iron temperature

... as in clothes iron. How hot do they typically get? One of the wires running to the thermostat broke in ours, but of course it was crimped onto the fitting (and no chance of prying the crimp apart). I could solder it, but I'm assuming that they don't use solder for a reason...
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Jules
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Jules Richardson wrote:

..the reason being that heating element wire - constantan or nichrome - simply dont solder..
irons dont run much above 100C mainly.

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In this household they do (albeit the iron don't get used much these days). European irons with the settings in terms of 1, 2 or 3 dots should comply with GINETEX standards for textiles in which One point means 110 C, two points means 150 C and three points means 200 C. http://www.ginetex.net/labelling/care-labelling/care-symbols/ironing/ So I think the OP was right to eschew "ordinary" solder.
Of course if like my old gran you heat the flat iron on a gas ring then the operating range may be greater ;)
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On Aug 21, 10:33pm, "Robin" wrote:

That's useful to know, especially if you want to use a george forman grill when the iron is broken.
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I only know because of the time the laminator broke and I wanted to use the iron to bodger some laminated charts - using pouches in a carrier so the iron was not at high risk;)
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High temp solder might work, but I'd probably just tie it with 0.5mm iron wire.
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On 22/08/2012 10:31, NT wrote:

I have successfully soldered such things in the past: if away from the element and in the "air space" it may be OK
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Wire wrap, or maybe a larger crimp tool?
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On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 08:32:21 +0100, Brian Gaff wrote:

Yes, I may just end up wrapping it (and of course SWMBO may just end up with a new iron, if I can think of a good reason to keep this one kicking around in the workshop :-) - I think that the big reel 'o solder that I have is probably too low-temp to be useful.
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