|January 19, 2014, 12:01 AM||#26|
Join Date: June 21, 2011
Location: Grand Junction, Co.
As some have stated modern wheel weights do not contain pure lead - it is now due to EPA a alloy. It seems the pure lead WW, when fall off the tire, are ground up into dust. Rut Ro! Car acid batteries are very bad to try and recycle.
Some sources for pure lead are:
Old lead waterlines
Scrap from plumbers lead flashing
Scrap from roofers lead flashing
Lead outside sheath from underground phone cables
Lead used for "Lead Shielding" reactors
One of the last construction projects I ran was to install a medical chemical reactor. The reactor was supplied by General Electric Medical Equipment, complete with 35# interconnecting bricks of pure industrial lead. There were 93 extra bricks sent to the project. The reactor operator/owner wanted to keep a few on hand and asked if I would dispose the balance. This was easy - two loads over two days and 43 35# bricks arrived into my gun shop(1,505 # of clean pure lead).
I have been a muzzleloader/buckskinner for over 30 years. I have given about 500 # away, shot some up and still have 21 bricks remaining (735#). As I have now reached 68 years on this earth - I have enough. Casting lead is fun - just keep the area DRY and WELL ventilated.
The Strawstalker, behind the lines in Liberal Colorado
NM Game & Fish Instructor