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Thread: My casting shed

  1. #41
    Boolit Buddy BigEyeBob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    South of the Equator and North of Capricorn
    Quote Originally Posted by MaLar View Post
    Fraid so no family just wife and I. She is kinda the boss!
    I hear ya .
    Cant use timber here where I live ,the termites would chew it up over night ,every tree in the bush is hollowed out , leave a piece of 4x2 on the ground and it will be hollowed out leaving a paper thin out side skin .Nice job though .

  2. #42
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Douglas Ridge Rifle Club, Eagle Creek, Oregon
    Quote Originally Posted by MaLar View Post
    Well the weather has been **** here plus my work hours have limited my time to work on the shed.
    I have all but the ridge metal on the roof.

    Does any one have an idea on how much ventilation I'll need when casting?
    I use a turkey fryer for heat and cast from a cast iron pot that holds 30-40 Lbs.

    I have found a fan that will do 240 CFPM and I have a stove hood I'm going to place close over the pot.
    If I put these together will I get enough air moved if I duct it outside?
    I use a Hurricane brand 8" inline fan for ventilation, I bought it used ( as new) for $45 a lot of the weed growers around here are getting out of the business due to the falling prices, and stuff like this can be found very cheap. You might want to check your local Craigslist for fans and duct.

    The fan has 745cfm and gives me a complete air change in about 1.5min. I vented mine straight out the wall and plug it into a outlet connected to a dimmer to control speed. total was about $100. With my setup I can bake powder coat inside with no smell at all. I also use sawdust/pitch for fluxing lead and have never had a problem with the smoke.
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  3. #43
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    barry s wales uk
    I cast in a shed ,only an 8x6 ft. Open the window fan on the side blowing all fumes away from the pot .my wife got it for me ,looks like a Wendy house !

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check