I feel like I cheated... I borrowed a lead melting kit from one of my plumbing contractors. If i remember correctly it was a small cast iron laddle with a pour lip on top of a stand of some sort with a propane torch with a larger flame head underneath. It only took several minutes to get it melted and ready to pour. FYI- I built the molds out of wood for my counter weights but with the burning you are only going to get 2 uses out of the mold which should be enough as I only used 2 counter weights for the alirons and pieces for the counter balance of the elevator.
Joe Horton, N357CJ 17 8:21:12 AM Subject: Re: KR> Melting lead Paul Visk wrote: > How do you melt a 5 lbs chunk of lead on the stove? I melted mine on a small standalone hot plate (so I could do it outside). The pot was a thin one with a lid, and it did take a long time, but it worked. This hot pad is a cheapo thing that's probably 50 years old, with a simple coil of nichrome wire in a spiral shape down in a piece of ceramic plate. I would think a gas stove should do the job... _______________________________________________ Search the KRnet Archives at http://tugantek.com/archmailv2-kr/search. Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change options To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org