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Posted by Richard W. on April 1, 2009, 5:11 pm
 


All of this is very good advise and written better than I could. It's what I
learned the hard way.

Richard W.



Posted by z on April 1, 2009, 6:01 pm
 


Yeah.. I appreciate all the good advice too.

Posted by Ulysses on April 1, 2009, 11:00 pm
 

This thread is the most comprehensive and definitive guide to soldering I've
ever read!



Posted by Neon John on March 31, 2009, 9:39 pm
 On Tue, 31 Mar 2009 09:38:29 -0700 (PDT), Jim Wilkins


Real men clean the iron tip with their fingertips.  Really.  Wanna see
my callouses? :-)

I ****HATE**** this new ROHS sh*t!!!!  I'd like to throttle whomever
came up with this notion.  Green weenie superstition at its worst.
What's even worse is that most parts aren't available anymore in
non-ROHS plated form.  I have to go through and carefully tin each pin
before sticking it in the PCB to make sure it'll be solder-receptive.
Scraping with an Xacto knife follows to fix the pins that aren't.

BTW, Kester #1544 activated rosin flux is da bomb for hand soldering.
With a little special prep, I can even solder a copper wire to
aluminum with it.

John

Posted by Morris Dovey on March 31, 2009, 10:19 pm
 Neon John wrote:


John...

Please tell about the special prep!

--
Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar
DeSoto, Iowa USA
http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/

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