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RE: Stainless Steel
I am using SS316L 28 gauge and 26 gauge wire, both usuallly simple spaced coils 7 - 9 wrapps depending what ohm I want, but it will be above 0.5 ohm. This performs well in SS mode TCR set to 92 for me. I don't see the need for Claptons or anythig like that, the flavour with SS is clean and good. 

The slight disadvantage of my SS is a slower ramp up time as compared to Ti. But overall it's the best wire for me. I don't use Kanthal anymore.
13-04-2016 03:25 AM
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RE: Stainless Steel
I've been surfing around the different threads and sections here on TVF...looking for some reference to different wire gauge set-ups...

Okay, here is my question, what would happen if I build a 4-6 wrap 20 gauge? Largest I've seen is 24 gauge....
02-07-2016 05:54 PM
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RE: Stainless Steel
(02-07-2016 05:54 PM)Fatboy Wrote:  I've been surfing around the different threads and sections here on TVF...looking for some reference to different wire gauge set-ups...

Okay, here is my question, what would happen if I build a 4-6 wrap 20 gauge? Largest I've seen is 24 gauge....

You talking about using 20g SS? If it's 316L SS wire, then single coil, 5 wraps of 20g on a 2.5mm ID would be 0.1 ohms. Of course that could change, your question was a bit ambiguous. What inner diameter would it have (what size post are you wrapping it on)? Would it be single or dual coil? 4, 5 or 6 wraps? 316L, or some other stainless wire? 
02-07-2016 07:18 PM
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RE: Stainless Steel
@fatboy.
You'll have a really low resistance coil with no gain from it being so. There's better cloud and flavour from a 26 parallel.
@Michael 
If you want tc then 316l is the one.. but don't tc it, it's much better in power. A 26 24 fc is one he'll of a coil. 3mm 5 wrap @.1-.12

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RE: Stainless Steel
Thanks Michael and Gently. I was curious but should have just done a quick youtube search first....

Bottom line is that I picked up 25'x 4 packages (2 of 18 & 2 of 20) of wire for $2 (hardware store going out of business sale) with the intention of using it for practice wrapping.... then of course wondered if it could actually be used as all of the online shops I'd seen start at 24 gauge....figured it would be harder to work with but otherwise an afternoon of playing around for $2 isn't my worse investment... Smile
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RE: Stainless Steel
What wire was it? 

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02-07-2016 08:58 PM
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RE: Stainless Steel
Absolutely a good idea to play around making coils with it, the low resistance won't matter if you don't put it on anything Tongue or you could send it to me, I make wire jewelry. Usually sterling, but I've worked with SS before. 
02-07-2016 09:36 PM
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RE: Stainless Steel
(02-07-2016 09:36 PM)Michael Wrote:  Absolutely a good idea to play around making coils with it, the low resistance won't matter if you don't put it on anything Tongue or you could send it to me, I make wire jewelry. Usually sterling, but I've worked with SS before. 

With my recent luck Michael, it will likely be anodized...I'll check it when I get back home.
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RE: Stainless Steel
I've got some lovely square wire.. same boat though, I don't know what it's composition is exactly

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RE: Stainless Steel
Not trying to discourage you but I use SS clapton and staggered Nichrome mix. It heats up a bit quicker but is best in power mode unless you are really familiar with TFC and TCR.

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03-07-2016 12:51 AM
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