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    Home built electric lead melter.

    Well here it is! My homemade electric lead pot. I used a defrost heater from a refrigerator for the element. This one is 750 watts, more than enough. I coiled it up in the botton of the coffee can and put a stainless bowl on top, which happen to be the same diameter as the can. It works great!

    I sits on the shelf along side my homemade tumbler! I'm sick & cheap, I know.

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    Pretty cool! Now design a good cheap bottom pour valve.

    Gotta love building stuff on your own.

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    I made a home made one from a stove eye, a Club Aluminum pot, and a short piece of cast iron pipe to sit around it and help hold in heat. Worked great.
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    I used a 3500 Watt oven element the pot will hold a little over 60# and is bottom pour. Machine is automatic. Gotta love keeping junk around.



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    Walkalong, no fair without a picture! JMorris, Now I have to say that is one great looking machine! How long did it take for you to come up with that?
    Take care, Moptop

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    How long did it take for you to come up with that?
    I looked at some pictures of a Magma master caster and went from there. More details are at the link below.

    http://thehighroad.us/showthread.php...ighlight=magma
    "My right to swing my arm ends at the tip of your nose." Joe S.

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    Oh boy, here we go!

    One of the guys I work who is a reloader too with saw my homemade melter and now he wants me to build him one too. I guess now I'm in the melter making business. Do they still make coffee cans out of metal?
    Take care, Moptop

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    One of the guys I work who is a reloader too with saw my homemade melter and now he wants me to build him one too. I guess now I'm in the melter making business. Do they still make coffee cans out of metal?
    I'll be coming coming through Missouri next week so throw one at us when we pass by.....Creeker

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    People use to lead melter to melt something in high boiling point in the purpose to make something. Many people also making many things and give https://www.analyzedu.com/writing-se...rg-review.html or suggestion to make new things from melter.

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