DIY coil building is a great option for experienced vapers who are looking for a way to further personalise their vaping experience, offering the ability to build a coil that meets your exact preferences, right down to the wire type and cotton.
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About DIY coils

Building your own coils allows you to really tweak your coils to meet your exact preferences, and to easily experiment with different ways of building and different resistances.

DIY coil building is only recommended for experienced vapers who have a good knowledge of ohms law and battery safety.

When building your own coils there are many different wire options to choose from, made from different metals and different gauges and shapes. However, if you want to be able to use a DIY coil build but find making your own coils difficult, there are also premade coils available in a range of different options and resistances.

Most vapers who build their own coils have a cotton preference, having experimented with different brands and formats they will usually find one that they find easiest to work with or that offers the specific vaping experience they are looking for.

Take a look at our DIY coil options to find some of the materials needed to get started with DIY coil building.

DIY coils FAQ

Are all coil wires the same?

No, there is a huge variety of different wire options available, with different metals, gauges, and wire shapes to choose from.

We recommend you do lots of research before getting started with DIY coil building, this will also help give you an idea of which wires and what type of builds you will likely prefer.

How much cotton do I need to put in my DIY coil?

It is important to use the right amount of cotton when wicking your DIY coil, and this will vary depending on the particular build you are using. You want to ensure that there is enough cotton to be making consistent contact with both the coil and the e-liquid.

You should still be pull the move the cotton within the coil, if it is packed too tightly it will not only make it difficult to remove the cotton when it needs changing, but may also make it hard for the cotton at the centre to become saturated. If the cotton is packed too tightly and the e-liquid does not penetrate to the centre of the cotton, this dry cotton may burn out quite quickly.

Do I need to change the coil every time I change the cotton?

Not necessarily. One of the advantages of DIY coil building is that you have the ability to change the cotton on your coil without having to change the actual coil.

You will usually be able to tell when it is time to change the coil as you will be able to see visible build-up on the coil and the cotton will burn out much faster.

Can anyone build their own vape coils?

No, DIY coil building is not for everybody and should only be done by those who have sufficient knowledge and are an experienced vaper.

You will need a good knowledge of ohms law which is needed to ensure your build is a safe resistance, especially if you are using a mechanical mod.

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