[sdiy] Solder stops flowing all of a sudden?

John Speth jspeth at avnera.com
Wed Jan 22 02:30:30 CET 2014

Another hypothesis to consider: cold and/or drafty work area sucking heat
from the tip. - JJS

> -----Original Message-----
> From: synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl [mailto:synth-diy-
> bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl] On Behalf Of Karl Ekdahl
> Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 3:10 PM
> To: Synth DIY
> Subject: [sdiy] Solder stops flowing all of a sudden?
> Hi list, so i've stumbled on this peculiar thing where my solder stops
> flowing all of a sudden. It melts, but doesn't become liquid, it sort of
> becomes "old" immediately the way solder becomes if its been on your tip
> too long - giving horrible crack-ily joints. It seems my iron is keeping
> heat and the tip is brand new, i seem to recall stumbling upon this
> and it was a roll of solder that was bum halfway through.. rings any
> Not sure what to do, buy another roll of solder? Is my iron going?
> Thanks
> Karl
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