Micro Coil for the RBA on your REO

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  1. super_X_drifter

    super_X_drifter mentally_UNSTABLE_freak Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    After reading a recent post by Juicejunkie regarding surface area vs coil diameter, i decided to try what i would call a micro coil. I was already using tiny diameter coils, but wanted to take it a step further. I wound a very small diameter coil using one of these picture hanging nails (with the large head). I chose that because the big head was easy to grip and provided a good scrunching mass.

    It is tiny in diameter - exactly 1/16" O.D. It is 10 or 11 (cant focus on it cause its so small) coils wide. I already threaded a piece of rolled cotton thru it to prove to myself that it could be wicked - it is that small. The I.D. Is barely larger than the era/hornet Allen wrench.

    I had to quit to go pick up the young ones, but I will meter, install, photo and post the operation later.


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  2. rudy4653

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    Must have been a challenge to thread the cotton without binoculars! :) It would seem with that small of a coil/wick and cotton that you would need to squonk more often as to not burn what little wick there is in that microcoil?
     
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    Installed (easier to install than the "larger" coil)
     
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    Wick installed (slightly more challenging than a slightly larger coil)
     
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    Trimmed wick. So far vapes very nice. This coil metered at 1.51. I used 30 ga Kanthal A1. One might have to squonk more often (i dont know because I squonk alot anyway with the chalice because you can get away with it) however, that may attribute to more flavor?

    The coil itself gets wet each time I squonk due to its proximity to the juice port. Pretty damn awesome. Almost like an Kanthal wick with a little cotton filler?
     
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    So the verdict? With the smaller coil/wick theory of more wraps and surface area can you tell a difference in flavor, vapor, warmth over "regular" size coil/wick you used before?
     
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    thats exactly what i did about an hour ago, pulling the cotton through was tough

    mine also metered at 1.5

    first time using a cottonball, hope my wife doesn't mind lol (hope it was the right kind of cotton, it said 100 pure cotton??)

    how is it possible to oversquonk a reomizer? would the juice have to be a 1/4 inch deep?
     
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    I like the setup. It is more ohms but equal or better vape than less ohms wIth larger dia coils. There isn't much flavor in unflavored nic, sort of tastes like a Marlboro light. I like it. I would recommend the setup and request opinions from flavor groupies.


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    Dan, from what I can see in pix, it looks like the juice tube protrudes off the flat floor of the REOmizer? That would mean that the juice would collect in it, rather than wet the goods then flow back down the port that sits flush in the sloped floor chalice. So it could, in theory be over squonked to the point where your flooding your coil and over cooling it producing a less than optimum vape?

    As for cotton, I got sterile as it appears to be the most pure? Dunno.


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  11. ltrainer

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    As for cotton you can buy organic cotton balls. No pesticides used in the growing and it's treated differently in the processing. Just sounds like a better option and for how many wicks you can make out of a bag, why not.
     
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    i used a 5/64 drill bit, 2 1/8" 30ga wire, unboiled cottonball
     
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    LT, where did you find the organic? I will try my local health food / medicine store...


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    Very nice - I'm gonna have to try this when I get a round tuit ;-)
     
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    That coil looks great. I hope I get my ERA and wire tomorrow. I cant wait to play around with this.
     
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    Actually I haven't bought any yet as its a drive out of my way. Will be picking up soon. Two drug stores in my area carry it....CVS and Walgreens. At least they show it being carried in the stores when I looked at their websites. http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/studio-35-beauty-organic-cotton-balls/ID=prod6097939-product

    And. http://www.cvs.com/shop/product-detail/CVS-Organic-Triple-Size-Cotton-Balls?skuId=405326
     
  17. fatherdano

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    so does that mean if i'm 'trippin' its because of my cottonball?
     
  18. ltrainer

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    Nah, that's just a flash back you're experiencing.
     
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    The local Walgreens in my area do, in fact, stock the organic version. I found it on the endcap of one their aisles. Bag looks a tad smaller than the non-organic and it cost a little bit more. Haven't bought any myself...
     
  20. harley05

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    Have you guys determined if cotton will last as long as say bamboo or embroidery thread? I'm about to make a purchase is why I'm wondering. Seems cotton would burn right up.
     
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