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Protank 2 coil

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  1. BigMattP13

    BigMattP13 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    So one of my coils popped in my prontank2, so i was thinking why not try to rewrap it with some twisted 32 gauge and holy moly it tooked the flavor up some notches. So next time it happens to you and your using anything that has the protank style head give it a try. It is just unbelievable.
  2. seashells

    seashells Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I have done two pro tank coils- one didn't work at all but I know why- and the second I only managed to get .4 ohms. It wouldn't work on any of my devices.

    So. How many wraps did you do? Did you use the same wick? Do wrap around a drill bit? I used a needle pushed through ekowool.

    Sorry if this isn't exactly thread appropriate but I really want to rebuild coils. Plus I have a rocket I'm afraid to rebuild if I can't even do a protank right.
  3. elfy

    elfy Super Member ECF Veteran

    look in my blog here, one entry is about rebuilding protank coils, and a link to a DO need to have some means to test a rebuilt coil so you know its not going to be too low in the resistance.

    but, other than that? its easy and Ive gotten nice results from my tanks, versus stock Kanger heads which can be awful. I also use cotton and have dumped silica wick - I kinda dont trust silica any more....dont want to inhale that stuff.

    ah let me add: I use 30 gauge Kanthal A-1 wire and 9 wraps, gives me around a 1.8 ohm great for me.
  4. Metsmafia

    Metsmafia Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 13, 2013
    I use a 30 gauge kanthal micro coil 12 wraps with a cotton wick. Comes out to about 2.8 ohms. I use it in a tatroe tank on a provari at 4.8 volts and it gives me a nice vape.
  5. somdfisher

    somdfisher Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2013
    Southern Maryland
    I watched your recent video after you switched from scissors to finger nail clippers for the same thing. An used a blunt needle instead of a drill bit.
  6. elfy

    elfy Super Member ECF Veteran

    ah, also left out: i use a 2mm screwdriver to wrap around, it has a little flat edge that lets me compress the coils after i wrap it, and then i also heat it with a lighter and then compress it again w/ pliers - just be careful to make sure the coils are even and not all squished and on top of each other...its not hard to make them nice and tight
  7. elfy

    elfy Super Member ECF Veteran

    right, not everyone will have or use the same tools, its all about the long as you are getting nice vapes then you are doing it right, imo. :)

    i use fingernail clippers now too, lot neater heads and easier to do, versus scissors...oh yus
  8. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    I've been experimenting with more efficient ways to wrap a coil around a 2mm silica wick. The needle method turns out to be best for me. I still can't do it fast enough to make money at it in terms of savings vs the value of my time. Yes, it would be TV watching time (unpaid) but I find myself more intense on the winding process rather than actually absorbing what's going on in the show!

    I still buy far more heads than I rewind. I have a ziplock about 2 inches deep in potential savings if I ever get the used heads done, though. :)
  9. BigMattP13

    BigMattP13 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    I used 32 gauge with 1/16th drill bit with about 11 wraps and it came out to 1.6 ohms, when its coming up at .4 ohms i think the top cap is hitting the coil. and then I twist a small piece of cotton and i dont use a flavor wick either.
  10. Iquitcigs

    Iquitcigs Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    Kent uk
    dave p just make micro coils with cotton wicks once you get it right you will never buy a head again its so easy i think my 6 year old could do it forget the ekowool and silica thats whats giving you problems wrap it round a dill bit or micro screwdriver
  11. Walter Ego

    Walter Ego Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 20, 2013
    Wild West
    I agree 100%, I bought my wife 2 new protank 2s for Christmas and I tore the brand new coils apart and rebuilt them just like you say.
  12. cope

    cope Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 26, 2013
    washington state
    i got a 3.0ohm coil using 10 wraps on a 1/16 bit 32g wire pre burnt and squiched the coil and torched its nice
    you can use anything that fits in the slot...i use cotton as wick it works way better than stock coils
  13. Flavored

    Flavored Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 11, 2013
    Chattanooga, TN
  14. RuDawg7890

    RuDawg7890 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Hate to revive a semi-old thread, but I've had this and many other PT build threads on my subscriptions for quite a while, just never got around to trying it.
    I haven't liked my PTII since the day it arrived, not even a little bit! In a search for RBAs, RDAs & RTAs, I watched many videos on coil builds and specifically PT builds. I gave it a shot. I can not believe the results. It doesn't even seem like the same tank! All I did was remove the stock wick and replaced with cotton. The vape is now absolutely amazing!!!
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