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    Default Positive coil is always a hot spot.

    The coil that is connected to the positive post is ALWAYS a hot spot, and none of the other coils ever glow. From what I understand is that the center coils are supposed to glow first. Any body know what the deal is? I'm using 32 gauge kanthal on 400 ss mesh if that helps.
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    Have you tried working the hot spot out? Just gently prod the top coil while pulsing your battery and it should let the rest of the coils glow. Make sure to do this with an empty tank.

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    Here's the video that helped me the most. -----> zenesis coil basics - YouTube
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    push wick towards center post, that top coil is too snug against the wick.
    Are you wrapping in situ or using Drill bit/ PetarK method?
    What is the resistance reading on the coil in the picture?

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    top hot spot was always my nemesis... always.
    tips:
    1. pulsing short bursts, over and over... after a good doz. bursts, gradually increase time...
    2. take a screw driver head (flat) and push or indent the top wire towards the inside of wick, giving more coverage to wick
    3. try the cheesecloth thread trick... it ALWAYS works for me... (natural unbleached cheesecloth; 1 strand about 10" long... wrap it around the coil where the wire (coil) will go and wrap your wire over it... use a drop of juice to "glue" the thread to the wick... porous ceramic works best but ss mesh is fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aubie80 View Post
    Have you tried working the hot spot out? Just gently prod the top coil while pulsing your battery and it should let the rest of the coils glow. Make sure to do this with an empty tank.
    Yea I've tried working it out, every time. The ohms were reading 1.9 on my ProVari.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izan View Post
    push wick towards center post, that top coil is too snug against the wick.
    Are you wrapping in situ or using Drill bit/ PetarK method?
    What is the resistance reading on the coil in the picture?

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    I will try that when I get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukeman View Post
    top hot spot was always my nemesis... always.
    tips:
    1. pulsing short bursts, over and over... after a good doz. bursts, gradually increase time...
    2. take a screw driver head (flat) and push or indent the top wire towards the inside of wick, giving more coverage to wick
    3. try the cheesecloth thread trick... it ALWAYS works for me... (natural unbleached cheesecloth; 1 strand about 10" long... wrap it around the coil where the wire (coil) will go and wrap your wire over it... use a drop of juice to "glue" the thread to the wick... porous ceramic works best but ss mesh is fine.
    so just take the cheese cloth and wrap around the wick, add a drop of juice and then wrap the coil around the cloth? hmmmm. I will try this too.

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    I used two brass washers to basically extend the center post closer to the wick(helps with the hot leg) it does sound like you may have the top coil too tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sockfootball21 View Post
    I used two brass washers to basically extend the center post closer to the wick(helps with the hot leg) it does sound like you may have the top coil too tight.
    The center post sucks on the aga t2, the nuts never tighten fully and i kinda have to wrap it tight to get it to stay on the post. The nuts area all stripped except for the top one.

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