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Nichrome 80 Help
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Nichrome 80 Help
Hi,
I ordered Kanthal wire but got sent nichrome 80. 24, 26, 28, 30. 
I'm a little concerned using nichrome, and can I dry burn the coils to adjust with ceramic tweezers?
I know the resistance is less in nichrome but I've seen varying advice on whether to dry burn the nichrome or not.

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13-03-2016 12:41 PM
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RE: Nichrome 80 Help
You can dry burn nichrome 80/20. The nickel content is stable as an alloy and will not leech. The chromium content will only get hot enough to produce CR2O3, protecting the coil from oxidisation and is considered safe except in very large doses. The size of the coil will only produce a trace element of it and you'll be running the coil under the tap, there'll likely be no trace while vaping.
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13-03-2016 01:43 PM
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RE: Nichrome 80 Help
Thanks for the advice, I really appreciate it. I don't know whether it's a psychological thing, but I was getting a metallic taste from the Nichrome, so I pulled it out and made myself a 28 twisted Kanthal and the flavour from the juice is much better with none of the metallic flavour.
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14-03-2016 09:31 AM
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RE: Nichrome 80 Help
Not really strange. I also get bad flavour from nichrome, it only lasts for 10 min of vaping though, then it's on a par with kanthal.

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14-03-2016 09:38 AM
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