Rebuildables - What are they and are they right for you?

December 12, 2019

Rebuildables - What are they and are they right for you?


A rebuildable atomizer is not like a regular tank that you insert pre-made coils into, instead the user builds/wraps coils and installs them into positive and negative terminals (the build deck). Once the coils are installed the user must also install the wick, which consists of threading cotton through the center of the coil. Because the user is not restricted to a certain type of coil provided by a manufacturer he/she has a lot more freedom in terms of coil resistance, wicking, wattage, etc. The number of coils an atomizer houses ranges from one and all the way up to eight or so in some specialty atomizers, they are usually single or dual coil though. Using a rebuildable will provide the best flavour you can get from a vaping device.


Types of rebuildable atomizer

Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer (RDA) - This kind of atomizer does not have a glass tank section to hold the e-liquid, instead the user must regularly drip liquid directly onto the coils to keep the wick wet.

Rebuildable Tank Atomizer (RTA) - This kind of atomizer does have a glass tank to hold the liquid, while still retaining a build deck for installing coils and wicks.

Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomizer (RDTA) - This kind of atomizer has a build deck like an RDA with a glass tank section underneath. The user can fill the tank section with e-liquid and the wicks droop down into the tank stay absorbed.


  • The best flavour available.
  • Freedom to decide coil type, resistance, wattage used, wicking etc.
  • Ability to experiment with different coils and builds without changing to a different atomizer.
  • Coils will last significantly longer than a factory coil if maintained correctly.


  • The learning curve in regards to building can be steep for some.
  • While coils will last significantly longer the wicks still need to be changed regularly, sometimes more often than you would change a factory coil.
  • If using an RDA the need to drip regularly can be tedious for some, and requires the user to carry their e-liquid with them. A squonk (or bottom feeding) mod would negate the need to drip though, because it houses a soft bottle that the user squeezes to feed juice up into the bottom of the atomizer.
  • Extra equipment is required: coils, cotton, tools.

So, do you think a rebuildable atomizer would be right for you? Are you looking to try something a little bit different? Come and talk to our friendly staff at any of our five locations around Melbourne (Cheltenham, Nunawading, Pakenham, Bundoora, Dandenong) and we’ll happily walk you through the available options.

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