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why does soldering fumes always come to my face?
no matter what angle i try
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>>2549778
embrace it nigga
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If you solder all the time get a filter. Dont touch your mouth after holding lead solder wire. But I agree, always in my nose.
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get a fan.
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>>2549778
you probably suck it in with those gorilla nostrils.
if i soldered more i'd get a fume extractor but for the half a dozen times per year it seems pointless.
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>>2549778
I can't figure it out either, I have a fan sucking the smoke and a fan blowing from behind me but it still goes straight in the face every single time
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>>2549778
>>2549789
is it normal that my nose get black tar shit.
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>>2549778
get a fume extractor
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>>2549868
kek
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>>2549778
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exRgzJaB3D4
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If you do a lot of soldering, stop by your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore and see if they have any cheap range hoods.
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>>2549959
Holy crap. An actual explanation.
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Use a better solder. I use less active flux because Im not trying to solder rusty pipes together and a cheap flux can for the toughest jobs lasts forever.
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>>2549959
Fucking hands!
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>>2549868
NOOOOOOOOOO
FREE HIM
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I got a half mask for it.
Now amazon keeps trying to sell me surgical masks.
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>>2552452
become
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>>2549868
Saved.
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>>2549778
>open window
>it's always an incoming draft not exiting
you can't win. I just blow on it. I am thinking of getting a cheap box fan and putting a carbon filter in front of it and I figure I can also use it to smoke indoors since I'm still a rentcuck
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>>2554428
A small fan that is placed physically close to the soldering area will do it. Picrel is a commercial one but you can use like a 4-6 inch desk fan or a larger computer fan.
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>>2554437
that looks great, maybe I'll make one out of a 120mm computer fan. Built-in ashtray, maybe?
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>>2554441
>Built-in ashtray
Great idea.
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>>2554444
digits will it for sure
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>>2554444
here's my mockup
two metal round ashtrays. the top one has the bottom cut out and a PC fan is mounted behind it, and then a carbon filter goes over the hole. This way it's kind of like a funnel but it's a little wacky and rustic or whatever

the bottom one is left as is, since it's metal it's a safe place to rest your soldering iron assuming you're a poorfag without a soldering station and it's of course a literal ashtray

there's plenty of different ways to mount them together, even just thick wire would work and you'd be able to adjust the angle of it. Maybe the bottom part would need to be weighted to stand up and not have it all fall down. bonus points if the way they attach together is actually a hinge so you can close it clamshell style
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>>2554460
I like it. Creative use of wire.

Do you use lead-free solder? If not there may be a potential safety issue here lol.
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>>2549778
Because they disperse in all directions retard. Invest in a vent system before you become more retarded.
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>>2554485
shit I hadn't thought of that, I guess I'll have to keep using a stolen ceramic tile to keep my hot iron on then
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>>2554520
>stolen ceramic tile to keep my hot iron on
Are you me?
>>2554491
Look at this guy who has literally never soldered lmao
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>>2549789
i used to think i want to learn how to solder and then i found out all y'all nigga's using lead.. u know that shit's bad for u right? What the fuck are you doing breathing in lead? kinda retarded if u ask me
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>>2554523
>Are you me?
maybe, are you an alcoholic?
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>>2553612
sabed that rare pepe thanks fren
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>>2554536
>i used to think i want to learn how to solder and then i found out all y'all nigga's using lead.. u know that shit's bad for u right? What the fuck are you doing breathing in lead? kinda retarded if u ask me
The fumes are just flux
If your soldering iron is capable of vapourising lead on contract, the lead poisoning is the least of your problems
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I guess the rising hot air cause a disturbance that pulls more air in
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>>2549835
nah you're retarded, a 120mm pc fan is more than enough to blow away flux fumes
>>2549778
because your lungs breathing are an air pump and are the only thing pushing air around in the general vicinity, you cant see it but all of the air around you is being pulled towards your mouth and nose, all the time.
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>>2549778
Get a delta or foxconn 80mm fan or a cheap 120mm fan and a cheap carbon filter, done.
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how else do you expect to get good at electrical engineering
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Are there really people out there doing enough soldering projects that they worry about this kind of shit? I'd say I use my soldering iron about 6 times a year.

If I was building in bulk, I'd just get the PCBs surface mounted in china for pennies. Let them deal with the fumes.
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>>2549778
breathe OUT while soldering.
>>2555364
>Are there really people out there doing enough soldering projects that they worry about this kind of shit?
yes you fucking small minded idiot.
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>>2555365
What the fuck are you making constantly?
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>>2555367
electronics.
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have a small fan blow air at your face
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exRgzJaB3D4
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Don't hold the iron in your mouth.
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>>2549991
those dont do shit. you need to exhaust it outside the room
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>>2549778
Make a simple fume extractor from a shop vac and a cutoff section of antifreeze jug or similar. I did works great and you can run the exhaust hose out a window (or through a HEPA filter if trapped indoors).



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