Hey vape fans, you asked and you shall receive. Today I’m going to show you how to build a stove top coil. Alright, so some of the things you’re going to need today to build your Stove Top. I do these a little bit differently than a lot of people online, so you’re going to need some needle nosed pliers, preferably with the little grippies inside there, you’ll want those to hold onto the wire.
You’ll want a very small diameter screwdriver. I’m not sure what this is, but it’s around a 26 or a 24 gauge, maybe. Take that back, probably about a 22 gauge. Something small diameter because that’s what you’re going to use to make your first loop.
As always, you’re going to need your wire cutters, a little bit of wicking material, I’ve got some rayon here, and then your wire. Today we’re going to be using this 24 gauge just regular ole Kanthal.
So, let’s dive down and I’ll show you how to build this sucker. Alright, so the first thing you want to do after cutting off a little strip of wire, and honestly guys you only need about 5-6 inches of this stuff, you don’t need a whole lot.
The first thing we’re going to do, it’s really important that we get this as tight as possible. We’re just going to make one wrap on this little screwdriver, and that’s just going to get our stove top started.
So we’re going to go ahead and make a wrap. What we end up with is this little guy, and this looks like just one little wrap on there, and that’s the start of our stove top. So, in order to start making this look more like a stove top we’re going to use our pliers here and we’re going to hold that loop, just like that.
We’re going to take the short wire, and you can see it goes under this other wire here, and we’re just going to bend it straight down. So now what we have is something that looks similar to this. So it’s just kind of like a little flat warp.
Then, we’re going to take that loop we made, we’re going to put it in the very end of the pliers and we’re going to grip down real nice. We’re going to take our long lead here, and we’re just going to start making a circle.
Remember how I said I do this a little bit different? This is how I do it differently. So, I just wrap, spin the pliers around, grab both the wires you just wrapped, and just keep on going. Just one after the other, one loop right after the other just like that.
This really helps to keep your coil nice and even. See, I’m not getting very much space in between those wraps. That’s the beauty of doing it with the pliers, you don’t get that space. We’ll just add a few more wraps here.
Like I said, you want the pliers with the little grippies in there, it really helps when you’re grabbing a hold of this coil to have them on the pliers. It helps grab a hold of that wire and hold it steady.
Since we’re using 24 guage, we’re only going to need, maybe 3-4 depending on your style. If you like a little bit warmer, go 3 and if you like a cooler vape then I would probably go 4 using the starting point right here as a reference.
So, right where you started that first wrap, that’s where you’re counting from. So far now I’ve got 3 full wraps on there, and I’m going to do 4 today. I like it to be a little warm, I don’t like it to be too hot or too cold or anything like that, so we’re going to do four.
Just taking my time here making sure that everything is nice and tight and lined up. Alright, so on the end of your last wrap there you’ll notice how there’s quite a bit of distance between this lead and this lead now.
That’s perfect, that’s where we want to go ahead and grab the coil here, and like we did with the first one, we’re just going to bend it straight down. So, you have both of those two leads facing straight down, and you have yourself a nice little stove top there.
Look at that, everything is nice and uniform, looks really nice. So now, all you’ve got to do, just like with any other build, take your favorite RDA, whatever you’re putting this into. RDA is definitely recommended, these don’t work to well in rebuildable tank style atomizers.
We want to make sure we’re using the right piece of hardware with the right coil. Now, what I like to do, I like to use the last end here, so the last lead that we pulled down, I like to put that one on the outside.
Just like with any other coil, one lead in one hole and one lead in the other hole. You might need to bend it up over the lip depending on which RDA you have, but sometimes the coil won’t clear so you’ll just need to kinda push it up over it.
So with these coils we want to go ahead and leave some space behind the coil from the post, because that’s where our wick is going to go. It’s going to go right down in there. We’re going to be doing what’s called a raincloud style wick today, so the majority of the wick is going to be up here, over the posts and over the coil, with some wick going all the way to the base, touching the base, and then covering that whole back end of the coil.
The reason we’re going to do that, we’ll explain when we get to the wicking. So, we’ll just go ahead and tighten our coil down in here like that. You want to be careful when you’re tightening these because just the act of tightening them can kind of cause them to distort, so you want to make sure you do it nice and slow.
Sometimes you can even take your pliers and just kinda hold the coil like that while you’re tightening. Then we’ll go ahead and clip our leads off here. Now what we’re going to do is go ahead and form this coil a little bit.
Let’s see if I can get it in frame, here we go. We’re just gonna kinda of pulse it a little bit, get it nice and warm. Now as you pulse the hot spots are going to go away. The stove tops aren’t like your typical micro coil where you want to squeeze them together, this is more just letting the heat do the work.
You can kind take your pliers in there and form it a little bit if it got deformed while you were tightening those posts, which happens a lot. There we’ve got a nice coil, everything is lighting up real nice, so I’d say we’re good.
Okay, so now we’re going to wick this bad boy. Again, we’re going to use a rain cloud style wick, so nothing going through in the middle of the hole here, we’re going to do it all back in here. The best way to do this is to just take your time.
We don’t want anything too tight back there. If it’s too tight the juice isn’t going to wick properly, it’s not going to flow, and you don’t want that. Add a little wick here, we’re just kind of forming and adding a little juice on the wick here will act as an adhesive as we all know.
I’m just gonna kinda shape it, and push it between these two posts here. Make sure that it’s touching the coil in the back. If there’s no saturated wick on that coil when you heat it, what’s going to happen is one of these spots here is going to get hot.
A lot of times we don’t realize it, our juice actually helps cool the coil and keep us from getting hot spots and things like that. So typically if you find you’re getting hot spots or a burnt hit, that’s going to be the culprit.
You don’t have coverage on your coil, or obviously sometimes you just don’t have enough juice on your coil. A lot of things contribute to a dry hit, but that’s one of them. So we’re just going to tuck our coil and keep shaping, until we get that whole back end of the coil nice and covered.
By the way this is one of my favorite coils to build, just the way it is it’s going to be pretty low resistance. So, for the cloud chasers out there that’s a big bonus. Also, there’s a pretty good amount of surface area there so the flavor and all that is also going to translate through.
We’ll give it a little fire here. Yeah, perfect! You should be getting that kind of outward, kind of the vapor going outward like that, and that’s because it’s escaping through the middle of the coil there.
So, that looks like it’s working pretty well. Alright, it’s time to see what the resistance reading is, making sure that we are vaping safe here. Sorry, we forgot in the last video so we’re going to make sure we do this in all future videos.
So, we’ll go ahead and switch her on, see what we’ve got. It is 0.3 to 0.31 ohms, so pretty low. Make sure you want to be using safe batteries with this. A 30 amp Efest battery at least. A lot of you guys have the VTC 4 or VTC 5, those will work fine.
See, there we go, .31. So, there she is. Alright vape fans, thanks for watching. I hope you learned something from that video. I hope it was enjoyable. Next video is going to be the same thing, we’re going to do a new poll on G+, so make sure you check that out, get your opinion heard.
So, until next time, thanks for watching and I’m gonna vape.