How to build coils with less hotspots?

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  1. Hercules S.

    Hercules S.

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    Hello everybody!! First of all excuse me for my english because is not my native language.
    I have started building my own coils for two or three months now. I have made successfully some aliens and fraliens but my coils always have big hotspots that do not get removed easily. I believe my builds are made quite tight (i mean with no spaces when building) (i will post a photo). What can affect the build to have many hotspots? Can it be the final wraping around the core? Any idea anyone?
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    Bigrick Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    Viewing your pics on my phone only shows about half of your picture. That being said they look beautiful from what I can see. I am only set up to do simple coils, regular, parallel, and twisted. I have minimal issues with hot spots but I do seem to have more when I use certain wire. I have a spool of UD and I get more hot spots than when I use Temco wire. So maybe wire quality? I am sure someone will be along with better info for you. But yeah again to me your coils look very nice. I would not think twice about using your coils. Great workmanship.
     
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    Carambrda Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Welcome, and, there's nothing wrong with it from what I can see. Hot spots are easier to remove if you turn the wattage down low enough before you start gently pulsing, so it's a work of patience usually, as you can see for yourself if you navigate to 15:48 in this video:

     
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    Thank you very much for your good words. The round wires I am using are twisted messes and the ribbons are Juicy Junkie.
     
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    MyMagicMist Platinum Contributor Member For 4 Years ECF Refugee

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    That is a likely probability. I use Temco wire and don't deal with hot spots too much.

    @Hercules S. ,

    That aside if you can access Youtube finding helpful videos may provide some tips for handling hot spots. Understand I'm not deflecting your question. I'm answering as best I'm able. It seems Youtube offers a lot of useful vaping advice a person needs to watch and see how things are done. Showing an example is the most direct way to teach. :) Also please do at your liberty check out Temco wire.
     
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  6. Carambrda

    Carambrda Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Temco is just a distributor. Whether you buy your Nichrome 80 wire from Twisted Messes, Anarchist, Kidney Puncher, K-Bee, or Temco, it's all smelted by Sandvik in Sweden... just the spools you get from Temco are too clumsy to work with if you're doing aliens or fraliens, and, they don't offer odd sizes like 27g and 29g so you'd still have to order those from someplace else so, why bother?
     
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