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shot maker coolant

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by three-reloaders, Apr 9, 2007.

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  1. three-reloaders

    three-reloaders TS Member

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    I used to make shot years ago. I used soluable oil then and would like to hear of other coolants and your opinion about what you use. Thanks Jerry
     
  2. Shootrman

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    At the present time I use Brake fluid (DOT3). When I first got my shot maker I tried anti-freeze wothout any success. I have heard that others do have good results with the anti-freeze but mine turned into popcorn looking stuff. I have a friend that just got a Littleton Shotmaker and he says people now-a-days dont recommend brake fluid anymore. But until I have a problem with it I will continue using it...My 2 cents
     
  3. Jim101

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    Mash on the link. There is a lot of discussion about shotmaking. There is about 22 pages to read thru. The last 4-5 pages has some good info on coolants.


    I use low-tox antifreeze with about a pint of liquid laundry soap to 5 gallons.
    It does not have some of the temperature sensativity issues the a lot of others have.


    The low-tox stuff is a propelene glycol, not the more common ethelene glycol. the ethelene basec coolant has fume and flammability issues.


    Jim
     
  4. phirel

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    Jim- Why ask Jerry to read the 20+ pages of posts you referenced when you gave him such a good coolant in the 4 lines of your post?

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. Jim101

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    Pat, There is a wealth of other info availabe for his consideration, In addition to different coolants. It never hurts to consider others opinions.




    Jim
     
  6. goosecall

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    Jim101 what antifreeze are you using? Are you using RV antifreeze? Does it matter which brand of laundry detergent to use? 10Tenner
     
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    I'm using the Low-tox stuff made for automotive cooling systems. I use ajax liquid laundry soap. The rv stuff doesn't work very well at all.



    Jim
     
  8. goosecall

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    Thanks Jim! What brand of low-tox are you using? the only one I know of locally is Sierra. guess I will have to take back the RV antifreeze I bought! 10tenner
     
  9. plinker61

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    im using used brake fluid,get it free from brake shops,&.car dealerships.
    they have machines that service your brake system,the scrap tank holds 5 gallons.the beauty if using this is#1)its free(my tank holds 14 gallons)#2 the system they use primes the system with new fluid after each use,so when they start the next job the new fluid goes into the scrap tank(they est.30%-40% in tank is new fluid.be careful though brake fluid has a flash point of 275 deg.f,and the lip of your ladel is running around 550 degrees(checkd with my red dot digatal read thermo.)i have a 10x10 tranny cooler sitting in a bucket of ice water,my pump runs 75 gph. temp never changes over 10 degrees,i have a singel ladel stewart better shot maker,and run between 200-250 lbs a run.have fun,be safe,mark
     
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