Here’s some notes I made about wire: Please…!!! If I have anything wrong or backwards let me know. It gets very confusing when you try to think about lower resistance = a higher number ohms. Even if you think there is a question about it. I appreciate any input or thoughts on all this. I really think I might have something backwards.
With 7 wraps on size zero post Kanthal wire:
34g= 5 ohms
32g= 3 ohms
30g= 1.85 ohms and 5 wraps = 1.3ohms.
28g (.50)=1.1 ohms and 28g= 8 wraps (more wraps) = 1.2 ohms.
26g= .75 ohm
24g= .45 ohm
More wraps, larger wraps or longer wire gives you a lower ohm rating (more resistance and a lower number). If your coils are coming out too low in resistance, use a shorter length of wire…Either make less wraps or use a smaller post.
Use a larger post or more wraps to get a lower resistance coil.
Nichrome versus Kanthal: Use Kanthal and just do less wraps to get a lower resistance. Using 30g Kanthal with 5 wraps gets 1.3 or higher. Nichrome produces 1.0 wrapped the same way. Nichrome doesn’t last as long, but it heats up faster only because it creates a lower resistance coil.
Larger wire and more wraps for higher (less) resistance. Less wraps and smaller wire for lower (more) resistance.
Duel Coils versus a single coil:
Twisted wire gives you more surface area. To twist wire, fold a length in half. Trap the ends in the drill tip (where you put a bit. Power on. Heat the wire before you remove it so it will stay twisted.
Parallel wire is several wires laid together.
Tiger wire is parallel round wire with flat wire twisted around the round wires.
Tidal coil: Method: Using 32g Kanthal and Ribbon Kanthal. Cut 4 pieces of the 32g. Lay parallel and tie a knot at the end to insert in the drill chuck. Note which direction you twist because Ribbon RWO322 is twisted in the opposite direction. Stop when it no longer contracts (gets shorter) or when one part of the wire stops turning. Cut Ribbon wire the same length as the now twisted wire. Twist it a little at the end and insert in drill chuck. Twist in opposite direction. It will untwist the twisted wire a bit and make a balled up wire. Go until drill will not move. You can or not make a parallel (two wires wrapped together). coil with it. Do 5 wraps. Use a 3/32 post size. .36 coil or making duel gives .18.
Clapton Wickless coil: Clapton wire that is flattened. A Clapton wire is made of several parallel wires wrapped with a single wire.
Rebuild Aspire Atlantis coil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGEe8I170y8
Finish watching U-tube video on New box mods 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zee1oMFjRLY
Wire mesh lasts a lot longer than coils and cotton wicks, maybe 4 months versus 2 weeks cotton, but it is more difficult to work with. You must oxidize it because it is conductive and you need to build up an oxidation film to prevent shorts. Wire mesh #400, #450, #500 wire mesh is $8.00 at MFS.