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    Need lead analyzed asap help

    OKAY GUYS ..there was a gentleman who would check out your lead for a pound and a little piece to use for the test I lost his contact info and found a 3400 lb sail boat keel ..need this asap any help thanks guys .davebz63@aol.com is my email goes straight to my phone
    Dave Biesenbach
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    BNE. Send him a PM for particulars.

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    Thanks guys samples in the mail !!!!!
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    BNE has tested samples for me many times; he’s a straight shooter for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nagantguy View Post
    BNE has tested samples for me many times; he’s a straight shooter for sure!
    Yes he is! Has done several for me and usually has a fast turn around time. Great guy to deal with.

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    Aw shucks guys, I'm blushing. Thanks
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    PM sent, I need a couple alloys tested.

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    Thanks for the fast reponse back its on its way..Stay safe hope your not in the path of this storm .
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    May I ask where you found the keel?
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    So excuse my ignorance but it is possible to discover the actual alloy content in any given lead? I have some isotope sheets and was wondering if this was anything other than pure lead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dieselhorses View Post
    So excuse my ignorance but it is possible to discover the actual alloy content in any given lead? I have some isotope sheets and was wondering if this was anything other than pure lead?
    Yes, an XfR test will tell you the alloy. I expect there may be a little error but its fairly accurate.

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    4719dave let us know how your deal works out .

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    One thing to consider is that there is not a "specific" lead alloy used for sailboat keels. It is only used for ballast therefor it can be anything the builder has scrounged together and melted down to pour the keel and most likely done in layers. Unless you melted down the whole thing for a better blend of alloys I think you may be in for more than what you bargained for. Good luck.

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    Okay keel is good lead ... but how do you guys cut these apart ???
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    Chain saw has been mentioned. I would use a weed burner with pig shapes dug in the ground under the keel.
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    I think once you get done with that 3400 pounds you will be a expert . Try a reciprocating saw , circular saw , and possibly a chainsaw but what ever you try take your time and be safe watch out for kick back and flying debris , I have read of a member cooking down large batches with a old bathtub over a wood fire pit . Can you take some pictures ?

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    Well go buy the keel today !!! GRRRRRRR ITS GONE the guy dosent work there any more and the owner didnt know i was buying it really ... oh im so mad rt now .
    Dave Biesenbach
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    you snooze you lose. cash talks. be ready next time.

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    Man, that's too bad. With an unknown alloy of that quantity I'd of had it tested as well before purchasing.

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