaller and more compact. Like this, its with a single piece of 1.5mm ekowool in the coil
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  5. RottenJeeves

    RottenJeeves Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    yeah im kinda blind in my old age. Your right after looking at the picture more. Its not very micro. I will have to try the screw or toothpick method and see what I can do.
     
  6. RottenJeeves

    RottenJeeves Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Whats your method?
     
  7. Jeremy Evans

    Jeremy Evans Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    lol, it's all good, my pics suck compared to some on here, I used a 1/16 drill bit and then put it on the Igo-l and slid the ekowool through and then fired the coils red and gently pushed them together. They are completely touching all the way across
     
  8. PinoyBoy

    PinoyBoy Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I make the wire glow red with a lighter before I start wrapping it around a small nail. It feels stiffer and the coils doesn't bounce back and unravel abit. I use 30g kanthal a1.

    @Jeremy Evans
    WOW! nice coil. That thing truly is micro. Also, nice eVic body.
     
  9. Kemosabe

    Kemosabe Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    what size silica is optimum for a micro using a 1/16 drill bit?
     
  10. Jeremy Evans

    Jeremy Evans Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    1/16 is the same as 1.6mm, on the one I made using the drill bit and the 1.5mm ekowool, I actually had to squish the coil sideways a little to make it tighter on the wick. That 1mm was making the coil not so happy
     
  11. Aoi~

    Aoi~ Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You can always "pinch" the coils together to compress them closer. :)
     
  12. RottenJeeves

    RottenJeeves Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Here is the rebuild. Officially attempt two. Came out to 1.5ohms. This time with some organic cotton balls as the wick.

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  13. PinoyBoy

    PinoyBoy Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Nice coils! How does she vape? Different from the first one you posted I hope?
     
  14. Mark8n

    Mark8n Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    It's looking a lot better now, how did she vape? Getting thunder clouds?
     
  15. super_X_drifter

    super_X_drifter Vaper with a vid cam, killer mods and awesome RDAs Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jeeves, I would recommend going slightly thinner on the cotton. You want it to pull thru the coil with very little resistance and be about the same density / thickness for the entire length of the wick. Nice coil though bro :)
     
  16. RottenJeeves

    RottenJeeves Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Rocks. Tons of vapor and flavor. My best coil so far. :D
     
  17. RottenJeeves

    RottenJeeves Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    yeah it went through nice and easy actually but thanks I will try to make it a little thinner next time.
     
  18. RottenJeeves

    RottenJeeves Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    @super_X_drifter Whats the logic behind having that smaller wick?
     
  19. scrappy

    scrappy Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Good job. Now to finish that coil and make it perfect you'll have to push the coils together while you fire the device. Start from the inside out and everywhere you see a gap push it together. Keep an eye on the leg at the bottom of your picture while you're doing this because you may have to pull a little slack out of it when you're done. When you have it right it will fire a little differently than a normal coil. Normal coils fire from the inside out and glow throughout. What I've noticed with my micro coils is when all the coils are touching evenly it will fire from the inside out, but one or two coils on each end will look like they're barely glowing.
     
  20. JD1

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    Try 5/64th and 2mm silica. Twist the silica a little to install and then untwist once you have it in there.
     
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