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Solder pot for making shot?? HELP

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by kgp912kgp, Dec 15, 2011.

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  1. kgp912kgp

    kgp912kgp Active Member

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    Have recieved FREE a solder pot which I would like to use to make buckshot/slugs/anything shootable. The problem is that after 3 hours the solder doesn't melt should I dig out the solder which is in the pot and start anew, it is possible that someone put in lead free solder which may need a higher temp to melt? Should I dig into the guts and look for the heating element and try to replace it? If that's the case where might I find one to replace the bad one with? It has a nice sized crucible which holds 2 pounds. The pot itself is not 4 years old as my company bought it in 2007. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks in advance...
     
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    kgp912kgp Active Member

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    I originally posted from my desk at work (just couldn't wait to get home to my cave to give it a try).

    Nevermind the pot not working... The nice monkeys at work had turned the adjustable switch to the point where you couldn't tell what was high or low temp. A little TLC and tinkering and she heats up almost as good as my wife.

    Now where do I get started at for getting my tools for this project ready? I have seen a site that sells the dies. Any pointers out there? Any advice??
     
  3. JerryP

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    The pot should not be allowed to run dry. Always keep some lead in it so the heating element doesn't burn out.
     
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