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Coil winders, check this out
Wanting to keep all my wire easily accessible, and in good order, I had to find something that would suffice. This is what I came up with. Its an index for rishing line, it looks just right to dispense Kanthal too, 30ga, 28 ga, 26 ga, 24 ga, and maybe some flat wire? I only buy 100' rolls so it seemed like a good fit.

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That's a great idea mate, I may have to invest in something like that. I usually just buy 10' rolls, which run out pretty fast when you have 8 RBAs, six of which are dual coil RDAs, and rebuild them as often as I do lol I think my 10' rolls usually last just a couple of weeks. 
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(23-11-2014 04:33 PM)Michael Wrote:  That's a great idea mate, I may have to invest in something like that. I usually just buy 10' rolls, which run out pretty fast when you have 8 RBAs, six of which are dual coil RDAs, and rebuild them as often as I do lol I think my 10' rolls usually last just a couple of weeks. 
You're the guy that needs to buy 100' rolls. I'm going to get a magnifier so I can see what I'm doing, then while I wait for my "pre-owned" collection to come together, I'll get better at making coils.
What do you wrap with most? I started with 30,then went to 28, Ive seen so many builds done with 22 this morning it's not funny. I'll include 24 & 26 in there too, and the last 2, Ill get some flat wire, That's a whole new ball game for me, I have never used it, I know absolutely nothing about it. but hey.. I've seen some really wicked looking coils come out of that. I don't ever use 30 anymore, so I may phase that out, since Ive had the same 10-12 ft that Ive had since I started.
*Just a note here, I see that now, I'm a "Senior Member" ... Oh Hell! Now I know what that's about... They finally realized... I'm older than dirt!

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That would be handy - I must take a look at the fishing shops around here and see if they can come up with something similar. I have spools of wire in 0.15, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6 and 0.8mm or 34-20ga.

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What wire I use most depends on what I'm doing with it. I probably use more 28ga than anything, because I build a lot of dual parallel coils with 28ga. If I'm not building parallels, I use 22ga since it allows for more wraps with lower resistance. I don't use anything smaller than 30, simply because 32ga is too small to work with in my opinion and I break it accidentally. I've never used 20ga, though I'm sure I'd love it for my non-parallel builds since I like to have more wraps for more surface area. I like 26ga for either normal coils or parallels, it's pretty versatile if you just want to use one size for everything, but I prefer the 22ga for normal coils and 28ga for parallels. 
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Yes, 22ga (0.5mm) is my favourite wire to work with but to get the resistance up to a sensible level. Given I can just up the power there is no need for sub ohm coils. I'm using 26(0.4mm) and 28ga(0.3mm) more now. I dislike using anything thinner than 0.4mm as the wire is too floppy for me.

The 20ga wire is fun to work with but you need huge coils to get the resistance up enough. These won't fit in the small chambers of flavour atties. I'm not really a cloud guy but do like my flavours.

It turns out the Erlkoenigin clone I have doesn't like high power. the flavour is great but it just boils the juice at 30W. It works nicely at around 15W though. I'd stick it on the Vamo but the resistance is too low for it - it wants above 1.1 ohms and it reads the coil at 1.0 ohms. I can't be bothered rebuilding it again so it is on a mech for the time being.

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