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I'm getting better at building coils
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I'm getting better at building coils
A few weeks ago I bought a Govad as my Twisted Messes deck seemed a bit small and wasn't really great to build on. My first coil was okay as it was the standard coil wire that came with my master coil build set. I put the Govad away for a week and went out and purchased two different types of coil wire. Twisted Clapton wire 28+32g and some Tesla hive wire 26g. 
My first coil I built was a 5 wrap with the twisted clapton. It came out to be a .6 ohm and produced some good clouds and some decent flavor. I vaped on that for about a week. The cons of it were that I had to keep painting my wick every 3-5 hits. I was going through juice like crazy. Plus I could not get a good flavor unless I was above 85 watts. So let's try building again. 
I pull out the hive wire and have one hell of a time fitting it in the coil master. After getting a decent 5 wrap going I notice it was 6 wraps. Oops.. Oh well. I throw it on the ohm tester and bam, .2 ohms. Just what I was looking for. I wick her up, juice it all pretty like and holy crap.. What a difference. I had twice the vapor and twice the taste. But there one thing that amazed me was that I could drop my wattage down to 40 watts and get a good pull. After figuring out my air restriction and settling on 50w I am chuckin massive clouds with unbelievably tasty flavors. And now instead of re-juicing every 3-5 pulls I can get around 10-15 pulls. I'm not going through so much juice now. 
Now I still have a lot to learn but I'm on the right path. It is a real pain to make coils with the coil master and the hive wire because of it being thicker but I've opened up the wire slot a bit and if I have to I ill take a file to it and modify it a bit more so the wire doesn't get stuck like it has been. In a few days I'll build a few coils all differently and see which I like the best. But it sure does beat buying pre-made coils. 
17-05-2017 05:31 AM
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RE: I'm getting better at building coils
Way to go! How about some pics? We all like to admire DIY stuff.
17-05-2017 02:36 PM
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RE: I'm getting better at building coils
Hi Dogg - I have the Govad as well - huge deck to build on and the clamp posts are so easy - great choice of airflow options too.[Image: smile.gif] You chose well.
17-05-2017 08:57 PM
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RE: I'm getting better at building coils
Here are two pictures of the Hive wire. I didn't think to take pictures of the other coils. 

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18-05-2017 02:05 AM
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