To be honest, I have a soldering iron and have used it to do some work before. My issue is that I have become so paranoid about frying pots since every post I read on the net, people keep talking about frying pots with a soldering iron. The fact that I had a whole harness made just makes that fear more of a consideration.
Your chances of frying a pot will be less if you pre treat with some solder flux (Radio Shack has it) on the surfaces first. You'll get a quicker melt. And pre tin your tip, wipe with a wet sponge etc. Should be fine.
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