Stainless Steel Parallel Coil Build

This Stainless Steel Parallel Coil build makes me love parallel builds each time I take a hit. It is one of the best coils I have made. The vapor production is massive and with the right airflow, you can make Goldilocks clouds.

What this Stainless Steel Parallel Build offers

  • Top Quality Vapor Production
  • Full Flavor
  • Beginner build experience

I have been vaping on this same coil for a few months now since I like it so much. All I do is clean the coil by getting it wet while it is hot and it is clean as a whistle.

Let’s get started with this coil build.

Here are the supplies you will need. Pretty simple! It is just a drill, two different types of vape wire, pliers, A drill bit and wire cutters. It is all the basic coil building supplies.Stainless Steel Parallel

After you get the supplies, you cut your two strands of wire. I only cut about eight inches of each length because I only made one coil. I would cut about a foot if you are going to make dual coils. I then used my drill to straighten the wire. “Pro Tip” A drill makes wires as straight as possible.  Stainless Steel Parallel WireThird, I started wrapping the wire. This part was a little difficult because the wires are two different sizes and making them line up is a pain. You might want to use the drill to wrap the coils. Stainless Steel Parallel Wrapped WireLastly, I put the coils on my RDA. I used my Goon RDA because it has a lot of room to build on and it is not as tall as other RDAs. If you have not tried the Goon RDA here is a link. The one coil came out to be .24 ohms. Even though it was a single coil build, it still makes a ton of vapor and while fill your lungs.

Stainless Steel Coil That Chucks

Stainless Steel Coil That Makes Clouds in The Sky! This build is a beast and has the potential to win cloud competitions. Stainless Steel coils offer spectacular flavor when vaping and build huge clouds. The Stainless steel coils have a fairly low resistance. I have found that vaping on them in temperature control mode works best for me.

The temperature control mode is a pretty sweet tool to use when you are vaping and building your own stainless steel clapton coils. Since the stainless steel clapton coils have a low resistance, they tend to get too hot fairly quickly. The temperature control mode allows for you to keep the coil below a certain temperature, which in turn will make sure your cotton does not get burnt.

A big problem with building your own coils or stainless steel clapton coils, is that mech mods and running your coils on wattage mod will burn your cotton. Once you burn the cotton really bad, it can leave a burnt taste in the RDA forever. Make sure the coil does not get close to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. I try to keep it around 450 Degrees just to be on the safe side.

Once dope thing about the stainless steel clapton coils is that they leave really cool looking hot spots. Since they are stainless steel they will make blue, yellow and brown spots on the coil.

Here is how to build the Stainless Steel coil

First off I get good vape wire and make sure it is high quality for my stainless coil.

Stainless Steel Coil

Next, I go and cut one piece of core stainless steel wire. I used 28 gauge wire because I still wanted this coil to be vapeable and if I used like a 22 gauge the ohms would be too low.

Third, I started wrapping the stainless steel clapton wire on the core wire to make tight wraps around the core wire. Stainless Steel Coil

I found that the tighter the wrap is the easier it is to actually make the coils at the end.

Two stainless steel coils were made from all the Clapton wire I made. I did four wraps and vaped on this coil in temperature control mode or around 90 watts because the dual coils came in at .17 ohms.

Stainless Steel Coil

How To Make Braided Kanthal Vape Wire

Braided Kanthal Vape WireHere is a pretty sweet Braided Kanthal Vape wire I made. Braided kanthal has a few distinct characteristics which differ from other kanthal builds. It almost reminds me of a Clapton build, it is not quite exact. Braided Kanthal Vape wire wicks a little better than Clapton wire in my opinion. The clouds are not the biggest, but I you can still win cloud competitions with them. I did make them have a gloss finish with sand paper. It came out to be a very low ohm builds so make sure your battery can handle it. Always vape safe and never overload your batteries.

How to make Braided Kanthal Vape wire

This wire is kinda a pain to make if you do not have a vise or something else to hold the wires firmly down. Getting a small vise is not hard and can normally be found at a hardware store for like$15-$20.

Braided Kanthal Vape Wire

I started by cutting 3 pieces of 28 gauge AWG Kanthal Wire at 2 feet long. The overall length is going to be around 7/8th of a foot when you get finished.

Fold wires in half and twist all three pieces together. It is very important to get them even because it makes it a lot easier to braid the wire when they are even.

Braided Kanthal Vape Wire 2

Start braiding them and keep the braid tight. I keep it tight by pushing the wires back at a 90-degree angle. Always have the same amount of tension on the wire at all times. You mess up you could end up making the Braided Kanthal Vape wire unusable.

It takes me about 10 minutes to braid a foot when I work it non-stop. The build came out to .08 ohms for a 10 wrap single coil. It has lots of wire mass and a slower than normal ramp up time. I would only use this on a regulated mod or a parallel box mod. I do not think there is a single battery that can handle this low ohm by itself. Vape safe and Blow big clouds.

VAPE STORE-How To Find a Great Vape Store !

Vape Store
Vape Store

Finding a Great VAPE STORE is hard. I have bought vape products from many different stores all to find a great one. At the end of this post, I will leave a few links to a great vape store or two.

A good vape store has some highlighted characteristics.

  • Friendly Service
  • New and high-quality products
  • Fair Prices
  • Good Hours

Friendly service is my number one deciding factor when looking for the best vape store. They can have great prices but if their employees suck, then it will be a pain to shop there. Always have a decent attitude towards vape store employees, because they probably have had bad customers that day.

New and High-quality products is a biggy. I have been to a few vape shops and all they had were cheap little vapes that had built in tanks. They also had cheap juices, which I do not advise using for many health reasons. Always buy high-quality products from a vape store.

Fair Prices are always a must. I say fair because in person vape shops are always going to be higher than online places. I never knew why until I asked a shop owner who said that it cost him 8 thousand dollars to keep his shop open each month. Paying a little bit extra is not really that bad considering how much it cos them.  I always expect to pay $15 more for a vape when I buy it in person. Always support local vape stores, they keep this industry going.

Why I like local vape shops is because they offer a lot. I love the stores that mix their own e-juice, because you know it is fresh. Most shops have a lounge area to hang out and vape, which gives a sense of community to the vaping world. Find the best vape store is not that hard, but they are all different and offer different things.

My favorite Online Shop is Misthub.    Great Prices and probably the best customer service from an online shop.

Since we all live in different places all around the world, you are going to have to go out and hunt for your favorite shop.

Teen Vaping Drop! For the First Time in Years

 

 

Teen Vaping Drop! For the First Time in Years

Teen vaping drop for the first time in years. Minors have been illegally vaping for a very long time, ever since vaping become popular. No one really knows why teens have been vaping or what their motive behind vaping is. All we know now is that there is a teen vaping drop.

Sources have shown that only 13% of all high school students have said they have tried an e-cigarette/vape. Now, given the fact that no one knows why there are teens vaping, there are a few educated guesses we can make.

Teen vaping drop

Reasons for the Teen Vaping Drop

Minors have been using tobacco products ever since they came out. “To get the record straight, I am not saying vaping or e-cigarettes are tobacco products.” Tobacco products have nicotine as their main active chemical. I say chemical because nicotine is a chemical. Teens use tobacco to get the edge of, as they say. Nicotine does have a calming effect, but it does also cause death. Tobacco is the only product legal in America if use the way it is intended will kill you. Nicotine is in e-juice so there are some things we can take from that.

Since we know nicotine takes the edge off and e-juice has nicotine, teens might be using e-juice with nicotine to take the edge off. I have to say I would rather teens vape than smoke combustible tobacco products, but it is highly illegal and vaping should not be done by minors. But that does not give a reason for the decline.

Nicotine is a psychoactive chemical. It releases dopamines in the brain, but the nicotine buzz normally lasts a few minutes at a time. If someone who does not smoke or vapes, vapes an e-juice with nicotine, they will more than likely obtain a buzz or head rush from the nicotine in the e-juice. A person’s tolerance to nicotine rises within a very short amount of time. If a person starts to vape and vapes for a week with nicotine, they will probably stop having a nicotine buzz or head rush. That is how fast your nicotine tolerance rises.

The Teen vaping drop is mostly due to the fact that teens are not getting a buzz from the nicotine. They probably go into it and get a nicotine buzz than within a week realize that buzz effect is gone. After their buzz time frame is gone, they probably think vaping is pointless. If you only want to vape for the buzz and not the hobby, then vaping is pointless after the buzz effect is gone.

So we can take that the teen vaping drop is more than likely due to the fact that vaping is not giving teens what they want. Vaping was not meant for getting a buzz or head rush. It is meant to get people off tobacco products and for enjoyment.

That is my two cents, comment yours!

 

Helix Wire- 24 gauge/36 gauge Kanthal Vape Coil

Helix Vape Wire is really simple to build. It’s kinda similar to Clapton wire but just simple. It’s one of the easy “advance builds” I have done. Helix wire is just a thin gauge wire wrapped in a twisted wire. I know that was a little bit of a mouth full. I aimed to get this build around .2 ohms and I ended up around there at .18 ohm. None the less, helix wire chucks clouds but is not the biggest cloud builder.

How To Make Helix Wire

Like I said the helix wire is really simple and is kinda like a Clapton. It adds wire surface, which ends up makes bigger clouds.

Helix Wire- 24 gauge/36 gauge Kanthal Vape Coil2
I started out with two pieces of 25 gauge Kanthal

First I started out with 24 gauge Kanthal. I cut about a 2 and a half feet of it. I know 2 and a half feet sounds like a lot, but I only gave me a foot in the end. I cut the wire in half, then hand-twisted both ends.

Second, I twisted both of the “strands” of 24 gauge kanthal. I made sure It was twisted tight, but not too tight. If it is too tight is will end up twisting over itself. A good rule of thumb is to twist it and keep the same tension  on the wire the whole time, while you twist it. Vape wire is not expensive, so practice it till you can get it perfect.

Helix Wire- 24 gauge/36 gauge Kanthal Vape Coil3
The Finished wire has two pieces of 36 gauge wire helixed in it

Third, I got out my 36 gauge kanthal wire. This helix vape wire is full on kanthal. Kanthal is like entry level cheap wire, which everyone can use. I wrapped the 36 gauge wire in the twists of the wire. NOTE I did it twice since there was to pieces of wire.

Wrapping the Helix Wire

These Helix wire coils are pretty cool, but the act a little like a Clapton, but have the resistance of single wire coils.

I just used a 7/64 drill bit to wrap the coils. I ended up doing five wraps because I wanted to end up around .2 ohms.

Wicking these coils was easy I did not use a lot of cotton just because this coil does not use a ton of juice.  I am vaping this coil around 90 watts, which does not burn it and is not a hot vape, but it gives it decent vapor production.

How To Make Clapton Wire- Clapton Vape Wire

How To Make Clapton Wire- Clapton Vape

What is clapton wire? Well basically, clapton vape wire is just like a guitar string. For everyone who does not know what guitar strings look like, it is a large gauge wire wraped around a smaller gauge wire.

Pros of Clapton Wire

Clapton wire is one of my favorite wires to vape on because it creates a ton of vapor and does not get very hot. One of the big benefits of clapton wire, is that it has a lot of wire mass, which creates more vapor. The more wire you have, granted that you have good airflow and wicked the coil well, you will have a lot more vapor than low mass coils.

Cons of Clapton Wire

The only con I have with clapton wire, is that it uses a ton of ejuice. I only get big hits when I vape on clapton wire, but that is at 120 watts with a dual .20 ohm clapton build.

 

Lets Get Started

There are two main ways you can make clapton wire. One is just with a drill AKA free hand. The second is with a drill and a swivel. They both work great, but the swivel method is the easiest.

How To Make Clapton Wire- Clapton Vape 2
I ended up using 36 gauge stainless steel instead of nickel

First, you cut your core wire. The core wire is the lower gauge wire “the thicker wire”.

Second, start wraping the smaller gauge wire around the core wire where it will be clamped in the chuck of the drill . “the thinner wire.”

Third, start slowly as you to wrap the clapton wire around the core wire. I hold the spoil of wire in my hand as I make the wire. I have found that when I do not hold the spoil of wire, it is much harder to make the wire without any imperfections.

Fourth, Once you get in a rhythm, you can speed up the drill. Once I claptonize the whole wire, I twisted the clapton wire on it’s self to make it tighter.

That is how to make clapton vape wire. It’s is really simple to make this wire and it chucks huge clouds. Make sure your battery can handle your coils and vape safe.

Here are some more builds and related posts,

Rod Johnson To Appeal FDA Regulations

Twisted Nichrome and Nickel Coil Build

Rod Johnson To Appeal FDA Regulations

Rod Johnson To Appeal FDA Regulations

Rod Johnson To Appeal FDA Regulations and take back vaping to the good old days. Ok. It’s not that simple, but he is taking big actions. He’s trying to get us back on track and make vaping easy again.

So, on November 21st 2016, Rod Johnson To Appeal FDA Regulations by sending a letter to Obama Administration to basically stop having their huge regulation on vaping.  The FDA on August 8th basically made it so that anything vape or

The FDA on August 8th basically made it so that anything vape or e-cig is classified as a tobacco product.

Rod Johnson has been sending letters to the Obama Administration for months now. He agrees with all us vapers and thinks this whole FDA regulation is dumb.

It is also rumored that President-Elect Trump will likely take away the ban some point within his presidency. So, Sen Johnson is pushing to lift the bans as soon as possible.

Rod Johnson To Appeal FDA Regulations  wrote in his latest letter

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) deeming regulation of e-cigarettes is a primary example of a rule that could eliminate an entire nascent industry.  Accordingly, giving the substantial likelihood that this burdensome rule will be undone, I urge the FDA to cease implementation of its deeming regulation to spare the growing e-cigarette industry unnecessary and avoidable compliance costs that it currently faces.”

Thank God we have a someone like Sen. Johnson. The FDA ban has put a huge set back in new vaping products releases. Hopefully, the bans will be lifted really soon so that new vape products can come out.

In the meantime, you can still make your own vape coils and here are some links to my coil builds.

Twisted Nichrome and Nickel Coil Build

Vape Craft Co. Ejuice Review

Vape Craft Co. Ejuice Review

Vape Craft Co. Ejuice Review. I’ve bought tons of ejuice so far and it gets pretty expensive. I use to have a shop right next to me that sold cheap juice, but it did not taste good and was always old but then I found Vape Craft Co. Ejuice.

Vape Craft Co. Ejuice is some of the best juice I have ever vaped. Whether you like candy vapes or coffee vapes, they have a juice for you.

The pricing is the best I have seen so far with it being $15 for 120ml. 15ml are $3. It’s really good pricing and makes vaping that much more affordable.

All their juices are 70/30 blends and the 3 mls nicotine does not have a throat hit. 6ml nicotine does have a little throat hit to me, but it goes away. I have not tried the 12ml and I probably will never unless I get some for free.

So far every flavor I have tried taste great. Go check them out at http://vapecraftinc.com

Comment below if you like Vape Craft or want me to review more juices!

Twisted Nichrome and Nickel Coil Build

Twisted Nichrome and Nickel Coil Build
Twisted Nichrome and Nickel Coil Build

Here is a Twisted Nichrome and Nickel Coil Build that I have build a few times. It’s really low ohms, so make sure you have a battery that can handle it. It’s very warm but has a flavorful vape. It’s ranking at a .05 ohm build.

Twisted Nichrome and Nickel Coil Build
My supplies I used. Note you will also need a lighter

I started off with 24 gauge Nichrome, 28 gauge Nickel Ni200 wire. A drill, pliers, wire cutters and a lighter.

Twisted Nichrome and Nickel Coil Build
It with them with themselves then twisted them together.

I cut about 2 feet of each wire. Note twisting wire will shorten the length. I  twisted the wires with them selfs, then twisted them with each other.

Twisted Nichrome and Nickel Coil Build
Heat up the wire with a lighter

After I made the twisted wire, I took a lighter and heated up the wire to straighten it and make it a little more bendable. This twisted wire gets very hard, so that is why I heated it up. I heated it up till it was glowing red, but only let it glow for a second. I did a single coil Twisted Nichrome and Nickel Coil Build

I did a single coil Twisted Nichrome and Nickel Coil Build with 5 wraps, which came out to .05 ohms. It is really east to build, but do not build this coil, unless your battery can handle it. See y’all next time and Vape Safe.