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Butane soldering irons

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  • Steve Greenfield
    No exposed flame, although there will be some heat coming off of the holes. They don t suffer from overheating as standard butane lighters do, they are
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 2, 2006
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      No exposed flame, although there will be some heat coming off of
      the holes.

      They don't suffer from overheating as standard butane lighters do,
      they are designed to run a long time without failure. Although in
      an enclosed space, you will need to be very careful about heat
      buildup.

      I'd think running it on the lowest setting would be sufficient,
      especially if you couple it to the boiler. Perhaps a copper tube
      soldered to the bottom of the boiler, sized so the end of the
      soldering iron fits snugly within. Running on low, it should never
      reach soldering temp. It might still be wise to use a higher temp
      solder to attach the copper tube, such as a silver bearing solder
      or lead-free solder.

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