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Michael_A_Terrell

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AK wrote:
How are you managing to splatter solder that far?

Solder melts, not explodes.
Only a fool would believe that.

I was re-soldering a lug on a tube socket of some Military surplus
when I was about 16. The bad joint was full of rosin that tossed the
solder about 18 inches and onto my bare thigh. It was summertime, and I
didn\'t expect it. It was too hot for pants, so I received a nasty burn
that took months to heal. It looked like someone had put out a cigar on
my skin. The burn was bigger than a US nickle.

I\'ve had cheap rosin cored solder do similar, but not near as much
molten solder. I switched to Ersin Multicore in 1970 and never looked back.


--
Never piss off an Engineer!

They don\'t get mad.

They don\'t get even.

They go for over unity! ;-)
 
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Phil Hobbs

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On 2020-08-17 23:44, Michael_A_Terrell wrote:
AK wrote:

How are you managing to splatter solder that far?

Solder melts, not explodes.


   Only a fool would believe that.

   I was re-soldering a lug on a tube socket of some Military surplus
when I was about 16. The bad joint was full of rosin that tossed the
solder about 18 inches and onto my bare thigh. It was summertime, and I
didn\'t expect it. It was too hot for pants, so I received a nasty burn
that took months to heal. It looked like someone had put out a cigar on
my skin. The burn was bigger than a US nickle.

I\'ve had cheap rosin cored solder do similar, but not near as much
molten solder. I switched to Ersin Multicore in 1970 and never looked back.
Maybe we can get into a my-favourite-editor argument about solder. ;)
I\'m a Kester 44 man all the way--I have a lot of well-aged junkbox
parts, and RA flux is the bomb.

Cheers

Phil Hobbs

--
Dr Philip C D Hobbs
Principal Consultant
ElectroOptical Innovations LLC / Hobbs ElectroOptics
Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics
Briarcliff Manor NY 10510

http://electrooptical.net
http://hobbs-eo.com
 
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Michael_A_Terrell

Guest
Phil Hobbs wrote:
On 2020-08-17 23:44, Michael_A_Terrell wrote:
AK wrote:

How are you managing to splatter solder that far?

Solder melts, not explodes.


Only a fool would believe that.

I was re-soldering a lug on a tube socket of some Military surplus
when I was about 16. The bad joint was full of rosin that tossed the
solder about 18 inches and onto my bare thigh. It was summertime, and
I didn\'t expect it. It was too hot for pants, so I received a nasty
burn that took months to heal. It looked like someone had put out a
cigar on my skin. The burn was bigger than a US nickle.

I\'ve had cheap rosin cored solder do similar, but not near as much
molten solder. I switched to Ersin Multicore in 1970 and never looked
back.

Maybe we can get into a my-favourite-editor argument about solder. ;)
I\'m a Kester 44 man all the way--I have a lot of well-aged junkbox
parts, and RA flux is the bomb.
They used Kester at Cincinnati Electronics. I got into an argument with
the DCAS inspector. He insisted that Ersin didn\'t meet the contract
requirements. I brought i an empty spool to show him that it was QQ571
certified. It is also RA solder. I have .031\" and .015\" with multiple
flux cores. It wetted better than the Kester on old parts and rework.
Some people preferred the Alpha solder that Heathkit supplied with their
kits, because the like how the burning flux smelled. I was desperate
once and ad to buy some Oatey. They crap spitted and sputtered, as it
rolled off the joint you were trying to solder, leaving the work covered
in some plastic smelling flux.

I have almost ten pounds of Tin/Antimony solder. It did a beautiful job,
when it was all I had on hand to put together the 2\" and 3\" copper
plumbing for a TV transmitter. That job was a PITA. Some character had
repaired leaks from bad solder by brazing over leaks at irreplaceable
brass fittings that were almost 40 year sold.

--
Never piss off an Engineer!

They don\'t get mad.

They don\'t get even.

They go for over unity! ;-)
 
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