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OK. I'm wanting to try SS wire...

Discussion in 'Wick and Wire' started by Bella Chic, Jan 3, 2016.

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  1. Bella Chic

    Bella Chic Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 4, 2009
    Southeast Texas
    ...but I would like some help, what grade should I get and where on Gods Green Planet are y'all getting yours from because googling it is not going so well. I've never used SS but I would like to see what it's all about and if I like it better than Kanthal. I also have Titanium on its way to me so I can see how I like that as well. I don't really know what gauge to get either but maybe I can buy a few different gauges and go that route. I just have no idea. Thank you for any advice you can give :)
     
  2. novaracer69

    novaracer69 Full Member

    Dec 6, 2015
    I like 316l stainless steel wire 26g. If you are looking to Clapton it go with 28g.
     
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  3. thomas l

    thomas l Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  4. sofarsogood

    sofarsogood Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2014
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  5. novaracer69

    novaracer69 Full Member

    Dec 6, 2015
    Just get 28g 26g and 24g to try 30 feet goes fast.
     
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  6. Bella Chic

    Bella Chic Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 4, 2009
    Southeast Texas
    Y'all are awesome. Thank you so much for all the advice. I was driving myself crazy looking for ss. I greatly appreciate it!
     
  7. Bella Chic

    Bella Chic Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 4, 2009
    Southeast Texas
    Fasttech is the only one with all gauge sizes available. Darn it! I was hoping to get it quicker. Guess I'll have to painfully wait for the slow boat to get it here, hehe.
     
  8. spalife

    spalife Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 13, 2014
    Another alternative to Fasttech would be,
    Vape Mesh aka Crazy Wire UK based.

    Prices are reasonable even inclusive of shipping,
    the wire quality is clean and good.

    I get various SS grades from them, delivery should be 7-10 days.
     
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  9. Bella Chic

    Bella Chic Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 4, 2009
    Southeast Texas
  10. stylemessiah

    stylemessiah Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2015
    Sydney, Australia
    Here in Oz we dont get much of a choice of SS grades usually (and the postage for getting some from overseas can be a bit much), so its whats the online stores or b&m's have, so its 316L :) And usually a TCR (if your mod allows adjustment) of 0.00092
     
  11. SkvLTD

    SkvLTD Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 10, 2013
    MD
    Its also about 2 gauge resistance difference from say nichrome, so whatever gauge you normally used, get the next below for SS.
     
  12. Skunkworkx

    Skunkworkx Super Member ECF Veteran

    In for info......is it better ?
     
  13. Steelgirl

    Steelgirl Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2013
    Houston, Tx
    How are y'all cleaning your SS coils? Or are you just rebuilding when it's time to change cotton? With Kanthal I change out cotton weekly and dry burn, rinse add the new cotton. I've only been using SS for about a week but it's time to clean and change cotton now. Thanks for your help.
     
  14. spalife

    spalife Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 13, 2014
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    Interdental Brushes.

    Remove the wick.

    1. Use the brush to clean the inside and sides of the coil.
    2. Pulse coil with low wattage

    Repeat Step 1 & 2 till you see coil glow evenly.

    Clean the coil with cotton (water or vodka soaked) to remove the cleaned gunk.
    (In case you do not have Interdental brushes,
    you can do this couple of times to remove the gunk and clean the coils)

    Pulse....

    Rewick, juice-it and vape-on.

    I have been using coils on different atties for more than a month.

    I only change coil if resistance or flavor is off.
    Rebuild when I am changing flavors.
     
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  15. Steelgirl

    Steelgirl Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2013
    Houston, Tx
    Thank you for the info. I do have those brushes. Not quite as fancy as photo, but close. Basically, clean the same way as I clean my Kanthal coils. I can do that :)
     
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  16. Jim_ MDP

    Jim_ MDP Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2015
    Didn't realize it was an old thread until I went to reply, so I'll presume you've got something by this time.

    That said... I got my 24 and 26g 316L from Unkamen.
    They're a craft supply so the selection is limited, but it's in the US and pricing is very good.
     
  17. Marc411

    Marc411 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 17, 2014
    Windy City
  18. sig-cmt

    sig-cmt Ultra Member

    Sep 28, 2015
    HoustΩn, TX
    I would opt for products actually used as surgical wire (e.g. suture wire) for 316L. SouthPointe offers 316L manufactured and drawn (Babcock) in Germany. Delco Wire Winding offers 316L manufactured and drawn (Babcock) in the USA. I use wire from both vendors which are delivered wound on wooden spools.

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  19. edyle

    edyle ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I found some brushes in the pharmacy in the dental care aisle; 'piksters' brand.
     
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  20. GccTxs67

    GccTxs67 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 18, 2015
    Virginia
    I am loving SS 316L. Bought a couple hundred feet of it off eBay
     
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