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I rebuilt my first coil, an EVOD, and it's yucky!

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  1. old_geezer

    old_geezer Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I took me 3 tries. Try 1 cotton wick, 30 kanthal, and it was shorted. Try 2 cotton wick, 30 kanthal, and I tried to dry fire a cotton wick = poof no more wick. Try 3 30 kanthal around 3mm silica from atomizerwick.com It worked! But 5 wraps only came in at 1.2ohms on my MVP, and I can only go down to 3.3 volts. I put some juice on it and wet fired? it a couple times. Then put it together and started vaping. It just doesn't taste good. It pumps out the smoke. I'm not sure what I did wrong. Any ideas? My first try I did the micro coil thing with about 10 wraps, heated it up over my gas stove. But it was the shorted one. Should I try microcoil and cotton again?

    - Joe
     
  2. daleron

    daleron ECF Guru - TWR Co-Mod Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    My first cotton went "poof" too! :laugh:
    Never dry fire a cotton wick :facepalm:

    I don't actually know the answer to your question but here's a bump for you :)

    Welcome!
     
  3. Mrs C

    Mrs C Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    1.2 is pretty low for an evod/pt coil. You might want to shot for somewhere in the 1.5 - 2.2 range. I use 32 g kanthal 6-7 wraps and depending on how pretty the coil is, it comes in around 1.9 -2.1. Depending on the juice I run 3.6 - 4.6 v.

    New wick takes a bit to come in on flavor no matter what you use. Around a 1/4 of a tank for me is when I stop giving my PV odd looks.

    Try a couple more coils of different ohms and wick combos. It sounds like you just need to dial in what is going to be your personal sweet spot. :)
     
  4. Taowulf

    Taowulf Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Cotton also tastes funny at first.
     
  5. leerm8680

    leerm8680 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Keep at it, practice makes perfect.
     
  6. Clutchless

    Clutchless Full Member

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    Recoiling things is way easier than could imagine, I was positively surprised when made my first last week, on EVOD too. 6 wraps 0,25mm A1 kanthal around 2mm drillbit filled with 2 x 1mm silica and 2 on top of the "coil". Gives 1,8 ohm ( intended it to be around 2,2..) , wicks good and taste is as it should be. I wanted to try this as a curiosity, with no expectations, and it`s actually fun to fiddle with these
     
  7. sawtoothscream

    sawtoothscream Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I do 4 or 5 wraps of 32 on a 5/32 drill bit. I personally dont like micro coils on the protank/ evod heads. They just dont seem to work well.

    in my rda and rba I run micros and love them.
     
  8. williebb123

    williebb123 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    ive built several protank heads in the past besides my lack of eyesite in my latter years they are very frustrating to build but then again i use ss mesh for the wick cause i can get 3 times the life compared to any other wick and if im gonna spend the time i dont want to have to turn around 2 days later just to do it again plus i can dry burn and rinse under water and get another 2-3 weeks of vaping but i will warn you i have spent as much as 1 hr just on 1 coil getting hot spots out and tweeking its performance but in the long run ive had heads that lasted me well over 2 months b4 i had to rebuild
     
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