[vcf-midatlantic] VCF East Clinic kudos

Martin Flynn maflynn at theflynn.org
Sun May 1 17:48:27 UTC 2022

On 5/1/2022 1:07 PM, Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On 4/30/22 18:44, Jonathan Chapman via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>> Did someone just goof around and see how much fresh solder they 
>>> could suck
>>> up into the thing?
>> Heh, Crawford is just picking on himself, he hadn't used a Hakko 
>> before and didn't know you try to keep the tip (metallic/flux) dry -- 
>> that's why they recommend the brass wool cleaner, it scrapes it 
>> clean. He dunked the tip in flux as one does with a soldering iron, 
>> to clean it. The Hakko runs at 750 *F and basically instantly 
>> carbonized it into a plug. Fortunately, CDL has a numbers drill set 
>> and we used one of the little ones to clean it out. As luck would 
>> have it, the proper tool for that (a small drill in a pin vise) got 
>> left at the shop!
>> Thanks,
>> Jonathan
No, you want 0000 steel wool - leave it under the raised floor so it 
rusts away to dust & that conductive dust kills everything  at random 

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