Never rebuilt a coil before...Need some assistance!
I am sure this question has been asked...but in the past hour I have been searching, I cannot seem to find what I am looking for. So I apologize if this is a repeat!
I have never attempted to rebuild a coil before. I have a tank that isn't very popular that I got from my local shop. It is called SMOK PBCV2. It uses the Kanger Protank coils. I go through a 5 pack in about 5-6 days. And it SUCKS. After about a day of use it starts getting a disgusting burnt taste. I am just sick of having to go to the store every few days and dish out another $12. So I figure I may as well try to rebuild the coils myself. Only issue: I have NO idea how to do it or where to start I need to know what I should buy, and also how to do it! I use a Joyetech passthrough and 2.2-2.4 ohm coils. I am not very good at fixing/making things. And I don't know all the terms and such used for any of this. So if you do have some words of wisdom for me...please talk to me like I have no idea what any of it means lol. Anyways, could really use some help! Thanks in advance <3 Jules
Watch a couple dozen videos and you'll be itching to give it a try. First few might be difficult, but I promise you that you'll soon be feeling like an expert.
...and once you're a coiling wizard, look into using cotton for your wicks. 99% of the burned taste is due to gunk on the coils. With cotton, you pull it out, dry burn the coil, stick a new wick in, and get back to vaping.
i found this super easy to follow video in case anyone else is needing help and comes across this post =)
thanks for all your advice. i totally appreciate it! i took a look at the premade coils you were talking about. so these ones do fit the protank? are all coils the same and can fit any device?? in case i go look somewhere else for faster shipping
Moved to Clearomizers from the Modding Forum
This is also a simple to follow "how to" video :
Get one of these to easily wrap perfect coils every time:
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If you haven't joined up to CASAA, I'm doing a little membership drive, and there's a young lady who'll coil you up some to try. It's completely free:
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Step 1 : Go to CVS to get "Sterile Cotton Balls" (not a regular ones!) in "First aid" section. You have a perfect wick now.
Step 2 : Take apart all used coil heads you have,remove coils and soak them in the water for a few minutes.
Step 3 : Remove dirty wick/gunk from the coil, wash it and gently straiten it up.
Step 4 : Take 1/16" drill beat or alien key and make a new coil (5-6 loops).
Step 5 : Roll some cotton and tread it through the new coil.
Step 6 : Put everything back together.
Attention! Kanger Duo has a led in it (they welded shorter coil to a main one). Use only a bigger one.
Last edited by Andyhrn; 07-19-2014 at 02:46 PM.
I think rebuilding your coils will be great but have you tried cleaning the ones you have? I use vinigar but you can also use vodka or just plain water. Just soak for a bit let dry. Then do a dry burn where you just put the coil on the battery without the top tank peice. Pulse for 2-3 seconds at a time until gunk burns off. Then soak or rinse again. There are lots of instructions/videos on how to do it. Just Google dry burn! VERY simple and you can do it over and over and over again. I haven't lost a coil yet been vaping 7 weeks rotating thru 4 coils! Goodluck!
1. Soak for 15 min to overnight. Whatever you prefer
2 let air dry
3 do a dry burn
4 soak again to get rid of any ash or burn taste from doing the dry burn
5 good to go. Repeat whenever you want to keep coil in good condition!
Last edited by sashim80; 07-20-2014 at 02:14 AM.
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