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    Question Should it be doing this?

    I am putting together the atomiser for my Blue Tongue mechanical mod, and I have finished up with the coil and wick, so I am pulsing the switch. I am noticing that the coil is turning red unevenly, that's ok, but what is worrying me is the the switch at the base of the mod is getting quite hot.

    Is this normal or do I have a short somewhere? This is my first attempted build by the way. I am using stainless mesh and 24 gauge wire

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    Ok, assuming it's a mech mod the switch should not be getting hot, you have a hard short, as I see it the coil is too loose on the wick for a start. Did you torch the mesh??? Still looks a bit shiny to me although the pic is a bit blurred. What is the coil coming out at on an ohm meter, my rough guesstimate is you have about a .3 ohm coil there. It took me about 5 builds to get my first genny right, pita, but once right, brilliant.

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    Yep, if the switch is getting hot STOP.

    Why are you using 24awg for your first build?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 308hjute View Post
    Yep, if the switch is getting hot STOP.

    Why are you using 24awg for your first build?
    Got the coiling wire mixed up with the fencing wire? :unknown:



    I'd be using 28 or 30 with a gennie.
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    is the wick touching that centre post in the atty?
    that bit of wire coming up from the neg post prob wont help
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    Yes I toasted the mesh. As for the coil, I have no idea how to test it on my ohm meter. It is a 510 connection...I have tightened the coil and still the same issue.
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    set ohm meter to ohms. neg wire on neg screw positive on pos post, see what it says.
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    That build would be perfect if you were using 30gauge kanthal. You have an awesome mod for a learner. I used 30 gauge for three or so months and was coming out with 1.2 ohm coils which made my day. 30 gauge is easy to work with and is the best happy medium to keep user trial and error safe, but also user friendly. It will shit all over a clearo and will help you learn heaps!! Once 30 is mastered 28 will be a peace of piss. If you feel adventurous go for some 32 for a cracking vape with extended battery life, once you know the ins and outs of coil building.
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    ummm, you need to know the resistance of that coil. Got a multi meter ? or a VV/VW device that displays the resistance ?
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    Testing is simple, pos lead to pos post, neg lead to neg screw or turn upside down and pos to 510 pos pin and neg to 510 thread. If this is your first mech/gennie I'd be wanting something in the 1.2 - 1.5 ohm range till you get more experience, forget all the subohm bullshit you can get a good vape in the suggested range without stressing your setup.
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