Hello all. Iím new to casting so be gentle with me. I always figured I could purchase boolits and have for years but it is just getting to expensive. So like many Iím sure, I searched and found this wonderful site and Iíve got the casting bug. So Iíd like to talk a little about smelting pots. I have a friend in the auto industry that is gathering up all the free ww he can find. Iíve been smelting these in a small pot I got from Goodwill and using a ladle to fill my lyman ingot mold. After finding this site and seeing all the ideas you guys come up with for bottom pour smelting pots Iíve got to figuring that I can make one. So I found a high pressure gas cylinder that failed its retest and is now scrap. The cylinder has about a half inch wall thickness and 8.5 inside diameter. Once I cut the bottom off the cylinder I will be able to use the bottom as a nice steel pot and even put a bottom pour spigot in it. My question to the group is this. How tall should I make my pot? How high can I made it and chuck it full of ww and just let them melt and run to the bottom? I would think it would depend on how much heat can be applied. Is there any chance of getting the bottom to hot while trying to get the top up to temperature? Iíll be using a turkey cooker burner that I know I will have to beef up to hold the weight. Can anyone in the group share their experience and give me some guidance? This cylinder is about 50 inches tall so it could be a really big pot.