4809Re: Lead casting/respirators
- Nov 3, 2003--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, lon wells <lononriver@y...> wrote:
> Speaking as someone that worked in a lead smelter andI appreciate your concerns. How much lead exposure does one face
> had lead poisoning (while using every known safety
> device). I do not know if it is wise to encourage
> home builders to cast molten lead. The risk of fire,
> explosions and lead poisoning is too great.
casting outside? How much is sufficient to cause lead poisoning?
Casting centerboard weights isn't something I plan to hake a habit of.
> It would be possible to cast the lead shot or wheelI'm not sure how well wheel weights would work in this situation,
> weights into a fiberglass resin and obtain near the
> same results.
given their large, uneven size, which would leave a lot of empty space
to fill with epoxy or other resin. I think lead shot would work
perfectly well, though, as I suspect I have more lead than I need cast
in place, judging by the weight of the centerboard & rudder.
If I have occasion to weight another centerboard, I'll probably use
that method rather than casting.
Thanks for the helpful advice on respirators.
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