Back in 2016, scientific friend to the vapersphere (and all-round good egg) Dr Kanstantinos Farsalinos inadvertently caused a kerfuffle by discussing “dry burning” coils in an interview on what was the old Ry4 vape radio channel. Concerns fluttered across the internets that we were exposing ourselves to potential unknown harms when building and maintaining our wire and coils for vaping. We panicked. We argued. We consulted arcane metallurgic grimoires and tomes. But mostly we just argued, nothing much actually happened, and the rest, as they say, is confined to the lore of vape history….
But some effects of that discussion remain. With the massive popularity of complex coils like Fused, Staple Staggered Fused and Alien Clapton coils, and their increasing use amongst folk relatively new to the rebuildable atomiser world, people are (quite rightly) asking questions about the materials and techniques they’re now using. They want to know how to correctly make their resistance wire work properly for them. They want to know what’s the best way for them to clean their coils. They want to know how to make their wire and coils last as long as they possibly can. All of this this they want to do effectively, and most importantly, they want to do it safely.
Is dry burning and pulsing my coils going to make me die? A reasonable question I’m sure most of us would agree.