Darn pots!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Davidoc, Nov 9, 2001.

  1. Solder won't stick to the outside of my new pots, and I need them to work by monday. It sticks to the tab things. It sticks to the outside of my old pots.

    Why won't it stick to the outside of my new pots???
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Central Texas
    Clean the area you're going to solder to with some fine sandpaper.

    Also, what wattage iron are you using? Don't forget the pot case will act like a big heat sink and quickly cool your iron.
  3. ...and wipe down well with some alcohol to remove any oils.