In the practice of the rally often faced with the necessity of soldering or welding. A few years ago I accidentally saw used for this purpose, benzopyrene production of the GDR, then had the idea to do the same, but running on gas. The result exceeded all expectations — and now gas-heated soldering iron is a decent place to set my tools. Exploitation it during body repairs, radiators, bits of copper cables with large cross sections confirmed the efficiency of the design. The main advantages before traditional “hammer” and a blowtorch are: the possibility of continuous soldering, the temperature setpoint, which is important when performing large volume of work, as well as the possibility of regulating the degree of heating.
For the manufacture of soldering iron needed a crane cork type PPB-1 used in the oil line of the GAZ-53. His revision was in recess in front of up to 12 mm and threading M12x1,5 mm. brass made nozzle with a hole diameter of 0.8 mm and is pressed into the valve body. It should be noted that the holes in various cranes differ by 0.1 mm in one direction or another. Therefore, the adjustment of the Seating surfaces of the nozzle was carried out individually.
The material for the nozzle was to cut stainless steel pipe with an inner diameter of 23 mm and a wall thickness of 1.5 mm. Machining to the desired dimensions is made on a lathe. The rear part of the nozzle zavalova also on a lathe with the pressed bricks.