Do I Need to Solder Galvansied Cable Safely due to Fumes?
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Nick33
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Do I Need to Solder Galvansied Cable Safely due to Fumes?

Post by Nick33 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:46 pm

I need to solder some 5mm galvanised wire cable into 5mm socketed fittings. I heard that this gives off dangerous fumes so should I wire-brush off the coating at the ends first or wear some sort of special mask?

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Re: Do I Need to Solder Galvansied Cable Safely due to Fumes?

Post by Sometimewoodworker » Thu May 03, 2018 6:10 am

Nick33 wrote:I need to solder some 5mm galvanised wire cable into 5mm socketed fittings. I heard that this gives off dangerous fumes so should I wire-brush off the coating at the ends first or wear some sort of special mask?

Correct

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Re: Do I Need to Solder Galvansied Cable Safely due to Fumes?

Post by ericmark » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:22 pm

When grinding or welding you can get what we call galv flue due to fumes, not sure hot enough with solder but the flux for lead free solder is also a problem, with a soldering iron and lead solder with care you should be OK, clearly trying not to breath in fumes.

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