Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 32
Like Tree7Likes

Thread: Does this seem sane?

  1. #1
    AVF Newbie | Be nice to me
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Launceston, TAS
    Posts
    19

    Does this seem sane?

    Hi guys,

    I'm just about to order my first lot of Kanthal to start experimenting with building.

    I would really, really appreciate if someone can be bothered to
    take a quick look at what I plan to build and do a quick sanity check

    I'm building dual coils for the OBS Engine, and am doing pretty well at
    installing premades and wicking it (I'm a noob, had it about a week now).

    I'm more interested in flavour than clouds and want to try 0.5ohms and 1ohms (Total resistance).

    I checked out Steam Engine and here's what I'm planning:


    --- 0.5 DUAL COIL --- (1 Ohm per coil)
    28G Kanthal
    Inner Diameter: 3mm
    Leg Length: 2mm

    Half Wraps: 6/5


    --- 1.0 DUAL COIL --- (2 Ohms per coil)
    31G Kanthal
    Inner Diameter: 3mm
    Leg Length: 2mm

    Half Wraps: 6/5

    Does this seem logical, or am I going to get myself in trouble?

  2. #2
    AVF Regular
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    South Australia
    Posts
    701
    Yes, they all seem logical.
    By no means an expert here, never used an OBS Engine.
    But whenever i use steam engine, i leave my coil legs at 5mm. Seems to be right for me.
    YMMV.
    But dont worry, you wont blow yourself up. Good luck with rebuilding.
    Its a pain in the ass when you get started but so damn satisfying when you get your first good build in.
    Vapewave likes this.

  3. #3
    AVF Regular
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Narre Warren North, Vic.
    Posts
    2,689
    Might have trouble finding 31g. Leg length 2mm is short to work with.

    If you are aiming at higher ohms values maybe a single coil build would be more suitable.

    Consider using SS 316. I think it is better and can be used in TC if so desired, though it is a little lower in ohms compared to kanthal.
    Vapewave likes this.
    Last cigarette, 11:00 AM 11th March 2015.

  4. #4
    AVF Newbie | Be nice to me
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Launceston, TAS
    Posts
    19
    Awesome!
    Thanks for your help maxsmd.

    I thought it seemed about right, but just had that niggling doubt that I had perhaps
    misunderstood something fundamental.

  5. #5
    AVF Regular
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Narre Warren North, Vic.
    Posts
    2,689
    Also, if you can go single you need thicker wire, maybe 26g, this has the advantage of being a stronger coil and is less prone to being damaged when rewicking. My 22g coils are about 5 months old now and still going strong.
    Vapewave likes this.
    Last cigarette, 11:00 AM 11th March 2015.

  6. #6
    AVF Newbie | Be nice to me
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Launceston, TAS
    Posts
    19
    Thanks Cam.

    I think I'm going to need to stick with dual coils for the time being,
    as this is my first and only tank. Good to know though.

    I was thinking Kanthal, because it seems like everyone advises to start with it.

    Also, I completely forgot that the higher the number the thinner the wire,
    and most people don't mention anything as light as 31G.

    I might have to rethink it.

  7. #7
    AVF Regular
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Narre Warren North, Vic.
    Posts
    2,689
    Quote Originally Posted by 3HeadedMonkey View Post
    Thanks Cam.

    I think I'm going to need to stick with dual coils for the time being,
    as this is my first and only tank. Good to know though.

    I was thinking Kanthal, because it seems like everyone advises to start with it.

    Also, I completely forgot that the higher the number the thinner the wire,
    and most people don't mention anything as light as 31G.

    I might have to rethink it.
    Can you get a single coil RBA for the OBS? Or you could just put one coil in, but I'm not familiar with that tank.
    If you are a DL vaper then maybe a lower ohm build would be more suitable, then wire is easily available, many stores only stock 24 26 and 28.

    There is always a way around things, you just got to find it.

    I use TFV4 tanks with the TF RCA RBA, a little old school these days by 6 months. I like it as it is a single coil RBA (designed for clapton coils) and I get to put almost stupidly thick wire in it and still have a reasonable resistance which lasts ages.
    Last cigarette, 11:00 AM 11th March 2015.

  8. #8
    AVF Regular
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Toowoomba (West)
    Posts
    7,897
    Quote Originally Posted by 3HeadedMonkey View Post
    Thanks Cam.

    I think I'm going to need to stick with dual coils for the time being,
    as this is my first and only tank. Good to know though.

    I was thinking Kanthal, because it seems like everyone advises to start with it.

    Also, I completely forgot that the higher the number the thinner the wire,
    and most people don't mention anything as light as 31G.

    I might have to rethink it.
    32g Kanthal is easier to get hold of, all the even gauges are. The odd numbers can be more difficult. 29g is a handy one if you can find it for some people though, as it gives a good number of wraps for MTL vapers.

    32g is used most often these days to make Claptons - wrapped around a 26g or 28g core. It used to be the standard wire for 2+ ohm coils on some of the old stuff though - like the early bottom coilers.
    Chris: Tobacco free since 17:00 15th March 2013.

  9. #9
    AVF Newbie | Be nice to me
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Launceston, TAS
    Posts
    19
    Hopefully it's not stretching the friendship to ask,
    but is this what full wraps and half wraps mean?



    * 5 Full Wraps

    5
    |
    1234|
    |||||||
    |||||||
    |
    |



    * 6/5 Half Wraps (Five Full Wraps + One 1/2 Wrap?)

    123456
    |||||||
    |||||||
    | |
    | |
    Last edited by 3HeadedMonkey; 16-03-17 at 05:16 PM. Reason: Looked better in Notepad

  10. #10
    AVF Regular
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Narre Warren North, Vic.
    Posts
    2,689
    Quote Originally Posted by 3HeadedMonkey View Post
    Hopefully it's not stretching the friendship to ask,
    but is this what full wraps and half wraps mean?



    * 5 Full Wraps


    5
    |
    1234|
    ||||||
    ||||||
    |
    |




    * 6/5 Half Wraps (Five Full Wraps + One 1/2 Wrap?)


    123456
    |||||||
    |||||||
    | |
    | |
    I can't make head or tail of that Monkey.

    A coil that has the ends coming out on both sides will have a whole number wrap unless one is bent to be bottom and other top which is half. When they come out the same side it can be 2 ways. If it's top and bottom then it's half wrap. If ends come out same side and bent to be both top or bottom then full wrap.
    Last cigarette, 11:00 AM 11th March 2015.

 

 
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.4
Copyright © 2019 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
All times are GMT +11. The time now is 08:05 AM.