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steveVa    Posted 05-13-2019 at 16:37:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have been messing with a lot of electrical connections lately while hooking up some solar collectors, controllers and batteries.
    I was making a bunch of jumper wires with alligator clips and came across the 6 volt test light that Farmer Dan made for me years ago.
    Farmer Dan, you had soldered the clips on the test light with just the smallest dab of solder and they have held and worked great for years.
    Since I had just been doing a bunch of soldering my self, I noticed that my connections were not nearly as clean and neat.
    This gave me an idea. Tool Topic Tips. We could use the Tools forum for folks to post tips on using tools like soldering or plumbing or electrical connections.
    I would love to see some simple how to tips on soldering from folks like Farmer Dan.
    What do you guys think?? thanks

    Farmer Dan    Posted 05-14-2019 at 14:28:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thank you for the compliment Steve. My laptop is dead right now, I had to contact HP and order a new DC in connector. Once I get it back up and running I'll try to work on a "how to" or video. Like most things its easy once somebody shows you the proper way to do it.

    steveVa    Posted 05-14-2019 at 19:20:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Just the kind of thing I was hoping for. Thanks..

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-13-2019 at 17:01:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • We have a TOOLS forum already, wouldn't this suffice. There are different types of solder; Acid Core is used for copper pipe plumbing. Resin core is used for electrical PC boards and connections. Flux helps make a good solder joint. Solder isn't what it use to be either. The EPA in their infinite wisdom has decreed that LEAD be banned in all products in the US so, lead is no longer used in solder. When I use to build kits, upon completion, a wash of lighter fluid was needed to rinse the residue off. You can find lead rosin core solder at some suppliers mostly sold on ebay from Russia.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    steveVa    Posted 05-14-2019 at 01:56:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Tim, 5hat is what I meant to say. Use the tools forum for the tool topic tips.
    Guess I was not clea4...

    Loren-CA    Posted 05-13-2019 at 16:47:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Sounds like a good idea to me.

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