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is there any solderless way to connect resistance wire

Discussion in 'Tank Mods' started by goose2, Jun 15, 2012.

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  1. goose2

    goose2 Full Member Verified Member

    Aug 9, 2011
    kansas city
    is there anything out there like jb weld type liquid that would work to attach the resistance wire to non resistance wire?well that would be safe to use in a tank that is?thanks
  2. Stinson

    Stinson Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 17, 2011
    Tie them both together since they are both wire?Or am i missing something?
  3. bacc.vap

    bacc.vap Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 18, 2011
  4. bsm471

    bsm471 Full Member Verified Member

    Jun 9, 2012
    Yes the silver crimps work good... I used some stainless steel and it didn't have a very good connection... the silver ones work way better
  5. bilboda

    bilboda Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 30, 2012
    Miami, FL
    put them together like an X, twist the ends together and you will have a Y. Take that ( y leg, bend it back towards the nr wire and wrap it with the nr wire, Will be a little fat but should be secure.
  6. unloaded

    unloaded Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2011
    SW. Indiana
  7. Dracconus

    Dracconus Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 21, 2012
    Another thing you can try doing is taking two end splices, and perform a fisherman's knot on them (otherwise known as a miniature noose.) That'll keep them secure too.
  8. Dieseler

    Dieseler ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    What "unloaded" posted in post # 6 , the video shows simple way to twist them together at around the 6:45 mark in video and this works excellent, no need to solder , crimp, glue etc.
  9. vio3d

    vio3d Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 18, 2012
    You can use Etchant gel from dentists or some phosphoric acid .
  10. quandryron

    quandryron Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 30, 2012
    Wooster, Ohio
  11. Dearth Vapir

    Dearth Vapir Senior Member ECF Veteran

    If anyone fancies trying it - silver solder would work like a charm and can be bought from jewellery supplies stores plenty cheaply. Can be melted using a torch ligher at a pinch but a 'brulee' mini-torch does the job well (as in I use one all the time for SS'ing from jewellery to dissimilar metal wires).

    Not sure how std. soldering flux would cope with the higher soldering temps though as I use borax (jewller's store again) with mine.

  12. slimest

    slimest Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 1, 2011
    Russia, Moscow
    Use a 6-9 V power supply which can give about 10 A current (more-better). It could be a good old transformer from ancient lamp devices, receivers etc.
    Find a piece of graphite (a big brush from an electrical motor will do), connect it to one pole of the power supply.
    Twist two wires - high resistance and non resistance - two-three coils. Connect them both (opposite ends to twisted) to another pole. Switch on and touch the twisted end of wires to the graphite (dangeR! You can damage your eyes, so use a special glasses or just blink or better turn eyes away!). After some training you will get an accurate solder point looking like a sphere. Usually no flux needed. Sometimes it's a good practice to make a deepening in the graphite and put a graphite powder there.
  13. rolf

    rolf Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2012
    spokane wa
    hi slimest ! and all
    glad i came across this info again
    growing up in europe after ww2 we had had to improvise and used a transformer and the center carbon of a c sise battery
    that was ac of course now i will try that w my poer supply which is variable dc i can go upto 10 has circut breakers .
    [ the one in my thread power vaping brick ] hope this will work
    are we having funn jet ? rolf
  14. damthisisfun

    damthisisfun Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    Katy, TX
    Agree with Watermelon - why not twist together?
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