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Old September 12, 2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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Pure clean plumbers lead

Stopped into a plumbing supply house in Huntsville, Coburns. They sell 5 lb lead ignots for $4.25 each. Thats .85 cents a pound. Pretty cheep huh and no shipping.

This is pure lead. You would still need tin and antimony, depending on what you're casting.
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Old September 12, 2012, 06:40 PM   #2
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That is pretty cheap. I thought $1.09 shipped was good. At least, that's what I'm payin'.
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Old September 12, 2012, 06:49 PM   #3
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Old September 12, 2012, 06:59 PM   #4
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If you're a blackpowder shooter, you just hit the metaphorical gold mine. Pure lead is a lot harder to find than alloys.
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Old September 12, 2012, 10:42 PM   #5
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Cornbush is a plumber, and has gotten some for me in the past.

It's good stuff.

For a while, the local supply house was selling the 25 lb "chains" of 5 lb ingots at $0.60 / lb, certified. Like a bunch of idiots, we procrastinated and missed our chance. Now, the lowest price within 60 miles is $2.50 / lb for the same ingots/chains!
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Old September 13, 2012, 07:26 AM   #6
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Thanks for the heads up. I NEED some and have a coworker who lives right in that area. I might have to sweet talk him into picking me up a few bars.
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Old September 15, 2012, 10:33 AM   #7
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Well, I didn't find any pure that was new and perfectly clean.... but I did stop at the scrapyard this morning and he has about a train car full of pipes, flanges, drains and roof flashing all piled up out back by the fence and he'll retail any of it for .65/lb
I guess I'm gonna start smelting! 'Gotta learn sometime I suppose.
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Old September 16, 2012, 05:51 AM   #8
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Hey Beagle333 watch the pipe joints ,some have hi tin content ,some ole timer plumbers realized the wiping lead melted at lower temps & "froze" faster
thus making it easier to work joints.

So ifin I was on a pile of pipes I`d pry the joints loose if I could first .
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