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New coils, no great vapor, in need of help here, I'm chasing big clouds.

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  1. MrVP

    MrVP Senior Member

    Hello, everyone, good afternoon. I'm having trouble to have a good vapor. I don't know if it's becouse of my juice that's 80/20 PG/VG, or I really suck coiling.
    I'll send some pictures of my job, you guys can judge, tell me anything is wrong, what I shouldn't be doing, that's ok. I'll read every opinion.
    I used gauge 26 and did 8 wraps each coil, remembering to use the screwdriver to adjust the coil, like some of the guys in here recomended. I assure there's no hot spots.
    Here are the pictures of the work:

    Coils installed:

    almost built.jpg

    Burning out the coils to avoid hot spots:

    burning to be good.jpg

    Putting the cotton:

    putting the cotton.jpg

    Now, my favourite juice:


    Vapor test:

    simply no vapor.jpg

    Summary: It's lamme. Is it the coils, or the Joyetech, that's has the 80/20 PG/VG proportion? Or maybe the weather that doesn't let the vapor to stay dense, strong, "hard". I don't know. I'm almost donating 120 feet of kanthal.

    I would appreciate any help from you guys. I bought this iTaste RDA thinking it would be better than my Nautilus Mini, but it's not. It's almost the same. Bit better. But not too much. Moderators can see by my album. These are Nautilus pictures. Compared to this picture, iTaste grabs a sausage.

    Thanks for those who help.
  2. Topwater Elvis

    Topwater Elvis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    VG is where most of the vapor comes from, higher % VG = more 'clouds'.

    What does the resistance read on your meter?
  3. timnixon

    timnixon Full Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    union, nj
    big vapor requires the correct temp (coils), correct juice flow (wicking and coil setup) and the correct airflow.. check youtube.. I watched a few vids and 'dual dragon' coil setup seemed to be good, but every one has their choice
  4. Saltraker

    Saltraker Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2013
    Hannibal, Missouri
    My first thought is the juice. Heavier VG juices will produce more vapor, especially at the low ohms you are running. My second thought is the coils appear somewhat sloppy, especially the left-over legs hanging out where you cut the wire. (I assume you are using Kanthal?) A short waiting to happen:blink: Having said that, I'd go for a heavier VG juice, say 40/60 and see out that works out. And trim those legs!
  5. Warpigs

    Warpigs Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 27, 2014
    Welcome to ECF! Be safe and don't cloud yourself to death!
  6. Nightshard

    Nightshard Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 31, 2013
    Get more VG in the mix, cut the excess wire tips and get an ohm meter.
  7. Goldengeek

    Goldengeek Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 18, 2014
    coils arnt too bad try pulling them in towards the posts a bit more, Is the cotton tight to pull through or very loose ? if its too loose and not enough cotton you wont get a good vape.

    VG is where the clouds are.
  8. Ryedan

    Ryedan ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 31, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    This ^^^. I use 90% VG when I want to max out vapor production, but even 80% will make a huge difference. It looks like you have cotton touching the outside of the coils underneath them. I tried that and find it reduces vapor production.

    I would also like to know what resistance your coils are and what diameter the pin you wrapped on is.
  9. Nightshard

    Nightshard Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 31, 2013
    If it's too tight you wont get a good vape.
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