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Pre-made coils legs facing the same way

Discussion in 'Coil Builds' started by chellie, Feb 26, 2018.

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  1. chellie

    chellie Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 24, 2014
    USA
    Have a Kanger Toptank Mini and just started making my own coils. I'm still learning but so far so good. I'm sure I will improve with time.

    I have a bunch of premade coils (24 gauge) but I just noticed that the legs are both facing the same way. Tried to make each leg go the opposite way and the wire then ends up having a bend in it.

    Is there a way to fix this or should I just chuck the premade ones?
     
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  2. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
    Put a screw driver or coil post the size of the inner core of the coil thru them and use a pair of needle nose pliers to pull one leg straight across and unwrap it until they are opposite
     
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  3. chellie

    chellie Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 24, 2014
    USA
    Thanks. Just saw this answer. I was trying to pull it but not with pliers so I will give that a go. Thx
     
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  4. bombastinator

    bombastinator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    To get them to face the opposite way you have to unroll them a bit. Do you have a mandrel that will fit inside them?
     
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  5. zoiDman

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

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    It might be Easier instead of Unwrapping the Coil by a 1/2 Turn, to Warp it the additional 1/2 Turn.
     
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  6. chellie

    chellie Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 24, 2014
    USA
    Had to look up mandrel :) ---no but I have a coil stick thingy that I could put the coil on and maybe slowly unroll. Got a few ideas here. I bought the premades to make life easier while I learn but so far I have been making my own because I've been mangling the premades .....
     
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  7. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
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    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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  9. chellie

    chellie Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 24, 2014
    USA
    Many thanks. The bottom pic looks like it includes the side screw. Previously I was looking for that and could not find it. Now I have a pack of 50 screws on the way...and thanks for the coil link. I will add those to my arsenal. Even though I am making my own - I still like to have some premade ones on hand. Many thanks!
     
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  10. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
    There are 2 different size screws for the rba. the one that holds on the chimney is smaller than the 2 post screws
     
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  11. chellie

    chellie Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 24, 2014
    USA
    I don't know how you found those screwdrivers and screws. Guess I am not that great of a searcher because I was looking on ft. I found RBA accessory packs and they only included the 2 screws. And of course that's not the screw I need. So I have a pack of 50 that I will eventually receive (from China). I was making a small order from fast tech and I couldn't resist -- I ordered the 5 pack.

    Gonna give the pre-mades one more try with all the suggestions here.
     
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