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Ammit MTL - how to understand this wicking?

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  1. VAP8

    VAP8 Full Member

    Aug 4, 2014
    Beijing
    Hi all,
    How to understand this wicking? Which side is wicking better? What could be the issue with the other side? I am using Halo Tribeca, Muji organic cotton. IMG_20191019_101814.jpg IMG_20191019_101629__01.jpg
    Sometimes both sides are light and it tastes good, sometimes both sides are dark and it tastes good, sometime light will taste dry, sometimes dark will taste smokey.
    Curious how your read these wicks.~
     
  2. AngeNZ

    AngeNZ Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2018
    New Zealand
    I'm definitely no expert. From what I've experienced, colour differences in the wick shoulders/tails can be caused by one side wicking better than the other.

    To fix it, slightly thin the side that is darker.

    I insert my cotton, pull it through, then I twist each end to check how even they are. If they aren't, I slightly thin out the fatter side.
     
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  3. VAP8

    VAP8 Full Member

    Aug 4, 2014
    Beijing
    Thanks for that, I will experiment in that direction :)
     
  4. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    From the picture it looks like both ends of the wick are saturated. It's possible that the left side
    of the wick is a little shorter than the right side and isn't all the way down in the juice well. That would be the reason the two sides are different shades of the juice color. The ends of the wick need to just touch the bottom of the wells.
     
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  5. AngeNZ

    AngeNZ Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2018
    New Zealand

    You are very welcome. I'll page my resident wicking expert here @ShowMeTwice

    BTW It has been a long week, but your deck is a dead ringer for a Sydney terrier's face ;)

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  6. Jwaterski

    Jwaterski Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 27, 2013
    OKC, OK
    I'm thinking you got a hot leg on the right.
     
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  7. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    I concur. That “one side blackened thing has “uneven coil heating” all over it.

    Both sides are wicking I think, and if you get the OP gets the coil hot enough by holding the button down both sides will draw. The problem is you’re the OP is burning one side.
     
  8. Marper

    Marper Super Member

    May 20, 2019
    And I think you don't have enough cotton, try to cut the cotton so you can bulge it a bit, as in the cotton will be above the coils a little bit and not stretched down
     
  9. Marper

    Marper Super Member

    May 20, 2019
    These are a few of my builds showing how the cotton is 20190916_164207.jpg 20191019_191504.jpg 20190916_161639.jpg
     
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  10. RuiG

    RuiG Full Member

    May 4, 2019
    Portugal
    I don't use mine much nowadays but two things seem not so much perfect on your build:
    -Not enough cotton on the juice holes
    -The darker side seems a result of a hot spot on the coil.

    I used to build 2.5mm inner spaced coils and got amazing flavour from it.
     

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