Post pictures of your working wick and coil setup

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  1. BlackChad

    BlackChad Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm new to the RBA scene and something that's helping me a lot is seeing what your wick and coil setups look like. Anything that's working for you, show us a picture! I think it will help other new people to see it doesn't always have to be beautiful to work great.

    Possibly share with us a little information as well. Wire type, wicking material and size, methods, any band-aids, etc.

    What do you think guys and gals?
     
  2. donnah

    donnah Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Good thread idea :)

    Here is my zap with the setup that came installed. It's been working really well for around 3 weeks since I got it. Only minimal adjustments every once in a while.

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    Here is my did clone.. 400 mesh rolled, um, tight enough to fit in the hole. I didn't really "oxidize" it, I just flamed it a bit before rolling and then a little after. I wrapped the coil around the wick while the wick was in the hole. I got this to work for a day or two and then it started tasting burnt... couldn't get the hotspots out of it and got disgusted and put it aside for a few days. I picked it up this morning, turned down the voltage to 3.5 (cleaned out the tank with a syringe and water) and started pulsing. After the water burned off and with more pulsing, the coils started slowly one by one glowing till they were all glowing evenly. Right now it's working and working well. I'm playing with the voltage and noticing that wicking gets better the higher I go. I still have to tilt but not as much. I can't remember which gauge wire I have on it.. either 32 or 28g.

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  3. WinchellNomNom

    WinchellNomNom Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    30 awg twisted kanthal resting at .7 ohms. Double stacked 2.5mm silica wrapped in a 3in strip of 500 ss mesh. Low ohm for mech mod.

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    1.5x3.0in 400ss solid mesh wick wrapped with 30 or 32 awg kanthal. Higher ohm for vv/vw mod.

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  4. Rule62

    Rule62 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    DID with 32awg. 2.2 ohm

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  5. Faylool

    Faylool Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Must save the DIDs.
     
  6. super_X_drifter

    super_X_drifter Vaper with a vid cam, killer mods and awesome RSAs Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    LR 30awg Kanthal A1 coil on hornet.


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  7. super_X_drifter

    super_X_drifter Vaper with a vid cam, killer mods and awesome RSAs Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Rolled cotton wick on hornet.


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  8. congaman

    congaman Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Nice Super X! Is that a Reo Grand or Mini?
     
  9. BlackChad

    BlackChad Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    This is awesome you guys, keep it coming. And I also just wanted to thank you and everyone else in this particular section of the forums for the help. I finally took my first big step tonight and I'm vaping away happily on my first good rebuild. Finally! Thank you guys.
     
  10. eikon

    eikon slave to the comma Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    DID Clone 28agw @.9 ohm coil wrapped with cigg paper method (hence all the crap at the bottom of the wick)


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    AGA-T+ 28awg @~.6 ohm, silica wick (3 x 3mm under coil, look on youtube 'Silica Wick on a Zenesis ASH' or what i'm calling the tribble method)

    they ain't pretty, but, both work perfectly.
     
  11. super_X_drifter

    super_X_drifter Vaper with a vid cam, killer mods and awesome RSAs Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks! That is a mini 2.0 (18490). The hornet is a slightly smaller ERA.


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    Thrasher ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Made it this morning at work.
    1.8ohms with 32g on 500 mesh
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  14. 45root

    45root Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    500 mesh rolled tight with 28g kanthal .7 ohms

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    hybrid 500 / 635 mesh rolled tight with ribbon wire. dont know what ohms but its about .8 or .9
     
  15. Ansah

    Ansah Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I don't have the greatest camera, but here is the Cobra I'm vaping right now:

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  16. vapdivrr

    vapdivrr Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    man i love the look of that ribbon wire, it just looks sweet!
     
  17. TH'er

    TH'er Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Here's a very familiar shot. showing my coil that just popped. hahaha

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  18. 45root

    45root Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    ya its ok. I am not impressed. I need to get one of those ohm checker devices. As its wrapped in the pic, I would guess its at 1.2 but I removed one of those wraps shortly after filling. been using it with just the 3 wraps for the last few days. I dont see any noticable difference between ribbon and regular kanthal.

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    what is that holding it?
     
  19. dam718

    dam718 ΩiGod! Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hah! Good stuff... This happened to me the first one I built, the very first time I fired it... Poof!
     
  20. kindnugs

    kindnugs Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    great thread, subscribed! and i dont even own one hah
     

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