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Posted: February.12.07 at 10:09pm | IP Logged Quote bcain

hey everyone...

I recently tried out the split tip soldering trick (inspired by the Dana Rivard video). My gun started smoking. Am I doing anything wrong here!?! Fluke? Anything I should be careful of? It was brand spankin new... yes, smoking...


thanks for your thoughts,
split tip "cowboy"
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Posted: February.12.07 at 10:18pm | IP Logged Quote admin

Wow...am I understanding right?...the soldering gun itself actually started smoking and not just the part you were heating up?  I bet that made for some excitement in the shop.  Sounds like you may have gotten a lemon.

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Posted: February.17.07 at 10:35pm | IP Logged Quote bcain

yeah... the gun...

smoking.
I was only using it for short periods of time (10-15 seconds on, 1-2 minutes off). The casing was zapped, from the inside, by what looked like a small burst of lightning... and then the whole gun started smoking like crazy. Melted part of the casing and blackened the inside.

I took it back to the hardware shop and exchanged it for a new one. Hasn't smoked yet, but there's still plenty of time to add another "smoking gun" story to the resume, yeah?

Ben
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