[volt-nuts] Now Pace desoldering maintanance question

J. Forster jfor at quikus.com
Mon Nov 7 15:43:12 UTC 2011

That's what the Pace field rep told me to do 30 years ago, as I said.



> I'll have to remember to tell that to the Pace technician
> who showed me how to "fix" the pump on my MBT-100 desoldering
> station.
> He just stuck a piece of 1/4 inch tubing on the exhaust port,
> and put both inlet and exhaust tubes in a jar of alcohol and
> let it pump.  Varsol, or naptha (lighter fluid) also will work.
> -Chuck Harris
> Mark Sims wrote:
>> The proper way is to disassemble the pump (either the vane pumps or the
>> membrane
>> pumps) and  clean the guts (or install the Pace rebuild kit). But almost
>> every
>> Pace user just disconnects the hose from the iron and lets it slurp up
>> some
>> alcohol.   Do a very short burst,  let it set a while,  then run it for
>> a few
>> seconds to pump out the dregs.  Repeat several times.  Alway keep the
>> exhaust port
>> covered with a rag, or it will spew grunge everywhere.
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