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    Gee, that was interesting

    Making a new Lee pot of isocore today and dumped in ~4# of dross from previous sessions. You know, the crumbly junk that won't go back in. C.S. on top of it, remove the powder and WOW, clean alloy, no dross, just powder! Don't ask me what it does, I'm no chemist but it did work. I used NO sawdust or other 'flux'. I did use some beeswax after it get 'cleaned'.
    edit: I use CuSo4 (C.S.)to add Cu to my alloys. Just dump on top and stir in (carefully, H2O is a byproduct).
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    Whatever!

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    What? C.S. on top of it
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    copper sulfate, CuSo4
    Hell, I was there!

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    Oh, so you all want to talk chemicals huh? Okay take this

    He's boron, just astatine. They think we ought to rhenium out of town, but the last time they tried to get iridium, he threw a big tantalum. The only way to dysprosium would be to cesium, get europium, take him to the gallium and strontium up, and then barium and plant a germanium.
    He was once a lutetium on an erbium police force. He could shoot well with a .357 magnesium, and broke up a big arsenic ring and even caught a cerium killer. He's divorced now and pays a lot of antimony to his "ex", Fluorine, and it's a big scandium.
    You've got to feel sulfur him because he was once a beryllium singer, and had the club circuit sodium up because he had won a cadmium award. I know, because I've selenium. The girls would francium and want samarium. Many would run up and rubidium or holmium, and some even tried to make a radon his dressing room. A copper always lead him offstage so fans wouldn't ytterbium.
    But now his voice argon, and he's lost his technetium. When the lights aluminum and he starts to zinc, it's just hafnium and everybody lanthanum. He was once on top, in his xenon, but other performers potassium up years ago. Most men cobalt at his age, and so did he. He wears a terbium now to keep his head from getting gold. When he read my review, he said, "Uranium on my parade." I told him to switch careers again and try actinium. He says his manager has promethium a big contract but it's not fermium.
    At one time, every Americium new of him, but he's not even popular in Californium these days. He's not on the radium or tellurium anymore because no one will give tin cents or even a nickel to see him. He can't even get on the Lawrencium Welk show. They'd rather lithium to the Osmium brothers or an indium war cry, or go see the cowboys at the rhodium. Maybe a doctor can curium or some T.V. evangelist can helium, but most of 'em are full of polonium and have turned a nobelium ministry into big bismuth. Now that you are thorium confused, I'll quit.

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    Good one VZ!!

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    You've removed zinc/tin and? from the dross and added/replaced it with some copper. Curious what that alloy XRF's at. If you've added copper to the lead how good/bad will it be for black powder mini's?

    Note of caution, if you try this, make sure the copper sulfate, CuSo4 is completely dry before trying to flux/alloy it into the melt.

    Like Popper, I save my dross and throw it in with the next smelt of range scrap or mixed lead, and thanks to Popper I've gone to fluxing all my smelts with CS instead of sulfer (which I only use when I'm fluxing pure)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vzerone View Post
    Oh, so you all want to talk chemicals huh? Okay take this

    He's boron, just astatine. They think we ought to rhenium out of town, but the last time they tried to get iridium, he threw a big tantalum. The only way to dysprosium would be to cesium, get europium, take him to the gallium and strontium up, and then barium and plant a germanium.
    He was once a lutetium on an erbium police force. He could shoot well with a .357 magnesium, and broke up a big arsenic ring and even caught a cerium killer. He's divorced now and pays a lot of antimony to his "ex", Fluorine, and it's a big scandium.
    You've got to feel sulfur him because he was once a beryllium singer, and had the club circuit sodium up because he had won a cadmium award. I know, because I've selenium. The girls would francium and want samarium. Many would run up and rubidium or holmium, and some even tried to make a radon his dressing room. A copper always lead him offstage so fans wouldn't ytterbium.
    But now his voice argon, and he's lost his technetium. When the lights aluminum and he starts to zinc, it's just hafnium and everybody lanthanum. He was once on top, in his xenon, but other performers potassium up years ago. Most men cobalt at his age, and so did he. He wears a terbium now to keep his head from getting gold. When he read my review, he said, "Uranium on my parade." I told him to switch careers again and try actinium. He says his manager has promethium a big contract but it's not fermium.
    At one time, every Americium new of him, but he's not even popular in Californium these days. He's not on the radium or tellurium anymore because no one will give tin cents or even a nickel to see him. He can't even get on the Lawrencium Welk show. They'd rather lithium to the Osmium brothers or an indium war cry, or go see the cowboys at the rhodium. Maybe a doctor can curium or some T.V. evangelist can helium, but most of 'em are full of polonium and have turned a nobelium ministry into big bismuth. Now that you are thorium confused, I'll quit.
    Hmmm...what? This is a 'brain fart' right? . . . . . .
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    Actually the dross is isocore/Cu plus some pure/Cu/Zn from last batch. I just haven't seen the C.S. act as a flux before. Cu adds some hardness and malleability. It locks up real good with Sb and can make a really hard alloy.
    Whatever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vzerone View Post
    Oh, so you all want to talk chemicals huh? Okay take this

    He's boron, just astatine. They think we ought to rhenium out of town, but the last time they tried to get iridium, he threw a big tantalum. The only way to dysprosium would be to cesium, get europium, take him to the gallium and strontium up, and then barium and plant a germanium.
    He was once a lutetium on an erbium police force. He could shoot well with a .357 magnesium, and broke up a big arsenic ring and even caught a cerium killer. He's divorced now and pays a lot of antimony to his "ex", Fluorine, and it's a big scandium.
    You've got to feel sulfur him because he was once a beryllium singer, and had the club circuit sodium up because he had won a cadmium award. I know, because I've selenium. The girls would francium and want samarium. Many would run up and rubidium or holmium, and some even tried to make a radon his dressing room. A copper always lead him offstage so fans wouldn't ytterbium.
    But now his voice argon, and he's lost his technetium. When the lights aluminum and he starts to zinc, it's just hafnium and everybody lanthanum. He was once on top, in his xenon, but other performers potassium up years ago. Most men cobalt at his age, and so did he. He wears a terbium now to keep his head from getting gold. When he read my review, he said, "Uranium on my parade." I told him to switch careers again and try actinium. He says his manager has promethium a big contract but it's not fermium.
    At one time, every Americium new of him, but he's not even popular in Californium these days. He's not on the radium or tellurium anymore because no one will give tin cents or even a nickel to see him. He can't even get on the Lawrencium Welk show. They'd rather lithium to the Osmium brothers or an indium war cry, or go see the cowboys at the rhodium. Maybe a doctor can curium or some T.V. evangelist can helium, but most of 'em are full of polonium and have turned a nobelium ministry into big bismuth. Now that you are thorium confused, I'll quit.
    Too funny, thanks a bunch. Made me laugh a good one, just what I needed today. lol


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    Vzerone your contribution is absolutely priceless!
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    So any idea of what kind of quantity we are talking about?

    I see it is for sale around several places. Low end was evilbay at 10$ a lb. Higher was Amazon at 1$ per oz. But I am guessing you would not need many ounces.

    Anyway say I had a 50 lb batch of half COWW and half range scrap with 4-5 lbs of scrapings off the pot. How much would you use? I don't want it too hard. A little extra hardness from the CU would be fine. Tougher would be good.

    Any info to give a guy a place to start would help.

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    root killer at the home depot, Lowe's, or Menards.
    a spoon full on top of the pot is enough.
    but you need to trade the copper in to get the zinc out.
    which means you need to put some zinc in.
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    this opinion brought to you by mister low-tech solution..

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    Well I'm glad that little funny was a big hit!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vzerone View Post
    Well I'm glad that little funny was a big hit!!
    Used to work with a group of physicists. The kind of humor they had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by runfiverun View Post
    root killer at the home depot, Lowe's, or Menards.
    a spoon full on top of the pot is enough.
    but you need to trade the copper in to get the zinc out.
    which means you need to put some zinc in.
    I use Zepps root killer for mine and get the zinc from pennies.
    Hell, I was there!

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    that was absolute torture to try to read all the way through, being someone who has A.D.D./ A.D.H.D. pretty bad! very creative though..... I think whoever wrote that has too much time on their hands! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by MUSTANG View Post
    Used to work with a group of physicists. The kind of humor they had.
    here's one for physicists ....

    if you had a stadium full of physicists ...and they started doing the wave...would any one of them see the particle?

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    I've worked with a lot of physicists and none had any sense of humor. Medical researchers are about the same. Well, I did get a grin from one once. When he told me my stepper motors wouldn't cut off pressure from the peristaltic pump - I reminded him of the kickoff meeting we had on the project where I told him it wouldn't work. They don't have much memory either. Size does matter.
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