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Discussion in 'Reos Mods' started by Cahdek, Jul 23, 2013.

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  1. Cahdek

    Cahdek Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    So I bought 30 ga with my grand. Working out ok. 7 wraps gives me around 1.8ohm but at 8W (3.8V measured at posts) just seems a little too cool. Ive got some 28ga comin so im hoping that makes a big difference. I did have a moment of nirvana this weekend when I adjusted to coil and rewicked, but now I feel that I'm chasing the dragon with 30ga

    What gauge do you guys use?
     
  2. Statistic

    Statistic REOnaughty Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    26g Kanthal A-1 is what I'm using now.

    I just ordered 30' each of 28,26 & 24g Nichrome 60. I'm a little bit scared of the 24g..lol.
     
  3. Bob57

    Bob57 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You can try 6 wraps to lower the resistance,
     
  4. Aceman12

    Aceman12 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I just wrapped 5 times with 30g and got 1.3 ohms. It's hitting perfect.
     
  5. Zak Rabbit

    Zak Rabbit Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    What I saw in the micro coil thread (might not be what's actually there) is 28g is most common. For me, when wrapping around a 1/16 drill bit, it gives the best width to fit between the posts on my single coil atty's. With dual coil setups, I use 34g.

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  6. Cahdek

    Cahdek Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Went to my local B&M to get some 28ga. Of course the genny guys were there building their stuff and I was a little embarrassed to pull out my REO that wasnt hitting that well cause I didnt want it to look bad.

    Long story short, I took 1 wrap off and it helped a ton. They were all blown away by the "squonk".

    2 things they were trying to get me to do:

    1.) A 2 wrap of 28ga like they had on their gennys

    2.) Twisted wire (twisted tight with a drill).

    I didnt let them, but of course, got me thinking. The 2 wrap thing didnt seem right to me because isnt the whole point to get more surface area of coil to wick?

    And what about the twisted wire? Anyone tried that on an RM2?
     
  7. pdib

    pdib Registered Supplier - Offline ECF Veteran

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    My my, Stats, 24 Nichrome, huh? What . . . . is your exhaust pipe rattling? Dog getting out thru the chain-link?
     
  8. super_X_drifter

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

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    30 gauge and 10 wraps around a 16ga needle gives me right about 2 ohms. Every wrap is about .15 ohms at 16ga I believe. If I want to heat up the vape, I just leave off a wrap or two. 30 ga should get ya where ya need to be, but let me know how the other gauges work for ya. :)

    If your using cotton, it may be they you have a bit too much in there. A pic would be helpful :)
     
  9. darkzero

    darkzero Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    30'? Damn, I have a bad habit of buying too much with everything. I keep buying 100' spools & have no idea why I wojld even need that much. I've been using 28 & 26 the most & now I want to try 27. I have a feeling I'll be buying a 100' roll of it to be consistent, what a dumb *** (-> me). :facepalm:
     
  10. Cahdek

    Cahdek Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I think you might have been right about too much cotton. I cut a little off. I had about twice as much on the end folded over into the "bowl" prior to this pic. I'm at 1.2 ohm now. About to just scrap this coil but, hey, that's the fun of rebuildables right?

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    Come to think of it, after looking at these pics I just took, I see that I have one shiny coil on the right. Probably fubared it from screwing with it too much.
     
  11. Marvin & Sennie

    Marvin & Sennie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    That cotton looks really thick to me, is it really that thick or do I make mine too thin? Myself I like about 6-7 wraps on 30g that gives me 1.5- 1.6 ohms. Anything cooler and I feel like it's a little too cool for my taste. But it really is subjective to what each of us prefers.
     
  12. Statistic

    Statistic REOnaughty Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    One of these days, pdib.. one of these days. I'm gonna build a coil that when you see it you'll say "... dayum"

    LOL

    I just got the 24 for fun really. That stuff is really cheap and I'm thinking 24 might be good to play with if I want to do some monstrosity of a coil that would require a lot of length but where I still want to keep resistance low. Also.. I'm thinking it'll be good to play with some more "coil signage". I do plan to do some more artsy-fartsy coils but really don't want to have to stack batteries again to "light up the R"

    Oh, and I do have some neat concrete picture frames I need to hang :p
     
  13. Statistic

    Statistic REOnaughty Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Cahdek, not too much cotton sticking out.. too much stuffed in the coil. If your flavors are muted try pulling that out and twisting up a tiny little strand, see how that does you.

    I took this pic the other night to show someone how much cotton I use and what my wicks look like before I put them in the coil. Not that I am any kind of author-i-tah on the matter, this is just works well for me (and how!)

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  14. pdib

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    ↑ that there is a 4 on the VAP scale.

    edit: naw, hard to say, looks like you don't put in more than you use. I start with something much longer, but not much more dense.
     
  15. pdib

    pdib Registered Supplier - Offline ECF Veteran

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    I know you're joking, Stats; but I want to make it clear that you've built many coils that left me saying just that.
     
  16. josho

    josho Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I want to become a reonaut simply because you guys are so damn funny.


    Can I just lurk in the reo forum because you are good people?
     
  17. Statistic

    Statistic REOnaughty Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I do still trim off a bit from each end. Seeing pics of all these coils can be misleading, they are so incredibly tiny (that.. is most certainly NOT what "she" said)

    I.. wasn't :blink: but wow, that's quite nice to hear, from the dibster! :)

    Your coil madness has very often been a benchmark for me to emulate and learn from.
     
  18. Statistic

    Statistic REOnaughty Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    yes. please do ;)
     
  19. super_X_drifter

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

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    Josh, by all means do :). And get yourself one first chance you get. The vape is so ridiculously good it'll make ya laugh :)
     
  20. Cahdek

    Cahdek Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks stat! Ive started with a little pinner but it was too loose in the coil. This onw I had to twist and twist to get it to fit and it was a good fit tight. I'll try splitting the difference to see how that does.

    Come on vaping nirvana. ... I've reached you once and I'll find you again
     
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