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#1 (permalink)      11/3/2015 10:53:12 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I am new to re-building. I am going to attempt to re-build my subtank mini. I was wondering if anyone has any tips or suggestions. I have the RBA and the RBA+. Thanks!
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#2 (permalink)      11/3/2015 12:33:08 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Try 5 spaced wraps of 0.5mm kanthal on a 3mm drill bit. Works for me. And set the coil middle to the post screws...ie not to high and not to low.
It just doesnt get any better than this !
#3 (permalink)      11/3/2015 12:45:54 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Use the factory preinstalled coils,just dry burn & rewick 'em,they'll last months.
Look it up on YouTube for how to dry burn.
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#4 (permalink)      11/3/2015 12:52:14 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I built my brothers RBA with the factory installed coil. I pulsed it and squeezed them to make a contact coil and it turned out pretty good. If you have never rebuilt get even a cheap coil jig and you practice. Even with years worth of experience I still install a coil and it is just not right I rip it out and build it again. Practice makes perfect.
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Have a look at these OP.

They are perfect for an STM to rebuild with. They are NR-R-NR.

You can use the middle (316L SS resistance wire) to make your coil, and the ni200 lead wires that are welded on to the ends to install your coil to the build deck.

Edited on 11/3/2015 at 12:52 PM. Reason:
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what e-device you are using?
what ohm coil you want to wrap?
what gauge wire you got?
try find the right coil set up with your mod with

save this link will help you a lot.
just input what gauge wire you have, and what range of your target coil you want....
vape safe mate :D
SMPL, eGo AIO and Pico with SS316 coil is my daily combo on 2016. I Quit smoking for years and very enjoying vaping MaxVG now @YVR... Vape safe mate:D
#7 (permalink)      11/3/2015 1:04:04 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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eric1848 wrote:

what e-device you are using?
what ohm coil you want to wrap?
what gauge wire you got?
try find the right coil set up with your mod with

save this link will help you a lot.
just input what gauge wire you have, and what range of your target coil you want....
vape safe mate :D



Thank you all for your responses. I'm currently using an istick 30w with a kanger vocc 1.5 ohm. I like the 1.2-1.5 range. Have not purchased wire yet, researching and looking for suggestions.

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#9 (permalink)      11/3/2015 3:28:24 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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your iStick 30W can handle min >0.5ohm without any issue.
so if you want to wrap 1.2-1.8ohm coil ...is fine and workable on your VW mod.

assume your best diameter on Subtank RBA head is ø3mm.
so you may need Kanthal A1 28AWG wire 7wrap ø3mm is 1.5ohm
or Kanthal A1 26AWG wire on 11wrap to be the same 1.5ohm resistance.
26ga/AWG ~ø0.4mm is thicker and harder...
more wraps means need more room(deck) to place and more ramp up time(power)...

I think Kanthal A1 28AWG ~ø0.32mm is more common to use on this 1.2-1.8ohm range...
and it's cheap like SKU 2675100
10M wire can built around 80-100's coils which should be good enough for years...

you just need some cotton wick like SKU 3417200...and ohm meter like SKU 2367601 to DIY
vape safe mate :D

Edited on 11/3/2015 at 4:45 PM. Reason: add link
SMPL, eGo AIO and Pico with SS316 coil is my daily combo on 2016. I Quit smoking for years and very enjoying vaping MaxVG now @YVR... Vape safe mate:D
#10 (permalink)      11/3/2015 5:50:11 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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eric1848 wrote:

your iStick 30W can handle min >0.5ohm without any issue.so if you want to wrap 1.2-1.8ohm coil ...is fine and workable on your VW mod.assume your best diameter on Subtank RBA head is ø3mm.so you may need Kanthal A1 28AWG wire 7wrap ø3mm is 1.5ohmor Kanthal A1 26AWG wire on 11wrap to be the same 1.5ohm resistance.26ga/AWG ~ø0.4mm is thicker and harder...more wraps means need more room(deck) to place and more ramp up time(power)...I think Kanthal A1 28AWG ~ø0.32mm is more common to use on this 1.2-1.8ohm range...and it's cheap like SKU 2675100 10M wire can built around 80-100's coils which should be good enough for years...you just need some cotton wick like SKU 3417200...and ohm meter like SKU 2367601 to DIYvape safe mate :D



Thanks for all the tips. I already have my cotton and ohm meter, i'm going to order the kanthal 28.

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#11 (permalink)      11/3/2015 6:54:44 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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