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ViVi Nova hot leg fix

Discussion in 'Tank Mods' started by ratpack7, Jun 18, 2012.

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  1. ratpack7

    ratpack7 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 18, 2009
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    This is how I fixed the hot leg problem when re-building a ViVi Nova.
    I got some copper wire (pulled from a dead power cord I had laying around) looped it over the top of the wick after warping the Ni Chrome coil and and twisted it down the legs.
    I mocked it up with craft wire to take pics so you can see what I did.
    repeat on other side no more HOT legs:)
    remember to check the omhs before reassembly.
  2. ratpack7

    ratpack7 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 18, 2009
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Also I have a tip for feeding the wires though the head body. cut off a 1 inch piece off of a coffee straw feed the wires in to the straw then feed the straw though the head. no more snagging wires during re-assembly.
  3. rondasherrill

    rondasherrill Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 19, 2012
    Isnt there a consensus here that copper + juice = bad? Why not use silver non-resistance wire, like what is used in the iAtty? Other than that, good idea.
  4. ratpack7

    ratpack7 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 18, 2009
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    I have never read that copper + Juice was bad. The wire in cartos is copper and soldered. you could do the same with any type of wire.
  5. DarkAynjil

    DarkAynjil Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2011
    El Paso
    Have you guys posted this info in the vivi review thread? I'm sure folks there would appreciate this info if they don't have it already...
  6. Andy Thatcher

    Andy Thatcher Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jan 22, 2012
    Brit in Orlando
    Just don't want to lose this info!

    Sent from my MB860 using Tapatalk 2
  7. twohandedcreations

    twohandedcreations Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 19, 2011
    orlando florida
    I'm not 100% but I believe the consensus was Brass + juice wasn't the best mix, if I'm not mistaken..... but I think the jury is still out on the reality of whats good and not so good....
  8. johnlacie

    johnlacie Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2011
    I would avoid using copper or brass wires ... here's an article about copper toxicity on cookwares.
  9. WillyB

    WillyB Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2009
    Your method is overly complicated. No need to use another wire.

    deezdrama's solution is all that is needed.

  10. quisp65

    quisp65 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2012
    San Diego
    "I didnt have any no resistance wire so just folded the legs of the coil, doubling them- twisting them tight...

    I did a 2ohm 5-wrap coil 32awg over 3 lengths of wick, I left about an inch of kanthal for the coil legs and folded the legs in half and tightly twisted them, this effectively should cut the resistance of the legs in half,"

    I'm thinking of doing it this way. If you double over all the way to the coil is 32 awg best? I would like to end up between 2-3 ohm. I need to buy my wire. Since it's cheap and I don't mind experimenting. I should buy Kanthal 32 awg and maybe a few others?
  11. ratpack7

    ratpack7 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 18, 2009
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    I tried that way and got a short with the lose ends of the wire and I didn't know what the exact ohms.
  12. *ASH*

    *ASH* لــــونــــــا Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2012
    Baden-Baden \ Germany
    I Have It I think since 3 weeks but until now I didnt test it ? I dont know if ViVa Nova will look different than other Atty ?!
    what ever thanks for this helpfull info
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