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RDA One half of wick always dark?

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  1. dDubs

    dDubs Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2012
    Buffalo, NY
    Recently got this flybone rda and actually liking it a lot, I thought I would take the fan out, but with it in it cools the vape down just a bit and blocks spit back. I've noticed this happening in my mutation x v4 as well, why does the wick on the right side of the coil get so much darker than the other side?
    Thanks in advance for any input
     

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  2. Froth

    Froth Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2014
    Chipotle.
    From what I can see It's because that section of wick is both very much shorter than the other side of it AND it's right close up against the cap of the RDA. With the central side being so much longer you're going to get more juice wanting to go up into the coil from that longer side. Also, when the wick sits that close to the edge of the RDA it soaks up all of the condensation vapor that is on the side walls of the top cap which tends to be a darker color, the longer the device sits without using it the more chance those wicks have to soak up all of the stuff that clings to the RDA cap and runs down the walls.

    Basically the juice is just sitting there in that portion of your wick getting heated over and over, it doesn't really have anywhere to go when the cap is on.
     
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  3. dDubs

    dDubs Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2012
    Buffalo, NY
    Because of the location of the coil that part of the wick is much closer to the cap, and also more constricted because it's kind of a tight fit down into the juice well. Maybe when I re wick it I can center the coil a little more so that side is more free. That wick should be the same length as the other side, I trimmed them evenly.
     
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  4. ThunderDan

    ThunderDan Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 15, 2014
    MD
    Looks like there could be a hotspot on the right side of the coil to me. I'd also double check that when you rewick it.
     
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