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#1 (permalink)      7/27/2019 6:43:30 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Can you pulse this wire?
Kinda curious cuz it’s kanthal and stainless so how would u pulse the kanthal to get the crap off? Wouldn’t the stainless melt?
#2 (permalink)      7/27/2019 8:03:38 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Pulsing doesn't mean glowing white hot for an extended period. Barely red under dim light for just long enough to see hot spots is more than enough. The pulsing isn't to clean the wire, it's to make sure it isn't shorting itself out. (99% isopropyl from Shoppers/Rexall/whatever is how you actually clean the wire. Heat just gets rid of whatever you added when you installed the coil, and it doesn't take much to do that.)
#3 (permalink)      7/27/2019 5:39:17 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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The melting points are 1500°C/2730°F for Kanthal and 1400°C/2500°F for 316L stainless steel.
So you need much more than a quick glowing to melt either of them.
#4 (permalink)      7/27/2019 6:40:40 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Most good ss wire is clean but not all the time,
Kanthal not so clean, pulse is ok to get the wire hot

soon as you see orange, on the inner wire, stop, wire is hot
check if coil is heating from the inner part first now add cotton.

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