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Twisted coils
just built a 24g twisted dual coil on my xv3 and it has a burnt kind of taste I've noticed this only happens when I run twisted coils anyone know the reason?
14-04-2015 02:47 AM
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RE: Twisted coils
Usually a burnt taste means your coils aren't wicking properly. My guess would be that the twisted coils are heating up too fast for the juice to keep up. You might try using a juice with a little more PG to thin it out, or just super soak your wick.
14-04-2015 04:58 AM
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RE: Twisted coils
Might try to put some more wick maybe around the coil the weird thing is I get most of the burnt flavor at 60-80 watt at 100 it's not as bad.
14-04-2015 05:01 AM
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RE: Twisted coils
That's really weird. I don't use twisted coils, so I'm not 100% sure how that affects things, but I would think it's probably about like parallels. 
14-04-2015 04:13 PM
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RE: Twisted coils
Are you buring the wire off before you twist them?  Have you made your winding larger (3+mm vs 2mm for example) to accommodate the additional heat?  

I would only increase the PG if your wick isn't absorbing well enough (usually only a problem in clearos); PG can taste "burnt" a lot sooner than VG.  I would run at LEAST a 60/40 VG/PG blend for high power applications - I prefer 80/20 for anything over even 30 watts, personally.  Bigger clouds anyway, so what's the downside?  :-p  

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14-04-2015 05:53 PM
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RE: Twisted coils
Sounds like your cotton is too snug in the coil.  It should slide back and forth with slight resistance while dry.  and you should have plenty of "tail" tucked under the coils in the juice well.

Also, if your post holes are big enough...I'd suggest dual twisted parallels instead of single twisted.

I've found that a 2.5mm coil is perfect for any application and will fit the majority of RDAs on the market.

Also, what type of cotton are you using?  100% Organic is best.
16-04-2015 02:02 AM
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