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Old July 28, 2010, 04:18 PM   #1
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Alternate Methods/Tools to Melt lead and lead alloys???

Are there other methods or tools that can be used to melt lead and lead alloys to pour into a mold? Or, are we confined to using modern melting pots?

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Old July 28, 2010, 04:23 PM   #2
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You can use a cast iron pot over a coleman camp stove. Turkey fryer with cast iron pot (dutch oven). DO NOT use aluminum as your pot. As long as the temp gets to where you want it for casting (650-800* [depending on what your mold likes], and it is safe, you can use it. I prefer the Lee 20# bottom pour pot. IIRC, I paid $50 for it and it works fine. Drips ocassionally, but gets the job done.

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Old July 28, 2010, 05:25 PM   #3
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For melting lead to pour in ingots, I use a cast iron pot on a turkey frier stove. I got a stainless steel soup ladel that I attached a wooden handle to for pouring the lead into the cast iron corn roasters. They make great ingots. When cooled, I put the ingots into old ammo cans.
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If ladlin I like a stainless 2qt pot , small enuff to not require alot of heat yet deep enuff to have a good castin session .

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