be careful with hot lead

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  1. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Be careful with hot lead... it will burn ya quick. I did this at work... ain't bad but still looks kinda bad.
     

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  2. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    good heads up ...hot lead is no joke!!!
     

  3. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    I would be tellin every one a catfish did that:smile2::smile2:
     
  4. punkin570

    punkin570 New Member

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    Thats some pretty rough burn marks Kevin... Hope it heals up fast.
     
  5. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Yessir,Hot molten metal of any kind will definately leave a mark. :wink:
     
  6. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    One Drop of water and its got you also.:sad2: Theres people that pour under these metal car ports. And if your pouring early in the Am then the sun hits one. Theres times it will rain a few drops under them or any tin roof. You need to sure watch out for that and hot lead.
    Be careful.
    Pete
     
  7. etexun

    etexun New Member

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    That is right. That stuff will get you in a hurry. I make my own trot line weights.And when you have a pot of melted lead and your dipping and pouring, don't take you eyes off it for a second. YOU DON"T WANT TO GET A BURN FROM IT. I wear big thick welders gloves and it is still hot stuff.
     
  8. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    Its ok, chicks dig scars.
     
  9. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    ok Kev how did you manage that i know you are a old pro at pouring lead
     
  10. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    lol, yep molten lead is hot... don't get it on ya... here's yer sign! :smile2: lol
     
  11. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    :smile2::smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  12. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    I was cleaning up a peace of metal with a wire wheel on an angle grinder and it jumped off onto my knee . Next day I told my daughter her mom threw the wire brush from the bbq grill at me ....lol .
    She believed it for about 5 minutes ....lol
     
  13. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    not good kev next time im around ill show you how one more time.
     
  14. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Kev, did you say ouch? :smile2:

    57 years ago I was trained by the USAF as a cable splicer and that required working with melted lead. Handling a bucket of molten lead 35 ft in the air on a platform in a tent takes extra care. The civilian instructors at the school had retired from Bell Telephone.
    I've also cast thousands of .357/.38 bullets and a few sinkers.. been lucky, never got a burn.
    What's this they say about lead poisoning? :wink:
     
  15. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Your right Dallas... we use lead at work and this happened at work. We were put extruded lead back into a big lead kettle and some of the guys were not putting the lead back in all the way so when I went to put my lead pipe in I had to clear the way and force theirs on in with mine which caused all the sticks to flop in at one time which resulted in a splash back and it got me.
     
  16. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    I never get a burn when I'm pouring lead myself but will get burned every now and then at work. There are far more problems with handling the lead at work than pouring lead at home.
     
  17. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Try it in the air, on a platform hooked to cable between two poles, under a tent... on a windy day within the Arctic Circle. :smile2:
    But I'm sure the pot size we used were no comparison to size used in a factory.
     
  18. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Probably not but the problem we face much of the time is that when the lead is extruded it is immediately cooled down by water and then goes thru an air wipe. The air wipe does not always get all the water off so when we put it back in the kettle... well you know what happens.
     
  19. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Just chalk it up to lifes battle scars. Ouch!!!:wink: