Soldering Inside A Cabinet

wakibaki

Banned
2008-01-08 11:51 pm
You can buy tape solder. If you cannot buy tape solder, take a piece of regular multicore wire solder, put it on a flat, hard surface and squash it into tape by rolling a piece of round steel bar up and down it a few times. You have to lean hard on the bar. If you haven't got a suitable piece of steel you can probably use a glass bottle.

Twist the wires to be soldered together, having first slipped a piece of shrink-wrap tubing onto one side. Wrap the joint with solder tape and apply a tinned, clean soldering iron as normal. When the joint is made, slide the shrink-wrap over it and heat with a heat-gun or gas cigarette lighter if space is limited.

Job done.

w

A bit of tape solder is a useful thing to carry in your wallet. You can make a joint without a soldering iron, as long as you have a match or cigarette lighter.
 
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You can buy tape solder. If you cannot buy tape solder, take a piece of regular multicore wire solder, put it on a flat, hard surface and squash it into tape by rolling a piece of round steel bar up and down it a few times. You have to lean hard on the bar. If you haven't got a suitable piece of steel you can probably use a glass bottle.

Twist the wires to be soldered together, having first slipped a piece of shrink-wrap tubing onto one side. Wrap the joint with solder tape and apply a tinned, clean soldering iron as normal. When the joint is made, slide the shrink-wrap over it and heat with a heat-gun or gas cigarette lighter if space is limited.

Job done.

w

A bit of tape solder is a useful thing to carry in your wallet. You can make a joint without a soldering iron, as long as you have a match or cigarette lighter.


Neat tip, never heard of this stuff before, will add it to my ever growing arsenal of repair tricks. Thanks.