Looking to build your own vape mod? DIY Vape Mods can be a great learning experience, just please be safe. Do your research before you plan your build. Check out an Ohm’s Law calculator before you start firing your coils.


Here at DIY MOD Site, we recommend you start off with a box mod kit. Ordering a box mod starter kit ensures that you have all the necessary pieces & it saves you a bundle on shipping. Often, you’ll have to order at least ten separate parts.
The shipping on all of those parts can offset the savings from building the vape yourself. Not to mention, you have to find the parts & then do all of the research to make sure they are compatible. It can be a real pain. When you order a box mod kit, you don’t have to worry about anything. All you have to do is order the kit & assemble it. It’s much lighter than scrambling around looking for parts.

Customizable Box Mod Starter Kit

One of the most refreshing parts about ordering a box mod starter kit is that you still get to customize it, depending on which kit you buy. Here’s how it works. There are a certain number of options for some kits. The kit pictured on the right has 14 possibilities. There is a dropdown from each option, allowing you to pick from several different parts. It’s amazing! Kits like this differ significantly from preselected kits. If the kit is preselected, you don’t get to choose your pieces. You would just use whichever parts the kit came with.
Neither choice is bad, it all depends on what you are looking for. A preselected kit force has the specific parts you want. Even if it doesn’t, you could always order the extra piece you want & it could be cheaper that way. But sometimes the kits have some parts you would like to swap out. In that case, it would most surely be better to order the build-your-own box mod kit. It gives you the most flexibility, assuring that you have all the perfect pieces to build your custom box mod.
Mod Components
Hammond 1590b vs. Hammond 1455c801When you order the Build-A-Mod Kit, you will have 14 slots to customize. You may or may not know what each piece does. We will briefly explain some of the most important slots for you. By building your box mod, you will gain a deeper underst&ing of how mods work. It’s one thing to read or watch videos about mods. It’s different to build one yourself. If all you do is study information about box mods, then you have intellectual knowledge. Intellectual knowledge is great, but it’s not the same as when you build one yourself.
By building a mod yourself, you gain experiential knowledge. When you have experienced something, you learn a deeper level of expertise. Intellectual understanding is surface level knowledge, experiential learning is a broad sense of knowing. When you put your box mod kit together, you will know precisely how box mods work & how all the pieces play a role.
Every vaper should form a box mod at least once. It’s fun & you will learn a lot. You’ll appreciate all of the hard work that goes into the cooling mods on the market a little more as well. Building your mod is like a vaping right of passage.
Hammond Box
The Hammond Box slot is where you choose the box enclosure for your vape. Hammond boxes are high quality & the defacto st&ard among DIY box mod builders. The 1590B & 1590G are unfinished. They will be the color of diecast aluminum. The 1590BBK & 1590GBK will be black diecast aluminum. The 1455C801 will be silver & black.
Below, I’ve listed the dimensions for you. You can’t go opposite with any of these boxes. Hammond is the best. But if you would like an easier construction experience, I would not suggest getting the 1455C801. It’s harder to build with because the removable plate is 2.13″ x 0.91″. The other boxes open up how you’re used to seeing them. The big plate is removable, making them easier to work with.
1590B – 4.4″ x 2.3″ x 1.1″
1455C801 – 3.14″ x 2.13″ x 0.91″
1590G – 3.9″ x 2.0″ x 0.9″
1590BBK – 4.39″ x 2.34″ x 1.06″
1590GBK – 3.94″ x 1.97″ x 0.83″

Here’s our list of some of the best products to buy when you’re planning a DIY Vape Mod:


4.4 x 2.4 x 1.2 Inches

Hammond 1591 S Series ABS Project Box

ABS Multipurpose Plastic Enclosure
Integral card guides accept 1.5 mm (0.062″) P.C. cards.
Designed to meet IP54

Battery Holders, Clips & Contacts PCB PLSTIC BATT HLDR SMT 2 CELLS

Black Plastic
Gold Contacts
Easy to Solder

Keystone 1109 Dual 26650 Battery Holder

Black Plastic
Silver Solder Contacts
Fits in a Hammond 1590B Box

Spring Loaded 510 Connector (Low Profile) 22mm

1 510 Connector’s with spring loaded firing pin has a 22 mm base. This is the new style connector

DROK® Ultra-small 2 Wires Voltmeter Guage White LED 0.36″ DC 3.0~30V Digital Volt Meter Motorcycle Car Battery Tester 5V 12V 24V DC Voltage Check Detector

Two-wires connection: simply connect the red and black wire to positive and negative pole respectively
With reversed connection protection, meaning meter will not burn when connected reversely
0.36″ LED digits visible display; it requires low voltage to start; if volt is less than 3.5V, the LED will dim but not affect measurement

Stainless Steel Momentary Push Button Switch Black 16mm Threaded Dia SPST ON/OFF
Switch; Brand: Assisi; Main Color: Black
Length: 0.94inch; Product Name: Push Button Switch; Country of Manufacture: CHINA; Material: Metal(with Surface Oxidation)
Net Weight: 8g; Package Content: 1 x Push Button
Total Size: 22 x 22mm/0.9 inch x 0.9 inch (L*Max.W); Pole and Throw: SPST; Operation Type: Momentary


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