I have poured 4,500 keels. It is no problem
20 gallon propane tank. B3 single burner from cermacs supply house.
Safety gear mask boots ,gloves,leather welders jacket. Outdoors in fresh air. Upwind of coarse.Use a small crucable. You need a helper.
remember a 12x12x12 block of lead weighs about 720lbs.
Sometimes you can stack the lead into the form and pour molten lead all around to seal in the scraps, and that way you will not have to heat all of the lead. Works very well.
Two common mistakes.
Trying to heat too much lead at once.
Trying to pour thru a pipe. The lead will cool and freeze in the pipe before it gets there. Forget the pipe just pour into the mold direct.
Last edited by donald branscom; 07-18-2007 at 08:55 PM.
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