Electronics Forum | Tue Oct 14 17:42:17 EDT 2008 | gregoryyork
use solder with tin phos additive and throw the spud and tea strainer away
Electronics Forum | Tue Oct 21 13:53:36 EDT 2008 | ccouture
Could you elaborate a bit? What is tin phos additive?
Electronics Forum | Thu Oct 30 07:52:39 EDT 2008 | ccouture
Thank you Dave and BLT, very informative replies.
Electronics Forum | Mon Oct 13 11:27:51 EDT 2008 | dwelch123
For 15 years I have used a similar method, only I used two bread pans. You can fit alot more solder in them. In one pan I drilled holes very similar to the photo in one pan and used a reclaiming agent such as Kleenox to prep it a bit. Then used the o
Electronics Forum | Fri Oct 10 13:53:27 EDT 2008 | ccouture
Has anybody ever use this method to reclaim the solder from dross. I tested this $10 gadget, it's used to press potato to make mash potato. The result is comparable to a $20k machine that basically does the same thing, i.e.: compress dross to squeeze
Electronics Forum | Mon Oct 13 10:54:51 EDT 2008 | allwave
Where did you get the gadget? at JC penney?...seriuosly, with this economy it is worthy trying...How long have you been using it for? Regards, George
Electronics Forum | Tue Oct 14 07:22:05 EDT 2008 | ccouture
I use this directly in the solder pot inside the wave machine. It is small enough to float at the surface of the solder, yet by loading it it act as a sieve and retains the dross while most of the solder pass trough, allowing me to clean the whole po
Electronics Forum | Mon Oct 13 15:12:31 EDT 2008 | wavemasterlarry
The guys at Honda on the east coast use a potatoe rub. They rub the pot be for solder isadded. Clainm they can reduce drosses that way. Funny how spuds and solder are so close to each other on The Forum here. Prolly explain why they let potatoe f
Electronics Forum | Tue Oct 14 07:16:41 EDT 2008 | ccouture
I got this thing at a major grocery store called Loblaws. So far I've used it only to test it, and compare it to our $20,000+ solder recovery machine. I just hope my boss doesn't find out about this.
Electronics Forum | Tue Oct 14 10:03:17 EDT 2008 | dwelch123
The bread pans are stackable, same size at top but smaller at the bottom. I also do this inside the solder wave. Just press the other bread pan on top of the other. It helps to have some guns on you, some little stick boy might not squeeze enough, bu