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Discussion in 'General Rebuildable Discussion (RTA/RBA/RDA)' started by chuck333, May 19, 2017.

  1. chuck333

    chuck333 Bronze Contributor ECF Refugee

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    I bought a Big Baby tank and it has an RBA with it. I threaded some cotton through the coils that are provided and, on my second attempt I've got it to work really well. My question is how long will the coils typically last before I need to replace them. I know I can pull out the old cotton and dry fire the coils to burn off the crap then re thread them. How often can I do this before I need to replace the wire? I'm a newbie at rebuilding coils.
     
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    Heartsdelight Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I would say twice depending on how well your wire holds up.
     
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    AndriaD Shine on, you crazy... VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    It varies a great deal, and depends on your juice -- juices that are heavily flavored, and/or highly sweet, need the dryburn/rewick treatment more often than lightly-flavored/less-sweet juices. My juice is a gunk MONSTER, needs dryburning/rewicking about every 2-3 days, and I can usually get 2-3 weeks out of a coil before the flavor starts falling off or deteriorating.

    The way I know it's time to replace the coil is if I dryburn/rewick, and by the very next day, I'm seeing gunk and the juice is darkening -- normally it's 2-3 days before I see that.

    Andria
     
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    chuck333 Bronze Contributor ECF Refugee

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    Thanks very much ladies.
     
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    gakudzu Gold Contributor

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    Those coils are kanthol cored with nichrome wrap. You can clean/rewick until they literally break. Depending on your vaping style, they could last weeks or months.
    Just a tip: Barely make them glow when you dryburn. A dull orange is all it takes.
     
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    Scy123 Member For 1 Year

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    I have a friend with coils I built him (dual 28g 8 wrap on an original griffin) that are over a year old. No idea how it vapes, but they are still kicking.

    The coils and wick has never been cleaned or changed since I built it though. I know..... super nasty and I offer to rebuild it for him but he always refuses for some reason.
     
  7. Markw4mms

    Markw4mms #Team Jimi Supporter Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    I usually re-wick every week or two depending on what I'm vaping. My coils usually last for months, and I quite often replace them just to try something new.
     
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    BKTOAD Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    His juice has to turn black from all that gunk! Plus it is sapping his power.

    Yuck

    Must be the secret ingredient.
     
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