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How to Change a Vape Coil Properly

Like so many other things in vaping, changing a coil is something that you can do in a mindful and methodical way – or not. It’s really up to you. If you want to, you can essentially replace the coil in your tank just by ripping the old one out and throwing in a new one. If you’re not mindful about changing your vape coils, though, you’re not going to have as good of a vaping experience as you could have. Your coils will take longer to break-in, and you’re also going to have coils that burn out quickly because their wicks are going to burn.

You want to have the best vaping experience possible, and one way to make that happen is by always changing your vape coils properly. This article will explain how to do that. First, though, how often should you be changing your coils?

How Long Should a Vape Coil Last?

When you’ve read the things that people have said about their vape tanks on sites such as Reddit, you’ve probably seen statements along the lines of “my original coil is still going strong after two weeks.” Are you getting that kind of coil life, or are you actually changing your coils every two or three days? It’s possible for a vape coil to last much longer than that. Read more about why your coils burn out quickly.

Are You Unhappy About Poor Coil Life?

When you change a vape coil, the reason why you’re getting rid of your old coil is most likely coil gunk – the dark, sticky residue that collects on a coil when you use sweetened e-liquids. We’re here because we’ve created the perfect solution for that. The ROBO2020 automatic vape coil cleaner powers through coil gunk using nothing but water. It also dries your coils, leaving them clean and ready to use in just 30 minutes. Check it out!

ROBO2020 is also the missing ingredient that can help to make the experience of changing your vape coil absolutely perfect every time. Are you tired of the break-in period that inevitably follows every coil replacement? With some coils, you don’t start to get the ideal flavor until you’ve refilled your tank a few times – and then, you’ve only got a few more refills before the coil is covered with gunk and needs to be replaced!

One of the greatest things about ROBO2020 is that you can use it to clean and dry your new coils before you install them. The reason why a new coil has such a long break-in period is because of the machine residue that remains on the coil from the manufacturing process. ROBO2020 removes the machine residue to give you perfect flavor from the very first puff with each new coil.

When Is It Time to Change a Vape Coil?

It’s time to change a vape coil when the coil’s flavor is no longer acceptable. You can follow this link to learn more about why coils burn out, but the short answer is that the coil begins to give you a burned flavor, either because its heating surface is covered with residue or because the coil’s cotton wick is burned. It’s time to change your vape coil when:

  • You can’t taste your e-liquid anymore because every puff tastes like burned sugar.
  • You experience a scratchy, irritated sensation in your throat when vaping.
  • You’re unhappy with the coil’s flavor for any reason.

How to Remove Your Old Vape Coil

With most vape tanks, you’ll need to wait until your tank is empty before changing the coil because opening the tank will cause it to dump its contents.

When the tank is empty, remove it from your vaping device. Holding the tank upside down, remove the tank’s bottom metal hardware by gripping the base of the tank and turning it counterclockwise. Depending on the tank’s design, the old coil will be inside the tank’s chimney or connected to the tank’s metal base.

  • If the coil is connected to the base, remove it by twisting it counterclockwise.
  • If the coil is inside the tank’s chimney, remove it by pulling it straight out.

In some cases, a vape tank doesn’t have a permanent internal chimney because the coil itself is the chimney. If your tank has that design, the coil will have threading at the top and bottom. In that case, if the coil remains connected to the top section of the tank after you remove the tank’s base, you’ll need to twist the coil counterclockwise to remove it.

After removing the coil, put it in your ROBO2020 to clean and prep it for another use!

How to Prime and Install a New Vape Coil

Now, it’s time to install a new coil and get back to vaping. Hopefully, you’ve already readied the new coil for use by cleaning and drying it in your ROBO2020. Pre-cleaning allows you to skip the dreaded break-in stage. It removes machine residue leftover from the production process, eliminating the “new coil” taste from the start.

Before you install your new coil, the first thing you’ll want to do is prime the wick by wetting it with e-liquid. That helps to prevent any pockets of dryness that can lead to a burned wick and poor coil life. To prime the coil, put a few drops of e-liquid on all of the openings where you can see the white cotton wick. A typical coil has several small openings on the side and a large opening on the top. Place e-liquid on all of the openings until the cotton looks damp.

With the wick primed, you can now install the coil in your tank. If you removed the old coil by twisting it out of the tank’s base, install the new coil by twisting it in. If you removed the old coil by pulling it out of the tank’s chimney, push the new coil into the chimney, being careful not to warp the coil’s silicone rings out of place.

Reassemble and fill the tank. At this point, the coil’s wick probably isn’t fully saturated with e-liquid, so you should wait several minutes for the wick to become completely wet before you start vaping. We recommend setting your vaping device to a lower wattage for the first few puffs to ensure that the e-liquid is flowing efficiently through the wick before you begin to crank things up.

Jason Artman

Jason Artman is the owner and author of eCig One. A full-time freelance writer for more than a decade, Jason’s clients have included corporations such as Intel and eBay. Jason’s online articles have been viewed hundreds of millions of times. After quitting smoking and switching to vaping in 2010, Jason turned his professional attention to the vaping industry and now works with some of the world’s largest vaping and CBD brands.

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