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#1 gopher OFFLINE  

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Posted November 02, 2013 - 04:42 PM

Let you guys know if your planing some lead projects you better be buying it up now. Prices are going to go up they closed the last lead smelter in the U.S. so it will be coming from other countries. Right now the yard I work at buys at 45 cents probably sale for 50 cents a pound. It may take some time to go up or places might start a panic buy to cut off price jump and buy all they can get there hands on sending prices up fast.


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Posted November 02, 2013 - 05:19 PM

My MIL has a secret stash of it. Judging by size and activity level, I'm guessing 35-40 pounds of it back there.


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Posted November 02, 2013 - 06:54 PM

Sorry to hear of more lost jobs.
Thanks for the heads up, I don't have much, but a little bit.
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Posted November 02, 2013 - 08:08 PM

We make our own black powder balls, fish sinkers, etc. and have a small store of lead on hand. Thanks for the heads up.



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Posted November 03, 2013 - 05:17 AM

We have over a ton of lead pipe to melt down this winter for suitcase weights for pullers. If the price goes up might just sell it and buy steel weights instead



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Posted November 03, 2013 - 09:28 AM

My MIL has a secret stash of it. Judging by size and activity level, I'm guessing 35-40 pounds of it back there.

ONLY 35-40 pounds?

 

You could be in big trouble over this post!



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Posted November 03, 2013 - 09:46 AM

My MIL has a secret stash of it. Judging by size and activity level, I'm guessing 35-40 pounds of it back there.

 

:bigrofl:  :bigrofl:  :bigrofl: 

 

Good one Cat!



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Posted November 03, 2013 - 12:30 PM

My MIL recently sent me a happy B-day card . First one after long hiatus .   Her deceased hubby left her enough real stuff to keep me off her porch for a long time   .

 

 

 

         The price of lead is really going to suck for the E-T 'r s  . Maybe time to gas up again . 



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Posted November 03, 2013 - 12:44 PM

Lead what cat used to eat in his younger years.....



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Posted November 13, 2013 - 07:18 AM

We've got 1000 1# ingots(spelling?) Several years ago we got 3' of snow. That pretty much shut down everything. All the lead was in tire weight form bought from an old reloader. Dad and I spent several days melting it down. We used a cast iron pot to do the first melt down and get all the big stuff out of it then refined it so to speak in a table top smelter.
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Posted November 13, 2013 - 08:12 AM

I thought when everything else went to a foreign country, it got cheaper?

 

I suppose folks will be sneaking around truck stops, peeling wheel weights off of idling trucks.


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Posted November 13, 2013 - 08:35 AM

How much do you want to bet that will happen? My electrician buddy told me their stealing the copper wire out of live lighting sometimes. The #3 copper and stuff, thats just crazy.

 

More jobs to China, so they can do it would environmental concerns and pollute the world. If you've got Netflix, watch "death by China" pretty scary stuff.

 

 

I thought when everything else went to a foreign country, it got cheaper?

 

I suppose folks will be sneaking around truck stops, peeling wheel weights off of idling trucks.


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