3 Signs Telling You Its Time To Change Your Coils


 

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I’ve been fighting this fever for the past few days now, so my taste buds are shot. Been in bed for most of the day, so I haven’t been changing my coils as often as I usually do.

Now normally I would change my coils every couple of days or so, but haven’t done so because laziness and what the heck, I can’t taste anything  anyway.

The current coil I am vaping on right now has been in my tank for about a week now, yes, that same spaced single coil build in my Bellus RTA which I  talked about a few days ago. And although I don’t vape as much when I’m sick, I can definitely tell that these coils and cotton needs some changing.

After vaping for quite a while now, I can tell when its time to change coils based on these three things:


Taste – When the taste goes dull, you know it’s time to change your coils or cotton.

I’m not a juice connoisseur or taste master so whenever I get a new juice, I vape on it with a new build or at least a fresh strip of organic cotton so I can try and remember that taste in my head. When it starts to stop tasting the way it initially did, its time for the coils or cotton to go.

Juice color – When the color starts getting darker, that’s an indication of gunk build-up on your coils. Your e-juice usually gets tainted with that “toasty” aftertaste. I would probably describe it like toasted almonds.

Vapor – When your vapor starts looking thin, when it is not as robust as it was, that means your cotton needs to be replaced. You can salvage your coils by dry burning, cleaning and fitting your coil with a fresh strip of cotton.


Some people measure it by days; they like to switch out every 2-5 days or 3-6, depending how often they vape. I’ve noticed different juices have different lifespans. It’s just easier for me to base when I have to change my coils on the three things I mentioned above, rather than have to count days. And it’s been working out for me quite well!

What about you guys? Anyone would like to add how they determine when to change their coils feel free to leave some comments below.

Author: Mr. Long Drag

Former smoker turned vaper. Vaping got me off a habit I picked up at 17 years of age.

2 thoughts on “3 Signs Telling You Its Time To Change Your Coils”

  1. So i build my own custom fused claptons out of ni80, to styles, 28ga dual core with 36 gauge wrap, and 30ga dual core with 36 ga wrap fold and twist. Both styles i get about 5 wraps at .25 ohms.
    I will burn my coils off after a week or so, and add fresh wick often. As of right now i have gotten roughly a month out of my coils, vaping roighly 12ml of juice a day at around 85watts.
    I use a ipv4s to drip and a jaybo rx200 with a limitless rdta for my on the road vape. Havent found a reason to change my coils yet, maybe when they get to .30 ohms i will swap wem out, or .20 ohms, not sure which way it goes when the wire starts to fail. Anyone reads this and wants some of my experince or a video of the builds, hit me up…

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