can i use aqua tube , and then wrapped it with copper wire, will this stand a heat from soldering iron.

and not burn aquarium tube.and can copper stand a heat.

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lemonie8 years ago
If you mean PVC it will melt. But it might not melt to the full thickness. What do you want to make? L
hore (author)  lemonie8 years ago
well, i cannot find silicone tube to put it, inside soldering iron, im making DIY hot air soldering iron.
lemonie hore8 years ago
You want the flexibility in this, or could you use copper or steel? You need the tube short, and I wouldn't think even silicone is good for prolonged heating at these temperatures.

hore (author)  lemonie8 years ago
well i do need flexibility,soldering iron is small , copper or stell may not fit. if i put aqua tube inside soldering iron that have a holes maybye air from aquarium air pump not reach the end of soldering iron. if i put aqua tube over  the hole i t might burn the tube.ya
psymansays8 years ago
Copper won't melt at the 700-950 Degrees (F) that typical soldering irons run at, but clear plastic aquarium air tubes are made of plastic that would melt. It's not clear if that's the type of tubing you mean, though.