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What is 5 core solder? Answered

All i seem to find is a #5. Thanks

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icengBest Answer (author)2012-06-30

A made in the UK tin/lead solder with 5 individual paste cores (tubes) 
inside the .031" diameter solder wire.
This is no longer available in the USA thanks to eX president Clinton #%#
I don't know if each core was a different flux, it would make sense but it
soldered very well and had a pleasant almost intoxicating aroma.

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iceng (author)Re-design2012-06-30

You really had me surprised and with great anticipation BUT
then I read tin / copper :-þ

Wait... thanks Re-design, I searched and found 5 core Tin/Lead.
Now, if the aroma is the same...I will be in steampunk heaven. 

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onrust (author)iceng2012-06-30

Awesome shot! Do you have a flickr page on all these?

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iceng (author)onrust2012-07-01
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onrust (author)iceng2012-07-01

Please. Up to 200 are free but I finally went pro and do enjoy it. member: mronrust

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Re-design (author)iceng2012-06-30

ACRO has tin/lead also, I just clicked the wrong page. what was in the old stuff that you were using that smelled so nice?

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iceng (author)Re-design2012-06-30

Don't have it any more but it was UK :)

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onrust (author)2012-06-30

OMG! Soldering as an intoxicating aroma? Maybe Billary was in fear of a steampunk revolution?

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iceng (author)onrust2012-06-30

Another really dangerous chemical that made it onto my naked tongue 
is trichloroethane ( not the 111 stuff either ) but the best darn degreaser
I ever came across.  
Men who worked in proximity to tric have died of dissolved liver.

In a sand to SCR facility my job was to test metalization on manny Si
samples by soldering the Si between a solid the size of two pennies and
a #20 bare wire for a pull test.
When cool it got slipped into a tric beaker to clean away flux.
Some where in the process I got careless and put a hot one into the beaker,
which caused a flash boil to spray a drop of the trichloroethane onto my
surprised open mouth tongue.

This was the MOST POWERFUL SWEET AMAZING TASTE IN MY LIFE
it took weeks of fighting my desire to taste that Wonderful Poison again.

Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger :-)

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onrust (author)iceng2012-06-30

Oh boy....... this reminds me of another question I've been wondering.....

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onrust (author)iceng2012-06-30