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Can you rewick SSOCC coils

Discussion in 'Tanks, clearomizers and drop-in coils' started by HamMannTM, Jul 16, 2017.

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  1. HamMannTM

    HamMannTM Full Member

    Jul 16, 2017
    its 0.5 ohms and the coil is vertical, can you re-wick it or at least take the coil out to put another wick in it without damaging it
     
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  2. Hdivr

    Hdivr Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 23, 2011
    Rolla MO
    There is no way to remove the cotton around a vertical coil without damaging it. You can make a horizontal coil for many of the heads and use it that way, though.
     
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  3. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
    As said above can't really rewick. And Kanger changed the coil to make it harder to recoil them too. They used to come apart with some effort but the newer ones don't so you can only recoil those if you can manage to slip it thru the top air hole
     
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  4. ChelsB

    ChelsB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 12, 2016
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    Agreed. Vertical stock coils are very difficult to replace. I have rebuilt with horizontal coils with no problems.
     
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  5. HamMannTM

    HamMannTM Full Member

    Jul 16, 2017
    so if I manage to get the coil out, can I use the same wire, just coil it and put it back in
     
  6. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
    No you can't do that.
     
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  7. ChelsB

    ChelsB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 12, 2016
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    It would be too difficult to get the coil out totally intact and have the legs make a connection, so I build a simple coil that I place horizontally placing a screw driver through the side holes to get it placed so it's easy to wick!
     
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  8. HamMannTM

    HamMannTM Full Member

    Jul 16, 2017
    oh alright
    what kind of wire are you suppost to use
     
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  9. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
    If the Kanger tank you are using has an RBA available just get one, some appropriate wire for the coil you like and cotton for wicks. This is better tasting anyway
     
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  10. ChelsB

    ChelsB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 12, 2016
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    I use 28g kanthal on a 2mm screwdriver with 7 wraps
     
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  11. HamMannTM

    HamMannTM Full Member

    Jul 16, 2017
    alright, found one, thanks
     
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  12. coolvaping

    coolvaping New Member

    Feb 5, 2018
    I will agree that you aren't going to save the coil or re-use the wire(why??), but go buy yourself some SSS316L for 3 or 4 bucks; it will come with cotton and is good for a couple years worth of daily vaping. For these coils you can buy a 24 or 26 gauge and experiment, I personally like to buy 28 or 30 and twist two lengths. And the reason I say use Stainless is that it has by far the best taste and can be used in temp or vw mode, just can't pre-burn the coil.
    That said, the small end cap on these can be pried off with a couple pairs of small pliers(I used forceps), then the bottom metal plug off the bottom followed by the rubber. Don't damage the rubber piece! I wrap my twisted pair 28 gauge 7 times, 4mm if you have it, but 3.5 will do. This came out to .55 ohms. Leave plenty of wire at both ends of your wraps. Then cut a strip of cotton the same width as the outer shell of the assembly(where the wick and coil go). make a 90 degree bend just past the ends of your coils so both wires point down, and tuck one end of our cotton under the wire leading from what will be the top of your coil, then wrap the cotton around the vertical coil until it is thick enough to be snug when inserted into it's chamber. Bottom wire against the edge and outside of the rubber piece; lower wire thru the middle of the rubber. Snip the wire on the outside of the rubber off flush, this is negative and can(actually must) touch the metal of the casing. For the wire you ran down the middle of the rubber, trim it level with the top of the rubber, then insert the metal 'plug' last. Flip it over and press the upper cap back on and test your work. I really hope that nobody needs this following statement, but there are some people- DO NOT TEST THIS WITH A MECHANICAL MOD!!!! use a regulated mod that shows you resistance and has low resistance protection. Note the resistance, the wire gauge used, and number of wraps for future builds.
    If anyone is really interested I could post pics.
    Seriously, these things cost about $1.50 apiece, and my first try took about 15 minutes. I am sure the next time it would take about half that. I wrap all my own stuff sso no biggie, but you have to figure in what your time is worth compared to over the counter replacements. I hate 'cartridge coils', but the wife wants simple and enjoys her subtank mini and she had no spares so I ordered her ten and then rebuilt the one she had just because everyone says it is really hard or can't be done. Unfortunately for me she says my build is the best tasting she has ever had so I may be stuck doing them regularly..
     
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  13. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    So-Cal
    Some things Can be Done. But after you do them, you ask yourself... "Was It Worth It"?

    Getting a Vertical Coil Head rebuilt isn't that bad. Getting it to Hit Right? Well... that can be Another story. Going with a RBA Section or just getting an RTA is, IMO, a Much Better call.

    But if you want to see how to do a Vertical Coil, here ya go.

     
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  14. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
    The Square ones which are still available are easy rebuilds. Thought the RBA tank is far better than rebuilding the other coils. With the square ones you can just wrap a 24 gauge Kanthal wrapped at about 5 wraps. It will fit thru the top hole and use the side hole with the rod stuck thru it to hold coil straight. Then the Wick will exactly fill the side holes but let stick out about half mm on each side.

    These coils.
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  15. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    Yeah... now those, those I have Rebuilt Many Times.

    And with a little Trial and Error, they can be made to Hit as well, or perhaps even a Tad Better, then as they came out of the Box.

    Still would suggest someone going with an RBA Section. Or just get a RTA. But those Square Coil Heads are Doable.
     
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