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Old 3rd February 2005, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default Weller/Portasol P2C parts?

I recently purchased a Weller/Portasol P2C butane powered soldering iron.

I can't get it to work. When I take it apart I find that the sparker works. When I apply gas with the tip removed I can get it to flame just like a lighter.

When I put it back together I can get gas to come out and can get it to burn out of the two holes in the side (by lighting it). The tip stays cold. It's pretty clear that there is no ignition when the tip is on.

Obviously, what I am wondering is why?

Is it broken? Seems ok. Am I missing a part? When I pull it apart I get the tip, the tube/ring that goes around the tip, and a plastic collar that attaches the tip and collar to the body. I can't see any kind of screen or anything that might be a catalyc (sp?) converter...maybe it can't be seen anyway?

I've looked at several sites and can't find anything about spare parts or even what should be in there. Cooper barely even mentions the product--you have to search to even find it.

Any help would be appreciated.

David
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Old 4th February 2005, 01:34 AM   #2
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There should be a screen inside those holes in the tip. If not, you need a new tip.

If there is a screen, and when you light it, the flames shoot out the sides, get it lit, then turn it down just a tad and let it sit. Once the screens reach a certain temp, then flames will disappear and the screens will glow orange, then crank up the heat.

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Old 4th February 2005, 02:14 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'm going to check that out.
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