Mike Fixter

lead melting pot

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Today I attempted to pour/mold tail weights.  I've been using an OLD Lee 20 lb pot.  For the last several years I've had to continually tinker with it & today I tinkered it right into the garbage can..... So now I am looking to buy a new lead melting pot.  I think 20 pounds is plenty big enough but I am wondering if any of you fellow plug builders/lead molders have found anything you feel might be an improvement over my old 20 lb Lee pot.   Thanks..... Mike    p.s.  Hey TinMan where are you?

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Sounds like the same one that I use. Mine does not have a pour spout. Use a ladle with it. If I'm just needing a small batch, palmer hot pot works well. Holds 4 pounds of lead and you can pour straight from the pot.

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9 hours ago, Jig Man said:

Sounds like the same one that I use. Mine does not have a pour spout. Use a ladle with it. If I'm just needing a small batch, palmer hot pot works well. Holds 4 pounds of lead and you can pour straight from the pot.

I use the same pot. plus a small hot pot. I have a plumbers pot with a older type propane tank that I cant get filled. When I pour the large mojo 's I use the small hot pot to fill the mold, then refill with the molten lead from the larger one. The ladle I have is too small for the larger pours, I pour in my shed with the door open and a fan running. I  constantly will walk out the door after I add the lead to the pot . I do this for myself and friends not professionally only a few times a year .It works for me. 

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Another vote for the little hot pot 2 .. it’s simple and easy and gets lead good and hot and easy to pour from . Might be slightly slower then bottom pour pot cause it doesn’t hold as much lead , but no dealing with clogged spout and lead poring to cool 

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