Dual Twisted 28 ga

Discussion in 'Coil Builds' started by SnakeFarm, Aug 20, 2014.

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  1. SnakeFarm

    SnakeFarm Super Member ECF Veteran

    I twisted together two strands of 28 gauge and built this duce on my Tobh. Nothing special, just my first "fancy" build and I felt like showing off.

    Test .3 Ohms on two meters.
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  2. eyerhere

    eyerhere Super Member ECF Veteran

    Looks pretty good. Did you twist by hand or use a drill? I would usualy twist a lot tighter. It seems to bring out more flavor.
     
  3. SnakeFarm

    SnakeFarm Super Member ECF Veteran

    Just used hemostats and a wrench. Kanthal seems pretty brittle so I didn't want to stress it.
     
  4. AtherisDubs

    AtherisDubs Full Member

    If you use a drill it's actually a lot tighter. A buddy of mine with a drill press did this. 26g kanthal on a 5/64" drill bit. reads out at 0.24 ohms. I also have some 28g done the same way.

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  5. SnakeFarm

    SnakeFarm Super Member ECF Veteran

    Makes sense. More metal in the same length = lower resistance. I'm just wondering if this is any different than using fatter Kanthal. I mean, other than increased surface area.

    It IS cool looking, but it lives under a atty cap, so do I want to spend time twisting wire when I could get the same thing out of buying the right wire in the first place?
     
  6. eyerhere

    eyerhere Super Member ECF Veteran

    Actualy more wire same length gets higer ohms but scince there are 2 strands nets lower. Checkout Ripp Trippers youtube on twised kanthal.
     
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