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Old 01-14-2012, 12:18:01 PM   #1
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200+ pound of lead from a yard sale.

Hitting the yard sale this morning, guy had a small lead bar in a box. I asked how much figure I could use it for something. Guy says you want lead? and on the side of the yard is the 18 inch long stakes, looks like cable attach to it, (maybe a ground) 2 25 pound bars, 1.5 50 pound ingots 6 other 5-8 pound ingots. Tells me take it all for 10 bucks. I figure I can take it to the recyclers for more than that.
Another guy had a tool box stuffed with odds and ends, 10 bucks! inside is taps and dies, USA stuff, small dies from #4 up to 3/8 coarse. a starett 2-3" outside caliper, battery terminals, terminal cleaners. punches, extensions, body dolly. some junk, some good. Havent been to many yard sales since getting the new job a few months ago and the holidays. Feels pretty good.
Threw the lead on the local gun classifieds for 50 bucks. we'll see. jim
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:21:16 PM   #2
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people who cast their own bullets should grab that lead up in a heartbeat. Good find!
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:24:36 PM   #3
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people who cast their own bullets should grab that lead up in a heartbeat. Good find!

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Old 01-14-2012, 12:25:57 PM   #4
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Money for lead? Crap, I've been using a 50 lb block I found in the barn as a doorstop for 12 years.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:57:10 PM   #5
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Money for lead? Crap, I've been using a 50 lb block I found in the barn as a doorstop for 12 years.
What kinda door have you got that needs a 50# doorstop?
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:33:39 PM   #6
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Dirt car racers use valve covers as a mold to make weights to bolt to their rollcage also.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:21:21 PM   #7
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If this stuff doesnt sell and I decide to get into casting bullets is there anything to be aware of like lead poisoning? jim
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:30:07 PM   #8
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Spot price on lead is $.915/lb. Sell it and buy a bunch of bullets.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:38:47 PM   #9
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If this stuff doesnt sell and I decide to get into casting bullets is there anything to be aware of like lead poisoning? jim


That's a nice score on lead. I'd consider casting bullets if I found that much lead. Lymann makes a small casting pot and moulds are easy to come by. You just need to be in a well ventilated area. I hear castboolits.com is the site to check out for casting.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:52:39 PM   #10
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im going to call the recycle place monday and see what they pay to see if its worth hauling down. Ive got sheets of milled aluminum some 3/8" thick, some 1/2" thick and some 1 inch thick that was used in a imagesetter basically a stable aluminum box that feeds film through the bottom and has a laser mounted on top. May be worth cleaning up all the scrap. jim
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:02:36 PM   #11
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I've got buckets full of lead wheel weights, last I asked at the scrapyard they were paying 17 cents a pound. Granted, the wheel weights have steel mixed in with the lead. Not sure what pure lead is paying.
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:24:50 PM   #12
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scrap automotive lead batteries are $.25/pound

I remember when you couldn't give them away
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:44:25 AM   #13
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boaters will also buy them in blocks. They use them to help with listing problems when they dont have proper trim tabs.
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You'll need silver for the Zombies.

just FYI
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You'll need silver for the Zombies.

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