Tungsten wire prebuilt coils

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  1. madstabber

    madstabber 2 year member

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    Is there anyone that sells prebuilt tungsten coils? I think it would be interesting to try but I don’t want to buy a spool. Has anyone here tried a tungsten coil? If so please tell me how it was, pros/cons.
     
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    Deucesjack 2 year member reviewer

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    Interesting? I have never tried them either nor do I know of anyone that makes them. I'd be willing to give them a shot as well. I also want to try Ti. I have yet to vape that as well.
     
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  3. Bad Ninja

    Bad Ninja Well-Known Member

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    Interesting.
    I'd be willing to try tungsten.
    I have tried Stainless but went back to kanthal.
    SS stays hot longer and seems to gunk up faster than Kanthal with my builds.
     
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  4. madstabber

    madstabber 2 year member

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    I use ss now and used to use kanthal. Never tried titanium or nickel. I just know from my days as a machinist that tungsten has some great properties that would do well in a coil. I just saw something, don’t remember what, that gave a tcr for tungsten. As far as safety of tungsten being vaped, I have no idea. That’s never stopped me before though, I usually try something and then question its safety at a later time. Anyway if anyone finds anything out regarding tungsten coils please post it and we can all learn together.
     
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  5. ParaTech

    ParaTech What's the DEAL? Moderator

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    It used to be great for lightbulbs.

    Has a very low resistance.

    For what it is worth:
    The ALTUS "CVU" contains tungsten.
    I highly disliked that thing.

    As well as:
    https://www.myvaporstore.com/Horizon-Krixus-Coilless-Tungsten-Ceramic-Tank-p/hz-krix10.htm
    I was NOT impressed with this myself.
    Vape was dry.
    NOT a dry hit, just a dry vape.
    Heats too quickly and stays hot changing the resistance so much most mods simply return a "ohms too high" message.
    In TC and Power mode.

    For building - it really likes the shape it was in.
    (it's pretty damn springy)
    Tries to unwrap as you're trying to get it all coiled up and looking good.
    When building your own the ramp up time is extremely fast.

    Melts at about 6192° F

    If you buy any, you're going to want it annealed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tungsten
    "Tungsten interferes with molybdenum and copper metabolism and is somewhat toxic to animal life."
    "It was first believed to be relatively inert and an only slightly toxic metal, beginning in the year 2000, the risk exerted by tungsten alloys, its dusts and particulates to induce cancer and several other adverse effects in animals as well as humans has been highlighted from in vitro and in vivo experiments."

    I've not read any oxidation reports on it so no idea of the effects of that possibility.
    But based on the fact it has been used in light bulbs for years (in a vacuum sealed environment) because it oxidizes quickly.
    Think of what a burnt out light bulb looks like.
    Remember the coating and particles that end up on the glass?
    Not entirely certain what it is but for me, I don't want to take a chance of that being in my lungs.
    Simply MY opinion on the topic, not a scientific one.
     
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  6. Whiskey

    Whiskey The TCIC Staff Member Moderator 2 year member Head of Giveaways

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    Yikes:emoji_face_palm:nope
     
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    Staying hot would be a dealbreaker.
    I'll stick with Kanthal.

    As far as toxic metals go, titanium oxide is about as bad as it gets.
     
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