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steel wool safety?

Discussion in 'DIY' started by asdf420, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. asdf420

    asdf420 Well-Known Member

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    I have some rhodes american #0000 steel wool
    Is it just carbon steel? Would it be safe to inhale with a flame going through it?
     
  2. Boden

    Boden Aspie polymath

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  3. asdf420

    asdf420 Well-Known Member

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    yum iron oxides
    what about coarser steel wool? what if it's kind of far from the flame? I was trying to vape using a banger as a makeshift thing to diffuse a non-jet lighter flame, but it still combusted... thought i could put steel wool on it to diffuse the heat or something

    also wondering if it'd be safe to induction-heat steel wool in a glass tube for use as a heating element


    so.. maybe coarse stainless steel wool?..
     
  4. Boden

    Boden Aspie polymath

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    You are going to need some wire. 32awg works well for what you want to do. Pull it off the spool and crinkle it into a ball.

    https://www.amazon.com/TEMCo-Stainless-Steel-Wire-316L/dp/B01EM8UZ7S
     
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