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Same Gauge wire different resistance?

Discussion in 'Wick and Wire' started by Dubminer, Jan 20, 2018.

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  1. zoiDman

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

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    OK... Getting Closer.

    I checked the Cookies setting for Pure Atomist and Cookies were being Blocked.

    When I turned them On, now it shows 20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,36,38,40.
     
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  2. zoiDman

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

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    Hard to say. It might not Kick you out of TC. Because the Resistance would never Increase to the Temp Limit Resistance.

    It kinda depends on the Mod.

    If I was you, I'd contact Pure Atomist and ask them what is going on? And ask them what the Ohms/Foot is for their 28ga, 29ga and 30ga 316L

    And ask them why Their Wire Isn't jiving with what Steam Engine says.
     
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  3. Dubminer

    Dubminer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2016
    That's better. Also they do not sell Nichrome 80 in 29 GA. This is driving me crazy,LOL.
     
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  4. zoiDman

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

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    I hear you. It's like trying to get 5 Cats into a Box.

    Every Time you get 4 in, one Jumps Out!

    LOL
     
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  5. ShowerHead

    ShowerHead Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 23, 2014
    Massachusetts
    I've had odd wire from reputable vendors. I use only SS430 and NiFe52, both in 27 gauge.
    I got some from a vendor that is talked up on forums, paid the extra for shipping from the UK.
    When it arrived, it both was different resistance and did not perform in TC as it should. I had to find a good TCR number for the wire. The vendor swore that it was the exact alloy that I had ordered. Because it did not have the right properties, I insisted they refund my order. I had the same happen with a different US based vendor.

    I now use only zivipf as they have never sold me anything that isn't the exact wire I ordered.
    Life is too short and the expense is so small, why not get the best?
     
  6. zoiDman

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

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    This Mixed Coil pack seems a Tad Pricey.

    Mixed Coil Box A1

    I think I would buy these Instead...

    $6.14 Authentic Karnoo FeCrAl Pre-Coiled Wires for RBA Atomizers (8 Specs) - 6-pack/spec / tiger + alien clapton + fused clapton + mix twisted + clapton + flat twisted + hive + quad coil at FastTech - Worldwide Free Shipping
     
  7. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
  8. Dubminer

    Dubminer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2016
    @ShowerHead Is there wire annealed and does it come clean like Temco?
     
  9. ShowerHead

    ShowerHead Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 23, 2014
    Massachusetts
  10. zoiDman

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

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    Just say'n that it looks like they Peeled Off the OEM sticker that came on those FT Coils and Replaced it with their own. Then Jacked Up the Price about 4 Times what FT charges.
     
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  11. ShowerHead

    ShowerHead Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 23, 2014
    Massachusetts
    Not likely.
     
  12. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    I use Temco 28ga SS316L from Amazon. For a 2.5mm coil I get about .84 ohms with 8 wraps and .77 with 6 wraps. It's pretty consistent.
     
  13. Dubminer

    Dubminer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2016
    Yes all i use is Temco 316 L SS in either 28 GA or 30 GA. I started this because Temco does not make 29 GA SS 316 L.
     
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