Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Protank and Evod rebuilding.
Whistler Offline
Gah!
*****

Posts: 1,925
Likes Given: 137
Likes Received: 604 in 414 posts
Joined: Mar 2013
Reputation: 26
Sex: Male
Location: Colchester, Essex, uk
Post: #1
Protank and Evod rebuilding.
Ok so i am sure there are a few of these out there already, but after chatting to another member about Protank heads i thought i would take a few pics the next time i rebuilt. This is also my first step by step tutorial. I must point out that I do not claim this is the right way or the best way, it is just my way.



Ok so first i laid out everything i am gonna use. The head, of course, some 3mm wick from Terry on here (thanks bud) some 0.2 kanthal, and my pliers (yes they are overkill but i love them, and finally my pin (from mrs Whistlers sewing kit, shhhhhhh don't tell her)




İmage


Then, i removed the post with my man pliers.



İmage



Teased out the positive pin and bung from underneath. This is where i found two scorch marks on the bung, so decided to twist the legs to lower the resistance of the coil legs.

İmage

İmage



Then laid the wick on the pin and wrapped the wire over 4 turns , usually brings me 1.4-1.5 ohms.

İmage



Now i folded the legs in half and twisted them together. By pinching the top of the legs near the coil and turning the end. Hopefully this will stop the scorch marks on the rubber bung, might be good practice to do this all the time, as i have heard it mentioned many times already.

İmage



Next up is the obvious, feed the legs down throught the hole and mount the coil. Personally i find it easier to leave the pin in place for the next few steps.

İmage



Next, grab a hold of the bung and place over one of the legs, and push the fiddly little beggar back into place. You should have one leg between the bung and head, the other leg sitting in the middle.

İmage



Now grab the positive pin and push that back into the bung. This is the easiest bit HeHe!

İmage



All back together now, nice, just snip both legs as close to the bung/pin as possible. Personally i then push the outer (negative) leg up to keep it as far away from the pin as possible, while poking the positive leg as flat to the positive pin as possible. Trial and error taught me that bit due to crazy inconsistant resistance readings. Also makes it loook a bit neater.



A quick screw into the protank base to check the resistance on the vamo. OOooooooh 1.4 bang on. Lovely

İmage



Then put the centre post back in and there ya go, one rebuilt kanger/evod head.

İmage



As i said i am sure there are many other guides out there, most of them being videos. I thought i would do it in pictures becuase you dont have to faff with the pause button all the time and rewind. Also you poor souls dont have to suffer my "narrative" lol

Edit: had it pointed out to me the other day that I didn't mention anything about the flavour wick. Well when I did this guide I wasn't putting them in, that quickly changed though after a few spurts of hot juice in my mouth. Now I must put a bit of 1mm silica on top, if you don't have that though unravel a little bit of 2mm and put a couple of those strands on top.
(This post was last modified: 22/07/13 06:30 PM by Whistler. )
08/05/13 03:57 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply Return to top
[-] The following 32 users Like Whistler's post:
alanamh (08/07/13), Alza (08/05/13), Arindelle (23/03/14), ASmokeyDokey (12/05/13), barryfinlay (31/08/13), blaze (08/07/13), Buzzman (27/10/13), chimaera4.3 (26/08/13), chrisss (09/05/13), coley4mufc (08/05/13), Dave (23/05/13), davidegee (10/05/13), donprohel (11/11/13), doormatt (28/06/13), Fmrl (17/05/13), fuzzy (21/07/13), Heisenberg (26/08/13), Hill (07/08/13), hol (06/04/14), ilsenator (01/07/13), ivanlodarov (28/06/13), Jemima (18/01/14), micksavaper (03/08/13), Mr Reman (12/08/13), ScottChensoda (20/07/13), seniorphil (02/11/13), sharp1972 (09/05/13), SilvaSurfa (19/07/13), skaramanga (16/09/13), warrenpaul (06/08/13), wes008 (08/05/13), wobbly (26/08/13)
wes008 Offline
Senior Member
*****

Posts: 1,439
Likes Given: 620
Likes Received: 684 in 365 posts
Joined: Mar 2013
Reputation: 10
Sex: Male
Location: North Notts
Post: #2
RE: Protank and Evod rebuilding.
Simples! Excellent tutorial whistler, nice one mate.

08/05/13 04:28 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply Return to top
Whistler Offline
Gah!
*****

Posts: 1,925
Likes Given: 137
Likes Received: 604 in 414 posts
Joined: Mar 2013
Reputation: 26
Sex: Male
Location: Colchester, Essex, uk

Thread Starter

Post: #3
Protank and Evod rebuilding.
Hope it helps you wes.
08/05/13 04:29 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply Return to top
wes008 Offline
Senior Member
*****

Posts: 1,439
Likes Given: 620
Likes Received: 684 in 365 posts
Joined: Mar 2013
Reputation: 10
Sex: Male
Location: North Notts
Post: #4
RE: Protank and Evod rebuilding.
Very much mate, you've started me on my re-coiling journey. Just need an RBA aswel now, but that's a wholeeeeee other thread lol

08/05/13 04:31 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply Return to top
Whistler Offline
Gah!
*****

Posts: 1,925
Likes Given: 137
Likes Received: 604 in 414 posts
Joined: Mar 2013
Reputation: 26
Sex: Male
Location: Colchester, Essex, uk

Thread Starter

Post: #5
Protank and Evod rebuilding.
Oh dear. Please don't tell me I am the one that has ended up pushing down that slippery slope lol.
08/05/13 04:33 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply Return to top
wes008 Offline
Senior Member
*****

Posts: 1,439
Likes Given: 620
Likes Received: 684 in 365 posts
Joined: Mar 2013
Reputation: 10
Sex: Male
Location: North Notts
Post: #6
RE: Protank and Evod rebuilding.
Yup its all your fault lol

08/05/13 05:26 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply Return to top
[-] The following 1 user Likes wes008's post:
scintalate (24/07/13)
zer0 Offline
Senior Member
****

Posts: 293
Likes Given: 14
Likes Received: 41 in 38 posts
Joined: Oct 2012
Reputation: 6
Sex: Male
Location: Manchester
Post: #7
RE: Protank and Evod rebuilding.
Good tutorial, cheers, never thought of twisting the legs to stop them scorching the rubber.
08/05/13 06:02 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply Return to top
Whistler Offline
Gah!
*****

Posts: 1,925
Likes Given: 137
Likes Received: 604 in 414 posts
Joined: Mar 2013
Reputation: 26
Sex: Male
Location: Colchester, Essex, uk

Thread Starter

Post: #8
Protank and Evod rebuilding.
I had heard someone mentioning it when they were rebuilding the nova heads. When I saw my scorch marks I decided it was worth a try, if they make no difference then nothing has been lost in trying it.
08/05/13 06:26 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply Return to top
magick777 Offline
Senior Member
****

Posts: 450
Likes Given: 27
Likes Received: 64 in 41 posts
Joined: Apr 2013
Reputation: 114
Sex: Male
Location: London UK
Post: #9
RE: Protank and Evod rebuilding.
Nice tutorial mate. I've got a protank winging it's way to me.
Cool

Magick777
İmage
İmage
09/05/13 03:59 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply Return to top
davidegee Offline
Member
***

Posts: 212
Likes Given: 28
Likes Received: 41 in 34 posts
Joined: Jan 2013
Reputation: 2
Sex: Undisclosed
Location: Cambridgeshire
Post: #10
RE: Protank and Evod rebuilding.
Thanks for this post. I have my wire & wick on order and looking forward to testing this out!
10/05/13 08:49 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply Return to top
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)