m Pandora: If the filler material comes out while rebuilding, or you want to replace
it anyway, or if it's old and kinda nasty, you can replace it with some
fine SS mesh. Just be sure to flame it with a torch first to oxidize it so
that it does not act as an electrical conductor and create a short in the
coil head. Use a piece cut to approx the same size as the piece of filler
material that comes out and after oxidizing it, slide it into the coil head
along the inside of the body of the coil. Also, the two pressed together
halves of these heads can be separated. After removing the pin from the
bottom, put that end into a small socket, like a 7/16". Use a 5.5mm (or
equivalent) punch or drill bit, cutting side UP, inserted into the top of
the coil head. Give the punch or bit a good tap, and the bottom of the coil
head should drop out through the hole in the socket, while the top part of
the coil head is supported by the lip on the inside of the socket. After
rebuilding, but before re-inserting the bottom pin, press the two halves
back together using whatever you have on hand. You can squeeze them between
the handles of a pair of plier type tool with rubber covered handles. Good
luck, feel free to respond to this post with questions!
SuperSwineSlayer: Ok so you can destroy a good coil to install a head so long as you "don't
mess with the inside wicking material from the factory. So my question is
can you recoil a burnt coil with a new one and new filler all around?
Otherwise I am rebuilding something already built am I not? Thanks for the
videos as always RiP!
jessie hogge: Great video! I did a rebuild today on an old coil......even took the filler
out ..... Left it out too.....and put a coil with my cotton back in!
Awesome taste and getting 1.9Ω!
Kelsey Schroeder: Can you always reuse the filler wick or do you sometimes need to replace
Arthur Tchapanian: You have the best break downs and the best info on how to get it done on
the rebuilds on youtube great job and thanks for all the tips. I just
started vaping and I got the Aspire Nautilus 5ml. I have 2 questions whats
the best % to go with I see that you smoke a lot of clear juices and was
wondering whats the best blend? 60%vg/40%pg or 70%/30%vg/pg? and number 2
is if i dont have a oms reader how many coils do you recommend? Thanks!
Kristy Loren: I pulled out my filler......NOW I really know :)
Saturn0s: can someone say what wire he is using? i only know the metric stuff aka mm.
so how thick is it?
Joey Morris: Can it be done with bigger wire? Like 24g?
michael rowland: hey i have a couple of these bdc heads and i was wondering if i sent them
to u if u could rebuild them for me im getting sick of buyin new one to
replace the burnt taste if this is possible i would gladly appreciate it
TheGeneralModders: Just did this build using 28G kanthal but I built to 1.3 ohm instead.
Outperforms the stock coils immensely. 14 watts with no burning at all. You
cannot chain vape with this setup though and I can't stress that enough.
The cotton will burn and you will have to rebuild an entirely new coil
because it's impossible to re-wick this setup.
glow__up Jason: What does it mean when it's gurgling and spitting up e-juice?
Steven Sousa: i F$%&in LOVE your VIDS!
keep'em coming RIP!
Ralph J: Rip... I love your videos and some useful builds. However, this aspire
nautilius build gave me a huge headache. I must have tried more than 20
coils but either it produces thin vapor or low load appeared on my zmax
sigelei... the build is somewhere 1.5 ohm but why it is acting weird I am
clueless. Appreciate your help...
Isaias Juarez: My backup tank broke, and the coils I had ordered (original) are on the
way, I needed to cape and out of desperation looked up a video to redo the
nautilus mini coils, after three tries I got it! The first two times I was
cutting my coils too low and causing a short. I raised it up a bit closer
to the notch (very important) and only seven times around the screwdriver
(7/64) and it worked. Thank you, for a minute I thought of buying
cigarettes. Thanks for the instructional video awesome teaching!!!
Kevin Hanning: First attempt went crazy as I didn't have the new out of the box coils. the
"filler" and "notched material" came right out in my hand. Took a few
attempts to get them to "set" in the cart properly using a clamp to wrap
the filler tight enough to fit back in. HINT: there's a machined area where
the filler should fit back to it's designed inside diameter and you have to
fold the notched ring twice to insert it in the filler. If done correctly
it will "snap" back to its original shape after a few seconds. Used notched
material and filler are waaaay harder to see but with a small light, you
can fit the rebuild back in fairly easier. When building the coil as in the
vid, the cotton is too thick, as in my first attempt to build the coil.
Second attempt with less thickness went much smoother and only about 2
minutes to perform the entire procedure. Vapor filled the room and smiles
were on every face! only 1.4 Ohms but desired vapor! Absolutely phenomenal
tutorial +RipTrippers !!!!!
erik61801: awesome! In a pinch I took my crusty coil apart, steam cleaned the tube and
filler, ditched the silica wick, burned the aspire kanthal clean, 6 or 7
wraps around a jewelers screwdriver, and a q-tip for a wick..Ive never been
able to run the stock coils on more than 3.8v (counterfeit ego twist)
without it burning, mad tokes at 4.3v..this thing hits awesome now, itll
probably be even better when I redo it like this video
colincgc: Do I buy 0.30mm or 0.32mm wire? Fed up of original coils, hit or miss with
them these days so gonna give this a go. My amazon account has mini blow
torch, organic cotton ready to go, just want to make sure I get exact
correct kanthal wire and have choice of 28 gauge with these two options?
ikiller man: Please tell me the diameter of a screwdriver, which is winding? I do not
know much English and did not understand it.
Dave D: Love the video. I am from the UK and not familiar with US habitats, but I
love the way you have a blowtorch but no scissors :)
Justin Allen: I've tried the coils that came with it which was the BDV, the new
replacement BVC coils, I've washed it in warm water and I get a crap metal
taste and my vape is horrible tasting compared to my Smok GBC. (Yes I'm a
noob, and I bought this tank because everyone at the vape shop said it was
the best and I've read a lot of great things about it as I was looking for
a tank that didn't leak from the pin and flood like my GBC's do, but the
vape experience is just down right horrible, and I've searched and searched
for answers and I can't seem to find one)
Zachary Hobbs: Can you do this with the bvc one? Someone please answer
Crosshair Gaming: Plz tell me if im wrong but a 5/64th drill bit. to get the size in mm would
you devide 5/64?
Justin White: See the bottom 510 spring loaded bottom. Poking out on the base. Have had
problems with that my self. Crushing the battery pin. Or worse, making the
bottom of the Nautilus break apart and separate and blow out.
purgeist: How about sub ohm coil?
Justin V: Just a tip for you guys. If you get a short, it may be because the chimney
of the tank is touching the coil, so make sure your coil is low enough in
Alex Maleno: I tried this almost 3 times now, im not getting the results you are all
getting. My coil is reading in correctly. Most recent read in at 1.58 ohms.
The draw is very tight, the hits are a little dry, also significant vapor
drop compared to the stock builds. What is going on?
Interestedsomewhat: Coolio man thanks, I was sorely displeased that the coils didn't even last
an entire day. Now there is hope. Have you ever rebuilt or tried on an
iClear 16 or is it to microscopic?? :^D
John Taylor: Hi there riptrippers thanks for this tutorial
I have been vaping just under a year now on very basic equipment itaste vv
3.0 and protank 3/aspire nautilus just getting into coil rebuilds now
Just bought my vamo v5 to use with my nautilus
On the nautilus which build would you reccomend for mouth to lung hits with
lots of flavour i usually run around 14 watts or if im using vv around 4.1
volts on 2ohm coils
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Alex Berry: Anybody know how this build compares to the new BVC coils with ceramic
WTFTheLeftIsBigger: This motherfreaker is batcrap crazy xD
kentuckygirl4574: I originally loved my nautilus but the coils have been a huge let down.
Nothing but trouble and a lot of burnt hits. Yuck! I ordered these
materials on Ebay and it should be here today. Can't wait to try a rebuild
and hopefully all goes well and I can enjoy my nautilus again seeing as I
have 3 of them. Wish me luck! I'll be back to let you know how it worked
out for me.
Kito Grova: Your Rock Bro! This is the most useful and interesting Video about Vaping
in the last few months. Keep on Brother!
ElGrigon Extraordinary: Why top notch? I`ve insert the coil to the bottom one, it`s working also.
Alexander Landry: Hot damn. Now this really breathed some new life into my Nautilus. Gonna
make sure to build some more of these to have on hand as my "set and
forget" vape. <3
customlumina: is it possible to make a twisted micro coil for this tank?
Erkut Gurun: If you want to do a dual coil build, how many ohms would be recommended and
would it work better with cotton or silica? How many wraps? And should
the diameter of the dual coil build for a single coil, be the same as a the
diameter of the single coil? (in other words, should you wrap it around
the same screwdriver for a dual build)?
James Smith: Whew! This is an awesome single coil rebuild. I wrapped 8 winds on a 2mm
drill bit with 28 AWG Kanthal. The initial resistance on the custom wrap
was ~1.8 - 1.9 ohms on the meter... So I pulled the leads just a hair
deeper (less than .5 mm) which resulted in a final resistance of 1.2-1.3
ohms. For me, the lower resistance seems to be an advantage compared to 1.6
Works like a charm. Fires quick for a good lung hit and the flavor is
enhanced 2-fold. No burnt hits, it just works!
My set up is a Nautilus Aspire tank on an iTaste MVP battery.
While I had it apart, I went ahead and tapped the largest variable air hole
to almost 2mm by hand.
Easy breathing, and much, much better than stock. Great vape clouds, and
great video, thanks for the tip! Keep up the great work! BTW, organic
cotton is the way to go!
Let me know what you guys think?
Matt Mussatti: I built a coil in my naut and I seem to have to drip it the wick is not
getting fluid. any tips?
Bryant Lee: For those of you getting anything less than 1.5ohms with this setup, there
is probably a short, probably caused by excess juice in the coil area, blow
it out and it should read 1.5/1.6, basically, there isn't enough cotton in
Drixon1: Dude your the man!!! I just subbed and I love your videos! I just bought
this tank I had the mini but I go through the juice within an 8 hour work
period, I have extra bvc coils which I plan on putting into the big boy but
which set up is better rebuilt or bvc?
Allie Starnes: I'm new to rebuilding and am wondering why this coil is better than stock.
I'm looking for an actual reason as to why it performed better, not reasons
why it is better. The Ohms were very similar, stock was 1.8 and rebuild was
1.6.. so why did the coil that he built produce more vapor and why does the
cotton improve flavor???
Treddtruck: I rebuilt a day old cartridge(I guess you could call it) and it turned out
great. I followed your tutorial and it took a little breaking in for the
cotton but two days in and its performing like a champ. It read out to
1.4ohm as the drill bit was slightly smaller but at 13 watts its still a
nice, pretty cool vape on the 3rd biggest airflow hole. Flavor seems better
than the stock coil, and vapor production is the same, if not slightly
better. The hit is also not as dry and scratchy. I have never had it flood
or run dry. If you are looking for an above average on-the-go vape, this is
colincgc: Just had 1st attempt... Got 2.1ohm reading, draw is tight but it tastes
okay. Should that be less coil and not as tight cotton next time?
Shanrilivan: I love you for this. I've been absolutely losing my mind over my Nautilus
tanks. My first performed absolutely wonderfully, leading me to order two
more the same day. Then the woes began. This will get me back up and
running with the box of crapped out coils I've got. Now to wait for APO
mail to Bahrain for wire and wick.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
Ni5ei: Wouldn't it be better to use NR-R-NR wire? The resistance you're measuring
here is not just the coil but also the lead wires. When I first rebuilt my
mini protank atomizers I was using pure kanthal as well but it would always
burn the rubber ring at the bottom. I'm now using nickel-kanthal-nickel
wire and it's much better. Plus you know exactly what the resistance of
your coil is.
inwoodjim: i keep getting 1.2 ohms... what am i doing wrong?
OriginalPenetrator: I live near some cotton fields I assume that should be pretty dang
What do you think?
Pollux Torres: Hey rip or if anybody know what kind of Material are the fillers please
help o post the links. I re build mine but im kinda concern about to change
the fillers too i think for my rebuild ones is a much need it. Thanks
adam setiawan: so, its single coil now, right?
supershark 9k: So this is the tank to buy from what I have seen. How's the stock coil
setup does it do the job or would it be better just to build one from the
get go. Also any leaks with this one or is it a solid unit.