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    Barn Tin?

    Does old barn tin actually contain tin and if so how much?

    Also just snagged an amazing haul. Got nearly 300 lbs of wheel weights for $15 and 30 lbs of iso cores for free!!

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    No, barn tin is galvanized sheet metal. Congratulations on the wheel weight and isotope core scores.

    Oh yeah, Welcome to the site!

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    I was 99% sure that was right but the 1% was getting a little too excited.

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    please don't smelt my pole barn. I already did it once myself!
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    Tin cans ain't tin either.
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    This has to come somewhere from our culture. Were cans originally made from tin? Or is it just viewed as a generic term for all metal.

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    The name tin can came from the process of tining the seams of sheet metal used to make cans, so there is a little tin (Sn) on a can but not worth messing with.

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    Those iso cores are some good stuff. I read their contents and would l9ve tonget my hands on them.

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    neither is "tin" foil
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    And way back when canned goods came out,they were referred to as"air tights".At least that`s what my Grandfather said.
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    I think the old catalogs referred to the cheap cookware as "tinned goods", and it was actually plated with tin, but the feed buckets and hog pans,ect. were galvanized with zinc.

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    Originally the steel cans had the seams sealed with lead. Eventually someone discovered that the lead was leaching into the food and any acid foods were eating into the steel. To stop this, the steel was plated with tin, which was better, but not totally effective. That is why cans today are coated with polymers on the inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoke4320 View Post
    neither is "tin" foil
    That explains why I am having trouble getting it to blend in with my WW's. I thought it was because my pot would not get hot enough. Now I have to try something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minerat View Post
    That explains why I am having trouble getting it to blend in with my WW's. I thought it was because my pot would not get hot enough. Now I have to try something else.
    You need the 440 Volt melting pot
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    Quote Originally Posted by 45-70 Chevroner View Post
    The name tin can came from the process of tining the seams of sheet metal used to make cans, so there is a little tin (Sn) on a can but not worth messing with.
    Awesome. Thanks for the info!

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