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Easy way to apply base weld?

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As far as I can see my options are to light it like ptex or to use a really hot iron (and I don't think my iron will actually get that hot). I don't have a fancy soldering iron or anything like that. Any other simple household tool I can use?

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Originally Posted by cloudcult View Post
 

As far as I can see my options are to light it like ptex or to use a really hot iron (and I don't think my iron will actually get that hot). I don't have a fancy soldering iron or anything like that. Any other simple household tool I can use?

 

One of those blue point lighters and a steel spoon with a long handle.   Gloves. 

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@near nyquist uses a propane torch. Maybe he can provide details.
I got the Kuu round tip soldering iron from slidewright for Christmas -- it does make it easier than the improvised solution I was using before.
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@near nyquist uses a propane torch. Maybe he can provide details.
I got the Kuu round tip soldering iron from slidewright for Christmas -- it does make it easier than the improvised solution I was using before.

 

What was the 'improvised solution'?

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A soldering iron based "hot knife" from the remainder bin at the hardware store. I had to break the blade to reduce the radiating surface area, but it still didn't really get hot enough.
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