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Ss316L flatwire

Discussion in 'Rebuildable Mods and Devices' started by Jd_, Nov 5, 2020.

  1. Jd_

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    GRRRRAAHHHHHHHHAAA!! is there ANY way to make this less springy??

    Like heat it up with a lighter and dip it in cold water or somethin?

    It vapes amazing but my god...
     
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    This took like 30 min...
    And i still gotta get it in a goddamn postless deck with grub screws that twist the outside coils
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    You can anneal it with a flame, mini blowtorch is ideal or a lighter.
     
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    That wont hurt it? Lighters n stuff r way higher than 600 degrees
     
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    The melting point of SS316L is 2540-2630° F so start further away to reduce temp and then move closer to get desired result!
     
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    Unless you concentrate the flame in one spot you'll never get that hot. Plenty YT vids out there, used to be common to preheat wire prior to coiling.
     
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    it’s no about it melting, heating wire until it glows causes changes in the structure that could be bad for the health. there is a farsalinos article about it, that recommends not dry burning coils. torching them with a blowtorch would have the same effect i’m sure.
     
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    Quite probably just depends on if you want to dry heat or not.
     
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    I did read somewhere that dry burning stainless steel to a high temp has negative implications to the longevity of the metal and therefore the coils. Some also say it can off gas nasties if it gets too hot. I don’t know either way but when I dry burn SS319L coils that I’ve built (in order to get rid of hot spots) I tend to do so at around 25w. This works well for me.
     
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