IGO-L Issue?

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  1. jarobins85

    jarobins85 Full Member Verified Member

    Hey Everyone,
    So I built my IGO-L I created a wonderful Micro coil and I'm using a cotton wick, BUT i'm getting a super harsh hit the wick is properly soaked but the hit is really harsh. I'm not digging it at all I am taking lung hits but it's very unpleasant Juice being used is MT. Baker Banana Cream pie its a 50/50 blend with 12mg of NiC.
    Can anyone provide any feedback on this issue? If i left some details out just leave reply
    Thanks again!
  2. TastyKakes

    TastyKakes Super Member ECF Veteran

    Could be a lot of issues, but the first two that come to mind:
    1. Too much cotton, coil choking the wick, causing dry burnt hits or
    2. 12 mg juice in a dripper causing a much stronger nic/throat hit than you're used to.
  3. xtwosm0kesx

    xtwosm0kesx Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    How are you aligning your airhole?

    Position of the coil relative(above, below, side to side) to airhole can greatly effect the hit.

    Align the airhole directly with the coil, and even height wise, and see how that effects it.
  4. JonnyB88

    JonnyB88 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    And to expand on that: the height of the coil in relation to the air hole is also significant.
    If you can, push the coil down lower and it might smooth it out. Higher the coil, the harsher the hit. Generally. YMMV.
  5. jarobins85

    jarobins85 Full Member Verified Member

    I've heard of peeps sayin that to much NIC might be a harsh hit.
  6. xtwosm0kesx

    xtwosm0kesx Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    So no comment on this(and jonny's)?

    I can take my Igo-L and misalign the airhole and turn a perfect hitting cloud machine into harsh death.
  7. AlB53

    AlB53 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I think it's too much cotton, take half of what you think you need for a wick,, try that..
  8. JonnyB88

    JonnyB88 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    :lol: Stealing that from you! Hahaha
  9. jarobins85

    jarobins85 Full Member Verified Member

    As of now the hole is directly in front of the coil. Also about the Cotton I don't I put to much I took about a 1in. long piece of cotton and I roll it thin enough to go through my coil. I think I might drop the coil down below the Airhole. I wrapped my kanthal around a 3mm rod I don't know if this will effect anything but I thought I might throw that out there. I really wanna get this sucker running especially after hearing all the praise everyone has for them Or at least on how functional it can be. I mean if I puff it like a cigar and it's not that bad but taking a drag kills my lungs. I just want a good vape hahahah, thanks guys for all the input thus far.
  10. JonnyB88

    JonnyB88 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Yes. Do that and let us know how it goes after a couple of hits!
  11. RETUSN

    RETUSN Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Have you ever dripped before? If this is your 1st go I would say it's:

    a. Too much nic, when i went from my 3 year old Inferno to my Natural with a RSST RBA I went from 18mg to 12mg. I couldn't vape 18mg with it. I'm getting some 6mg to use on my Igo-W, 12 isn't too bad but I want to try 6mg.

    b. Air hole misaligned or not the proper size. I'm not sure about the Igo-L but my Igo-W had 2 holes that required a dark room and a bright light to find. I drilled them out 3/32" and it's a much better drip experience.

    Those are couple things I would look at.
  12. Jwbaldy

    Jwbaldy Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    That's been happening to me sort of. I'll wrap a micro coil, fire it and it looks beautiful. Throw some cotton in there, saturate it and when I fire it that way, vapor shoots off the coil a couple different ways like when you have a hot spot. The taste is off too with more throat hit than normal. Freaking sucks. I had some great micro coils and they worked great before. Not sure what I'm doing wrong now. Oh well, I'll get it back to awesome soon I hope!
  13. jarobins85

    jarobins85 Full Member Verified Member

    Will do, I'll update tonight.
  14. TastyKakes

    TastyKakes Super Member ECF Veteran

    Good call on b. as well. I don't have any experience with the L, but those tiny pin holes that come stock with the igo W were awful. No airflow whatsoever, taste was terrible, and throat hit like someone punching a burnt paper towel down your throat.
    Like I said before, could be a lot of issues lol.
  15. jarobins85

    jarobins85 Full Member Verified Member

    I'm gonna have to drill the hole out seems that when there more airflow the vapor cools a bit thus giving a nicer hit.
    But that's just what I've observed. Right now my evod is producing way better VTF then the igo so far not really diggin it. Hopefully after I drill the hole it might get a bit better hopefully
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  16. StarDose

    StarDose Super Member ECF Veteran

    The only time I had that issue with a micro was when I tried placing the coil out closer to the outside, so I moved it closer to the centre and problem solved.
  17. jarobins85

    jarobins85 Full Member Verified Member

    Interesting idea I'll try that out before drilling the hole out. Thanks

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  18. MrStik

    MrStik Super Member ECF Veteran

    Make sure the wick can slide through the coil with very little resistance. It will swell up big time after it is saturated. I always wait about 15 mins before I take a hit on a new wick.

    Also you can try the Dragon Coil. Instead of wicking through the coil, a bed of cotton is put under the coil. Great hits.

    Also 12mg is harsher through an RBA than it is through a tank..
  19. Ryedan

    Ryedan Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I use micro coils in my IGO-L. I make them around a 1.5 mm drill or mini screw driver. Anything over 1.5 mm is not considered micro and will not work as well. I also make the coil 10 wraps and squeeze the wraps together so they are touching before I take the coil off the pin. My coils come in at about 1.2 ohms. My air hole is drilled out to 1.5 mm. Noticeable difference from original hole size. Too much cotton will choke the wick and keep it from moving juice and you'll get burnt hits.

    Also, for me taking lung hits makes the vape harsher. Try pulling vapor into your mouth and then inhaling it.

    All the other things mention in this thread count too. Are you using a mechanical mod and what resistance are your coils?

    Don't give up on this. Once you get it, it will all have been worth it :thumb:
  20. TCSun

    TCSun Full Member

    IGO-L requires fine-tuning. For me, it was enlarging the airhole and adding a second.

    after that, assuming I built a quality coil, almost all my issues with vape quality have to do with airflow and wicking. sometimes wicking affects airflow, ie when the wicks obstruct air circulation to the coils.

    my goal is to maximize air circulation to create a big cool vape. by creating a clear path of fresh air from the airhole, to coil, and into your mouth. so use your judgement when considering the coil's leg length and placement and the wick amount and placement.

    airhole isn't a variable anymore because you already drilled it. but you can experiment by plugging one hole to see the effects of having one or two. my 2nd airhole is much higher than the first and its above the coil, whereas the original hole is aligned with the coil. when I vape with only the higher airhole, I get less vape and a warmer hit. I don't like. but vape out of the aligned airhole, i get a thicker and cooler cloud. I like.
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