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$2 elec. lead pot
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Posted 09 April 2003 - 11:29 PM
OK maybe a bit more, but an old timer told me
that he uses a stainless steel coffee pot warmer
to melt lead. I've never tried it but he assures me
that it gets hot enough to melt lead. He suggested
to look for a used one at yard sales, Sally Ann, Goodwill, etc.
These warmers are the ones you see at restaurants,
and have a hollow/bowl were you can put the lead.
Posted 18 February 2004 - 07:41 PM
it should work. Coffe makers get pretty high and lead meltseasily. You could eaisly fit 10lbs of lea din the pot. Try it and holler back at how it worked. I think I am gonna start trying that.
Posted 12 March 2006 - 11:37 AM
I can see you with a half of a glass coffee pot of lead direct pouring into molds . Just thinking out loud here. Yes coffee pot gets hot but never seems to boil, right! Water boild at 212F. so it does not get up to 212 or not fast enough. Lead melts at like 400-600f. I dont think it will work. But not if you take the heatinmg element out of the coffee maker and lay it directly in your lead pot, you might stand a chance.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:55 AM
when melting lead you need 600 degrees any hotter you will start melting all the other minerals in the lead. thats if you are melting dirty lead. When you are melting the lead that dark skin you see floating on top is all the stuff you dont want to melt you want to skim it off then you will have clean lead