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What is your favorite day to day drip set up (wick/wire, type of coil, ohms etc)??

Discussion in 'Rebuildable Atomizer Systems' started by BigCloudz, Sep 7, 2013.

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  1. BigCloudz

    BigCloudz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2013
    So Cal
    Nowadays all I do is drip. I am in the middle of deciding between buying a KayFun Lite (the reg KayFun is simply too expensive) or just buying a ReoGrand and calling it a day. However, for the time being I am trying to figure out what configuration I like the best, when dripping day to day.

    I have gone from .3ohms, up to about 1.6ohms and it's hard to find a sweet spot. I tend to think I like it right around .5-.8ohms. I feel like I get a decent amount of vapor, and it's not over the top hot.

    I have:
    28g kanthal
    27g kanthal
    30g kanthal
    .5mm ribbon (hate this stuff. hard to work with, doesn't pull and stay tight around the wick and is overall a nightmare to work with imo)
    3mm ekowool
    3mm silica

    I'd like to hear what combo of wire/wick, along with how many wraps, how many times you fold over your wick before wrapping, and typically what kind of resistance you are at.

    Pictures are welcome :)

    Thanks
     
  2. t8kiteasy

    t8kiteasy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2012
    virginia beach
    Mine is with my Immortalizer with .05 x .01 ribbon at .8 ohms using 1/8 inch ceramic rope.I rotate to my Igo-W using 30 AWG Kanthal with 3mm silica double looped at .8-1.2 ohm.
     
  3. Spacedoutart

    Spacedoutart Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 19, 2012
    Buffalo NY
    1.3 ohm micro coil from 30gauge kanthal with cotton wick in a IGO-L 1/16 hole
    This is my out and about setup or take to work setup. I get battery life to last my shift (8 hours) on a 18650 aw IMR 2000mAh
    Dense and warm vape that is satisfying with 100% VG juice 24 mg

    edit : I do have more hardcore setups, but those are more for show or at home
     
  4. BigCloudz

    BigCloudz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2013
    So Cal
    How many wraps on the 30g/3mm silica? And dual coil i'd assume?

    I am STILL yet to try a micro coil. I have all the goodies to do it, just haven't. I think part of my issue is I have 2, 2mm holes drilled out on my igo w (brass) cap that I am using on my brass chi you. Not sure how well a single coil would perform with that big of holes. I do have a brand new igo w (stock) that I have yet to drill the holes out on. Maye I will try it on that and only drill out 1 side with a much smaller hole?
     
  5. t8kiteasy

    t8kiteasy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2012
    virginia beach
    Usually have 2-4 wraps.Two wraps will keep me in the sub ohm area(.7-.9).If i use 3 or 4 wraps gets me around 1-1.2 ohm range.And yes i am running dual coil with both RDA's.
     
  6. BigCloudz

    BigCloudz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2013
    So Cal
    You prefer the ribbon over good ol 28g-30g? Man the ribbon I got is loose and will not hold tight around the dang wick for the life of me. And of course, I bought a spool of it. lol
     
  7. t8kiteasy

    t8kiteasy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2012
    virginia beach
    If you heat the ribbon under a blue flame,just like regular kanthal,it will tighten up just like kanthal does.I also use a pair of tweezers,once i get the coil wrapped,to pull it tight.Grab each end of wire and pull and tug on each until it tightens up.With a dual coil build in the Immortalizer,ribbon does work the best in this build.I do still use 28,30,and 32AWG Kanthal in some of my builds.
     
  8. BigCloudz

    BigCloudz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2013
    So Cal
    Yea man i torch the ribbon as well. How long do you get the ribbon glowing red before you move the torch down to another spot that hasn't been torched? I am afraid of over-torching, but maybe that's my problem?
     
  9. t8kiteasy

    t8kiteasy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2012
    virginia beach
    I heat it until i see the ribbon starts to bend.If you look closely at the ribbon wire while it is in the flame,you will see it actually start to bend down,then i move the flame down to another section.
     
  10. BigCloudz

    BigCloudz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2013
    So Cal
    Awesome ill give it a go
     
  11. Thrasher

    Thrasher ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2012
    Madeira beach, Fla
    i love the ribbon for drippers. about .9 ohms for a mech and around 1.8 ohms for a VV on a doubled 3 mm silica wick. using a V5 or DR-xl2 dripper

    have a .8 ohm ribbon in my KF light on a roller for work - wicked vapor

    the trick with the heating helps a lot. i also roll coils/wicks with a paperclip inserted and when attaching you can pull the coil tighter while pulling back on the clip, then just pull out the paper clip
     
  12. t8kiteasy

    t8kiteasy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2012
    virginia beach
    I am currently waiting on my Russian 91% to get here so i can try a .8 ribbon build on it.How is the vape with your .8 KFL?
     
  13. Thrasher

    Thrasher ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2012
    Madeira beach, Fla
    running on doubled 3 mm silica its pretty nice, big thick clouds. even with a fresh battery it works well and I get all the way down to about 3.4 3.5v before i see a real drop off.

    warn you right now, while easy to set up it may take a few tries to find the right amount of wick. no biggie but the way its built the ends of the wick down the sides needs to be just right, but once you got it zero dry hits with no flooding ever.
     
  14. t8kiteasy

    t8kiteasy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2012
    virginia beach
    Thanks for that info. I think i am going to try a figure 8 build and leave an extra tag end of silica come out the side with the loops.As the loops are folded down the sides let the extra ends down thru the middle of each loop.I am hoping this will at least wick without having to try something else?
     
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