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Tight coils or spaced coils
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Tight coils or spaced coils
When I first started watching You-tube videos about building coils, seem they all squeezed their coils tight together.  Now I'v seen a few that stretch (space) their coils. After a good long thinking about this, there may be a benefit to spaced coils. Would I get more flavor from spaced coils compared to a tight coil? Seem the spacing would allow more cotton to wire surface area contact, resulting in a more flavorful vape.  Am I wrong or right in this thinking?  I am using Lighting Vapes Clapton 34-24 SS 3mm 7 wraps in TC mode @ 400f.  I'm not looking for fancy coil builds, just good flavor and clouds.

 How are you building your coils and why?
09-03-2019 02:16 PM
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RE: Tight coils or spaced coils
Hi Whitecobra - TinWhisker is your man here - he uses spaced coils - no doubt he will be along in a short while.
09-03-2019 02:23 PM
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RE: Tight coils or spaced coils
I have found that spaced coils enhance flavor and add longevity to the cotton. Enough flavor for me, in fact, that I no longer use parallels. I just use one single spaced 26g SS316L. No Clapton, no twist, nothing fancy. As good a vape as I've had.
09-03-2019 03:11 PM
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RE: Tight coils or spaced coils
For temperature control, spaced coils are more or less essential. For power mode or voltage mode, go with what works for you.

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09-03-2019 03:19 PM
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RE: Tight coils or spaced coils
Agreed, and since using spaced I have been pretty exclusively using TC.
09-03-2019 03:21 PM
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RE: Tight coils or spaced coils
Spaced coils generally retain less heat. It can have its benefits and drawbacks dependant on how you like to vape. Personally I don't space my wraps though usually that's due to space restrictions.

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10-03-2019 01:18 AM
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RE: Tight coils or spaced coils
The biggest benefit to spaced coils is that your cotton tends to last longer and not burn in the middle of the coil. Of course it also is better for TC as it cools and heats evenly. It also tends to hold more juicer and lessen spitback. Finally you definitely get less dry hits although proper wicking and I rarely get dry hits anyway. I don't do TC.

So for RTAs spaced seems the way to go. However, for RDAs I want contact coils (other than if I use flat wire which requires spacing). Contact coils retain heat longer so get hot quicker which i want in my mech tubes. I want my RDas hot. I'm not worried about spitback in RDAs either. Or dry hits.

In the end it is your preference.

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10-03-2019 04:08 AM
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RE: Tight coils or spaced coils
Paul's valid cons are my pros... I like cooler draws, I tend to spend less time between draws and always had issues with the cotton middle burning away, and I do TC. Shows again the versatility of vaping; every individual can build their own preference to match their style without compromise.
10-03-2019 02:41 PM
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