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Thread: CUSTOM Wood Fired Lead Smelting Furnace

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    Boolit Master letsmeltlead2693's Avatar
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    You can melt aluminum in that thing! Try to melt some aluminum or at least some zinc! Please will you melt some Al or Zn for me? Post some pics of you meltin' some Al or Zn if you do.

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    Actually the surface temperature of the lead only got to about 675 degrees. I kept her backed down pretty good. I'm 99.9% sure that you could not melt aluminum with it.

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    Hey, how about a better look at that mudbug lookin' getup on the back of that duck boat?
    More "This is what happened when I,,,,," and less "What would happen if I,,,,"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamish View Post
    Hey, how about a better look at that mudbug lookin' getup on the back of that duck boat?
    Yea, I was curious about that also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamish View Post
    Hey, how about a better look at that mudbug lookin' getup on the back of that duck boat?
    Yea, what kinda contraption is that on that transom???
    Experience is the source of all knowledge.

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    Its a GTR 35 short shaft mud motor without a motor on it because I sunk it in the ocean last year and the motor is being re-built

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    I think it will melt some ally if you insulate the sides and top with some kaowool.

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    That appears to be a lead reclamation furnace.
    I am trying to figure out how to practically separate the zinc, from the tin, nickle, lead and antimony...
    How is it done? Heat and stratification???
    I am quite interested as I cannot trust any chunk of " Lead " to be purely anything...
    Thanks,
    Mark

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    You got me..... Most of the people on here dont have a clue to be honest...I smelt it....try and remove the zinc and then make shot out of it. I dont cast many bullets. I have a .44 bullet mold and a .50 caliber muzzleloader mold...thats about it...

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    This machine finally saw its last run a few months ago.

    17,000 pounds of lead later. She gone. RIP.

    Well...I should just ask if anyone have a new 55 gallon steel barrel? lol

    Burned the side of the barrel out.

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    Metal 55 gallon barrels are not too hard to come by here where I live. I could probably even scrounge up a piece of pipe that size. Nice looking set up by the way!

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    Find them pretty easy on craigslist around here aswell.
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