nobammy shutting down the last US lead plant

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by -06, Oct 30, 2013.


  1. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Last edited: Oct 30, 2013
  2. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    How soon before they start on the powder and primer manufacturers..
     
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  3. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    That is assuming that ammo manufacturers buy Pb from a US mine to begin with instead of a cheaper source from a neighboring country.
     
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  4. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    May come to a point that they will take whatever they can get, just as the rest of us have been doing for reloading supplies...
     
  5. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Wonder if one could "boot leg" a smelter?
     
  6. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    Start hoarding dead batteries from junkyards now...
     
  7. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    You mean you do not have a stack already? What are you waiting on
     
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  8. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    Has not been a high priority on the list...
     
  9. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    B
    Backyard smelting... Have some pdf books on foundry..
     
  10. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Using Batteries really sucks. Been there. Linotype and Plumbers lead should be on every ones supply list.

    Bees wax is great for the final cleaning of the lead.

    Electric pots are great but you need to have a cast iron lead pot and dipper.
     
  11. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Plumbers Lead is a thing of the past, and rarely used in todays modern Plumbing. Most LinoType is reused on a daily Basis and rarely leaves the Pressroom, for any reason. You might find some, where a NewsPaper is shutting down, but even then other Printers will grab it long before you can access it. I get my reclaimed Lead from Old Fishing Net LeadLines, and usually collect a few hundred Pounds at a time. .....
     
  12. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Both Plumbers Lead and Linotype can be had online.

    As for me, well I was at a Newpaper as it went all high tech.

    Got Linotype ingots because no one else wanted them!

    Don't forget 50/50 solder to brew your #2 casting material just right.
     
  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I have a plumber pot and ladle, and it has been used to make lead boat anchors, with ease. i have a Fresnel lens in frame. i think when the sun is out strong, I may just have to see if solar smelting tire weights is feasible.
     
  14. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Melting, maybe. Smelting, very unlikely. Two different things ---
     
  15. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    slip of the fingers. melting.
     
  16. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    750 degrees, or there abouts.
     
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