removing parts from PCBs ?JUNK MAIL? 4
ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Mon Nov 14 14:50:35 CST 2005
>Subject: Re: removing parts from PCBs ?JUNK MAIL? 4
> From: "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com>
> Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 12:35:40 -0800
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
>On 11/14/2005 at 12:05 PM Dwight K. Elvey wrote:
>> I don't recommend using an open flame with the oil.
>>I used an electric fry pan. I don't think peanut
>>oil has as low a flash point as many other oils.
>I believe that peanut oil has a flash point around 600F; 60/40 solder flows
>at about 370F, so there's a pretty good safety margin, but the oil will
>start smoking at temperatures around 450F.
>Silicone oil might be a better choice (it's used a lot in commercial heat
>baths), but it's not inexpensive.
Solder and silicone oils are bad juju. That would result in a
Myself the oil/fry pan is just duplication a solder pot with a
meniscus (sp??) with the handicap of the oils nasty behavour
and post removal cleaning needs. The solder pot is somewhat
safer if attention is paid to spilling. It also has usefulness
in reloading the board if needed (heat and drop part in holes).
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