DIYAPASON-L Digest #53 - Sunday, March 5, 2000
 
solder guns
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
wire
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
Fw: [Residence Organs]  solder guns
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  solder guns
  by "Tom Dimock" <tad1@cornell.edu>
Re: [Residence Organs]  wire
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  wire
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
 

(back) Subject: solder guns From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2000 07:41:48 -0600   I am in need of a new solder gun. My last one was a Weller 8200n which had a trigger, that gets tiring after 61 pins ! Plus I never felt that it got hot enough. Please recommend a top quality solder gun well suited for pipe organ use.   Thanks, Robert Eversman Mineral Point WI highnote@mhtc.net  
(back) Subject: wire From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2000 07:47:29 -0600   Sorry to bug you all about this. But I need 10 feet of white and 10 feet = of black 6 guage multi strand wire. Any scraps out there? I can by it at Menards but only in 100' lengths which would therefore require 200' since = I need a length of both colors.   If you have any lengths let me know. I will be cutting the 10' length = (each color) into two - two and a half foot lengths and one 5' length. Therefore scraps less than 10' may also work. Name your price and I will pay for shipping as well.   Please e mail direct.   Thanks Robert Eversman Mineral Point WI   highnote@mhtc.net  
(back) Subject: Fw: [Residence Organs] solder guns From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2000 09:07:12 -0500   Weller is about as good as one can get. I use a Radio Shack 30 or 40 watt pencil iron. Gotta be careful tho to keep it from straying and leaving = burn marks.   Rick     ----- Original Message ----- From: Robert Eversman <highnote@mhtc.net> To: DIYAPASON <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2000 8:41 AM Subject: [Residence Organs] solder guns     > I am in need of a new solder gun. My last one was a Weller 8200n which = had > a trigger, that gets tiring after 61 pins ! Plus I never felt that it = got > hot enough. Please recommend a top quality solder gun well suited for = pipe > organ use. > > Thanks, > Robert Eversman > Mineral Point WI > highnote@mhtc.net > > DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own > Residence Pipe Organs. > HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org > List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org >      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] solder guns From: "Tom Dimock" <tad1@cornell.edu> Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2000 10:03:04 -0500   At 07:41 AM 3/5/00 -0600, you wrote: >I am in need of a new solder gun. My last one was a Weller 8200n which = had >a trigger, that gets tiring after 61 pins ! Plus I never felt that it = got >hot enough. Please recommend a top quality solder gun well suited for = pipe >organ use. Solder guns are "heat on demand" trigger driven devices from hell. (personal opinion!) Soldering irons stay hot. What I use is a XYTronic Soldering Station that I bought some years back from Jameco Electronics. These have a temperature sensor in the soldering iron tip, and the necessary electronics to keep the tip quite accurately at the temperature you want. Mine has a digital display where you set the temperarure you want and then filp the switch to run and it shows the current tip temperature. This leaves no doubt as to when the iron is "warmed up". = The current model like mine is Jameco part number 162456, and costs 139.95. You can reach Jameco at 1-800-831-4242 or on the web at www.jameco.com   I have no interest in Jameco or XYTronics, other than as a very satisfied user. I'm sure that Weller and the other soldering eqipment manufacturers have equivalent models. All of these type of irons have replaceable tips in a variety of shapes.  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] wire From: <GRSCoLVR@aol.com> Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2000 17:21:20 EST   Hi Rob,,,, It's Roc again to the possible rescue. IF no one else comes up with the = exact wire you want, I can provide you with the following,,,,,its No 6 stranded(stranded very finely as well)(so extremely flexible)(which "house =   wire" wont be) and covered with good neoprene insulation. In the = Railroad signal business (another of my "hats" )we call it Bondstrand, and it is = used to hook signal appliances to the cases where the equipment is located. Its nice stuff,, however the only difficulty is that it only comes in = BLACK. No White. However,,I was thinking if you did need this bondstrand from me,,,you could use a white "Marks a Lot" Paint stick,,and put white bands around the wire, every few inches so you could tell positive from = negative. I understand that this would not look as "elegant" as the right color wire,,,,but if you need it, ,give a holler and I will have it on its way = to you. Hope your residence organ is coming along well,,,,mine is on hold for the moment,,,hope to get going again soon. Regards, ---Roc  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] wire From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2000 18:54:44 -0600   Thanks Roc, you are always so kind. Will let you know soon.   your friend, Robert   ---------- > From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com > To: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org > Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] wire > Date: Sunday, March 05, 2000 4:21 PM > > Hi Rob,,,, > It's Roc again to the possible rescue. IF no one else comes up with the exact > wire you want, I can provide you with the following,,,,,its No 6 > stranded(stranded very finely as well)(so extremely flexible)(which "house > wire" wont be) and covered with good neoprene insulation. In the Railroad > signal business (another of my "hats" )we call it Bondstrand, and it is used > to hook signal appliances to the cases where the equipment is located. > Its nice stuff,, however the only difficulty is that it only comes in BLACK. > No White. However,,I was thinking if you did need this bondstrand from > me,,,you could use a white "Marks a Lot" Paint stick,,and put white = bands   > around the wire, every few inches so you could tell positive from negative. I > understand that this would not look as "elegant" as the right color > wire,,,,but if you need it, ,give a holler and I will have it on its way to > you. > Hope your residence organ is coming along well,,,,mine is on hold for = the   > moment,,,hope to get going again soon. > Regards, > ---Roc > > DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own > Residence Pipe Organs. > HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org > List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org >