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Thread: VS - Custom Casting Pots and Ingot Molds

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    VS - Custom Casting Pots and Ingot Molds

    Smelting Pots
    Large - $35
    Small - $25

    Ingot molds
    1 cav - $10
    2 cav - $15
    3 cav - $20
    4 cav - $25

    Sloted spoons - $15
    Ladles - $15


    Shipping is not included in the above prices.
    Payment in the form of a postal money order.
    Come and see my ad in the vendors section for other items => http://castboolits.gunloads.com/foru...-Smelting-Pots
    thank you for looking
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    The ingot molds hold between 3 and 4 lbs. of lead.
    The large smelting pots will hold 3 gal of water the small I have not tested yet but the small pots I think will hold 1 1/2 gals of water
    I will be getting that info shortly. I hope this helps D Crockett
    Last edited by HATCH; 10-06-2017 at 02:42 PM. Reason: added pictures

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    What is the construction of the ladles and what is the material they're made of?

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    Pictures would be nice...
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    More info wouild be helpfull.How much lead will the large pot hold.And how big are the Ingots.HATCH has been pitching your products.He toleme you are using Freon tanks?I am looking for something that holds 150lbs plus with a round bottom and the heat skirt would be great.your ingot mods sound like what I need.Something like 3 to 5 lbs that will fit my casting pot.Lookin forward to a bit more info.

    Bob

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    How much does the ladle hold ?
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    In my opinion your prices are good. Good job.

    You may have already done so somewhere else, but could you give some basic measurements, and capcities?

    A couple of handles would be nice to pour.
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    I do not put handles on the pots because it is hard to package them with out them moving when shipping. the best thing to use that I have found are 2 pair of vice grips. that way your handles do not get so hot you can not hold them when pouring the last little bit of lead out of the pot. I have given to the best of my knowledge all the mesurements and capcities in my add at the top of the page thank you D Crockett

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    so, anybody got any flippin' idea how much a gallon & a half or three gallons of lead weighs?

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    One gallon is 231 cubic inches if that helps.

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    1 gallon of lead is about 95 lbs +/- depends on Alloy mix , but for this... just go with it.

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    And google tells me lead is .41 pounds per cubic inch. Soooo....94.71 pounds per gallon.

    EDIT; Looks like Johnny beat me in both time and accuracy...Dang.

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    I just thought it would be a bit better piece of information to have than "it'll hold three gallons of water". not many people I know pour water boolits.

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    The first picture in post #1 is one I took of the items that I received from Mr. Crockett.

    The large pot is, obviously, a propane cylinder cut off above the middle seam.
    The spout is a notch cut in the edge with the nose of the spout welded on.

    I have done about 125 pounds of lead in it no problem, with plenty of room left over.

    The limiting factor for me is the strength of my burner base.
    I sure don't want the thing to collapse or fall over on me, and if full it might.
    You could easily get 150 pounds or more in it if your rig is strong enough.

    I use a long handled ladle to pour ingots with, and two 10" vice grips
    very tight on either side to pour the last few pounds into the molds.
    That's when the spout comes in real handy.
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    what I did on my burner base I took the burner off the stand and made a new one out of angle the same angle that I make the ingot molds with I have a friend that is well over 300 lbs. sit on it and shift his wt. around no problem I will make this offer to anyone that feels uneasy with there base take off the burner and send it to me and for $35 plus shipping I will make you one that will hold the WT. of a full pot of lead D Crockett

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    Crockett,

    I received my Smelter Kit.

    It Looks good.
    You saved me a lot of hunting around and tooling time.

    Thanks,


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    To give it some scale:
    I put an ingot from an RCBS/Saeco/Lyman? size mold in the Pot, and if you look close I put one in the Ladle too.
    This pot is Deep!
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    I have two of his large melting pots
    Recommended
    Unless you want to fabricate your own, these are far better than any cast iron pot period

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    D. Crockett,
    Received my molds today. Look great, easy to deal with. Anyone looking for some good angle iron molds, he'll get it done. Thanks again.

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    Ingot molds arrived.



    Thanks,



    (Note: Saeco/RCBS ingot mold and block for sake of comparison)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmort View Post
    I have two of his large melting pots
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    Unless you want to fabricate your own, these are far better than any cast iron pot period
    jmort,

    I just ordered one of the Backyard PRO burners (#554BPHP17) you talked about in another post. Any problem using Mr. Crockett's large pots on that unit? Does the base ring he leaves on seat ok?

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    I have been using mine and it works well with that burner
    The burner has a low center of gravity
    Would like to hear your thoughts on that set up
    I am more than happy

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