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    Should I drill my hole out?

    So I've got a Mini DID clone. I've noticed the wickhole is only about 2.5mm. It seems 3mm is the norm for genny's? Seemed awful hard to roll the wick tight enough. Should I drill it out to 3mm? Think there's just enough room without going into the threads.
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    i drilled mine to 3.5 mm works great
    easy it to drill out
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    Quote Originally Posted by davee View Post
    So I've got a Mini DID clone. I've noticed the wickhole is only about 2.5mm. It seems 3mm is the norm for genny's? Seemed awful hard to roll the wick tight enough. Should I drill it out to 3mm? Think there's just enough room without going into the threads.
    LOL The topic of this thread sounds like a personal issue & maybe one you should talk to your partner about?

    The AGA has a small wick hole too, the AGA-T saw improvements made on it from feed back on the AGA to the Chinese manufacturer. Not all of the info was used though, from what I can tell, there are still minor issues with the AGA-T that could have been sorted out at the manufacturing stage but they are easily sorted out.
    Back to the AGA, the wick hole, while small does present a challenge but it still works unmodded, however those that have modded theirs find it wicks better.

    I say go for it, if you are confident you can do it properly.
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    Have you tried using less mesh to roll the wicks, just use your thumbs.

    you know that motion you do to imitate money (with your thumb and two fingers rubbing)

    Do that with the side edge of the mesh and use both hands ( thumbs )

    Once rolled put the mesh in your palm and roll it between both hands flat to really tighten ( only roll one direction not like trying to start a fire with sticks)
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    Thanks bugzme & Noe. I think the less mesh idea would be a good idea. Think I used the sizes most recomend here which would have been for a 3mm hole I'm guessing. I did get it to the right size, but it's almost solid, and doesn't seem to wick overly well. Not that I have much to compare it too!
    I knew I should have checked it when it arrived. Was advertised as having a "3mm wick hole (aftermarket feature)"
    I'll be getting the drill out later for sure. Be less coil turns on a fatter wick for the same resistance too, which I'm guessing is a good thing?

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    You can get less or the same coils on a thinner wick and have lower resistance, due to using shorter amount of wire.

    Less ohms heats up faster and uses less volts.
    Remember to turn your volts to lowest when testing coil for shorts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bugzme View Post
    You can get less or the same coils on a thinner wick and have lower resistance, due to using shorter amount of wire.

    Less ohms heats up faster and uses less volts.
    Remember to turn your volts to lowest when testing coil for shorts.
    No, less ohms uses more volts. Lower resistance = higher volts.
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    Yeah wot Noe said,
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    All good. I'm up with the electrical side of it.. Just the practical that's doin me in! lol Sure there must be some spray on oxidisation that you can buy? lol

    I'm fair happy with my results so far. Seems I have to hold it up almost level to really wick well though. Hence the thought of enlarging my wickhole.

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    I only Oxidize while its still a flat piece do both sides then roll.
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