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Tip#1 Distilled water

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is the only water you should use to saturate your solder tool sponges with.  Don't use tap water to wipe your soldering tool tips clean, the Chlorine, Fluorine and salts will corrode the plating on the tip and shorten tip life by half.

 

It's literally free at our supermarket (0.99/gallon) with 3 year shelf life.  To be called distilled, the total solids content can't exceed 10ppm which is pretty spectacular given your paying about a buck for a gallon.  

 

Don't use Di-ionized water either, it will attack the tip.

 

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and you can drink it...

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3 hours ago, John Warren said:

It's literally free

 

3 hours ago, John Warren said:

paying about a buck for a gallon

 

 

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$1.00 per gallon is not exactly "literally free".  But thank you anyway.  Have been doing this for years.

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3 hours ago, Schu said:

and you can drink it...

 

New Mom's use it in baby formula too.

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That's a great tip.  Never knew water could damage the tip but I'll be buying a jug really soon.

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I use water from my RO filter.  Works great.

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On 3/13/2021 at 11:27 AM, John Warren said:

 

 

...with 3 year shelf life. 

 

  I wonder if you can get 5 years if you store it in the freezer.

 

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