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How do you dip yer wick?
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
(31-01-2016 02:40 PM)gentlydoingit* Wrote:  
(31-01-2016 04:16 AM)Michael Wrote:  You're a jerk, Mike. Tongue I didn't notice that light grey fine print on the 26/38 fc recommendation... 

And hour and a half later, I have exactly one coil. And way too much wasted wire. 

It works great though. Really good flavor, and it warms up a lot faster than the 22/30 I made earlier. 

But damn, that was hard! 
Haha.. 
It is hard but we'll worth the effort. Pics or it didn't happen Tongue

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Unfortunately the wire got a kink or two in it so it's not quite as pretty as yours, but I'm still damn proud of myself. That 38ga wire is about as thin as hair, and nearly as fragile. I only broke it once!... And had to start the whole damn thing over. Sad
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
You've every right to be proud of that for your first shot!

I've just used the last of my 40 on this bad boy.. there's my fingerprint for scale Mosking[Image: CM160201-01243101_zpsyllqxdka.jpg]

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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
That's pretty. Titanium coils?

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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
(02-02-2016 07:09 PM)Don Wrote:  That's pretty. Titanium coils?
Nichrome 80

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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
They've blued nicely
Which is why I assumed Titanium

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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
What's up with nichrome? I've heard the name but never seen it anywhere or used it. 
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
Nichrome was around before Kasnthal. It has a slightly higher resistance but it takes longer to heat up - course the heat lasts a b it longer though. It is 80% nickel and 20% chromium. Generally you will use thinner wire with nichrome (similar to nickel wire). I'm not a fan of nichrome at all. I'm a Kanthal A1 kind of guy. But nichrome is OG --- Dirol

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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
I'd have said that the other way round Paul..
Nichrome is lower resistance by over a gauge and heats up quicker. I use it in fc's a lot, cores or wrap, it's made in thinner gauges than kanthal and it's stronger, so as a wrap you can go thinner without snapping it as easily. I personally don't rate it for flavour but it depends on how you make it, the twisted+1 pic I uploaded a week or so ago was 82/20 and the flavour is really good.
I'm about to test out a twisted nichrome fc, pics when it's done Biggrin

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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
Does nichrome have the same issue as nickel wire, meaning will it put off nickel fumes if heated too much? I'm a bit apprehensive, with that high nickel content. 
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