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    Fuse wire coils?

    OK so this may sound like the dumbest question ever but.....I found a huge stash of fuse wire in a drawer and I was wondering if it was appropriate material for making coils with?

    It's HPM 8 amp fuse wire designed for lighting in a fuse box. It's thin although a bit thicker than most normal coil wire (kanthal or nichrome) but not so thick as to be "too" thick. I have no idea what material it's made from, specifically whether it's safe to vape with, i.e. would it give off noxious fumes etc.

    Ideas guys? I'd like to bring a few clearos back to life and there's metres of this stuff here.

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    Boom ....

    (well not quite but ...) Fuse wire is no resistance, and will kill an eGo or similar
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    I thought that may be the case (or something similar), hence I posted before killing my battery.

    What's a common household device that I can scavenge resistance wire from? I am not placing any orders soon.

    Edit: so could it be used at the end of res wire for extra length, like in a comet 510 xl?
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    Nothing that I can think of off the top of my head ?

    Edit: so could it be used at the end of res wire for extra length, like in a comet 510 xl?
    I don't see why not, but I bought NR wire.

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    Well I just did some quick googling and from what I read most fuse wire has low resistance rather than no resistance. Nonetheless I'm gonna have to give up the idea and get some kanthal with my next order.

    Thanks for your replies gtadmin.

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    good chance it has low melting point alloys that may be lead based as well .. not a good idea
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    No worries. BTW, there is no wire that has zero resistance that I know of.

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    i think the wire in your toaster works. But not really sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Verbatim View Post
    I thought that may be the case (or something similar), hence I posted before killing my battery.

    What's a common household device that I can scavenge resistance wire from? I am not placing any orders soon.

    Edit: so could it be used at the end of res wire for extra length, like in a comet 510 xl?
    The wire used to toast in an electric toaster is nichrome I believe( I might be wrong, best to check first). Common household item & if your toaster is toast, then you might be able to rip it open & salvage some but it may not be the best for vaping purposes.
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    Lol yeah I think I'll give the scavenging a miss too...my toaster is just fine. I sometimes keep small items that are dead or not working properly lying around in case. Learnt that the hard way ages ago when I used to chuck everything and found out later I could've salvaged a part for another purpose and it ended up costing me about $200. So now I dabble in the odd bit of hoarding, space permitting.

 

 
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