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Slightly spaced coils wick better last longer

Discussion in 'Reos Mods' started by Vapefiend, Oct 24, 2018.

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  1. Vapefiend

    Vapefiend Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2015
    Connecticut
    I’m just now figuring out that if I build my contact coils and just ever so gently give a tug to each coil end in order to give a slight spacing that I produce these results.

    A.
    The coil lasts longer in terms of gunking up.

    B.
    The wicking lasts so much longer and seems to wick more efficiently.

    Why haven’t I been doing this all along? Who can attest to this? Who’s mind can I persuade? :)
     
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  2. mackman

    mackman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    NorCal
    :shock:
     
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  3. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    I also don’t find any great advantage from contact coils
     
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  4. jifjifjif

    jifjifjif Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 11, 2011
    Vape Canaveral, FL
    I wrap a single parallel coil and then pry the wraps apart too. I dig it that way
     
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  5. K31Scout

    K31Scout Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 6, 2014
    Northern MI USA
    I've been using SS wire on my Ezcloud Maker atty and have to wind tight in order for it to fit. I used to use "dirty coils" with Kanthal wire in my older attys and that left gaps in between and they did last a long time. I'm doing that with my RM2 right now. The Maker and RM2 are polar opposites but I love them both.
     
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  6. tailland

    tailland Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 11, 2018
    Germany
    spaced coils make sense. no increased danger of hot spots, better juice/surface ratio.
     
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  7. SteamStack

    SteamStack Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2014
    Macomb, MI, USA
    Sounds good and will try it out on the next dry burn and re wick.

    Basicly I need to dry burn and replace the wick once a week with a contact coil. My 2mm 30/30 dual core Clapton coil lasts months before I feel the need to swap it out.
     
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  8. Vapefiend

    Vapefiend Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2015
    Connecticut
    I’m slowly switching all my attys over to this method :)
     
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  9. Robinowitz

    Robinowitz Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 27, 2013
    No. Cal.
    Interesting! I will pay more attention the next time. I just get into habits. Certainly, space is a factor but hey, an old dog can learn new tricks! I never thought about it in terms of hot spots. Brilliant! I get to play with my new NaRDA today. I’ll pay more attention.
     
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  10. Vapefiend

    Vapefiend Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2015
    Connecticut
    So glad I switched to this method. I’m finally able to get a week per wick now instead of every two days.
     
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  11. Sloth Tonight

    Sloth Tonight CF Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 25, 2014
    Adirondacks
    Definitely agree. Been using spaced coils for a year or 2 now. Less fuss, better results :) and the way you do it is the same way I space mine. Great method.
     
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  12. Vapefiend

    Vapefiend Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2015
    Connecticut
    What’s funny now is I’ll think hmmm this wick has been going for a week now I better change it and every time so far surprise surprise, It’s still good! Just keep on vaping.
     
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