Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-02-02 Thread Mark Wegmet via KRnet
Wood' Subject: Re: KR> Melting lead If it is a true eutectic, you can put it in an oven set at 425F - 63/37 SnPb melts at 361F. If you have a ladle and are VERY careful with appropriate PPE, you can transfer it to your new pot. If your old pot has a "drain" set up, again, with proper

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-02-02 Thread Mark Wegmet via KRnet
krnet-boun...@list.krnet.org] On Behalf Of Sid Wood via KRnet Sent: Thursday, February 2, 2017 1:17 PM To: krnet@list.krnet.org Cc: Sid Wood Subject: Re: KR> Melting lead Lead can be melted with direct application of a propane torch. That does tend to oxidize the lead, so you do get more slag. Solder

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-02-02 Thread Bill Jacobs via KRnet
At work we salvaged a large amount of silver solder from a failed solder pot by using mapp gas instead of propane on the surface. That choice was driven by the shear amount involved.  Propane would have worked just fine.Regards, Bill Jacobs Daytona Beach, Fl. On Thursday, February 2, 2017

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-02-02 Thread Sid Wood via KRnet
Lead can be melted with direct application of a propane torch. That does tend to oxidize the lead, so you do get more slag. Solder is a mixture of lead and tin. These will oxidize at different rates under the torch flame. That could change the mixture ratio of the solder. Maybe not a big

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-02-02 Thread brian.kraut--- via KRnet
Subject: Re: KR> Melting lead From: Parley T Byington via KRnet <krnet@list.krnet.org> Date: Sat, January 28, 2017 1:56 pm To: "krnet@list.krnet.org" <krnet@list.krnet.org> Cc: Parley T Byington <byington1...@embarqmail.com> Date: Saturday, Jan.28,2017 S

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-01-29 Thread Paul Visk via KRnet
My wife says I've had it for years.  Paul Visk Belleville Il. 618-406-4705 - 》Lead poisoning sneaks up on you first as memory loss or lack of ability to 》》》concentrate. I think I have lead poisoning. Joe Nunley Baker Florida  ___

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2017-01-29 Thread bjoenunley via KRnet
》Lead poisoning sneaks up on you first as memory loss or lack of ability to 》》》concentrate. I think I have lead poisoning. Joe Nunley Baker Florida  ___ Search the KRnet Archives at http://tugantek.com/archmailv2-kr/search. Please see LIST RULES and

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-01-28 Thread reynoldsrk via KRnet
net@list.krnet.org> Date: 1/28/17 7:09 PM (GMT-06:00) To: krnet@list.krnet.org Cc: Jeff Scott <jscott.pla...@gmx.com> Subject: Re: KR> Melting lead You are allowed to expose yourself to lead if you choose.  I think most of us have, including me on numerous occasions.  But after watc

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-01-28 Thread Jeff Scott via KRnet
was an acceptable practice in the plans from 45 years ago has been demonstrated to be unnecessary, highly toxic, and a risk to your health. So why do so if you don't need to? -Jeff Scott Los Alamos, NM ---  Subject: Re: KR> Melting lead I have melted lead many times on the stove an

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-01-28 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
At 02:56 PM 1/28/2017, you wrote: Molds can also be made from cardboard and masking tape, yes some of the tape and cardboard will burn but will not leak before the lead solidifies and is easily removed.

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2017-01-28 Thread Parley T Byington via KRnet
Date: Saturday, Jan.28,2017 Subject: Melting lead and safety precautions When making my counter weights, I built some molds out of plaster of Paris to shape then used the female mold to pour melted lead into. ONE VERY IMPORTANT POINT HERE; that is heat the mold (plaster) in the oven to a

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-01-28 Thread Ronald Wright via KRnet
protection. Ron From: Mike T via KRnet <krnet@list.krnet.org> To: KRnet <krnet@list.krnet.org> Cc: Mike T <mctagli...@gmail.com> Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2017 2:10 PM Subject: Re: KR> Melting lead I have melted lead many times on the stove and I think all my br

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-01-28 Thread Mike T via KRnet
I have melted lead many times on the stove and I think all my brain cells remain intact. You're melting it, not boiling it, so the amount getting into the air is insignificant. Obviously don't ever use the pot again for food. A tin can sounds like a good idea. Mike Taglieri On Jan 28, 2017

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2017-01-28 Thread Chris Kinnaman via KRnet
Maybe you could cut the exact shape & size you need. On 1/28/2017 8:47 AM, Paul Visk via KRnet wrote: Thanks for all the advice from one pothead. I guess I was a little impatient. I'll cut this hunk down into littler pieces. That will help. Paul ViskBelleville Il. 618-406-4705

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-01-28 Thread Paul Visk via KRnet
Thanks for all the advice from one pothead.  I guess I was a little impatient. I'll cut this hunk down into littler pieces. That will help.  Paul ViskBelleville Il. 618-406-4705 ___ Search the KRnet Archives at

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-01-28 Thread Lawrence Bell via KRnet
Tin can, fishing weights, wheel weights, propane stove, torch, it's all good. I found the led does not stick to aluminum so I took a u channel to form the sides and a thin piece of aluminum that I shaped to form the front and back and fit it in the u channel. I taped the outside which will burn

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-01-28 Thread Gary via KRnet
I found it easy with a tin can and propane torch. Sent from my iPad > On Jan 28, 2017, at 1:06 AM, Ken Hurley via KRnet > wrote: > > So when the wife takes cooking utensil and makes contact with skull you > are now officially called a "pot head"! > > On Jan 27, 2017

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-01-28 Thread n357cj via KRnet
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 h

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-01-28 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
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

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-01-28 Thread bjoenunley via KRnet
》what your wife considers an old pot is. 》Be forewarned. When it comes to the pan I learned the hard way.  I was interrogated after the led melting operation had begun.  We needed a new pan anyway.   My fishing weights melted just fine on the stove but I haven't been fishing since.  I also used

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-01-27 Thread Ken Hurley via KRnet
So when the wife takes cooking utensil and makes contact with skull you are now officially called a "pot head"! On Jan 27, 2017 11:09 PM, "Bill Masquelier via KRnet" wrote: > I melt lead easily over an old Coleman camping stove in an old (junk) pot- > no problem > >

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-01-27 Thread Bill Masquelier via KRnet
I melt lead easily over an old Coleman camping stove in an old (junk) pot- no problem Bill Masquelier From: KRnet on behalf of Paul Visk via KRnet Sent: Friday, January 27, 2017 7:26 PM To: KR EMAIL BOARD

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-01-27 Thread Jeff Scott via KRnet
Or you might want to consider using lead shot mixed with epoxy resin and either flox or milled fibers.  Makes it easy to mold to shape cold.  Lead is a distinctly unhealthy material to be melting.  -Jeff Scott Los Alamos, NM   Subject: KR> Melting lead First a comment before my