Are the coils for an iSmoka Mini BCC cleanable/rebuildable?

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  1. BernieVideo

    BernieVideo Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I do not see much information in this forum about the iSmoka brand.

    My local B&M has plenty of replacement coils for these. I like the 1.8 Ohm ones.

    In looking for an online supplier I see many coils that look similar to the one in the iSmoka, but I cant be sure they are the same and will fit.

    A few questions....

    Is this coil cleanable? If so, can someone please post a link to the procedure.

    Is it rebuildable? Seems like a pretty small device to rebuild.

    Are coils under a different brand name compatible in my iSmoka?

    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. BernieVideo

    BernieVideo Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I guess not
     
  3. ScottP

    ScottP Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  4. BernieVideo

    BernieVideo Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks Scott!

    Wow, after reading what you go through to clean those tiny atomizers, I think I am ok with just spending $2.50 to replace em :)

    Thanks again.
     
  5. WarHawk-AVG

    WarHawk-AVG Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Yes, but not easy

    Similar to a kanger rebuild...but the little stem piece is press fit in the base...

    I pulled my Totally Wicked Tornado RCS coils apart (which are EXACTLY like the BCC Mega and Mini tank coils)

    You have to gently pry off the stem, use a pair of needle nose (or external snap ring pliers) to gently bend out the collar slightly where the stem is fit to...rebuild coil, put back on stem then use a pair of pliers to recrimp the stem collar down (or if you are good enough don't stretch the stem collar but tap the stem back in... [or try sliding collar in tank air tube, then putting the base in the bottom aligning everything up and gently screwing it back in to reseat?? gotta be careful with plastic threads...too much torque and they might strip out])

    BCC type coils (no threads)
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    Kanger type coils (threads)
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    Tons of vids on how to rebuild a kanger
    http://www.google.com/#q=rebuild+kanger+heads
     
  6. ScottP

    ScottP Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    No problem. Really though I made the instructions detailed so it looks like a lot, but other than the soak time it's only about 5 min of effort once you get it down. You can also rotate a few heads and just clean them all at the same time to save a bit on time.
     
  7. BernieVideo

    BernieVideo Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm keeping the one I just replaced.

    Maybe I will give it a shot when I have a few gathered.

    Thanks again
     
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