Was told to ask this here from chat.
I have 32AWG nichrome water that I want to use to heat liquids. I submerged it into water and noticed that the part outside of water is glowing red, but the part submerged is not. This is expected as the water will bring down the temperature of the submerged part.
I'm thinking of putting the wire inside something that has high heat transfer, but low conductivity so that the wire can heat more evenly inside and also provide protection from accidental contact. My questions are:
- What is the best material to use?
- Is there a better method?