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Soldering in the house?
« on: May 09, 2018, 07:47:52 PM »
My wife doesnt like the solder smoke and told me I have to solder outside. How do I find a new wife?

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Re: Soldering in the house?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 07:55:42 PM »
You could probably build one. Maybe change solder brands or types?


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Re: Soldering in the house?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 07:59:26 PM »
Could make a DIY smoke extractor. Box-inside-a-box design, mesh sides, aquarium activated charcoal between, computer case fan on top to suck air through. (or spend 20$ for a commercially made one, I suppose)

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Re: Soldering in the house?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2018, 09:36:15 PM »
Time for the traditional "This is MY shed!" movement of all man-gear? :)
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Re: Soldering in the house?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 09:41:53 PM »
Try the buy/sell/trade section of forum...? :o
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Re: Soldering in the house?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 04:45:59 AM »
I've got an inexpensive little fan that I bought at walmart that does a fine job
of getting rid of the solder fumes around the work area.  Not sure if that would work in your case.
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Re: Soldering in the house?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 05:39:34 AM »
My wife has much much more soldering experience than I do. She made stained glass professionally for a few years.

She says no soldering in the house because of the kids. Even with a little exhaust fan. Shes been Arizona and worked with people who’ve been around the fumes way more than I have, so I go with what the experienced people say.

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Re: Soldering in the house?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 09:44:51 AM »
haha thanks guys. I got a little fan at Walmart and setup a station next to the window. She seems okay with it. My marriage is saved for now!