What about using this coil for a fluidbed heat source? it seems like a reasonable substitute for heat gun heating element. Is it nichrome or some other material. I couldn't find a out a ton about it but thought I saw somewhere its 240v 5400w. So, if I run it on a 110v circuit I should get half that output right? Is that enough to roast 1lb pf greens?
I would stay away from it. They are a bit of a pain to setup and highly prone to melting apart unless you have them setup just right. At least that was my experience. You may wish to consider something more along the lines of:
Already wrapped so you don't have to deal with that issue. As they are designed to be used in a heat gun you would need to setup a similar type of non-conductive heat proof container to hold it in which would allow high CFM air to pass through the whole thing.
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