I am putting this in my blog to make it easier to find, seems I keep giving this info out.
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I don't worry about the non resistant wire and I use 33g kanthal a1 instead of the 32g kanthal a1. I also use cotton thread for the wicks.
Sometimes I wonder if people even read what the op says they are wanting when they start making suggestions.
I lit my first cig when I was 14, just a few weeks shy of being 15. My grandmother was in the hospital, we knew she wouldn't be coming home, my mom had MS so dad and I where shouldering most of the stress related to this. Then due to work my dad had to be away. I didn't know what else to do at the time. We lived in another part of Cali so didn't even have my friends close to talk to, and all of the adults I knew smoked to deal with stress. Goes to show how little we knew.