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Stupid things done when soldering
« on: October 10, 2009, 05:48:35 PM »
I heard of someone making a book about stupid things don when soldering so as a number 1
touching the iron to see if its hot
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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2009, 06:05:00 PM »
Left it laying on the table, while ON and melting or burning it.

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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2009, 08:58:49 PM »
same can go for leaving it on the carpet

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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2009, 01:03:25 AM »
Left it laying on the table, while ON and melting or burning it.

Sounds like me!!

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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2009, 04:53:22 AM »
when you are concentrating so hard on getting your solder perfect that the iron melts into the power cord.

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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2009, 08:57:18 AM »
holding a part in place and reaching for the iron without looking. I've done that at least three times and burned my hand each time....
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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2009, 02:10:33 PM »
I don't solder in shorts any more..... dropped the iron from the table and it stuck to my leg. Not for long as I screamed and ripped it off but left a nasty burn.
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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2009, 04:31:39 PM »
ow.... we all probably have some good scars, and hairless arms

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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2009, 11:04:00 PM »
when you are concentrating so hard on getting your solder perfect that the iron melts into the power cord.
Owch much? Any electrocution happen?
I don't solder in shorts any more..... dropped the iron from the table and it stuck to my leg. Not for long as I screamed and ripped it off but left a nasty burn.
Man, that made me cringe big time! Did you happen to smell your skin burning?
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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2009, 03:12:00 AM »
when you are concentrating so hard on getting your solder perfect that the iron melts into the power cord.
Owch much? Any electrocution happen?

Well once the black smoke that really smells starts going every where you immediatly stop and look around to see what has happened, then the first thing that jumps into your head is clean the iron,clean the iron hurry up and clean the iron.

But in answer to the electrocution question no it has never got to that stage.
I don't solder in shorts any more..... dropped the iron from the table and it stuck to my leg. Not for long as I screamed and ripped it off but left a nasty burn.

That makes me shiver when i think of the iron getting stuck to your leg, or for anyones for that matter.

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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2009, 06:34:44 AM »
Its not like I left it there for a long time or anything. It just didn't glance off and hit the floor I had to smack the iron off my leg. So it wasn't on my leg for even a few seconds just longer then a normal glancing contact. I was moving to catch the iron anyway just redirected when the iron stopped moving and forgot to care about the carpet :)
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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2009, 07:28:57 AM »
things that are meant to melt metal on you body is probably not a good thing

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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2009, 05:00:55 AM »
things that are meant to melt metal on you body is probably not a good thing

Definatly not.

Is it just me or do other people immediatly think of their soldering iron or other tools they hurt them self with. e.g. when i cut my hand with my dremel i wiped the blood off before i went to the docotors,(so it would not rust).

My theory behind this is that alot of student hobbiests spend alot of money on Soldering irons and other tools and we cannot afford to get new tools immediatly if something hhas happened to the old ones.

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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2009, 04:52:10 PM »
yea save the tools

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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2009, 02:53:12 AM »
you got it! :D

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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2009, 05:21:13 AM »
My theory behind this is that alot of student hobbiests spend alot of money on Soldering irons and other tools and we cannot afford to get new tools immediatly if something hhas happened to the old ones.
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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2009, 07:25:20 AM »
some years ago, I was still using the suction bulb to desolder my joints. at one time, right after sucking a joint, i pointed the bulb to my face and squeezed it. i don't know what i was doing. molten solder came flying out of the bulb right into my face. luckily i wear glasses.  :-\

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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2009, 07:36:26 AM »
yeah, ow

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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2009, 08:35:22 AM »
Many years ago when I was an apprentice, I did some soldering on a live mains transformer.
Thank god for circuit breakers :-)

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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2009, 12:36:20 AM »
Many years ago when I was an apprentice, I did some soldering on a live mains transformer.
Oh, wow. why would you do that? was it not possible to disconnect it?
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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2009, 01:04:50 AM »
As a technician would say, "'Must've been an electrician." Just kidding on that one, but wow, you're very lucky to be around right now. I love my field, never really have to deal too much with AC mains, mainly just low current DC systems.

On another note, I myself (I can't believe I'm saying this) tested to see if an iron was hot, but not with my hand... the area right above my upper lip, yes it was stupid, but late nights + young of age + brilliant idea = very stupified child. Ah, the younger days, oh how I do not miss them. :D
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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2009, 01:45:23 PM »
lucky for you, im still in my younger years, but i will now never work at night when i am tired. My teachers make jokes about how stupid guys are and how they will press there hand on a hot pad to see if it is hot

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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2009, 11:52:54 PM »
The area right above my upper lip
wow, i can actually imagine doing that... I mean, if i was really tired...
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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2009, 08:17:42 AM »
its a new form of plastic surgery "Your'e skin will be burnt free of all its blemishes, and your skin will always be shiney"

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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2009, 11:23:31 AM »
It was my first day of soldering a few years ago. I unplugged the soldering iron, and wanted to clean it. So after a few minutes I picked it up (on the metal part) and it burned my hand. I threw the iron down and ran to the sink. I then smelled burning rubber. Went to the work bench, saw it burning a rubber tubing material. I picked it up again (with the metal part again), placed it on the table, and now have burns on my hands.

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Re: Stupid things done when soldering
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2009, 12:27:59 PM »
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