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SS316 L 29 GA in USA.

Discussion in 'Wick and Wire' started by Dubminer, Jan 4, 2018.

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  1. Dubminer

    Dubminer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2016
    Does anybody know where i can get 29 GA SS316L in the usa? I have been searching and can't find it anywhere.Thank you for any help in advance.
     
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  2. Letitia

    Letitia Nano Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Kbees had odd number wires in ss316l.
     
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  3. Dubminer

    Dubminer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2016
    Thank you for the reply.They do not have 29 ga though.
     
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  4. Letitia

    Letitia Nano Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Maybe @Don29palms has some ideas where to look. Good luck.
     
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  5. CagedSpam

    CagedSpam Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2015
    FoPo, Oregon
    Just checked Temco, no dice sorry.
     
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  6. Dubminer

    Dubminer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2016
    Thank you,i did find a place in England but they want $12 for shipping.
     
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  7. Dubminer

    Dubminer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2016
    Yes they are my usual supplier and the first place i checked out.
     
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  8. Don29palms

    Don29palms Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2014
    joshua tree, ca
    Just curious but why 29g?
     
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  9. Dubminer

    Dubminer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2016
    I am finding 30 ga to be perfect at around 0.9 ohms in TC,great ramp up and down and great battery life.28 GA uses more battery and is slower ramp up and down,still produces a little vapor after i finish vaping.The trouble with 30 ga is it can distort the coil when rewicking a little. I cured the same problem with Kanthal A1 with 29 ga so thought i would try it with SS316L. I also found the wire for $18.61 shipped from England for 150 metres,so around 495 feet.Not bad really.
     
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  10. Dubminer

    Dubminer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2016
    I finally found some.No idea about the company,called pure atomist. 100 ft $3.75 shipped off ebay with free shipping from California.
     
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  11. Beamslider

    Beamslider Ultra Member Verified Member

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
    29 AWG Stainless Steel 316L — 300ft
     
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  12. Dubminer

    Dubminer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2016
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  13. Alter

    Alter Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2013
    BC Canada
    I ordered a bunch of wire from I'm assuming the wire place in the UK (crazywire) 29 gauge both kanthal and SS316L and some over 40 gauge for clapton wrapping, 8 spools total. I spent 13.45 pounds and got free shipping to Canada. I dunno how the cost to ship works but I didn't ask cause I didn't think I was suppose to get free shipping only spending 13 pounds but I did.
    I found using 28/34 to get a higher 1.4ohm clapton required 5 wraps 3.5mmID that took up the entire space, hindering airflow in my STM and had to be manipulated to fit nicely. Using 30/34 clapton 2.5mmID coil to target 1.4ohm, much better vape with more air being able to pass the coil and easier on the batts with very little ramp up time. The 30gauge weakens quickly so only get a couple rewicks before being tossed from distorting trying to feed the rayon through. I'm hoping the 29 gauge will be a happy medium between the 28 and 30 for longevity and size of coil required for my preferred higher ohm vaping. Still waiting for the wire to be delivered cause the Christmas rush definitely increases the waiting time for packages.
     
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  14. anavidfan

    anavidfan ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2012
    U.S.
    PLUS 1 on Crazywire company, excellent wire, great prices.... Ebay also has a lot of companies that offere 29 gauge SS wire.
     
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  15. Dubminer

    Dubminer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2016
    Thank you for the replies. I got some from pure atomist. Good wire except bizarrely the resistance is way off acording to steam engine.
     
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  16. Alter

    Alter Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2013
    BC Canada
    I bought a bunch of silica from them eons ago back in my protank precotton/hemp days and was happy with their product. The Temco site is suckingly slow and backordered much of their SS wires. Ebay for me again is sucks shipping costs or a winter drive to the border that I don't want to do. Lightening vapes was my last ebay wire order back when the grass was still green and went for a drive of some 250' spools of 34 gauge SS and kanthal. I'm so hooked on claptons that a 29k/46SS should put me into another level of vape nirvana along with giving me a bit more rewicking life out of a build that the 30gauge core just doesn't do.
     
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  17. ShowerHead

    ShowerHead Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 23, 2014
    Massachusetts
    Give zivipf a try. Not local unless you're German, but good prices, excellent wire, fast shipping.
    Temco, direct from Temco is the only other vendor I've had good luck with.
    All others, including the ones mentioned in this thread, have sent wire that is not the material labeled.
     
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  18. Stoneface

    Stoneface Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2013
    New York
    Looking at the Zivipf website, they offer 2 sizes of 29 AWG wire...one is .28mm, the other is .30mm...maybe the size difference could account for the Steam Engine discrepancy?
    V4A Stainless Steel Wire - Zivipf Onlineshop
     
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  19. ShowerHead

    ShowerHead Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 23, 2014
    Massachusetts
    Sure looks like it. I'd be curious why there are two size of that gauge.
    Maybe I'll drop them an email.

    resistance: 12.2 Ohm/m ..... 3.71 Ohm/ft
    wire diameter: 0.28mm / 0.011" / AWG 29
    resistance: 10.6 Ohm/m ..... 3.32 Ohm/ft
    wire diameter: 0.30mm / 0.012" / AWG 29
     
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  20. Dubminer

    Dubminer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2016
    No if i put either of those wire diameters into steam engine it still does not come out anywhere near what resistance with the coil id and number of wraps i am getting.
     
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