Kayfun 3.1 ES - setup re-wick - re-coil -- My Method

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by Darthpistachio, Apr 14, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Image has been removed.
URL has been removed.
Email address has been removed.
Media has been removed.
  1. Darthpistachio

    Darthpistachio Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2012
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I've been experimenting with various methods for setting up this beast for a while now and I think I have one that should be fool proof almost every time - I've done it like this for about the last 5 re-coils and it's been spot-on every time... This is a variation on the figure of eight method but without the waste and the faff required for coiling.


    First I start off with some 0.2mm Kanthal and two pieces of 1.5mm Eko wool that's been torched (torching the silica stiffens it a teeny bit as well as removing any 3rd party stuff)
    [​IMG]


    Then I do a nice tight 4/5 wrap as shown, wrap the coil onto the silica so that the two pieces lay side by side
    [​IMG]


    This is attached to the Kayfun then by pushing tight against the post block and screwing the coil tails in place
    [​IMG]


    Then lift the coil up so that the wicks sit on top of the screws - ensure no coil touches the screws by adjusting with a pin screwdriver tweezers etc...
    [​IMG]


    Ensure that the wicks are sitting side by side from the top as shown....
    [​IMG]


    At this stage I prime the wick with some neat VG I keep in a small needle dispenser bottle - I have found that this greatly helps the wicks to start working with no fuss once everything is finally setup. I don't overload the wicks just load them a little bit to help with positioning and cutting a little later on....
    [​IMG]


    Next I shove the wicks up into the barrel body and attach it leaving the wicks poking out of the top. I saturate them a little bit more with some neat VG
    [​IMG]


    Then with some nail clippers I clip the wicks to about 5-8mm above the top of the barrel like so:
    [​IMG]


    Then with a tweezers I manipulate the wicks down into the fluid wells like so - one tail either side and pulled against the central post so that the wick doesn't block the fluid entry channels. The prior wetting with VG greatly assists in doing this at this stage.


    [​IMG]


    The coil works out at 2.0 - 2.1 ohms every time - higher ohms can be achieved with the use of 0.16 kanthal and lower ohms with 0.25 Kanthal...


    [​IMG]


    Finally I get the juice I'm going to use and put approximately 3 drops in either fluid well until it begins to weep out of the bottom of the fluid channels - assemble - fill and vape


    This provides all the benefits of the popular Figure of Eight method in use but without the wastage of wick and the faff required in the actual coiling process. - It achieves exactly the same effect regards wicking as the figure of eight method - you just need a bit more attention to detail when placing the wicks to ensure no channel blockages occur. - I get excellent wicking - flavour and vapour production with this set up




    Hope this helps anyone having problems coming up with a reliable method for wicking this atty..
     
  2. hippieben

    hippieben Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    EDIT: Wrong thread.
     
  3. wfo_ak

    wfo_ak Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2011
    Location:
    Alaska
    Very helpful to me, thanks!
     
  4. ukeman

    ukeman PV Masher Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Location:
    Kauai, Hawaii
    Hey Darth, i have some XS 116 and 118 (like nextel xc but silica)... would there be any problems with that?
    I just got my beta finish 3.1 in. :)
    I'm going for sub 1.0 Ohms for sure...
     
  5. ukeman

    ukeman PV Masher Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Location:
    Kauai, Hawaii
    Help; where can i get those needle nose plastic bottles ???
    google here i come
     
  6. heysteve

    heysteve Full Member Verified Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2013
    Location:
    La Crescenta, California, United States
    i ordered a couple of these: 10ml Empty Plastic Needle Bottle
    they also have just the plastic needle fill tips but i wasn't sure if they were the same ones that came on these bottles and the bottles were recommended by other kayfun users so i just went with those.
     
  7. nelsonm64

    nelsonm64 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2013
    Location:
    Kelowna, B.C.
    how is the flavor with your cool be so high above the air Chanel? I try to get my wick as close as I can without it shorting out, never tried a build with the coil so high...
     
  8. Darthpistachio

    Darthpistachio Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2012
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    lower coils in relation to the air inlet tends to provide more vapor and less of a throat hit. The higher the coil gets from the air hole tends to make less vapor and increases the throat hit.

    I don't like to have the coil too close to the air inlet because if the wick gets too saturated and the liquid bridges the gap it will just pour down the air hole and fill the collector tank...
     
  9. mocha_jo1

    mocha_jo1 Full Member Verified Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2013
    Location:
    California
    Thank you. This setup is working the best out of all the ones I've tried.
     
  10. dannyv45

    dannyv45 ECF DIY E-Liquid Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2013
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Thanks Darth

    Just got my kayfan light and was going nuts trying to wick and coil this thing. Was getting great flavor but no cloud and lots of dry hits. Used your method and now have lots of vapor and flavor and no dry hits.
     
  11. acd2008

    acd2008 Full Member Verified Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2013
    Location:
    Kelso, Washington, United States
    Thanks Darth, I am getting ready to order the exact same one and...this will help me out a bunch when it comes time to set it up!
     
  12. AMDTrucking

    AMDTrucking Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2013
    Location:
    California
    My question is: Why when I insert an image into my post – it always comes out very small, but you were able to post such large and clear images. How did you do it?
    Thanks.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

  13. Nickthefish

    Nickthefish Moved On

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2013
    Location:
    South Florida
    Nice! You're making me wanna get started makin' my own coils!!! :D:thumb:
     
  14. Bigflyrodder

    Bigflyrodder Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2014
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Great idea for a build, I'm gonna try it! I have only been vaping for about a month, day 19 without an anolog after 30 years of smoking, and already have a KFL+ on an EHPro EA mod...lol. On my third build now and the coil is by far the best but the wick just isn't picking up flavor. I'll try this next time, looks great.
     
: kayfun
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page