fos wrote:With any type of solder, you should use the minimal amount of solder necessary to seal the joint. Solder should never be used to secure the joint. Using the minimal amount of solder will also minimize the amount of flux leaving a clean joint. I have boards that are still functional after decades.
An old ham radio qrp builder..
72, de Jeff WD4ET
PS. I'm still using an old 5 lb. spool of Ersin Multicore solder. It was the best.
I'm still on the spool or Ersin multicore I got 25+ years ago, although I had to admit in those intervening 25 years - until I started building stuff again some 5-6 years ago it had lain mostly unused...
Can't get 1:1:1 trike anymore - probably for the best though - I find the current PCB spray cleaners nowhere near as good - however I might pop a PCB or 2 into the little ultrasonic cleaner bath I have to see what it does to them after a spray with the latest Maplin cleaner I'm trying ... Stick the boards in the bottom of the range to dry out afterwards will probably be ok!