- Sep 1, 2007
- Fairhaven, MA
If you get it hot enough to melt the zinc you can’t save the alloy. If you can keep it at about 600 degrees or so then the good stuff melts and the zinc floats on top. Then you can skim them off the same way you did with the jackets.I didn’t have a thermometer. I’m waiting for one to arrive in two weeks.
Since they melt at different temps, can’t I get creative and separate them? I have about 30lb in this questionable batch. Like if I raise temp to 800 get all nice and liquified and then let the temp drop, I can strain the zinc as it hardens and the lead is still molten... wishful thinking perhaps...
This tool is how I dealt with screening the range scrap from molten lead once it was time to get the crap out and load a new batch.
anyone wanna lend me a high temp Thermometer til Halloween? How much luck will I have w a infrared laser thermometer pointed at outside of crucible?
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You can borrow my digital thermometer if you want.