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shot sifters

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by stogie, Jul 17, 2011.

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  1. stogie

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    I am looking to purchase shot sifting pans. These are the pans that have holes in them which allows shot to go through without dirt or debris.The shot goes through the holes. These are used to sift reclaimed shot from dirt or other debris. Size 7.5 and #8 shot. If you have this item or know where I can purchase them please e-mail me. Thanks.
     
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    Please explain how the shot goes through without the dirt. Debris and pebbles etc. bigger than the shot I can understand. How do you propose to keep sand sized stuff out?

    JK
     
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    Granger's stainless steel screen. They sell all sizes. Make a wood frame and install the screen in the bottom. But, your still going to get grit with your shot unless it's washed first.
     
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    Use .035 wire size screen, 10 squares per inch will let sand fall through and catch #9 shot and larger. 6 squares per inch will let #5 shot through but also everything that size and smaller.
     
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    Stogie,I have the screening sheets that you need!
    I ordered 2 screens custom cut,but they are not what I need,I wanted screens to catch 7 1/2s,these are drill or punched round holes that are 6/64th
    They charged me a custom fee to cut the sheets in 12"/13"(2)and to drill or punch the rd.holes,all you need to do is make your Boxes out of wood!

    They cost me $45.82 to get them to me @ 28023,I will ship them to you for $40,They have never been used!Still in the original shipping box with the 1/4
    plywood under them to keep from bending!

    Don Sutton

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    Anyone have a good process for removing small stones either shot size or slightly larger. Bought 300 # of reclaimed with many very hard stones that scratch the barrel. It was washed and regraphited but it's junk with the small stones in it....
     
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    Get a good shopvac (oddly, the Craftmans ones are really good), then hit the Home Depot and buy about 6 ~ 8 feet of flexible hose that just matches the diameter of the vacuum hose. Smooth inside wall is better.

    Set things up so the vacuum pulls through the flex hose. Place the flex hose in a large, vertical loop, pulling from the top.

    If you suck the shot/gravel mixture into the flex hose the shot will settle in the bottom of the loop while the rocks and sand will be pulled up and out by the vacuum.

    You can typically run about 5 to 10 pounds before you need to dump the now cleaned shot and start another batch.
     
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    Try this to remove the small rocks and sand. Get a full size baking sheet (bs)from a restaurant equipment place. New or used is not important, obviously. From a flat surface that you put the bs on, elevate one end so you have a slight incline. You will have to use your judgement on the amount of elevation. I use a length of 2x4 cut the width of the sheet and drive a couple nails through the bs into it. You can also use a piece of plywood with trim around the sides and lower end.

    Slowly pour the reclaimed shot onto the bs at the elevated end and watch the round shot roll to the lower end. You might want to cut a hole in a lower end corner to allow the shot to roll out. The stones and sand will stay near the high side of the bs. After you get the separated shot off vacuum the bs or toss the small rocks and sand away and start the process again with another batch of shot/rocks/sand. Good luck. JF
     
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    I have a friend that seperarates reclaimed shot from rock and dirt by slowly pouring it in front of a strong fan that sits about 3 feet off the ground. The force created will throw the shot a little forward you must have a container to catch it, the other stuff should go flying even further because lead weighs more than the rock,dirt,dust and other debris. Hope this makes some kind of sense.
     
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    I use test sieves and a sieve shaker. The sieve numbers do not track shot sizes, the sieve number is the number of wires per inch. The number of wires and the diameter of the wires determine the opening size. A 7 1/2 shot is nominally .095 inch, #8 is .090 inch, #8 1/2 is .085 inch, a #9 is .080 inch. A #8 sieve has .0937 openings, this allows small 7 1/2's, 8's, 8 1/2's and 9's to pass. A #10 sieve has .0787 which will pass small 9's. They make a 2.5mm which has .098" opening and #7 has .106, which will allow a more stratified sort, but I have not been able to find either in my price range. I do have 3 different #8 sieves that have slightly different sized openings.

    I use 6 sieves and a catch pan. First I use a #6 (.230 openings) to cull any large shot. Next is one of my #8 sieves that has slightly over-sized openings, it catches big 7 1/2 and larger shot. Next is one of my #8 sieves that has normal openings, it catches nominal 7 1/2's. Next is one of my #8 sieves that has slightly under-sized openings, it catches small 7 1/2 and nominal 8's. Next is a #10 that catches small 8's and nominal 9's. Last I use a #100 last it catches small 9's and 10's. The #100 is not necessary, but it separates the loose graphite and dust from the last fraction.

    I bought the sieves and sieve-shaker on ebay. New sieves are expensive $40-$75. You can find used sieves on ebay for $10-$15 each. The sieves-shakers are several hundred dollars but you can sometimes find them cheaper. I paid $100 for mine.
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    My sieve shaker is a Soiltest CL505A. It is old and out of
    production. The newer ones have a more sophisticated <br>
    action but I don't know if they will handle as much weight as the old ones.<br>
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    I run about 15 pounds to a batch.<br>
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    I "clean" the shot with a vibrator with a #16 test sieve bolted to the
    top. I mounted a "bunt" cake cover under the sieve to<br>
    keep the bulk of the dust off the motor. The dirt and anything else
    smaller than the mesh fall through. Light trash comes to<br>
    the top and I remove it with a vacuum. My reclaimed shot had red dirt
    mixed in, the shot is "clean" when the shot turns grey<br>
    and the small amount of dust also turns grey.<br>
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    While the shot is being cleaned, I have another batch of "cleaned"
    shot in another vibrator with graphite. <br>
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    A third batch is in the shaker.<br>
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    The cleaning takes the most time, but once I get started there is not much
    wasted time.<br>
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    One #8 sieve and a catch pan will give you 2 fractions. Big shot, and not
    so big shot. Big shot for 1 1/8 oz loads.<br>
    Not so big shot for 1 oz loads.<br>
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    I put mine in a cement mixer and aim a leafblower in the end, it will blow the lighter rocks out.


    tony
     
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