Coil building is a method through which vapers create their own coils for better flavors and big clouds. The thing is that anyone can create their own coils directly at home so we are going to discuss today about this process and how you can complete it safely and easily in the comfort of your room.
Things to Do Before Starting Coil Building
It is important to know that the coil building process requires some documentation first. So, it is not right to start building without getting informed about the whole concept as this may lead to dangerous results. So you can start searching for as much information as possible. Firstly, you`ll need to check some theory such as the Ohm`s Law that will help you better understand how coils work. You will also need to read some details about battery safety before even attempting to build coils.
That is because there can easily occur short circuits that may damage your device. Secondly, there are many web pages where you can find details about this process in particular. There are even vape passionate who create videos where they explain how they create their own version of coils. The plus regarding these type of videos is the fact that you can follow the step by step process at home. You can pause and start again the video, or replay it so you can build coil easily.
The Advantages of Building Coils by Yourself
There are different advantages you can consider when it comes about building your own coils. For instance, one of them is the fact that you can save some extra money. Vapers usually tend to buy every other week disposable coil heads, but once you are able to build them yourself, you will not have to worry about this aspect ever. Another advantage is the fact that coil building can be easily transformed into a hobby. Therefore, if you start to like it, you can elaborate more the process while having fun. You can even start building them for your vaping friends.
What You Will Need to Build Your Coils
Exactly like a good cake recipe, there are different materials you will need in order to build your own coil. First of all you will need some resistance wire. You can choose between kanthal, stainless steel, nichrome, nickel, or any other wire. You will also need flush cutters that will help you cut the wires into small pieces. Tweezers are also important as you will have to pinch your coils.
On your accessory checklist needs to be a screwdriver. Remember to choose a small type of screwdriver for you to easily work with it. There are even coiling tools you can consider instead of the screwdriver, so you are free to choose an option that will help you better. As another material, you will need a wicking material. Many vapers choose the organic cotton. And of course you will need some scissors that will help you cut the cotton. An ohm`s reader is also an important tool that will help you figure out the resistances.
Aspects to Decide Before Building Your Coils
Now that you have all the material needed, you will need the recipe. The thing is that coil building includes some concepts you will have to consider from the very beginning. For instance, you have to decide whether you are going to build a macro or a micro coil. These are the most common types of coil builds that the majority of vapers uses.
These type of coils are created by taking a piece of wire and wrap it around a screwdriver. Even though both micro and macro coil building processes have the same base, the difference between them is the inner diameter of the coil. Therefore the micro has an inner diameter or 1-2 mm while the macro means anything larger than 2 mm in inner diameter. The trick is that if you want a high resistance you will need a bigger inner diameter. A small inner diameter will lead to lower resistance.
You can also wonder if you want to create a twisted build or not. This process is based on twisting two pieces of wire together that are wrapped after that on the screwdriver. The point of double twisted wires is that you can increase the surface are without having to drop resistance. The flavor is also richer when building a coil with two wires instead of one.
Another important aspect is if you choose to build a single or dual coil. The difference between the two is the fact that with dual coils you can create bigger clouds. But remember that when it comes about dual coils you will need to have two coils that will be exact the same in size and form.
This is how they will heat up in a proper way. For the dual coils, the resistance is one half of each coil`s resistance. For instance, if you have used two 0.6 ohm coils, the resistance should be 0.3 ohm. But if you take one of the coils out, the resistance goes back to 0.6 ohm.
Coil Building Process
This is a brief explanation on how the coil building process should be. First you will need your tweezers, the wire and a screwdriver. You will have to wrap the wire on the screwdriver with care. Try to keep the wire circles as close as possible to each other but do not overlap. You should do 8 such wraps. After you`ve done that, you can press firmly on one lead of your wire and press with your tweezers onto the other lead. This process will make sure there is no space left between the wraps.
Then you will have to take your build deck and loosen the screws a little. Take the screwdriver with the wrapped wire and place one lead of the wire in the positive post hole while the other one should be placed in the negative post hole. Try to place the coil towards the center by the help of the screwdriver and start tightening the screws.
Before installing the coil you will have to wick it with some organic cotton. Just cut a small piece of cotton. The small piece has to have the proper size for your coil but not too big and not to small either. You will have to trim the cotton so it will fit on the deck. After that, pour a few drops of juice onto the wick and insert it into the coil.
Thankfully, there are many sources you can further document if you want to start building your coils. You will need to practice the process a little bit before becoming a master of the subject. So keep it safe and don`t forget to have fun also!