Re: [MBZ] OT another sort of metal working question

2015-06-06 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Ya'll probably know this but when working with lead - melting it, etc - be very careful of the fumes - they are toxic and can cause liver and other damage... LarryT 91 300D On 6/5/2015 11:32 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: JB Weld was my thought as well - but use it instead of the lead, not

Re: [MBZ] OT another sort of metal working question

2015-06-06 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
These last few days I drove up to DC from SC, collected the boy and his impedimenta, and hauled it all up to Providence RI then drove back. It has been some time since I have been up that way, most everything from DC north, hell, Richmond (the capital of the Confederacy) north is pretty much

Re: [MBZ] OT another sort of metal working question

2015-06-06 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Hahahahahha you think? Ok, OK.. so I have both OCD and ADD ... Everything has to be EXACTLY perfect... but only for a little while... I've actually come to accept that Andrew and I will never agree. It's OK, I can respect that. It is just environmental damage from having to live in the DC

Re: [MBZ] OT another sort of metal working question

2015-06-06 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Yes, however, it's a slow death and you go insane first. Since you drive and work on antique [by modern standards] Mercedes, no one will notice. ;)) Work in a ventilated area, use a clay dam to keep the lead from pouring through, and only heat the lead pot to the liquid lead pour point, preheat

Re: [MBZ] OT another sort of metal working question

2015-06-06 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Andrew would disagree --R On 6/6/15 11:04 AM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote: I've been melting and recasting wheel weight lead for the last 35 years and making lead shot for skeet shooting reloads, and lead bullets. Likely have handled several tons over the years. No ill effects to date.

Re: [MBZ] OT another sort of metal working question

2015-06-05 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Clay will work. It's what the old plumbers used to use back in the day. You pack the joint from one end with clay, run lead with tin content to make it stick to the cast steel, then chip the clay out and run the back side with lead with tin. you then have a complete joint. Take care using to much

Re: [MBZ] OT another sort of metal working question

2015-06-05 Thread Dimitri via Mercedes
Jb weld? Sent from my iPhone On Jun 5, 2015, at 3:44 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I got myself into a project that I should have walked away from but since I am into it, I am not giving it up. I did offer it up for sale or trade but no one came looking so

Re: [MBZ] OT another sort of metal working question

2015-06-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
JB Weld was my thought as well - but use it instead of the lead, not to seal the end before pouring lead. On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 5:43 PM, Dimitri via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Jb weld? -- OK Don NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US citizens! *“Travel