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What was your prep for the day?
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What did you do today to prep for any possible issue that might come up and disrupt your life for any length of time? Little prep or big prep, it dosen't matter.

Today I ordered the Ball home canning book that Streaker recommended.
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#2
Melted tire weights into a 10lb lead brick this morning which I'll hold on to until I buy a projectile mold. I'm also thinking about taking some of it and drilling a hole in a cast iron skillet I have and making a setup like this to produce shot.

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#3
Good idea on the wheel weights. I haveheard about this quite a few times but aren't a lot of the weights today made from a zinc alloy?
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#4
We picked up two pork shoulders today that were on sale. One is currently in the crockpot cooking. Tomorrow they'll be canned into pork bbq.
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#5
I bought some plywood.

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#6
I added around 30 survival items to my Amazon wish list. I like to purchase a few items with each paycheck.
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(09-15-2012, 02:39 PM)mpan72 Wrote: Good idea on the wheel weights. I haveheard about this quite a few times but aren't a lot of the weights today made from a zinc alloy?


There is still a lot of lead out there, however, you are right lot of them are zinc. You can just sit there with 2 buckets and a pair of dikes/heavy wire cutters and squeeze them between the blades, if it deforms it's lead, if it doesn't it's zinc then just separate them into 2 buckets and melt them seperately, most of the time you can just eyeball them and tell after you've sorted them a bit. I melt the zinc into bricks separately, you just have to be a little more careful as the fumes from zinc can be bad for you, lead though is surprisingly safe to melt.

FYI: If anyone owns a tire shop, or car repair in Southeast PA or Northern DE and has some 5 gallon buckets of these laying around I'll melt them into bricks for you (I have a proper "200oz" ingot mold so it stacks nice) if you want to split some of the final product with me.
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#8
Not much of a prep but I went to pay on my last few guns to bring home and found some 20gauge slugs for 3.25 a box.
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(09-15-2012, 03:37 PM)Emoticon Wrote:
(09-15-2012, 02:39 PM)mpan72 Wrote: Good idea on the wheel weights. I haveheard about this quite a few times but aren't a lot of the weights today made from a zinc alloy?


There is still a lot of lead out there, however, you are right lot of them are zinc. You can just sit there with 2 buckets and a pair of dikes/heavy wire cutters and squeeze them between the blades, if it deforms it's lead, if it doesn't it's zinc then just separate them into 2 buckets and melt them seperately, most of the time you can just eyeball them and tell after you've sorted them a bit. I melt the zinc into bricks separately, you just have to be a little more careful as the fumes from zinc can be bad for you, lead though is surprisingly safe to melt.

FYI: If anyone owns a tire shop, or car repair in Southeast PA or Northern DE and has some 5 gallon buckets of these laying around I'll melt them into bricks for you (I have a proper "200oz" ingot mold so it stacks nice) if you want to split some of the final product with me.


I got ridiculed a few years ago on a different site for mentioning that some wheel weights are zinc. I was told that there was no such thing as a zinc wheel weight. You have to be careful because just a little bit of zinc will completely ruin a large batch of lead. The zinc severely interferes with the ability of the alloy to properly fill out the mold and results in voids, rounded edges and loss of detail.
On a related note, I passed up a deal this morning on a 30# propane tank for $30.00. The DOM is 2003 so it still has 2½ - 3 years before it's due for recertification, but the kicker is that it's full. The guy said he has 2 of them, I'm seriously thinking about going back to see if he sold one or both and buy them if nobody else did.
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(09-15-2012, 04:01 PM)mauser Wrote:
(09-15-2012, 03:37 PM)Emoticon Wrote:
(09-15-2012, 02:39 PM)mpan72 Wrote: Good idea on the wheel weights. I haveheard about this quite a few times but aren't a lot of the weights today made from a zinc alloy?


There is still a lot of lead out there, however, you are right lot of them are zinc. You can just sit there with 2 buckets and a pair of dikes/heavy wire cutters and squeeze them between the blades, if it deforms it's lead, if it doesn't it's zinc then just separate them into 2 buckets and melt them seperately, most of the time you can just eyeball them and tell after you've sorted them a bit. I melt the zinc into bricks separately, you just have to be a little more careful as the fumes from zinc can be bad for you, lead though is surprisingly safe to melt.

FYI: If anyone owns a tire shop, or car repair in Southeast PA or Northern DE and has some 5 gallon buckets of these laying around I'll melt them into bricks for you (I have a proper "200oz" ingot mold so it stacks nice) if you want to split some of the final product with me.


I got ridiculed a few years ago on a different site for mentioning that some wheel weights are zinc. I was told that there was no such thing as a zinc wheel weight. You have to be careful because just a little bit of zinc will completely ruin a large batch of lead. The zinc severely interferes with the ability of the alloy to properly fill out the mold and results in voids, rounded edges and loss of detail.
On a related note, I passed up a deal this morning on a 30# propane tank for $30.00. The DOM is 2003 so it still has 2½ - 3 years before it's due for recertification, but the kicker is that it's full. The guy said he has 2 of them, I'm seriously thinking about going back to see if he sold one or both and buy them if nobody else did.


Actually, you can get the zinc out. But it is a pain in the ass. A friend and I have about 250lbs of wheel weight lead ready to be cast, just need to find the time.

Today, I am picking up ammo for the new toy the wife is letting me get.
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