posted on Jul, 30 2011 @ 07:25 PM
Oh, about the lead type, maybe it was an alloy, the oven didn't have to be over 700ºF for me to pour (that was it's MAX). I would begin to clean
the oven at 600º when it was largely liquid, (dropping in some canister of blue something wrapped in a lead casing), it smoked like hell for about 20
minutes, (one leaves the room), and gets the dirt to float on top so I can skim it off and throw on the floor.
Pure lead as an element has a melting point of about 622º F. I know I can melt thin solder with a match. Only tin, and 'phosphorus' have lower
metal melting points than lead, unless you count mercury.
I wouldn't be surprised if the lead I melted was a tin alloy lead, but mostly lead because it was very heavy and tin isn't. I'd wager to guess that
a cubic foot (easily one of the 'dump trucks') I had to empty weighed over 700 pounds. Water is about 62 pounds per cubic foot. I'm sure you can
look up tin.