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Soldering irons...

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  • Feb 04 2009 11:34 PM
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Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:34 PM

So I decided to give my soldering iron a try today. Only problem is that it has been used before and has traces of solder stuck to the tip. I'm assuming this is probably not a good thing health-wise. Do you think it would be ok if I just let it heat up and get as much of that off as I can? (I'm hoping most of it will melt off) Is there any way I can guarantee it safe to ignite bud with, or would it just be better at this point to buy a new one?
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  • o0o0o0o yeah!

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:37 PM

When it gets hot you can get all the solder off

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:11 AM

It's been heated and what not. I don't see anything that appears to be stuck on the tip, but it does have some silvery looking places on it. Think it should be good?

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:13 AM

what????yea,im lost.what exactlly are u gonna do with the soldering iron and the bud...step by step...


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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:14 AM

You replace your butane lighter with a flame-less soldering iron. Less THC wasted.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:05 AM

When its cool you can get some sandpaper and sand the solder off and make the tip shiny again. Then just clean it off and should be good to go.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:08 AM

You're only suppossed to use the soldering iron with the ceramic tip in it's core. Assuming it's a ceramic tipped unit. You'll need to take off the outer, metal piece.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:10 AM

Solder has a lotta lead...that would be horrible for you to use to light bowls.

What kinda soldering iron are you tryin?

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:15 AM

yeah man...what are u doing. u need a ceramic core soldering iron and take it apart to light with the CERAMIC part...not a metal tip!

lead is SUPER harmful (hence we don't use lead paint anymore), i hope u didnt use it to toke already....

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 02:14 AM

no I decided it was more trouble than it was worth.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 09:19 PM

It may work, But i have such a retarded image in my head of some guy with a bowl in one hand and a fuckin soldering iron in the other which he is bringing towards the bowl.




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