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Coil building newb
So I just picked up up my 1st full coil building kit and as usual I'm overwhelmed lol I usually vape at like .15-.17 and 70-90 watts on my tanks. Can I get a build down to these ohms on a .28 G kanthal dual coil ? Or should I just get used to higher ohms and lower wattages ? I have a website that tells how many wraps and what not I'm very excited to do this but wanna get it right...oh I'm building on the mutation X234 rda and have a digiflavor drop and a goon as well 
23-05-2019 10:37 PM
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RE: Coil building newb
You could use some thicker wire. One wrap of 28g Kanthal on a 3mm former when used as a dual will get you to 0.15 ohms

In practice you wouldn't want to go below 0.4 ohms with that thickness of Kanthal.

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24-05-2019 02:27 PM
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RE: Coil building newb
The Steam Engine is a good one, what I use.

https://www.steam-engine.org/coil.html

Takes a little bit to get used to it but once you do, it will be a top row bookmark site.

I'd use 26g or even 24g for the higher watts you seek, personally. I don't like 28g for high watt applications and Ohms below .4-ish as it is thin and may heat too quickly. Unless of course you are doing a multi-core, multi-coil Clapton or something.

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24-05-2019 02:29 PM
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(23-05-2019 10:37 PM)StRaNgE KlOuDs Wrote:  I'm very excited to do this but wanna get it right...

Excellent approach... I've let my excitement cloud my better judgement and ended up melting coils by not researching properly. Yeah, I'm going to admit that! For instance, I once lit a .8 Ohm coil at like 100w because I simply thought "Higher power is more Cloudz!!". Well, actually it was throat torture and a range of colors flashing across my eyes that I've never seen before. And a lesson learned...
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RE: Coil building newb
While we're on the subject though... what are you looking to accomplish with your vape experience? SuperClouds, high flavor, deep long draws, short furious bursts, juice/money savings, etc? What you want can help determine a good gauge/wrap/coil build pretty easily.
24-05-2019 02:41 PM
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RE: Coil building newb
26g will be much easier to learn with , a bit less delicate than 28g . The method that worked best for me was focusing on a single coil build , learn to get a nice wrap and a good wick ,then move on to a dual coil . For a newbie getting two coils to heat evenly can be a bit frustrating . This all falls together in quick order

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24-05-2019 02:49 PM
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RE: Coil building newb
I tend to look for a decent middle ground between clouds and flavor I have sub ohm tanks for the cloud chasing stuff and I do take pretty long draws off of whatever tank/rda I'm using oh and all my vaping is DTL
24-05-2019 03:15 PM
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Well, I like long cool draws too. I used to focus on cloud chasing but realized I was doing a lot of extra maintenance and using a lot more juice. I have sort of settled on an all purpose build that gives me satisfying (but not awe inspiring) clouds, great flavor, super easy to build and maintain, and economical enough to sustain without cringing every time I fill up.

I use a single coil and SS316L wire, so you will want to see what Steam Engine says for your wire type and gauge. My build will not be a one-for-one to yours because SS316L has much lower resistance. I use 26g, 3.5MM ID, 6-7 wrap spaced single. Very simple to build. I use it between 3.6 and 3.8 volts and I can get good performance for me and really super easy build/maintenance plus long battery life.

Others build fused Clapton parallel beasts, others do not use spaced builds, some like SS, some Kanthal, etc. All these builds work great for their intended purposes. This is where experience and Steam Engine will help tremendously.
24-05-2019 05:10 PM
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RE: Coil building newb
I know I'm late for the party. If all you currently have is 28g Kanthal, start by twisting 2 strands together and using the stream-engine site, you can build a decent thicker coil using that thin wire... 28g is thin and I could see how frustrating it could be for a newbie, twisting it is easy, look it up on youtube, can be done using a drill or even by hand....
26-05-2019 12:03 PM
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