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Old 08-02-2009, 01:11 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
can anyone reccomend with make and model number the propper soldering supplies to solder aluminum? I already have both electric and butane irons.
Aluminum is a PITA to solder, the biggest thing to do is a mechanical crimp and use a corrosion preventer made for aluminum. There was a period where aluminum was used for home wiring since copper was scarce/expensive, they also burned down a number of homes because of aluminum corrosion over time. This led to high resistence connections that overheated (inside walls!!!) that then caught other things on fire.
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