Perhaps I should write a review (if i have time, yeah right)
so. with the wicking.
if you pack it too loose as in not enough outward pressure at the top and bottom of the mesh when it gets out of juice, (firing it and blowing on it will show u too) you will get glowing hot spots.
I can build this faster than any other coil/rda combo i have. the azathoth is super easy, if i had premade coils (i dont) it would be faster. but making a typical coil, throwing it in azathoth (fasted rda for placement etc) and wicked it.
i could have probably done the ceto 2-3 times.
try different width different bulge sizes and read the resistance, pack it by choosing an oversized piece of tight (not overly tight, never over tight u need the juice to fall down in it)
I make a sausage and push it all the way down till it touches deck. grab tweezers (crooked / angled ones) and pull the bottoms of the cotton down to the deck all the way around. carefully tugging it downward,
#important tip. always pay attention to the cotton ammount near the top and bottom of where the mesh meets the post. that has to be be packed out. thats where it will hotspot if u playign with it u will know exactly what i mean.
snip off the cotton in 1 cut. fluff it up a bit. do not push it down or try to pack it down. u will ruin the concept of the 1 way wick… what i do is actually use tweezers again and tug the cotton UP wards. it should still be flared out on the deck but tugging it up wards. u will see it makes better contact all way round bottom of mesh. flair out your top (dont push it down) leave about 2-3mm over the mesh, (some people push over the top of the mesh) you might have seen in fotos . i dont. but if u have hot spots on the top and your wick is flowing to fast, just bend the tops in a bit .
another tip. if you get ya cotton in there and its really to loose and your not going to be able to finish it in 1 install of cotton. just grab the off cuts of the same height as your build. pull of tabs and put it at the back of the deck posts.
use your flat side of your tweezers and push it in. like loading a pez machine and it works amazing. u can get it right to the right density. again dont over tight. dont push the sticking up ends of the cotton down. they need to be all pointing up.
juicing it up. i fill the deck first. then soak all the mesh. top up the deck at the back. keep topping it up until u can see ALL the cotton on the deck is full. then wet the mesh again. i pulse it and you will see it fly into the cotton through the mesh. keep doing this until it starts to not go in. then put a halo of juice round the top. cap on. way you go.
Also. do not build it max mesh width. or when u have 3mm of cotton out the top. it touches the top of the rda.
so i make it about 14mm mesh i think. I make sure i am 2-3mm down of the top of the posts. its still huge.
now here is how u get it to chuck and flavor out…
start vaping it at about 75w. - once u broke it in. top cap off. soak it again. this time. blow on it while rotating it. u will see tons of vapor but your looking to see if anything glows. if u get (typically) around the posts. u havent packed the post cotton corners. tweezers whatever u can to fix it. once its ripping 75w pulse or cdr while blowing on it. and its fizzing. no red spots. your good. juice it up again. cap on .
crank it up to 120w+ maybe 125w(my spot) and watch it go from 0 to hero … .its so smooth, seriously i bet you hit it 1st few times thinking is it doing anything? then out come clouds when you talk out loud. " is it even… WHOA!!!" lol love it.
oh yeah. then put your TC on. i think sometimes the tc may need to be doubled your usual setting. unless it was my rx2/3 (shitty tc mod)
what else? oh yeah. WHISTLE> if u have no build in here or u line up the far right or far left air intake holes over one of the posts, the air will whistle thru there. align it right it doesnt. if for some stupid reason it is whistling no matter your position. might be water inside the top cap/airflow when u washed it. or u can always just slightly ever so little close off the airflow maybe 10th of a mm. gone.
im currently playing around with 400mesh it ohms out faster for smaller device builds anyway ill let u know how other mesh goes soon
This photo got featured on Cthulhumods main page, might actually still be there. Im pretty happy about that.