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Thread: Lead weights from stockbridge dampers on power lines

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    Lead weights from stockbridge dampers on power lines

    Anyone ever used any of this before? Any thoughts on it?

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    They certainly look like lead. If you have access to some, my advice is to melt them and try casting. If they cast good bullets, check hardness. Alloy as needed.

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    All of the ones that I installed were zinc or galvanized steel. If you have lead ones thats great. I would put a drop of acid on them or test them against a magnet before going to very much effort.

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    yup the ones we used were cast steel with a galvanized coating. I know at one time they did use lead though. But I'm 62. was a lineman most of my life and it was before my time.
    Soldier of God, sixgun junky, Retired electrical lineman. My office was a 100 feet in the air, closer to God the better

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