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Clearomizer wick replacement
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Clearomizer wick replacement
Hi all
I'm a new member so hello...I need some help please.
I'm trying to replace a wick and coil as they don't seem to be lasting more than 3 or 4 days before the 'hit' is reducing. I bought some cotton and 32 gauge florists wire but I think it's shorting out after I've re-built the clearomiser. I'm unsure whether my eyes are just too old or whether the wire is the wrong sort but I'm obviously doing something wrong even though I've watched the videos on YouTube.
Can you use 5 amp fuse wire or has anyone got any better ideas?
Your help would be appreciated
Thanks paul
06/11/12 09:27 PM
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RE: Clearomizer wick replacement
You need to use resistance wire for building coils anything from .13.to .25 is the norm , just personal preference of how many coils and what resistance you want


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06/11/12 09:36 PM
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RE: Clearomizer wick replacement
Cheers..I wouldn't know what I want really so ill just get something in between those values off eBay...thanks for your help
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RE: Clearomizer wick replacement
Most people use either .16 and .20 then its just a matter of what thickness of wick you use and how many coils to get your desired ohms


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RE: Clearomizer wick replacement
The resistance wires generally used are either Kanthal wire or Nichrome wire. It can be bought from quite a few online vaping vendors, or from ebay (generally you would have to buy a larger amount from ebay). Kanthal has a higher melting point than Nichrome and so can be easier to use as it will be more forgiving and will be more likely to give you a chance to correct shorts and hot spots.

Do you have a multimeter? You really need to be able to check the resistance of your
new coils before putting them on your device, or you may well ruin your batteries.

Have a look through the tutorial section on this forum for more help.
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RE: Clearomizer wick replacement
I bought 1.5mm cotton so what would you recommend?
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RE: Clearomizer wick replacement
With 1.5mm wick, I'd say 4-5 coils for round about 2.0-2.4 ohm but as mentioned a multimeter is a must until you get to know how many wraps are ok for you , depending on what device you are powering it from , too low an ohm can kill lesser powered battery's , so I wouldn't recommend going below 1.7-1.8 ohm


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Cool...thanks for the help
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RE: Clearomizer wick replacement
Ordered a multimeter tonight and ill look for the wire tomorrow...again thank you and I will re-build one of these shortly lol...as vapouring was supposed to keep me alive for longer and save me some cash :-)
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RE: Clearomizer wick replacement
(06/11/12 11:00 PM)snozzle Wrote:  Ordered a multimeter tonight and ill look for the wire tomorrow...again thank you and I will re-build one of these shortly lol...as vapouring was supposed to keep me alive for longer and save me some cash :-)

To late now you've come one here. It's a full time hobby for you now!
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