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  • Mike W1's Avatar
    09-17-2017, 12:45 PM
    From a file where I'd saved other comments on pots. Maybe it'll help you. 5/64" is the correct specification for the spout hole on Lee Pots. If that size drill won't pass through a cold clean spout, the spout is clogged or damaged and needs...
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    09-16-2017, 11:12 PM
    I probably could but after some advice posted on here I managed to buy the proper models for all 4 units I built.
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    09-15-2017, 11:28 PM
    As dikman said a lot of those packages have Relay Output. My looks on ebay indicated most of those packages were Relay. Personally I wasn't interested in modifying a inexpensive unit and I have a "bit" of electronics experience (probably have...
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    09-15-2017, 09:56 PM
    Lots of luck on the above! The most commonly mentioned that I've seen are Auber, Mypin and Rex. I've had all 3 and the only one with instructions a newby could follow was the Auber. The Mypin has a decent manual available written by a former soul...
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    09-14-2017, 05:24 PM
    Well actually the PID doesn't "provide" power to the SSR. It just sends a signal to the SSR (DC) and the "switch" side of the SSR closes (not the right word, it's not a mechanical relay) and power flows to the unit, pot, etc. The AC is hardwired...
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    09-14-2017, 10:50 AM
    Personally after using a PID with my old Midway heater I wouldn't be without it again. Once you figure out the temperature you need for that particular lube the guesswork is history.
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    09-13-2017, 02:24 PM
    Now you've got me thinking as your top pot is oriented 90 from the way mine is. My bottom slides back to fill. Only thing with mine is I get better air suction when it's further back which is when I flux so am not sure (just yet) on whether I...
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    09-11-2017, 08:54 PM
    Lets see if I have this figured correctly. 2 pots at 500W wide open and a hot plate at 1000W wide open would be 2 KWH if they drew juice the whole hour. Rounding up to 14 per KWH would be a whole 28. Guess I'll have to stop casting!
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    09-08-2017, 11:52 AM
    Mine's a little smaller scale but by the time I need metal in the bottom pot the top is ready to feed it hot metal. I slide the lower one back a bit to fill and forward to cast.
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    08-29-2017, 09:30 PM
    I've never actually laid eyes on a Lee 4-20 except in pictures. Didn't care too much for the looks of the dispensing system so have stuck to my Lee 10 lb pot. They needed a bit of tweaking too and now handle my needs quite well. Don't know how...
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    08-28-2017, 10:35 PM
    I just can't bring myself to use it in my casting pot and I've had decent results using stearine in my smelt pot so I'm not likely to change what's working fine for me.
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    08-25-2017, 05:41 PM
    Been a couple years since I looked but Hornady was still making them at that time. Check their web site.
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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