Coil Diameters

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  1. armyofskittles

    armyofskittles Super Member ECF Veteran

    Before I go off wasting a bunch of supplies does anyone know if the diameter of you coil can change throat hit, flavor, and vapor? Example.. does a 1.5 ohm coil wrapped on a 1mm drill bit perform the same as a cl1.5 ohm coil wrapped on a 3mm (hypothetically speaking) drill bit??

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  2. Snapdragon

    Snapdragon Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Great question. I just received a KFL+ today and was planning to micro-coil it using the same threaded screw for wrapping as I aways do for RDAs. Its fairly small and I've wondered if a larger one with the capacity for a bit more cotton might make a positive difference.

    Hope someone(s) will share their experiences/results/conclusions.
     
  3. gchirki

    gchirki Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    from my limited experience on this subject i can say i dont think it makes much difference. I have tried small and large coils in my dripping attys and i dont see a noticeable difference. Logically i would think that the only difference would be from a very small to medium coil because of the amount of wick inbetween. the coils i make wrapped around 5/64 and 3/32 diameter nails dont seem to have any difference between the vape quality or quantity. That being said, there is a difference between spacing your coils evenly and tightly wrapped microcoils. I have found microcoils are way better for vapor and flavor. I am curious to see other's opinions on this subject though. Good thread.
     
  4. armyofskittles

    armyofskittles Super Member ECF Veteran

    I feel like having a smaller diameter coil would perform better because there's more surface area for the coils to produce vapor but with that you can't use as much wick so you wouldn't get as rapid wicking as a slightly bigger coil. But I'm fishing for more opinions :)

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  5. gchirki

    gchirki Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    seems to me that 1.5 ohm large coil and 1.5 ohm small coil would have the same surface area. The only difference being the amount of wick in the middle of the coil. Same length of kanthal = same surface area assuming the wick is touching the coil throughout. But like you i am anxious to hear other opinions
     
  6. gchirki

    gchirki Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    this makes me want to set up a small experiment with 5 different size coils on the same type atty
     
  7. zamhjgh

    zamhjgh Full Member

    Nice thread.. Waiting others to throw opinions..

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  8. nostinkies

    nostinkies Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Inquiring minds want to know............
     
  9. DexO

    DexO Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Go to Ace Hardware and get a #6, #8 and a #10 machine screw. Wrap your coils around their threads and experiment. The screws will cost maybe a $1 for all 3. Get an Ohm meter like THIS one to check out your coils. Kanathal wire is is like $1.50 for 3 feet so experiment. I ordered the 28, 30 and 32 gauge. I also got this to see the coils because the threads are tiny.

    That is $15 well spent and when you report back, others will learn from your experiments!
     
  10. armyofskittles

    armyofskittles Super Member ECF Veteran

    I know they technically have thensame surface area, but you're getting more length wise surface with a small coil which makes me think there could be a difference

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  11. armyofskittles

    armyofskittles Super Member ECF Veteran

    If I had the time and kanthal I would too

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  12. gchirki

    gchirki Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Check this out. $4 for 100ft. of kanthal shipped. This is where i get mine. Lot cheaper and the exact same stuff that they sell you for $1.50 for 3 feet. They have all different sizes too.

    http://www.temcoindustrialpower.com/products/Resistance_Wire/RW0097.html
     
  13. DexO

    DexO Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran


    That is the same stuff I just ordered off eBay. Now the waiting begins for it to get here.
     
  14. armyofskittles

    armyofskittles Super Member ECF Veteran

    How long does it take to get to you? I saw one roll was like 5 weeks out

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  15. DexO

    DexO Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Check out eBay. Most say they ship the same day.
     
  16. armyofskittles

    armyofskittles Super Member ECF Veteran

    I will I'll probably end up doing this today. I'm just so lazy lol

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  17. gchirki

    gchirki Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    It only took maybe 5 days. Normal ground shipping
     
  18. armyofskittles

    armyofskittles Super Member ECF Veteran

    Well I tried a 1.5 ohm 32awg wire wrapped on a tiny bit.... Now to step up the bit size

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  19. gchirki

    gchirki Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    keep us posted. Glad someone is testing this out
     
  20. DexO

    DexO Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Go to the hardware store and get a #6 machine screw. Then roll the 32 gauge between the threads. 4 coils will give you about 1.9ohms.
     
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