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Thread: WTB: Lead melting pot/furnace

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    WTB: Lead melting pot/furnace

    Looking for a lead melting furnace
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    How big and how many single phase amps you got?

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    I'd guess I have 10 or 16A
    10kg at a time ?

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    Gas would be much quicker. Like waaaay quicker.

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    Make one!

    We've got an alloy furnace at work. Probably cost $100 in materials. A little rangi but does the trick. I'll show you some of my sand casting next week... Watcha' doing with the lead? Making projectiles?
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    I just need to melt the lead an pour into billet tubes to then make wire for projectile cores

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tussock View Post
    A scrap metal enthusiast I worked at the works with had a powerful gas one, with gas jets directly onto the metal. Well, he did till he was doing alloy one day and threw in a chainsaw block

    Magnesium alloy........
    What a party...!

    Note to self - don't do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tussock View Post
    A scrap metal enthusiast I worked at the works with had a powerful gas one, with gas jets directly onto the metal. Well, he did till he was doing alloy one day and threw in a chainsaw block

    Magnesium alloy........
    hahaha

    I tried Tig welding some of High Mag alloy one day .... even the bloody co2 extinguisher couldn't put it out ....... ended up with a molten pool of metal on the welding table.

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    I've got an large electric kiln but your looking at pulling 45 amps full load. Maybe put some LPG jets on a tangent into a fire brick lined drum to form a vortex around you crucible. Could add some oxy for some real heat

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    hahaha

    I tried Tig welding some of High Mag alloy one day .... even the bloody co2 extinguisher couldn't put it out ....... ended up with a molten pool of metal on the welding table.
    You can weld it like that. Just gotta have the right consumables

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    Make a small crucible furnace. More efficient.

    My homemade garbage can crucible furnace

    Can get proper refractory material here

    Owen Corporation - Importers of Refractories and High Temperature Insulation

    Probably don't need it for lead though
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    For lead we just used to use a good cast iron pot and gas. It worked well.
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