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  • Mike W1's Avatar
    11-15-2017, 01:01 PM
    Usually, the PIDs come factory set for K type. Depending on the make/model the warmup screen sequence might show it or you can go into the parameters and see how it's set. Not sure what you mean by matching the temperature but there is also a...
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    11-14-2017, 11:48 PM
    Auber has 6" ones. Offhand I think it is a WK-191 that I've used with no problems. If you order there they were installing the little male plugs for a $1 bill. Well worth that. It's a WRNK-191.
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    11-12-2017, 02:40 PM
    Mike W1 replied to a thread Flux in Casting Equipment
    When I "smelt" and pour ingots I use stearine which seems to get things pretty clean. Then when I cast nothing goes in the pot but a pinch of beeswax. Since going to that my pot stays clean. PID controls allow better temperature control and I'm...
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    11-12-2017, 02:31 PM
    Prefer what I call "farmers chore" gloves that are insulated and best if they've been worn a number of times. Never feel the heat of the handles or the inevitable small splashes that occur. The tools I keep handy all have wooden handles I've made...
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    10-29-2017, 03:33 PM
    Well I'm not a EE and maybe have limited experience with PID's compared to some but my experience differs somewhat. First one was a Auber that's performed well on lead pot, hot plate and luber heater. So I added a Mypin. Perhaps I missed...
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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
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check