How To Rebuild Your RDA

Hey Savages!

Today we will be talking about how to rebuild your RDA! You can also watch the video here for your viewing pleasure.

Note: The steps in this blog can be used for an RDA or an RTA. For this tutorial the RDA used is a Recoil Rebel.

The tools you need:

  • cotton
  • coils (we used Medusa Coils that are pre-built & come with cotton)
  • scissors
  • wire cutters
  • pliers (you may not need these but they are good to have just in case)
  • small screwdriver (or a small tool to use to bend the wires/adjust the coils or cotton)
  • your RDA/RTA
  • a mod

To begin, screw the deck on to the mod so that you have a stable place to build.

The RDA we used is a 4 post design & there is 1 hole for each post. There are a few different ways that you place the coils, but we did a center build. If you don't know what that means it's okay! I (Kathryn) didn't know either. It just means that the coils will be in the center of the deck.

Now you can open up your coils & take them out. For this next step we decided to space the coils, which isn't required but it reduces or eliminates hot spots that make your coils taste burned. (Shoutout to DJLSB Vapes for this great tip!) You'll slide one coil on to the small screwdriver (or tool of your choosing) & pull the coils apart so that they aren't touching each other. You can then take the other coil & repeat.


Next you'll install the coils. Take one coil & insert one lead (the part of the coil that's straight) into one of the outside holes, and insert the other lead into the inside hole on the other side.

Gently push the coil against the posts so that the leads are sticking out as far as they can go. While holding the coil against the posts use the tiny screwdriver to tighten the screws down onto the leads. Once you're finished tightening the screws, insert the screwdriver into the coil & pull the coil away from the posts just so that they aren't touching.


Next, grab your wire cutters & clip the leads as close to the base as possible.

Now you can do the same with the other coil, putting the leads into the the 2 empty holes. To make this process easier we put one lead in to the hole that is covered by the already installed coil first, measured approximately where to cut, & then made the cut. Then we were able to insert the second lead into the hole that is not covered by the first coil, tighten the screws, & then cut the remaining lead.

Once the screws are tightened you can pull the coil away from the posts just like you did for the first coil.

Now you'll want to fire the mod until the coils are glowing evenly from the inside out.

The next step is the cotton. A cotton pad came with our pack of coils but the following instructions can be used with any cotton pad. You'll want to cut 2 strips of about 1/8 of the pad each, keeping in mind that the strips will need to fit inside of the coils. You'll then peel off the first layer of each side of the strips. The cotton will then look really fluffy on each side.

Take each strip of cotton & roll one end of each strip to look like the following:

Allow the coils to fully cool & then stick the rolled end of each strip of cotton into the coils- one strip for each coil.

Then you'll trim the cotton to look like the following:

Take the small screwdriver & push the cotton down into the deck. To get better airflow we suggest pushing the cotton into the deck on the sides of the coils rather than under them.

You did it! Now time for the juice! Grab a flavor of your choosing & drip it over the cotton & coils.

Once you're done putting the juice on, fire the mod until there's vapor!


Place the top on & you're ready to vape!

Thanks so much for reading & remember to #StaySavage!




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