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How often do you change your *coils*?

Discussion in 'Wick and Wire' started by flexy123, Jan 26, 2018.

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  1. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    One Last Thing.

    If a Person is Dry Burning to Clean the Coil, or to Check for "Hot Spots" or "Hot Legs" there Isn't really a lot of need to Heat the Coil past the point of being able to see a Faint Red Glow at the Center of the Coil.

    Once no Smoke is coming off a Coil, it is as Clean as it ever is going to be. And once you can see that the Center of a Coil is starting to turn Light Red, you are pretty much Good to go.

    I would also suggest Dry Burning at a Low Wattage like 10 ~ 15 Watts.

    Doing This is Extreme Overkill IMO.

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  2. BackDoc

    BackDoc Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 24, 2010
    Galts Gulch
    good points Zoidman
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  3. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    I change my rayon wicks about once a week whether they need it or not. :)

    I use an SS316L coil for months. When it's rough and loses its shine after a dry burn and water wash I change the coil. I only let the coil glow red for a second before dunking it under the sink tap. I'll average at least 2-3 months on SS316L coils.
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