Dual Twisted 28 ga

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  1. SnakeFarm

    SnakeFarm Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I twisted together two strands of 28 gauge and built this duce on my Tobh. Nothing special, just my first "fancy" build and I felt like showing off.

    Test .3 Ohms on two meters.
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  2. eyerhere

    eyerhere Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Looks pretty good. Did you twist by hand or use a drill? I would usualy twist a lot tighter. It seems to bring out more flavor.
     
  3. SnakeFarm

    SnakeFarm Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Just used hemostats and a wrench. Kanthal seems pretty brittle so I didn't want to stress it.
     
  4. AtherisDubs

    AtherisDubs Full Member

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    If you use a drill it's actually a lot tighter. A buddy of mine with a drill press did this. 26g kanthal on a 5/64" drill bit. reads out at 0.24 ohms. I also have some 28g done the same way.

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  5. SnakeFarm

    SnakeFarm Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Makes sense. More metal in the same length = lower resistance. I'm just wondering if this is any different than using fatter Kanthal. I mean, other than increased surface area.

    It IS cool looking, but it lives under a atty cap, so do I want to spend time twisting wire when I could get the same thing out of buying the right wire in the first place?
     
  6. eyerhere

    eyerhere Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Actualy more wire same length gets higer ohms but scince there are 2 strands nets lower. Checkout Ripp Trippers youtube on twised kanthal.
     
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