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 Post subject: My New Flux Dispenser
PostPosted: Nov Thu 15, 2018 6:05 am 
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Accidents are the mother of all invention <?> I burned a hole in this flux tub months ago, inserted a toothpick and have been using it as dispenser ever since. I'm sure a cleaner job could be done with a drill but accidents will happen! If it had a flat bottom it would be perfect.
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 Post subject: Re: My New Flux Dispenser
PostPosted: Nov Thu 15, 2018 6:16 am 
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I like it! I have a the same can of flux and it has always had a splinter of a posicle stick stuck in with the lid propped up by it. And it has been a pain and dropped and made messes. I'm gonna drill a hole in mine tomorrow. And I may even upgrade to a tooth pick!

Thanks for the idea.


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 Post subject: Re: My New Flux Dispenser
PostPosted: Nov Thu 15, 2018 3:40 pm 
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Good job!

I use liquid flux in a small glass vial with the glass dropper. Knocked it over on the bench countless times :roll: Spend another hour wiping, cleaning, tools with alcohol.

Next time I have the hole-saw out I'm going to bore a hole in a wood block so I can't tip the thing over :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: My New Flux Dispenser
PostPosted: Nov Thu 15, 2018 6:03 pm 
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I never use the original plastic container, I transfer gobs of flux to a metal cup and work from the cup.

There's even blobs of solder mixed in with it, good for tinning the ends of wires. Nothing goes to waste.

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 Post subject: Re: My New Flux Dispenser
PostPosted: Nov Thu 15, 2018 6:15 pm 
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Baby feeding syringe aka oral syringe. Fill with a wooden Popsicle stick. Pennies from any pharmacy.

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