Kanger T3 Rebuild with SS Mesh Tutorial

by muertala
January 28, 2013
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There has been a lot of interest for rebuilding a Kanger T3 with SS mesh so I thought I would write up a tutorial on how it is done.


First here is a list and a picture of the materials I have used.




  1. Multimeter
  2. Tweezers
  3. fingernail clippers
  4. Kanger T3 head
  5. Kanthal A-1 wire
  6. Pre-oxidized wick

Now remove the post on the Kanger T3 head as shown below.



Next remove the center piece and grommet from the bottom of the Kanger T3 and remove center coil as shown in the next 2 pictures below.




Now wrap your coil around your pre-oxidized SS mesh wick as seen below.



Insert wick and coil into the center of the head and spread out lead wires to ensure they do not touch during the reassembling process, and insert one of the lead wires into the rubber grommet as shown below.



Insert grommet and metal piece back into the bottom center hole underneath the wick and coil. Once in place trim both lead wires as much a possible ensuring no lead wire is seen. Next check your resistance of your rebuilt head and check for shorts. The head should look as displayed below.


Now it’s time to check for hot spots, in the picture I’m using an EGO-C battery. The should light up as shown with no hot spots.



After hot spots have been fixed attach the center post to the head and you now have successfully completed a Kanger T3 rebuild with SS mesh as seen below. Congratulations on your newly modified SS mesh Kanger T3. Happy vaping.



32 Responses to “Kanger T3 Rebuild with SS Mesh Tutorial”

  1. Flux83 on January 28th, 2013 10:58 pm

    Very nice thanks for the info, I am going to have to try this out when i get my T3s in.

  2. ghostdogg on January 28th, 2013 11:10 pm

    very nice

  3. tiffjamesnjj on January 29th, 2013 2:51 am

    looks easy… would need pictures if i attempted this, thanks!

  4. mongrel on January 29th, 2013 3:16 am

    That’s a real good mod. Thanks for sharing it.

  5. Ralph Tirella on January 29th, 2013 4:05 am

    thanks for sharing. i cant wait to try

  6. slap_maxwell on January 29th, 2013 5:42 am

    One of these days I’ll get around to trying this; cotton wicked too well for use as a wick in the T3 and tended to flood. What mesh size are you using here? 400? 500? Have you had any issue with flooding or leaking from the center pin?

    Thanks for the how-to!

  7. DemonFire on January 29th, 2013 6:01 am

    This is exactly what I needed. I’ve been looking at rebuildables for awhile but really wasn’t confident about it. One question. How do you fix hot spots? Thanks!!

  8. Philippe on January 29th, 2013 6:47 am

    Great tuto!

  9. muertala on January 29th, 2013 11:52 am

    @slap_maxwell using 400 SS mesh, however I feel 500 would better, still have leaking at 0.8ml but I believe 500 mesh may help a little

    @DemonFire to fix hot spots adjust your coils, like moving them away from each other or moving them closer together one coil at a time

  10. saboinia on January 29th, 2013 12:47 pm

    ty for the info and i must agree you make it look easy

  11. TheCrookedOne on January 29th, 2013 1:39 pm

    Great right up!!!! I will be tweeking my t3’s now..

  12. John "Shub" Fellhoelter on January 29th, 2013 2:36 pm

    Excellent write up Muertala! I shall be referring to this when my mesh arrives

  13. Michelle on January 29th, 2013 3:30 pm


  14. DemonFire on January 29th, 2013 4:48 pm

    Thanks again!

  15. Toweknee on January 29th, 2013 7:46 pm

    great guide will have to use this when I decide to build my wicks.

  16. Ralph Tirella on January 30th, 2013 12:18 am

    how big was the ss mesh you started with to make the wick? i noticed one guy doing it made it too big to start and it didn’t fit, just curious if you had rough dimensions of it.

  17. GhOsT DoGg79 on January 30th, 2013 1:19 am

    I tried this…great job

  18. Nathaniel on January 30th, 2013 4:47 am

    I am going to try this thank you for the guide!!

  19. Sonar505 on January 30th, 2013 6:11 am

    Great job very much appreciate the step by step photo’s.

  20. Amanda on January 30th, 2013 1:33 pm

    Nice job!

  21. robowvape on February 1st, 2013 3:44 am

    this is a great tutorial, thanks for the info

  22. Courtney on February 2nd, 2013 12:08 am

    Sweet! Id like to try this.

  23. crystalt64 on February 4th, 2013 3:28 am

    you make it look so easy and the step by step picks help ALOT thanks

  24. The Crooked One on February 4th, 2013 1:59 pm

    Ughhh..The tiny space , in which to work these…

  25. Karla Lyle (MsV8PR) on February 5th, 2013 1:02 am

    I will definitely be trying this. Thanks for sharing!

  26. jimpo42 on February 5th, 2013 6:25 pm

    I’ve been curious to try SS wicks. I may have to give this a try.

  27. Clawfield on February 6th, 2013 5:06 am


  28. Holden on February 7th, 2013 5:14 am

    Nice Invention You Made There.

  29. Holden on February 7th, 2013 5:15 am

    Wish I Had Once like that. :p

  30. walking dead season 3 free on February 28th, 2013 12:09 am

    No way!! Of course the one time I don’t tape Talking Dead is the one where my suspicions would have been validated!! Can’t wait to go home and tell the husband I was right! God, I love being right. Thank you!! And please forgive the excessive exclamation points.

  31. Chuckss on March 5th, 2013 8:27 pm

    Thanks for this, gonna keep it bookmarked for a future t3 purchase.

  32. mike on March 25th, 2013 7:37 pm

    did this 15 times ss wick fiber wick no wick 30g wire nothing touching but i get low load on my Z-max each time. I have been very meticulous doing this and I dont know why is is happening.

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