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FDP Forum / Amp Mods, Repairs, and Projects / do you use a fan or fume extractor when soldering?

catnineblue

LA , Calif

I try my best
Oct 24th, 2016 06:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I never did yet I do a lot of soldering.

JohnS

USA

Oct 24th, 2016 06:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nope. No need that I can see.

SonicBlue

Sunbury-on-Thames

Oct 25th, 2016 06:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Never used one and it hasn't affected me in the least.

Never used one and it hasn't affected me in the least.



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Oct 25th, 2016 07:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

At the zenith of my commercial amp tech biz, we did indeed have to use a fan to keep air moving over the work areas, and we also tried a fume extractor to help clear the air a bit...worked well and it was necessary for our health as well as OSHA regulations.

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Christian Slater
Oct 25th, 2016 07:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

SonicBlue, you a fonnyman!! Har!

I think if you're soldering in a small enclosed space (or working side by sid with others doing the same), extraction makes sense. But none of us are in production (I don't think we are), so there's not that much smoke 'n' fumes to deal with.

If you're sensitive to it, use a teensy fan. You can buy a 120vAC brushless computer fan for about $15 that runs dead quiet. Attach it to a small stand and you're off to the smoke-free races.

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Oct 25th, 2016 09:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not an actual extractor but typically have the ceiling fan on low over my work area.

Pinetree
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NW Pennsylvania

Oct 25th, 2016 09:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use a teensy fan.




BbendFender
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American Patriot

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Oct 25th, 2016 09:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use a fan to blow away the fumes/smoke.

MLC

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Oct 25th, 2016 02:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No, but I usually work in a well-ventilated area.

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