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    Enamel coated pot?

    I was rummaging around my shop and ran across an old enamel coated (blue w/design) 2 qt. pot. I thought it might be OK for melting/smelting but not casting as I have an electric pot for that. With a propane camp stove melting 20-30 lbs of lead have any effect on the enamel? I have a home made steel "pot", that holds about 20 lbs but it's clumsy to use.

    BTW; I started casting with a stainless steel pot on a Coleman stove and that worked OK (temp. control was tough) but I was wondering about an enamel coated pot for alloying/melting scrap lead...
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    Enamel coating will start popping off an that high of temp. Try it and you will see.

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    I tried it with an enamel coated dutch oven that I bought at a yard sale. It did start coming off right away so I stopped using it.

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    Enamel cookware shows to have a max temp of 350 degrees.

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    NO........NO.......NO!!!!!!!!

    Enamel ware cannot withstand the re-melting temps we use.

    “Forget-about-it”!

    Just buy a good CI dutch oven and things right and safe.

    Bangerjim

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    I wasn't sure, so Ill just use it for lube making...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdi View Post
    I wasn't sure, so Ill just use it for lube making...
    Good plan............
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    Same advice I got a few years ago. I went with a stainless steel stock pot and kept the enameled one for cooking. This winter I got a cut off propane tank that needs its first run.
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