Re: de-tarring question
Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: Kevin R Eldredge <kreld-at-juno-dot-com>
> I use a cheap 1500 watt hot plate that can be found at any discount
> store, and set the transformer directly on the element outside the house.
> This works well when the wife (mom, etc..) gives you "the look" when you
> put a non- food item in an oven.
> Care full not to let the expanding tar run over & on to the hot
> element. Pour the molten tar out a little at a time to prevent this.
> This will take some time due to the built in thermostat. To speed the
> process you can yank the bottom cover off the hot plate, and bypass the
> thermostat & thermal fuse to get constant heat. In my case, the thermal
> fuse blew after some time (which is its job) at high heat which is why I
> bypassed it.
> Also, keep an eye on it at all times, very hot, hot plate.
> Hope this helps
> Kevin E.
Has anyone tried using a hot air gun? More controllable than a hot
plate, I would think. Have a couple of pretty potent ones here (get
things hot enough to soft solder), but haven't tried them on a