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#31 (permalink)      2/21/2015 1:17:32 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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KF4 Leaking? For a more secure seal, replace the o-ring #16 with one that is 1.5mm cross section. SKU 1536606 or SKU 1536607
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I've used SS in lab processes, photography and all manner of other applications - cooking, gardening, woodwork.. never had ANY of it rust and I've thrown every sort of godawful chemical combination at it, left it wet, scoured it, boiled petrochemicals, shocked it with ridiculous pH changes, heated it to red heat, poured liquid nitrogen on it (I make the BEST dry martini on the planet, no contest) and I've never had any trouble with any of it apart from on motorcycle header pipes where they (as expected, really) went all rainbowy on me and where the missus burned rice to a cinder in my favourite saucepan, leaving a permanent slightly-darker area which I don't think is a stain but the result of her screwing the temper on the metal. THAT is serious abuse. The pan, however, has never rusted or exhibited any signs of hardship apart from the slight colour change/

For "clinical" and laboratory applications I've avoided wire wool and used bronze or pumice for scouring if necessary but apart from that I've never really done anything too special with any of it apart from repassivating when I've had to, say, scrape epoxy off it or fix some really dumbfork excursion into my stupid zone.

SO - I'm seriously wondering wtf is going on here. The dissimilar metals, crap ss specification or unbelievable level of user abuse are certainly suspects, but frankly I'm amazed. There again I've probably never soaked anything in vinegary salt - it wouldn't have occurred to me, just s filling a frying pan with flambéed weasel manure would never have occurred to me. Now it has, and I'm curious. Dammit.
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Mr_Heavy wrote:

Now it has, and I'm curious. Dammit.



-Zinc coating on neodymium magnet damaged when pushed into stainless when constructing? (see pic)
-Zinc coating insufficient in some places due to uneven surface? (see pic)

Straight iron rusts that quick. So most times on FT it's zinc plated steel screws. In this situation it's zinc coated magnets.




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About SS rusting. Many of my RTAs have a very thin layer of rust under o-rings. This usually starts after a few days.
Same happens with ss cookware.> Cook some pasta> Leave pot with very fine layer of pasta slime on sink > after 2 days it starts to rust.
Sometimes SS cutlery rusts in poor quality dishwasher in a few hours because of insufficient rinse (and dry).


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I like this mod, I really don't care how it looks, but the fact is that it very quickly corrodes, if gets a little wet in these areas.
These areas are widely exposed every day, lock unlock etc.
In my case, some day these crappy magnets will pop out.
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glad I got SKU21.17900

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greitibatai wrote:

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Certainly looks like the magnets are the culprit to me. Also causing some adverse effect to the stainless ( likely lower grade ).

Cookware would have to be of better quality one would think. With the company churning out these clones, I don't think the quality of the materials matters as much as long as it's cheap.

I like the design. It wouldn't keep me from using it, but I may chose another sku from what I see.

You may want to put in a ticket. Chances are they will take care of it if your not satisfied with it.

unrealistic expectations lend to disappointment
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I picked this SKU for two reasons: 2 tubes, and the switch looked better-centered at rest with this one.
KF4 Leaking? For a more secure seal, replace the o-ring #16 with one that is 1.5mm cross section. SKU 1536606 or SKU 1536607
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^^ Good points. If it were in my hand I could easily live with it. I wouldn't want the hassle to return it
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#41 (permalink)      2/21/2015 7:55:58 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Starting to regret not ordering the other one because of not wanting the copper pin
http://www.fasttech.com/products/3027/10012531/2117901-calvert-styled-18650-mechanical-mod

I bought some clear nail polish for coating syringes (preserve markings). Could have carefully added a drop on each magnet to seal them. Can't do that with this sku, not enough space.

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