I did it!!

Discussion in 'Rebuildable Atomisers' started by Firekombi, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Firekombi

    Firekombi Senior Member Vendor

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    Here is my first build, actually, just put the cotton in. Still feels like an achievement!

    Now vaping some chocolate in it.

    Those who are more experienced, please let me know how I can improve.

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  2. DogMan

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    looks good

    can't fault it, just a matter of exerimenting to find your sweet spot now

    i generally prefer smaller diameter coils for under a hundred watts, but that's just me, and it can fuck with wicking on tanks as opposed to rda
     
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  3. Firekombi

    Firekombi Senior Member Vendor

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    Thanks Dawg.

    Can you expand on the "fuck with wicking on tanks" bit?


     
  4. DogMan

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    if a tank has a 3mm hole to be plugged with wick and you coil diameter is 1.5mm there is going to be wicking issues

    nothing to plug on rda, so i use 1.5mm coils for under 100 watts and 2mm coils for over 100 watts
     
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  5. rupert

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    Looks good mate :)
    I agree that now it is just a matter of finding your sweet spot!
     
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  6. sirfoxey

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    Personally it looks to be a bit too much wick for me. Too much wick actually slows wicking and can lead to dry hits. It is hard to tell from the photo though.

    Side note, for me it took months of trial and error and countless attempts over various RDAs/RTAs/RDTAs to learn how to wick my coils to match my vaping style and Attys. What made a lot of difference for me is combing my wicks, this allowed me to get a just loose, but snug fit with the wick through the coil to ensure lots of juice where it was needed and thiner wick tails which allowed for fast wicking.
    I use one of these to comb my wick tails https://www.fasttech.com/p/2702401
    It allows me to remove 1/3 to 1/2 of the cotton on the tails and has improved my vaping experience using DIY coil 10 fold

    It is a great first attempt and I am 100% sure that as you build more and more decks you will master the art, as the only way to do so it by trial and error until you find the perfect setup for your style of vaping for each of your DIY decks.
     
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  7. Aqualung

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    Sweet, I reckon.
    Nice coil.
    All thats left is years of tweaking for individual decks, tastes, vg/pg ratios, coil ids etc etc etc
     
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  8. Wanda

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    Nice!!:thumbup:
     
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  9. Noe

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    Looks like that's a side intake rather than a bottom intake wick, if so then removing much wick from it could cause flooding but I agree that does look like a lot of wick.
    With a thicker diameter coil he shouldn't have issues with slow wicking though, depending on the wattage being applied of course.

    Looks good mate, next we want to see you building a double twisted clapton tiger coil :clap:
     
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  10. Firekombi

    Firekombi Senior Member Vendor

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    I finally experienced the legendary dry hit....

    not fun...
     
  11. Noe

    Noe Adorably quirky ... QUIRKY Noe! VCA Approved Post Whore

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    Was your tank full of juice when this happened?
    If so, the cure would be removing a little of the wick.
     
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  12. trumpy955

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    If that is a kanger subtank rta, and it's working, then you've done better than me. I couldn't ever seem to get mine right.
    Good work


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  13. Firekombi

    Firekombi Senior Member Vendor

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    Yes, it is Kanger subtank.
     
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  14. Aqualung

    Aqualung Senior Member

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    Have you fixed it Firekombi?
    No more dry hits?
     
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  15. Firekombi

    Firekombi Senior Member Vendor

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    Dry hit was from the dripper.

    I did not know how much I could vape till it was too late...

    The tank works fine. Leaks a bit tho, from the adjustable air hole.
     
  16. Aqualung

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    Lol
    Dry hit from the dripper is like a rite of passage, I reckon.
    You gotta do it once, to make sure you never do it again. Unless you go TC.
     
  17. rupert

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    Pffftt... TC.
    Its like WHS on construction sites.
     
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  18. Noe

    Noe Adorably quirky ... QUIRKY Noe! VCA Approved Post Whore

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    Probably won't be the last time either, without TC, it's easy to not be paying enough attention, while doing something else & not notice you need more drops, especially if you're drinking.
    I've had several close encounters of the dry hit kind, while using drippers.
     
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  19. Firekombi

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    Guess I gotta get some SS wires then..
     

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