Inside a Calrod tube are ni-chrome wires surrounded by a filler material. .
Calrod is a trademark for a type of heating element made by General
Electric. My guess is the name comes from the function. Calorie = heat
measure Rod = tubular form, thus Calrod = commercially made tubular heating
element. They are far more rugged than stretching a ni-chrome wire in the
On May 15, 11:05�am, " email@example.com"
Cal rods are indeed VERY durable. I fix machines that use them heated
to 300 degrees every day for 20 years and up. The american made ones
never fail, chinese??? well not so great.
The only reason I replace them is customers breaking or more notably
cutting:( the wires off the end...
CAL RODS are basic life of product devices.
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