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Old August 24, 2009, 05:03 PM   #1
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Lee 10lb production pot

I have the Lee 10lb production pot. Works great. Makes a lot of bullets. My question is the drip from the bottom spout. I tried everyway to tighten the rod that seats at the bottom of the pot. Seems to slow down or stop but not for long. It's not bad, usually just a slow drip. I just add it back to the pot. Is there a way to stop the drip? Thanks, Citywaterman
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Old August 24, 2009, 05:11 PM   #2
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some guys add weight to the handle, small vice grips or the like. i just keep a ingot mold under mine and toss the drizle back in the pot.
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Old August 24, 2009, 05:42 PM   #3
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Great idea

I like your idea of placing my ingot mold underneath the pour spout. Thanks for the suggestion. Citywaterman
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Old August 24, 2009, 05:46 PM   #4
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Yep, mine is a "Drip-o-matic too. I bought it about 20yrs ago. Casted thousands rounds with it. I just live with it!
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Old August 24, 2009, 06:04 PM   #5
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I have the 20 pounder and when mine drips, I push down AND twist the rod that plugs the bottom. This kind of "grinds" up any gunk that is causing a bad seal. I works sometimes...but sometimes it doesn't. But just remember....it is HOT!
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Old August 24, 2009, 06:15 PM   #6
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I think mine got screwed up using it to melt raw weights for ingots. I started using a separate pot for ingots and as the Lee PP gets cleaner the problem seems to have gotten much better. I don't think you can completely prevent it but keeping the pot clean minimizes the problem.
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Old August 24, 2009, 06:50 PM   #7
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^^^^^ YUP!
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Old August 24, 2009, 07:00 PM   #8
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Mine drips too. Learn to put your ingot mold under it,
I love the way it fills out a mold. No more ladle o hot lead!
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Old August 24, 2009, 09:01 PM   #9
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If it drips put your finger over it until you can get your mold back under it!
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Old August 24, 2009, 09:30 PM   #10
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Old August 25, 2009, 05:50 AM   #11
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for the money the lees work purty good!!
i keep a dish with a damp rag in it to cool the mold & i`m able to out pace the drip most of the time .
i clean my WW as much as possible in the smelting pot by fluxing at least 3 times.
i also added the small vise grips for weight.
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Old August 28, 2009, 07:57 AM   #12
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Put a screwdriver in the end of the stem and give it a few turns while the pot is hot and full of lead. That will stop it for a while . repeat as needed. I think some Lee drip art looks pretty cool.
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