I tried to get some help figuring out how to build a furnace for melting zinc for casting balls for my coehorn mortar and posted over in Cast Boolits topic. My mistake, all I got was advice to use cement and shoot cats. My sincere request got thoroughly trashed and drifted off topic pretty bad, and by moderators no less. Oh well I probabley should have posted the request here under casting equipment to start with, my mistake.
I need to build a burner set up and pot to melt 15 to 20 lbs of zinc. I need some sort of bottom pour pot and a burner that will generate enough heat to melt at the higher temperature required for zinc.
Anybody have any ideas. One thought is to use the burner from one of those Turkey deep fryer setups. Any thoughts on that?