Kanger Protank II Coil rebuild

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  1. VaperGlock

    VaperGlock Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Just did my very first Protank coil rebuild and it went surprisingly well. Used 30ga Vaporwire and cotton wick (yarn). Got 1.3Ohms. Vapes like a champ with pretty decent flavor. I wasn't super careful with my coil wraps and didn't torch it and all that. Did have an issue with it grounding out. Looked it over and discovered one of the wires didn't break off inside the rubber grommet and there was a TINY bit of exposed wire. Next time I'll take more time. This go around was just feeling it out. Quite surprised how easy it was.
     
  2. jocat54

    jocat54 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Congrats, It only gets better from here.
     
  3. Huckleberried

    Huckleberried Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Congrats, Darrell. Pretty cool, ain't it? Good stuff.:thumb:
     
  4. Dakota Jim

    Dakota Jim Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Great job!!!

    I use Kanthal A1 30 - 8 wraps on a 3/48 machine screw and then torch (small refillable butane) the heck out of it (after taking it off the screw) and compress it down with some needle nose to make a sort of micro coil that is still big enough to thread a double layer of 2mm silica through, comes out to about 1.9 ohms - 1 layer of 2mm silica flavor wick - vapes great
     
  5. b0bl0blaw

    b0bl0blaw Full Member Verified Member

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    Torching helps a bunch to get the coil tight. I've rebuilt 10 or so coils and have had a good experience with all of them. I bought a cheap cigar lighter on amazon which works great for $5.
     
  6. VaperGlock

    VaperGlock Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yep, pretty cool!!!
     
  7. PaulaNG

    PaulaNG Full Member Verified Member

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  8. VaperGlock

    VaperGlock Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Bought a $14 torch but when I went to use it much to my dismay it didn't come pre filled and I didn't have any butane lol But that was pretty much my plan...
     
  9. VaperGlock

    VaperGlock Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  10. VaperGlock

    VaperGlock Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Just googled Micro Coil Jig and there's one thanks made with a Lego block... I can rig one of those up pretty easy using the drill bit I already have. Just gotta "borrow" a Lego block from my nephew lol
     
  11. chikkaccino

    chikkaccino Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I finally did my first rebuild too. 32 gauge Kanthal A1, torched the wire first, then wrapped it around some cotton on a paperclip 6 times. Came out 1.9 ohms, works good as new!

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 3 using Tapatalk
     
  12. Mark Anthony

    Mark Anthony Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Pretty awesome rig there.... So simple yet never thought of it myself.... :facepalm:
     
  13. joeybear

    joeybear Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Excellent!! Another convert to PT rebuilds and cotton :D.
     
  14. elfy

    elfy Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I love my rebuilt coils...and when I say love, I mean I hug them..

    what? stop lookin at me like that....*blush*
     
  15. VaperGlock

    VaperGlock Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Anybody have any ideas why my rebuild might be flooding? Worked pretty good, then it started flooding. Cleaned it out and a few puffs later it was flooded again. Took it apart and everything looks like it's supposed to.
     
  16. Mrs C

    Mrs C Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yup... to lean on the fluffy stuff. Put a bit more cotton on in your flavor wick and it will settle right in.
     
  17. DasBluCig

    DasBluCig Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Did you replace the flavor wick(s)? Cotton or silica?
    Did you replace the rubber cap that sits atop the wick(s)?
    Check the o-ring seals for any foreign matter that might keep them from sealing properly.....
    Others may have ideas....that's MY short list, though....Good Luck!
    Happy (vaping) Trails!
     
  18. VaperGlock

    VaperGlock Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Replaced silica flavor wick with cotton. Everything else checks out ok. Going to add some to the flavor wick and see what happens.
     
  19. VaperGlock

    VaperGlock Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It appears that has solved my problem. I used cotton yarn and split it in 2 for the wick inside the coil and just used the other 1/2 for the flavor wick. Used a full unsplit piece and it's working again!!! Thanks!!!
     
  20. VaperGlock

    VaperGlock Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Redid a coil for the practice. This one ended up being 1.8Ohms. Was able to get more wick (3 strands of the 4 the yarn has) in the coil the 1st one was a little loose. Then I ran the rest of the wick around the bottom of the cup in different directions, so there's wick all the way around the cup. Then 3 strands as a flavor wick. Seems to be working pretty well. I love the tinkering part of vaping.
     
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