Done with Premade!!

by tiffjamesnjj
March 25, 2013
The author's views below are his or her own and may not reflect the views of Ecig Advanced

ok, so i have been using pre-made coil and wicks for my RBA’s… they can be pricey, but they are good to have around, so I have heard…

I installed a brand new premade on my phoenix RBA, and it was a big fat MEH, the draw was to airy, and I haven’t had this muted flavor since i was vaping on the T system lol. decided that I had to do something about this!

either way I made an order awhile ago and got some kanthal and silica wick.

BTW i have no idea what gauge this kanthal is.. it came with the igo mini.

Decided to break in the igo mini SS.

And fyi the igo is pretty good, vaping on it right now, good draw and easy to put together!


so i scowered youtube, and rewatched optimos video.


I really like optimo, IMO he is right up there in my top reviewers!

Cool thing is making your own coil and wick is crazy easy!

i quickly made one, and boom 2.1 ohms!!

gawd that ohm checker on the vamo is splenid!

so I put some vapedudes butery nipple 50/50 on it….

And we have lift off!!!


trimmed the silica, and honestly this is the best vape i have EVER had! I think that it had something to do with the feeling of knowing that I made it myself…

There are always posts about what if the FDA brings down the hammer and hikes prices up…

Well pretty sure that they can’t regulate silica and kanthal! so knowing how to do this can save you!

So, in short if you are still buying premades, try making one, it was fast! If i can do it you can probably do it better!

Oh, and if you have not tried RBAs yet, try them, if you have any patience it is worth it, i promise!

Thanks for reading, i am so happy that I HAD to make a blog!



36 Responses to “Done with Premade!!”

  1. Chad on March 25th, 2013 6:23 pm


  2. morrinb on March 25th, 2013 6:33 pm

    So very true. I had some pre-mades that I pulled apart (nothing wrong with the wick). Rewrapped them with my own wire and was amazed at how much better the flavor was than they were before. Kanthal for the win, in my opinion.

  3. TheCrookedOne on March 25th, 2013 9:08 pm

    Your Happiness made me HAPPY 🙂

  4. Tyler on March 25th, 2013 11:31 pm

    awesome! nice post!

  5. Michelle on March 26th, 2013 12:12 am


  6. tiffjamesnjj on March 26th, 2013 12:35 am

    still vapijg strong on it! shoot can’t spell

  7. bybees3 on March 26th, 2013 12:58 am

    Way to go tiff!

  8. Mike on March 26th, 2013 2:17 am

    I have not tried any of those yet. I might have to. I definitely have not built one myself. Sounds fun!

  9. Nev NYC on March 26th, 2013 4:09 am

    Congrats!! Yes it is easier than we both may have thought and Yes the ohm reader on the Vamo is great!! I didnt have as good experience as you but practice will make perfect 😉

  10. Aaron on March 26th, 2013 4:51 am

    Good job!

  11. MrsB3 on March 26th, 2013 6:36 am

    Great job!!

  12. Flux83 on March 26th, 2013 7:05 am

    Very helpful thanks

  13. Flux83 on March 26th, 2013 7:19 am

    I wouldn’t mind getting the mini, i am a little worried on how small it is.

  14. brock on March 26th, 2013 1:53 pm


  15. tiffjamesnjj on March 26th, 2013 9:02 pm

    the mini even looks goo on a twist, would look better if you had a skirt though

  16. slap_maxwell on March 26th, 2013 11:58 pm

    Great job, Tiff! How quickly they grow up and start rolling their own coils…. 🙂

  17. RCO67 on March 27th, 2013 4:27 am

    Way to go tiff. I think the best way to overcome that intimidation factor is to jump right in. It isn’t “hard”. Just a little trial and error and any vaper can be making wicks and coils. Yes, I agree, the satisfaction of doing it yourself cannot be understated. It does make the vape more satisfying.

  18. manudawg on March 27th, 2013 6:53 am

    Great job Tiff!

  19. bybees3 on March 28th, 2013 1:05 am

    I’ve ordered my first Cobra style atty. Gonna give ss wicks a try. Wish me luck.

  20. tiffjamesnjj on March 28th, 2013 3:54 am

    i think that the next wick that I am going to make is going to be with cotton cheesecloth, i think that it might cover the area better, and since i had such a great experience with making this one, i am hoping that the next ones will be as easy! btw have been vaping on my igo since i made it!

  21. slap_maxwell on March 28th, 2013 7:01 am

    Cotton works great as a wick on RBAs…much better flavor to me….

  22. brock on March 28th, 2013 1:16 pm

    very interesting

  23. TheCrookedOne on March 29th, 2013 2:49 am

    Still going ?

  24. MrsB3 on March 29th, 2013 2:59 pm

    Bill is always trying to improve his last build. I just VAPE.

  25. Tony on March 29th, 2013 11:49 pm


  26. Stephen W on March 30th, 2013 2:59 am

    I didn’t even know you could buy premade wicks and coils from RBAs!

  27. slap_maxwell on March 30th, 2013 6:28 am

    You can, but it’s really better to dive in and roll your own. It gets easier and easier and you can learn how to make them just the way YOU prefer them to be…bonus!

  28. tiffjamesnjj on March 31st, 2013 4:05 am

    i’m still using it 🙂 still making clouds of vapor!

  29. Mike Z(WindLvr) on April 1st, 2013 12:36 am

    Now that you have done it successfully you can start playing with the resistance and dialing in your perfect vape! Congrats on your first coil wrapping!!!

  30. tiffjamesnjj on April 3rd, 2013 2:12 am

    i tried making one from chessecloth…
    crap salad that sucked!
    then i altered a premade… ugh 2.9 ohms sucks lol
    now vaping a new one, and it needs to soak in… has an odd taste lol

  31. VapersWin on April 5th, 2013 5:28 am

    Funny thing about silica. I cant get it to save my life. I bought many things with premade set ups and when it was time to rebuild, I sold them to someone that could. I owned some GG stuff and they never lasted long. Why does silica hate me so much?

  32. tiffjamesnjj on April 7th, 2013 2:23 am

    i think that the next wick will be made out of cotton yarn… i think i need to boil it first, will have to look it up.
    I read somewhere that if you inhale silica fibers it could harm you… STILL better than a ciggarette, but i would rather use cotton if it tastes good

  33. slap_maxwell on April 8th, 2013 4:22 am

    Cotton works great in the Phoenix; if you build the coil right, you can pull out the old cotton and string some new through it every few days or whenever you change flavors.

  34. Karla Lyle (MsV8PR) on April 13th, 2013 9:48 pm

    I use to make my wicks in the Igo L like that too until I figured out if you fold the silica over like in Cody’s video it works a lot better. Glad you are making your own wick saving some money and getting a better vape 🙂

  35. aaron on April 16th, 2013 8:42 am

    Great post!

  36. kelliperkins on December 12th, 2013 3:05 pm

    I really need to learn this…

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