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Old 29-06-2018, 10:11 AM   #21
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I was wondering that as well FB........
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Old 29-06-2018, 10:14 AM   #22
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I think the 40% was in fact a lead content solder?
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Old 29-06-2018, 11:30 AM   #23
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Thanks for that FB. I am lucky to have several rolls of GPO solder, lovely stuff. No idea how I come to have it.
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You cant beat the old lead solder runs much better Just remember dont have a sandwich before washing your hands.
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Old 29-06-2018, 02:36 PM   #25
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That seems a really good idea and way of avoiding soldering under the baseboard. I was thinking about using DCC Concepts Bus Terminal Tags. I donít know whether you have considered these? Only problem is that you need to solde4 under the baseboard which I am not keen on, hence my initial post.
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That seems a really good idea and way of avoiding soldering under the baseboard. I was thinking about using DCC Concepts Bus Terminal Tags. I donít know whether you have considered these? Only problem is that you need to solde4 under the baseboard which I am not keen on, hence my initial post.
You don't need to solder these. Just connect their wires to one side of a simple 2-way choc-bloc, and the ends of the bus to the other side.
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Old 29-06-2018, 05:21 PM   #27
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I dont understand why anybody would want to avoid soldering. It is by far the best way to join wires ect; and obain the best and most relialbe joint with the best continuity. If there was a better way then why does the electronics industry solder everything. The industy has proven that soldering is the best and most reliable way to do it.
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Old 29-06-2018, 05:32 PM   #28
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FB post #2 says lead free with 40% lead.
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Old 29-06-2018, 05:57 PM   #29
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There a dozens of examples of reliable screwed connectors, notably your home Consumer Unit.......no soldered joints for all the house wiring in there......also all your sockets, lights and plugs are screwed unions..............HB
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I still have a reel of proper 3-core solder that I booked out of an RAF stores some 40+ years ago and I’m keeping it until the storeman asks if I have finished with it.
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