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twisted wire really is good
« on: January 21, 2013, 11:20:28 AM »
i have spent the last few nights researching a few atties, when im on the net i seem to drift from one thing to another, one minute i can be watching a fight the next im watching some woman take revenge on her boyfriend with a chilli pizza
so the same habit applies to vaping, one minute im watching a recoil the next im watching how to polish a provari
any how i fell upon twisted wire coils, basically you twist very tightly some coil wire together and use it like one piece of wire 
so off i popped earlier to try and put a twisted coil into my clockworks rda, i twisted a coil and put it around 3 pieces of 1.5 silica

the twisting is easy just loop a wire hold the two ends in some pliers, then in the loop (other) end place a screw driver and twist until the loop part breaks (as this is the weakest point)

on longer bits if you want to make say a foot or two you can use an Allen key in a drill to wind the wire

any how i wrapped a coil on the silica wick with just 2 wraps, i then put it on my vamo and it read 0.4 ohms
it wont fire as its too low
so i put it on the juno, put some juice on the wick and turned the juno as low as i can, it fired and i got the vape of my life

wow.... now im guessing a 0.40 coil will get hot and im guessing a the coil has two wires i have to double the ohms so its a 0.8 ohm coil (i may be way of in thinking this)  and at 3.2v it was amazing

i had started using ss wicks but in all honesty i dont really like them that much, to much faffing about imo
this took less than 5 minutes start to finish and it vapes like a train

the terminator comes in the next few day and i have never been so excited, im like a dog with two dicks, a belly full of piss and a street full of lamp-posts

if you have a few mins try this it really is amazing and easy as wink 


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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 11:23:31 AM »
I use ribbon wire from here mate http://www.ebay.com/itm/310102763455?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
it has the same effect, I am running my Aga t+ at 0.8ohms and it is so much easier to coil and manipulate  ;D
with more heat dissipation it improves both flavour and vapor
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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 11:25:52 AM »
cheers mate i will have a look at that  :)
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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 11:44:36 AM »
I was doing that when the vaporhut rebuildable ego tank atties came out...LOL I got laughed at.... I used a safety wire twisting tool to do it... Locking pliers on a spinner mechanism. Only did it because the wire I had was too thin an popping like a fuse.



I will say Safety wire pliers are the way to go if twisted coil wire is your thing http://www.harborfreight.com/9-inch-safety-wire-twisting-pliers-45341.html

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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 11:51:57 AM »
I was doing that when the vaporhut rebuildable ego tank atties came out...LOL I got laughed at.... I used a safety wire twisting tool to do it... Locking pliers on a spinner mechanism. Only did it because the wire I had was too thin an popping like a fuse.



I will say Safety wire pliers are the way to go if twisted coil wire is your thing http://www.harborfreight.com/9-inch-safety-wire-twisting-pliers-45341.html

OMG, me too Darth.   But I didn't really twist it all.   I had some 36 gauge and used 2 strands!
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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 11:52:49 AM »
cheers darth, im gonna try on some other atties over the next week or two and see how i get on with it
i may just end up with some of those
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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013, 11:54:38 AM »
the terminator comes in the next few day and i have never been so excited, im like a dog with two dicks, a belly full of piss and a street full of lamp-posts

if you have a few mins try this it really is amazing and easy as wink

OMG Ean you totally crack me up!    I've never heard of either of those 2 sayings!
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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2013, 12:48:41 PM »
the terminator comes in the next few day and i have never been so excited, im like a dog with two dicks, a belly full of piss and a street full of lamp-posts

if you have a few mins try this it really is amazing and easy as wink

OMG Ean you totally crack me up!    I've never heard of either of those 2 sayings!

 :D ;)
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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 02:59:32 PM »
0.4 Ohms is ridiculously low.  Why not just make the coil longer?  Or, use finer wire?

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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2013, 02:18:28 PM »
0.4 Ohms is ridiculously low.  Why not just make the coil longer?  Or, use finer wire?


it was an experiment craig, next time i will use longer or thinner wire
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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2013, 10:50:36 AM »
EA N, saw a thread on an other forum,ecig,forum and was just about to post a thread about  this glad it worked for you going to give it a try, will post later on findings...

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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2013, 01:46:30 PM »
Has anyone here used the twisted or flat wire on a vivi or CE5?
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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2013, 03:26:08 PM »
Has anyone here used the twisted or flat wire on a vivi or CE5?

Yeah I re-built both vivi & ce5 with twisted wire (came back at about 1.4ohms) , the vivi had a really bad plasticy after taste and the ce5 got extremely hot.  :)
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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2013, 03:27:43 PM »
Thanks for letting me know ad -- now I won't waste my wire on it!
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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2013, 10:22:28 AM »
the twisted wire works good....I like it, I twisted mine , then folded it and twisted it again...(36 guage)
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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2013, 08:09:07 PM »
I was doing that when the vaporhut rebuildable ego tank atties came out...LOL I got laughed at.... I used a safety wire twisting tool to do it... Locking pliers on a spinner mechanism. Only did it because the wire I had was too thin an popping like a fuse.



I will say Safety wire pliers are the way to go if twisted coil wire is your thing http://www.harborfreight.com/9-inch-safety-wire-twisting-pliers-45341.html

safety pliers are it. I use to have a pair for aviation purposes. Good to know harbor freight carries a cheap pair. 
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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2013, 11:22:35 PM »
Yeah .. if I remember right they are 60$ or more elsewhere.

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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2014, 01:11:09 AM »
Has anyone tried this Agro coil that Rip Trippers posted on youtube yet?
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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2014, 07:31:54 AM »
If you are careful, you should be able to just hold the wire with a drill chuck. You might have to put something round in the chuck to take up some of the space between the three jaws.

Wind slowly with your drill until you get the twist you desire.

I have used that method with soft sterling silver wire for a couple of decades.


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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2014, 09:20:17 AM »
Rope makers slide a disk with holes for each strand away from the twisting source to control the "lay" of the rope. You might be able to do the same with a button or something like that.

Search for [ rope making ] on YouTube for some examples. With fiber, you have to pre-twist the strands in the opposite direction to make the strands "want" to lay together. With resistance wire, just twisting it together should stay put. But what you don't want is an irregular twist where some strands jump over each other. Sliding the button along as you twist should help with that.
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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2014, 09:50:50 AM »
I don't think that risk exists for twisting just two strands.

The biggest problem I have had with sterling is that the twists tend to be a bit tighter close to the drill. It is not important here, but does matter when making jewelry.


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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2014, 12:42:30 PM »

i have spent the last few nights researching a few atties, when im on the net i seem to drift from one thing to another, one minute i can be watching a fight the next im watching some woman take revenge on her boyfriend with a chilli pizza
so the same habit applies to vaping, one minute im watching a recoil the next im watching how to polish a provari
any how i fell upon twisted wire coils, basically you twist very tightly some coil wire together and use it like one piece of wire 
so off i popped earlier to try and put a twisted coil into my clockworks rda, i twisted a coil and put it around 3 pieces of 1.5 silica

the twisting is easy just loop a wire hold the two ends in some pliers, then in the loop (other) end place a screw driver and twist until the loop part breaks (as this is the weakest point)

on longer bits if you want to make say a foot or two you can use an Allen key in a drill to wind the wire

any how i wrapped a coil on the silica wick with just 2 wraps, i then put it on my vamo and it read 0.4 ohms
it wont fire as its too low
so i put it on the juno, put some juice on the wick and turned the juno as low as i can, it fired and i got the vape of my life

wow.... now im guessing a 0.40 coil will get hot and im guessing a the coil has two wires i have to double the ohms so its a 0.8 ohm coil (i may be way of in thinking this)  and at 3.2v it was amazing

i had started using ss wicks but in all honesty i dont really like them that much, to much faffing about imo
this took less than 5 minutes start to finish and it vapes like a train

the terminator comes in the next few day and i have never been so excited, im like a dog with two dicks, a belly full of piss and a street full of lamp-posts

if you have a few mins try this it really is amazing and easy as wink
If it reads .4 ohms and ends up being .8 because there are 2 wires, why don't you just wrap with like 24 g kanthal and use 1 wire of that

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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2014, 01:17:38 PM »
If it reads .4 ohms and ends up being .8 because there are 2 wires, why don't you just wrap with like 24 g kanthal and use 1 wire of that
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Because that cannot happen unless there are two coils and they are connected in series.

I am not sure what Ean meant with the comment about needing 0.8 ohms, unless he meant that an untwisted coil of the same length of that same gauge wire would need to be 0.8 ohms to produce a 2 wire twisted resistance of 0.4 ohms.




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Re: twisted wire really is good
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2014, 01:20:01 PM »
I can't wrap my head around this