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Posted February 03, 2015 - 10:30 AM

6"? Long ways from the tower? Got a valve partially closed?
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Posted February 03, 2015 - 01:15 PM

12" with a hole in the side. Only about 1 mile from the tower. Makes things fun in the middle of snowstorm clean up.

 

We are averaging about one per day.

 

 

 

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Posted February 03, 2015 - 01:47 PM

That really ties into this thread well, Geno. All my lead I'm stockpiling are former water main gaskets.
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Posted February 03, 2015 - 03:27 PM

My lead is from water services.

 

 

 

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Posted February 04, 2015 - 12:53 PM

I am still trying to get my hands on some lead, seems around here it is getting hard to find. :wallbanging:


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Posted February 04, 2015 - 12:56 PM

I am still trying to get my hands on some lead, seems around here it is getting hard to find. :wallbanging:


It should be, it's a hazardous material.

And worth $$.
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Posted February 04, 2015 - 02:37 PM

Naw!!  Its just heavy not hazardous :D


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Posted February 07, 2015 - 10:23 AM

Not to hijack this forum but sometime ago I was ask about the wheel weights on my tractor.

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At that time I did not know what the were just had found them in some stuff my dad had. They just fit the wheels good, had some weight to them,  look to be able to add weight by pouring lead in some openings.

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 Recently I found out what they are. They are the mounts used on high voltage porcelain insulators used at power plants. My dad who worked at a power plant must have grabbed  them  from some broken insulators & may have planned to do the same thing. It is interesting sometimes what can be found & used for something totally different then its original purpose.

 

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Posted February 07, 2015 - 08:32 PM

How deep is the cavity? It looks like you could break out more of the porcelain and get more lead in too maximize the weight.

 

 

 

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Posted February 07, 2015 - 09:26 PM

I am sure several pounds can be placed in there & still leave space for the lug bolts. The porcelain that was chipped out was for clearance. When these are mounted in the wheels they make contact with the rim not the lug bolts. Before I put any lead there I will start filling the pockets on the other side. Right now I need to find the lead pot & ladle when we use to cast fishing weights & bullets. I am sure I will come across it one of these days or maybe my brother has it. I have had several other projects to work on right now & have not had any traction problem with the fluid filled tires & a weight box on the back when I am moving snow.

 

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Posted February 09, 2015 - 11:48 AM

Not to hijack this forum but sometime ago I was ask about the wheel weights on my tractor.

attachicon.gifTrailer Hitch.jpg

At that time I did not know what the were just had found them in some stuff my dad had. They just fit the wheels good, had some weight to them,  look to be able to add weight by pouring lead in some openings.

attachicon.gifWheel Weight 1.jpg

attachicon.gifWheel Weight 2.jpg

 Recently I found out what they are. They are the mounts used on high voltage porcelain insulators used at power plants. My dad who worked at a power plant must have grabbed  them  from some broken insulators & may have planned to do the same thing. It is interesting sometimes what can be found & used for something totally different then its original purpose.

 

Charlie

Charlie,

I sure wish you could find some more of those :smilewink:



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Posted February 24, 2015 - 09:19 AM

Couldn't you use an old rim for the mold just weld the holes around the outside shut put big bolts in the bolt holes and put something in the center hole if it had to stay open the way you wouldn't have to drill the lead out




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