Sorry about the oven. There is a replacement board and oven purchased and on the way. I had 2 reports of it not working, and I was unable to get it to kick either. Regardless, we got caught up in the fervor of throwing a lot of actual trash away (lots and lots and lots of it). I apologize personally for this regardless of whether it worked or not, I did not contact you directly. If you like, I can put it back together and give it to you.
I have a tracking number for the new controller. Should be here soon. I will make sure it is up and running ASAP.
Regarding Xytronics irons, I don’t understand the context. Are you speaking of the station we have at hive? Which is, BTW, very nice. The soldering side is not functioning, but desolder works, and has not clogged once when I’ve used it recently. Did you determine what the malfunction on the soldering side of that station was?
Regarding purgatory shelf: Oven should have gone there. Many things did go there. However, 98% of everything removed was dead batteries, broken caps, trash, and scraps of wire. That goes in the trash or e-waste. Other items have been kept.
I did bring down my oxy-torch cleaning tool about a year ago, and it now seems to be missing. I will get another if we don’t find it.
Finally, this does not have to do with previous points – it seems that you are very critical of my work here. With all the talk of soldering irons, I am beginning to feel that you are upset because things are not being done your way.
If you have a bone to pick with me, give me a call. I consider you a friend.
Here’s the way I see it:
I put up developments about electronics area. You rant about soldering iron brands and criticize my suggestions.
I put up a link to a spreadsheet which shows 100% transparency (which most folks do not do when they take on a hive project). You rant about soldering irons and criticize.
The primary reason I posted another thread was because the last one devolved into splitting hairs about irons. Now this one has too.
If you want things done your way, do it yourself, or offer to help.
Once again I think this is just 2 members disagreeing, so feel free to call me and I’ll take you out for a beer. OK? I respect you a lot, Dave, so if I’ve pissed you off, let’s talk off list.