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Offline mararunr

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Re: Soldering Iron Recommendations?
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2015, 09:57:19 AM »
I love when dots finally connect....

Jon, have you tried these (for those roof situations)?  You could use your butane lighter AND have a solid connection.

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/100-Red-AWG-22-18-Heat-Shrink-Solder-Sleeve-Seal-Wire-Splice-Marine-Boat-Car-Seal/107624_32326629484.html

A friend of mine uses these in her home electronics business (makes specialized lighting product for marine use and has customers globally).

May be an easier roof solution.
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Re: Soldering Iron Recommendations?
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2015, 12:46:16 PM »
I remember pulling an extension cord out on the roof and balancing myself as I soldered something in mid-air that was hanging down from an eave.  I couldn't even get what I needed to solder down onto a hard surface because I didn't want to uninstall 30 feet of Plexiglas holding it in place.  I have one of those orange Weller irons but not sure how many watts it is.  It just has the 1-5 dial.  I've been kinda wanting one of the other blue Wellers with the temperature dial...I see one on Amazon for $128.  Soldering cabling it really doesn't matter but I've had a little more difficulty when trying to do circuit card soldering where you need it to heat up enough to wick the solder through the board.

 

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