- Butane/ Propane torch ( the bigger the better)
- Eye protection (face sheild preferred)
- Leather Gloves
- Metal box
- Pair of pliers
- couple of large cookie sheets
- Board to desolder
Step 1: Safety First
Before we get started we need to cover some important safety concerns.
First of all this Instructable involves the use of an open flame. As such any and all safety precautions should be taken.
1. Work in an open and well-ventilated area!
2. Make sure any flammable objects are cleared from the work area!
3. Wear appropriate protection such as safety glasses, face shield and gloves! Also wear long sleeves and pants.
It is very important you work in an well-ventilated area. You will be applying allot of heat to a circuit board and harmful vapors could be released. Because we are using an open flame it’s a good idea to keep all flammable items clear and a fire extinguisher handy. Wearing long sleeves, pants and eye protection is essential. The solder can get a gas bubble in it and pop, spraying molten solder everywhere.
As always have a fire extinguisher handy. If you’re not careful you could overheat a component causing a fire. Since this will be the equivalent of an electrical fire you will want a Class C extinguisher on hand.
You perform the steps in this Instructable at your own risk and assume all responsibilities for your actions. I am not responsible for any damage or harm you cause while attempting to perform the tasks outlined here. I can almost guarantee you will get burned doing this. So you have been warned.