I don't get overtime; I'm on salary. I had less than 90 minutes invested in getting it, probably more like an hour; three tire shops, all of which I drive by on a regular basis.plus the time to go get it. 12 hours, at how much for your overtime pay, john? $50 an hour?
A $100 plumber's furnace (most of them are much higher) that I'll use once a year or less, versus a paid-for (ie, $0) turkey fryer burner and an $8 kettle from Dollar General bought specifically for lead use. I'm okay with that.With a $100 plumber's furnace
As I said, I enjoy it much like cutting the grass, reloading, etc. I'm at our shop a lot of hours that I'm not doing work-related things. It's where I have my reloading setup, and do other things as well. Frankly I don't have as good a shop at home as we have there.you could do the entire batch in an hour. Think I'd pay some kids to do the testing for zinc or aluminum.
I've tried that, and for me the dikes are actually quicker. Using a magnet on the body of the weight will tell steel, but not zinc. Using the magnet on the clip of the weight will give a 'positive' on all three types.a magnet should suffice for the steel ones, real quick.
Wrinkled with an 'oatmeal' appearance often means zinc contamination. Being too hot or too cold doesn't contaminate it.Still melt small batches at a time., and setting some out to harden, to look for the telltale "wrinkled AND frosted" look that says it was both too hot and too cold, which means it's contaminated.
I just go from the kettle into muffin pans with a ladle. Each cupcake/muffin cavity creates a roughly 1.7 pound ingot; so a 12-muffin pan is right at 20 lbs, with no mess and no axe-chopping on a concrete floor.I just pour 10 lbs out on the concrete floor of the storage, then chop it with the axe. The cast iron pot is a foot across at the top, no need of small chunks.
I do that; most people who've ever done it, do that.Leaving some liquid lead at the bottom of the pot speeds up each melt.
Fwiw, make the most of your time with her. We still have our boys, but we lost our daughter more than 20 years ago. I still think about her almost every day, and it still hurts sometimes when I see a dad with his daughter. Not an anger thing, just a hole in my gut sometimes and a sadness for what I'll never have....or when she gets here, teaching stuff to our daughter. Everything is a gee whiz to her. she's never had anyone give her much in the way of time, care, space or stuff to do anything with. She's saving HARD for that puppy!...
I'd feel for you somewhat, if only I could get over that "suspicious of everything a convict say's" feeling. Your not exactly the most truthful guy. Your prone to making up stories that are pure fiction. This Wife and Daughter suddenly appear. The Wife's a Nurse but when your questioned you know nothing of Nursing, you then say she's going to be a Nurse Anesthetist, but know nothing of the training program, it's costs, or length. To be a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist cost's a young fortune and takes about 5 to six years. You made it sound like it took about a year. The background investigation on an immigrant to the U.S. is thorough and very time consuming not to mention expensive. You gloss over it like it's a trip to the store. Call it suspicion from dealing with convicts for 23 years. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong.i knew that the first time I ever picked her up, John. And she knew she'd never be safer, too.