Since I started this blog a few months back I mainly intended for it to be aimed at beginners. I love introducing people to vaping and helping them kick the ciggies, that’s the main goal. But for some people vaping begins to turn into a hobby and they start looking at other people’s gear and begin to want more out of their vaping experience. So with that, I would like to touch on coil building a little.
Just a few basics to begin with: Every pre-manufactured wick has a coil built inside of it, and every coil is rated by ohms, which is an electrical reading measured by resistance. When I started vaping most coils were anywhere between 2-5 ohms. These are what you would call “safe” coils. The lower the ohm reading, the hotter and more volatile the coil can become. Anything below 1 ohm is considered “sub-ohming” and this is where a lot of experienced vapers hit their sweet spot, but also where you have to really start being careful. Let me be clear, vaping CAN be dangerous, but I want to help with that. Now, there are many “sub-ohm” tanks on the market now that are awesome, but sometimes you just want to “drip” and that is where building your own coils comes into play.
So the first (and only) thing you will need isn’t wire, or wire cutters or pliers or even a Rebuildable Dripping Attomizer (RDA.) The very first (and only) thing you will need is someone with you who knows what they’re doing. Without an experienced builder to guide you you can get yourself into trouble, and this isn’t a joke. If you don’t know anyone who fits that criteria then you need to watch YouTube videos, like a lot of them. I’m not kidding when I say DO NOT TRY TO DO THIS ON YOUR OWN AT FIRST, or at least without doing a ton of research.
Why is safety so important? Because batteries can be very dangerous. Even if you aren’t sub-ohming you can seriously injure yourself by not knowing what you’re doing.
And that’s it. I’m sorry if you thought I was going to delve into the whole process of how building works and what you need to buy and all of that jazz, but there just aren’t enough ways through words that I can guide you on this. Trust me, I’ve seen a lot of dumb shit online wherein an inexperienced vaper tries to start building on their own and either hurts themselves or ruins the device they purchased. The fact of the matter is, no matter how much building gear you buy, you shouldn’t be doing this alone from the start.
Find someone and start with the basics, that’s it. I had intentionally starting writing this post with the purpose of guiding people on what RDAs to purchase and what wire to start with and all of that, but as I typed and the gears started turning in my melon I realized that I just can’t do it justice through words. This post is a warning to anyone wanting to start building their own coils.
Building is fun, and the vapor production and flavor that you can experience from it are out of this world, you just have to know what you’re doing and be careful, and the best way to learn all of this is through help and research.
Vape safe, guys!