First Build; Critique Welcome!

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  1. dustmite

    dustmite Bronze Contributor

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    After watching hours of videos, and much research, I decided to take the plunge. I intended to start with an RDA, but found the Dead Rabbit RTA on sale locally, so I picked one up. Seems to be wicking fine, but I think I may have gone a little light on the cotton. Winding the coils was surprisingly easy, though! I used Geekvape Kanthal Clapton wire. It came out at 0.40 ohms. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
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    I forgot to take pics of the dry wicks, though...
     
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    choderfett VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Looks great!
    I would’ve pulsed the coils a bit... other than that I think you did a better job than me installing new coils!
    Looking sweet, how does it vape?
     
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    I actually did. I got a nice even glow all the way across both coils. Been vaping it over an hour now, and it seems to be doing fine!
     
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    choderfett VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Oh .. the wetted wick picture didn’t look like it was pulsed since usually you see some patina on the coils.. good job man! I might need to grab one of those RDAs..

    Note. I know your using the RTA
     
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    Vape Fan More like I am now, than I was before VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Looks like your making great decisions on gear and did a great job 1st time around.
    Well done ! :bunny:
     
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    Looks like a clean job to me dude. Maybe @CrazyChef v2.0 can show you what a first coil build can sometimes look like. If thats your first you should be a boss in no time.
     
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    Vape Fan More like I am now, than I was before VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    :giggle: I remember that birds nest of a first chef posted
     
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    jwill The Great King of Nothing VU Vendor VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 1 Year VU Challenge Team Reddit Exile

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    And now look at him, Chef makes pretty coils. Probably going to be a short leap for this young grasshopper.
     
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    Vape Fan More like I am now, than I was before VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Yes and yes.
    Thought he might drop by and show first and now. Inspiration.
     
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    Full disclosure, I wasted an entire KGD pad trying to get the wicking right... I am proud of how the coils turned out, though.
     
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    It is only through failure that we can appreciate our triumphs . We all fail at first . You will get better in time , if this build is a window into the future , you are kicking ass . Keep at it , you are doing well .
     
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