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Discussion in 'Coil Building' started by aqeel710, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. aqeel710

    aqeel710 New Member

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    Hi there,

    Guys i want to start practicing coil building. So, my question is about the quantity and gauges of spools for kanthal, ribbons, Ni80, Stainless steel.

    Should i go for 30ft each or 100ft each?

    Do i need all gauges?

    This is the start and also for the wire source I found that KP is mostly preferred ones. Though it is expensive.


    Any tip is welcomed.

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    HondaDavidson Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    If your after a good vape... I would start with those most likely to give that....

    If it's about the challenge of doing a build get some thick wire some thinner wire and some really thin wire material not important.

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  3. St.Roostifer

    St.Roostifer Silver Contributor

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    Depends on the coils you plan to build, your target resistance and your mod ( regulated or mech).
     
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    PoppaVic Silver Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I prefer ordering from LightningVapes or getting TEMCo from Ebay. I ordered KP wire eons ago when I first started and just didn't enjoy it.

    If you use VW more than TC, get at least 100ft spools of Kanthal/Ni80.
    If you use TC more than VW, then get at least 100ft spools of SS316L
    (Check the price differences, it can be cheaper to buy 100ft than 2 spools of 30/50ft)

    I'd always recommend 28awg foremost, then 26awg. 30awg is also useful in tight spaces, but not really for wrapping claptons.

    If you are planning to make some claptons or fused-claptons or Flaptons, (latter needs ribbon), then you want corresponding spools of at least 34awg, and maybe even 38awg to wrap them - and you want to think of at least 200ft spools, rather than 100'. (Others here are vastly more experienced in making complex and hybrid coils than I).
     
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    Will respond tomorrow. Thanks all for now

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    r055co VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    I have my core wire in 250-500 ft spools and my wrapping wire is in 1000-2000 ft spools.

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