Tip 1: How to melt lead

question of how to melt lead , occurs in many, both beginners and seasoned anglers.After all, the need for smelting of lead in the home follows, usually from a desire to make sinkers, spinners, and jig by its unique sketch.I must say that this process is quite simple and does not present any difficulty.The melting point of lead is 327.4 degrees Celsius.This allows it to melt in ceramic, steel and even aluminum containers directly on a gas burner stoves.
you need
  • ceramic crucible or heat-resistant steel utensils with a handle.Steel tongs or spatula.
Guide
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Prepare a container for melting.Make sure that it is sufficiently clean and free from organic impurities.Check for loose handle, if available.
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Prepare lead .If you have a large enough piece of metal, divide it into small pieces.If lead physically connected with a large number of foreign substances (as in the old battery), if possible, remove them.
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Warm capacity, which will be melting.Firmly set the capacity of the
gas burner.Light the fire.Adjust the flow of gas so that the flame was small.Wait until the container warms up.Warming is needed to evaporate the moisture from the container, burning organic substances and to prevent fracture of ceramic ware from the rapid non-uniform thermal expansion.
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Melt lead .Place the container in a few pieces of lead.To avoid burns, do it with tongs or a spatula.Wait for them to complete melting.Add to the melt of lead portions until the desired amount of liquid metal.The gradual addition of lead to the melt accelerates the melting process as solid pieces in contact with the liquid fraction, thereby increasing the contact area and improve heat transfer.

Tip 2: How to melt lead

Lead immediately recognized by their appearance, it is flexible enough not to break, easy to melt under the hammer, has a dark gray color.It relates to a low-melting metal as melts at 327 degrees.In the case that it is alloyed with other metals, the melting temperature may be significantly reduced or improved.Lead is well suited for the casting work at home
Guide
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Take the lead quite difficult, it can be done in organizations involved in recycling materials.It is advisable to acquire a pure lead.Before the start of lead smelting, prepare the form in which it will pour.Take an old cast-iron pan, put it on the fire, add the pieces of lead in a pot and keep the fire as long as the lead does not become like a brilliant liquid.Be careful not to leave small pieces.If the temperature needed to melt the lead will be exceeded, it will acquire a reddish tint.
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While lead is located on the fire, prepare a form for pouring a little warm-up it, avoiding partial or uneven casting.The mold clamp in the grip attached to the table.For this purpose, there are also special clamp and welded to form handles.
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Once the lead is melted, scrape the surface with a knife or a spoon all the garbage.Then, a large spoon scoop a small amount of lead and carefully fill in the form, placing it near the pre-pan, as it may spill and leave severe burns on his hands.People are constantly working with lead, prefer to pour it in the form of a special spoon, which has a small notch on the side.
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Wait a few minutes until the lead hardens, then free from the clutches of the form, open it.Work better with gloves, as the form will be very hot.
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Finally, the finished product will cool down for at least an hour.All costs due to uneven fit the mold parts can be cut with a knife.
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Lead can get from a conventional battery.For this disassemble the battery, draining the acid and left upside down for one day.After the chip sides of the battery and remove the lead plates that are in rubber bags.Melt them as described above.And to prevent surface oxidation during smelting help charcoal - just sprinkle it over the lead during melting.
Note
Despite the fact that the lead is easy to melt, he fills a form worse than other low-melting metals.

in the form of cold pouring can not lead, as it can in contact with a cold surface to spray.
Sources:
  • the melting point of lead
Note
Molten Lead has a very high temperature.Avoid getting it on your skin, clothing and flammable objects.Work outdoors or in well-ventilated area, as the pair of lead toxicity.
Helpful Hint
can even melt lead in a tin, firmly establishing it on a gas burner.

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