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Chapter 4


ch4-blog-notext_02 What better way to follow a chapter about rebuildable atomizers than to discuss how to build a coil for these types of atomizers!!Building your coils can be difficult at first, but don’t worry. Just like everything else, practice makes perfect. The best thing about knowing how to build your own coils is, it’s convenient! And in all reality, saves you lots of money.

A coil is the wire that is connected to the base, which in turn is connected to the battery or mod. When the battery is powered, the wires heat up and turn the e-liquid into vapor. Without a coil, there’s nothing to produce vapor. Coils are predominantly made with kanthal but can also be made with nickel or titanium depending on your personal preference. Nickel and titanium wire are only used for building when you’re attaching it to a mod that has temperature control functionality.

Building is the verb used when making a coil. This is done by wrapping wire tightly around a screwdriver to form a coil. Building coils take time and patience so don’t get frustrated when the first few don’t come out too good looking. The most important aspect when it comes to building is knowing build safety. If you’re building for a regulated mod, the manual that comes in the box will tell you the minimum resistance for that particular mod. You’re probably asking, what makes the difference in resistance when building a coil. The answer to that is what size screwdriver your using, what gauge wire, as well as how many wraps. The less wraps, the lower the resistance.

A wick is just the material inside a coil to hold and deliver e-liquid. This is usually made from cotton but can also be made with silica or mesh depending on what atomizer you’re using. Using mesh is mainly for building on genesis style atomizers.


What you’ll need:

  • Kanthal wire
  • 2mm Screwdriver (most rebuildable atomizers come with one)
  • Additional screwdriver or allen key that fits your atomizer screws
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors
  • Organic cotton
  • E-liquid

Wrapping Your Coil

Step 1: You’ll need about 3-4 in. of wire to build one coil. Place the wire above the 2mm screwdriver as close to the handle as possible and hold it firmly with your thumb.

Step 2: Then you want to start wrapping your coil until you’ve reached the desired number of wraps. You want the wraps to be as close together as possible without overlapping.

Step 3: Once you’ve reached the desired number of wraps, both leads should be facing the same direction.

Installing Your Coil:

Step 1: Take the deck of your RDA and loosen the screws just enough so that the wires can fit through. You don’t want to take the screws completely out because they’re easy to lose and hard to put back in when you’ve only got one free hand.

Step 2: Then with your coil still around the screwdriver, put one lead through the negative and the other through the positive.

Step 3: Try to position your coil towards the center of the deck. Once you’ve got it centered, you can now tighten your screws. Be careful not to tighten them too much because you could cut the wire and have to start all over.

Step 4: Now that you’ve tightened your screws, you can carefully position your coil more towards the center if it isn’t already by moving the screwdriver in whichever direction needed. Once you’re satisfied with this step, you can now remove the screwdriver and cut the extra wire off so that the leads are as close to the negative/positive posts as possible.

Eliminating Any Hotspots:

Briefly fire your mod until your coil is completely lit. Once your coil is lit, let go of the fire button and compress your coils with the pliers. Repeat this step until your coil lights up evenly from the center towards the outer wraps. Another way is to stroke the coils with a pair of tweezers. Once your coils light up evenly from the inside out, you’re all set to move on to the next step.

Wicking Your Coil:

Step 1: You want a piece of cotton that can fit snug inside of your coil, not to lose and not too tight.  Make sure that there is enough cotton that when folded, it can reach the bottom of the deck.

Step 2: Tuck the cotton under your coil.

Priming Your Cotton:

Simply saturate your cotton with your favorite juice, making sure to go over the coil so that the cotton inside is also saturated. Then place your RDA sleeve onto your deck and repeatedly fire your mod until your cotton is dried out but not burnt. Once you’ve done that place your cap back on, add more of your favorite juice, and vape on!



4 Main Clearomizer Problems

4 Main Clearomizer Problems

As with everything else in this world, there comes a time when you’ll have a problem with your vaping device. There’s no need to panic because all problems can be fixed. You may not see all 4 main problems during your vaping experience, but you will see at least 1 of the main 4 at some point. The 4 main problems you may see are: 1. burnt taste, 2. lacking airflow, 3. vapor production lacking, and 4. you clearomizer isn’t working properly.


Having a burnt taste while vaping is the most common type of problem you may face with your vaping device. This problem arises often and frequently, especially if you don’t change the coil on time or get a bad coil.

The burnt taste comes from a bad coil or a coil that has been used longer than it should have been. When the coil isn’t receiving the proper amount of e-juice, it’ll burn the wick instead of the e-juice. The burning wick is what causes your e-juice to have a burnt taste to it.

One way to get rid of the burnt taste is to change the coil. If this doesn’t work then your e-juice may be too thick. When changing the coil doesn’t work, you may want to try a thinner e-juice.


Sometimes when you put the clearomizer back on your vaping device you may experience a lack of airflow. A lack of airflow may feel like you have a blockage or that the air is being cut off. The easiest solution to lacking airflow is to loosen your clearomizer from the other part of your device. If this solution does not work your e-juice may have made sludge inside your clearomizer. To get rid of the sludge you’ll need to clean your clearomizer and other parts of your device where the e-juice travels. Cleaning your device will help restore the airflow if loosening the parts does not.


There are a few reasons why your vaping device may be lacking vapor production. The first thing you would want to check is the airflow. If the airflow is not sufficient enough then you would lack vapor production. You will want to adjust the airflow valves to the right position to get the proper vapor production.

Another solution to fix a lacking vapor production is to change the coil. An overused or bad coil can hinder vapor production. An easy solution would be to change the coil.

The third reason for poor vapor production would be the voltage. Some devices can use more than one coil which have different voltage to them. Changing to a higher voltage coil can improve vapor production. If the vaping device you are using can only use one coil then it would be the battery causing the problem. If it’s the battery then make sure to fully charge the battery to fix the lacking vapor production.


There are 2 common reasons why your clearomizer isn’t working properly. Those  reasons are the coil and the coil not making proper connection with the bottom part of the device. The connection points not meeting properly is the main problem.

To fix the connection points you would need a flat head screwdriver. With the screwdriver you would maneuver the connector on the bottom part of the clearomizer down a tad. This would help to make the connections touch properly.


No matter if you’re a beginner or have been vaping for awhile, these clearomizer problems you may encounter. Whatever the problem is, you’ll be able to fix it and get your device working properly again.

Leaving Vapor Trails

Leaving Vapor Trails

Most who vape claim that it doesn’t have much of an odor, but, you really can’t trust your own senses after a few tokes because your nose will have gotten used to any smell by then. Quite a few non-vapers don’t notice a thing even when they walk into an enclosed area seconds after you exhale, then again, others will smell something and just not realize what it is.

If you’re in a position where the smell of vapor is a concern, a few simple precautions can help you avoid any problems. If you’ve a window, open it, and if you’ve a fan, turn it on. The smell of vaping may be less intense than smoking, but it’s still part of the atmosphere until it’s had a chance to disperse. Vapor odor has a lot to do with the ingredients of the e-liquid itself. Example: Propylene Glycol (PG) mixes leave a stronger smell than those using a Vegetable Glycerin (VG), so when being discrete is a must, be careful when choosing your supplies. If you enjoy the taste of fresh foods, try a berry flavor. The only thing anyone is going to smell then will be something fruity, and delicious.

Yes, vapor does leave a trail under certain circumstances but it generally disappears in moments so this isn’t really an issue for most vapers. We’ve all seen airplanes with streamers of cloud (known as contrails) following them, and though the reasons a vaporizer can leave a trail of its own follow the same logic, choose your location wisely, and it should never be a problem. Cold, clear air promotes vapor trails, and when humidity is high, they tend to hang around longer than you might think if there’s no breeze to disperse it.

When you get right down to it, vaping is obviously a better choice than smoking, and choosing not to vape because of worrying about leaving a scent, or vapor trail isn’t doing you any favors. Whether discretion is a must or not, adapting vaping habits to your surroundings is easier than you think, plus a much better option than polluting your body with smoking and trashy carcinogens.