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[TowerTalk] Butane soldering unit.

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Butane soldering unit.
From: (Richard L. King)
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2001 18:30:34 +0000
I have been off this reflector for a while and now I am back with a question.

I have used a Master Mechanic Ultratorch UT100 portable soldering device 
for many years. This has been a great device to take up a tower or use 
while walking the beverages to make soldering repairs. But lately the 
pizzo-electric spark that ignites it has gotten flaky. It got to the point 
that I would need to take the burner apart and clean the ignition area 
before it would work. Then I could count on at least one more successful 
start but usually no more than that.

Now it has failed solid and doesn't want to ignite at all. I have tried 
cleaning out the ignition area again but that doesn't help anymore. Nothing 
looks broken on the unit.

Has anyone out there had experience with these devices and know any tricks 
to make them start sparking again?

It is an old unit and if it is too much a bother to repair it, I would be 
interested in buying something new. Any suggestions about that?


73, Richard

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