[sdiy] Transition to Lead-Free Hand Soldering

Mike Beauchamp list at mikebeauchamp.com
Sat Aug 21 06:08:21 CEST 2021

On 8/20/21 4:27 PM, Tom Bugs via Synth-diy wrote:
> It varies dependent on manufacturer & specific flux type - hence why 
> I've ended up using the Warton Metals type I mentioned yesterday (see 
> also note on sensitivity to fumes from Kester Water-Washable).
> It mentions:
> # Contains no rosin (colophony), resin acids, pine oil or other naturally 
> occurring derivatives from pine trees
> # Specially designed to reduce the number of world-wide cases of 
> industrial asthma, related to rosin usage in soldering processes
> But, yes, I still try not to drown in the fumes ;)

Thanks Tom!

Are you washing the Warton stuff or is that suitable to use as a 
no-clean flux?

As someone with asthma, I appreciate their attempt here. I've already 
had to beef up the fume extraction with these new solders.


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