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Discussion in 'Stealth Vape' started by ZT, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. ZT

    ZT Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hiya .. ive asked this in the main forum .. but Im gonna ask here as well considering its your page Im getting it from :)

    Nichrome or kanthal .. which is best ? whats the difference ?

    also .. wire mesh .. do i HAVE to have a cooks blow torch?

    Ive done a bit of rebuilding .. but never tried mesh yet .. am unsure wether to give it a go
     
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  3. stealthvape

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    Hiya mate, am going to have to subscribe to my own forum so I get notifications when there are new threads. Just happened across this.

    You do need a torch really. What I like to do is do a whole sheet at a time with a plumbers torch before I cut any. Then after it's cut before you roll it just fold the edges over on the inside of the roll. Then you just have to burn the eliquid with a normal lighter like you would normally do.

    I don't find there's too much of a difference other than kanthal seems to be more resilient with hot spots which is a good thing. Some people say there's a metallic with kanthal, some are sensitive to the nickel in nichrome.

    I always tell people to go with .20mm kanthal and consider not hearing back from them a good sign :)
     
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    ZT Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hmm ... I may have to order kanthal and nichrome .. just to compare!

    I dont have a plumbers torch :( would the gas ring do ?
     
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  6. felix

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    yes m8 i use the cooker .20 kanthal 400 mesh hope this helps
     
  7. stealthvape

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    I think the gas ring would do fine actually mate :)

    I do sampler packs of wire with 2m of each size in or if you want a metre or 2 as a sample just add a note in the order comments and I'll be happy to oblige ;)
     
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    ps might have some titanium wire for the tinkerers soon
     
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    ZT Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Awesome!
     
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    ZT Super Moderator Staff Member

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    can you do me a mix sample ?

    i.e. : 2 meters .2 Ni and 2m of .2 Kanthal ? how much if you can ?

    And Ill order some wick and mesh ?
     
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    ZT Super Moderator Staff Member

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    OH bloody hell .. there are different gauges of mesh!

    316 or 400 ?
     
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    Yeah sure mate
     

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