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Thread: Fixing Lee 4-20 pot

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    Boolit Bub
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    Dec 2009
    Yakima Washington

    Fixing Lee 4-20 pot

    My lee pot started to leak badly (pouring out) and I couldn't figure out why - I cleaned it, took it apart decided to buy a new spout rod and handle but it still poured out. The only way I could stop it was to screw the rod in as tight as it would go. Then I got to looking at it, and the spout was tipped forward. I thought I had nothing to loose so a bent it back and that fixed the problem perfectly. Now if I could only figure out what caused it to bend any ideas?

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    Boolit Buddy

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    Dec 2017
    Upstate SC
    Glad you were able to find the problem and fix it. I bought a well used Lee pot a couple weeks ago and ordered some spare parts (needle rod, spout etc) from Lee just in case I need to replace those anytime soon

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    Boolit Master rsrocket1's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
    Sacramento, CA
    A lot of the pot parts are made of metal that can bend pretty easily. Maybe the spout was bumped while moving it.

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    Apr 2009
    Southernmost State of the Union
    You can buy the inner pot liner from Lee. I usually convert them to ladle pour with a solid pot.
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    Boolit Bub
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    Aug 2009
    Los Angeles
    I dropped some fishing weights into my pot once and it did something very similar. Sometimes stuff falls in as it melts as well.

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