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Question of which bread pan to use when draining the wave solder pot?

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RS

#85730

Question of which bread pan to use when draining the wave solder pot? | 6 October, 2020

#85734

Question of which bread pan to use when draining the wave solder pot? | 6 October, 2020

We've used glass (pyrex, corningware) bread pans in the past, not filling them much over 1" deep. It takes a while but leaves solder ingots sized well to drop back in. Have not tried lead free yet, the higher temp could be an issue using same type bread pans.

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RS

#85735

Question of which bread pan to use when draining the wave solder pot? | 6 October, 2020

Thank you Charlie! When the solder is cooled they should slide right out, correct?

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RS

#85736

Question of which bread pan to use when draining the wave solder pot? | 6 October, 2020

We are draining a leaded solder pot

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#85737

Question of which bread pan to use when draining the wave solder pot? | 6 October, 2020

More or less, some shrinkage occurs when cool.

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RS

#85738

Question of which bread pan to use when draining the wave solder pot? | 6 October, 2020

Thank you! Have a great day. I think we will try bread loaf pans and pyrex. Have a great day!:)

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#85743

Question of which bread pan to use when draining the wave solder pot? | 7 October, 2020

For lead-free, we had great success with graphite molds from China. As far as I remember, it was about 10$ a piece. Very easy to pop them out too.

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#85744

Question of which bread pan to use when draining the wave solder pot? | 7 October, 2020

We are draining a leaded solder pot. I'm sure these would work with leaded as well. those look beautiful!

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#85745

Question of which bread pan to use when draining the wave solder pot? | 7 October, 2020

I have great memories [bad dreams??] of draining solder pots.

Previous discussions on SMTnet are worthy of review. Some are here: https://smtnet.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search_submit&searchstring=bread+pan&collection=site_forum

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RS

#85746

Question of which bread pan to use when draining the wave solder pot? | 7 October, 2020

I tried to reply to your response, but the site locked the discussion? You gave the information on the bread pans. I was wondering a teflon bread loaf pan would work for SAC?

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#85761

Question of which bread pan to use when draining the wave solder pot? | 9 October, 2020

Can you give me a website for these molds?

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