Vapelog: Day 27

Ok, I am never making another freehand coil for a rebuildable atomizer. Micro coils are totally easier, and work much better.

First a recap.

This is a standard freehand coil from my IGO:

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That is the second coil I wrapped on the IGO, the first was too low resistance to use.

This is the first micro coil I wrapped:

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Notice how it is pretty much perfect? Yeah. And it was super easy. I’ll do a how to post on micro coils soon.

For now, here is a picture of this bad boy firing:


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Say what you will about the iPhone. It takes nice pictures.



3 thoughts on “Vapelog: Day 27

  1. Good effort, but you need longer legs on that – and you need that coil right up close to the air hole. I don’t know why people are afraid of long legs? (I know that Grimmgreen made a vid that was totally wrong – maybe people are getting misinformation from that channel? lol). Also, ideally that coil needs to be smaller in diameter (that’s not really a micro coil there – a micro is 1/16 inch or less).

    • How long do your long legged coils last? That particular coil is still going strong after what, three months of virtually daily use. I don’t see any reason for longer legs on a coil. I get good vapor production from it, and have had no problems with dry hits or burning.

      Maybe a better name for it is “contact coil”?

  2. No idea how long my coils last tbh. I’m constantly taking them apart and experimenting with position, width, height, legs etc. However, I’m using fairly thick wire (28 awg) and have a feeling they’d last months.

    The bottom line, of course, if it’s vaping great for you then that’s great! lol. It’s just that I see a lot of people doing coils right up close to the posts and then wondering why they’re not getting the best results.

    Also, I use cotton wool. So you’re micro coiling around a mold (drill bit, syringe, toothpick or whatever…), and then mounting the coil still attached to the mold. Then once it’s all mounted you remove the mold and then you pulse and pinch with tweezers and then finally thread with cotton.

    The great thing about cotton wool is that you can change your wick as often as you like and it takes seconds. It’s also, hands down, the cleanest and sharpest taste to date 🙂

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