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  1. countryjoe

    countryjoe Full Member

    May 19, 2013
    I was recently laid off from work and money is tight and buying heads for my vivis and pro tank and evods is kinda not there i was wondering what size coil wire and wick r good for these i want to try my hand at rebuild please help!
  2. Aubie80

    Aubie80 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2011
    Phoenix, Arizona
    2 or 3 mm silica for wicking will do and 28 to 32 gauge wire should be good.
    Of course these are just my opinions.
  3. countryjoe

    countryjoe Full Member

    May 19, 2013
    thats cool like i always say any info helps i just appreciate the reply
  4. uitzetter

    uitzetter Full Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    The Netherlands
    For the vivi's and the protanks (same for the evod's) I use 30 or 32. I find 28 too thick, unless you want really low ohms and want to put it on a mech.

    For VV/VW I would stick to 30/32g wire.

    Doesn't matter what kind or wick you are using. I agree, 3mm always works for me. I tested with double folded 3mm last week. It works, but I got too many wraps on there, so the resistance was on the high end for me. On the protank I do not use flavor wicks and not a sillicon thingy on the air tube. Gives me more flavor. Haven't tried this fat a wick on the vivi though...

    So anything from 3 - 4 X 1mm - 3 X 1.5mm - 2 X 2mm - 1 X 3 mm etc. will work. Just use what you have lying around or if you are just starting, try out what kinds of wick you like the best in terms of making a new coil and wicking capabilities. If you are tight on a budget, try to see if you can recoil with el-cheapo cotton. Look for the threads here on ECF. It wicks great. Small learning curve. I prefer German silica right now, however, is more expensive then cotton balls or cotton roll.

    The most versatile wire for clearo's is def. 32g I think.
  5. MoonLit_Water

    MoonLit_Water We All Shine On Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 16, 2013
    Stuart, Florida
    If you haven't already do some searches for youtube videos on rebuilding. watch as many as You can sit through. Then You will have a lot of info options and opinions to help decide what you want to use and how you want to go about it.
  6. Sovran

    Sovran Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 4, 2012
    State side
    With money tight, skip the wick and learn to use cotton from cotton balls or even q tips. Pretty sure you already have those. Some people swear by cotton for flavor, just dont let it go dry.
  7. BigLebowski

    BigLebowski Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 17, 2013
    Clearfield, UT
    For Protank I use a 5 wrap on a 1/16 drill bit and then pull cotton through the coil. I get a 1.8-2.0 coil, and make sure you prime it and let it sit for at least half an hour.
  8. countryjoe

    countryjoe Full Member

    May 19, 2013
    thanks for the info but i dont think cotton would be good for me i chain vape and get dry hits now and again thinkin that would be nasty
  9. BigLebowski

    BigLebowski Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 17, 2013
    Clearfield, UT
    Ive never had a dry hit with cotton in Protank, it wicks really well especially with a BCC. I definitely wouldn't use it in my Igo-L.
  10. Bill's Magic Vapor

    Bill's Magic Vapor Juice Maker Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2013
  11. HughDaHand

    HughDaHand Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 28, 2012
    Swartz Creek, MI
    Cotton wicks much better than silica. One I figured out the right amount to use in my evods I can't get a dry hit even if I try. I just use cotton balls I got at the local dollar store. Well I think I got them at the dollar store as they have no brand name, I have had them for ages. It has me so spoiled I cant even vape off of silica anymore, such an awful taste it adds.

    Edit: Forgot to add 30 or 32ga kanthal works best for me. With 28ga I could bairly fit enough wraps to get a 1.3ohm head. Go 30ga for 1.5-1.8ohm coils and if you want higher than that get 32ga.
  12. Thecezar

    Thecezar Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 22, 2013
    United states
    depends what resistance you're trying to get. If you want lower resistance get 28 gauge kanthal or if you want higher resistance get 30 or 32 gauge. You can try temco I think they're the cheapest around.
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