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Subject: Re: Stove element metal
From: (Phil Duclos)
Date: 30 Mar 93 18:23:56 GMT

Its most likely Inconel. I believe that the element is made of a
nichrome resistance wire surrounded by a ceramic insulating material
with an Inconel sheath. The sheath is grounded. Sometimes the
insulation breaks down and you get shorting between the resistance wire
and the sheath. Sometimes stainless steel is used for sheathing
material, but it is more subject to annealing than Inconel.

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