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    I have been looking for calking irons, lead pots, ladles, burners, etc for poring lead joints. I have checked with all my local supply houses with no results. Do any of you guys know if this stuff is even available anymore? and if so where? I only have one complete set in my classroom (mine) but we could really use a couple more.
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    Same here on this end.

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    • #3
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      I see them on ebay occasionally. You could also contact these guys and find who who they sell through.

      http://www.dosmith.com/partsearch.htm

      I found another one

      http://www.mephistotool.com/caulkingIrons.html

      Mark
      Last edited by ToUtahNow; 01-04-2008, 09:03 AM.
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      I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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      • #4
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        Thank you Mark, Mephisto too seem like the way to go.
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        • #5
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          There's this.

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          • #6
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            ebay

            all the old timers are selling / dying off.

            you should still be able to find ropes pretty easy.

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
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              Havent had a chance to check, but you might try McMaster Carr.

              Regards,

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              • #8
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                Who would be poring joints now days? Just asking
                http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by All Clear Sewer View Post
                  Who would be poring joints now days? Just asking
                  Real plumbers.

                  Mark
                  "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                  I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                  • #10
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                    Maybe I'm not recalling right, but I coulda sworn either Webb, Granite or Portland had the whole set, inside & outside caulking irons, ladle & joint runner.
                    Webb & Ferguson are huge, if they don't have 'em I'm sure they can be ordered.

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                    • #11
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                      This web site shows a cast iron melting pot and a few ladles. Some fisherman try making their own lead sinkers. Watch the fumes

                      Ladles: http://www.barlowstackle.com/acb/sho...=1530&CATID=59
                      Cast iron melting pots: http://www.barlowstackle.com/acb/sho...=1528&CATID=59

                      If you can think of a small old city/town with an old timer (been there for years) hardware store or plumbing supply house, you might get lucky and find some old stock items.
                      Last edited by Woussko; 01-04-2008, 02:51 PM.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                        Real plumbers.

                        Mark
                        Real old school plumbers, because the old "real plumbers" are all dead
                        http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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                        • #13
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                          I don't think they even make the old style LP tanks for the lead furnaces. Remember the ones with the large diameter male thread that the furnace screwed onto, and also had the STD propane FM thread connection inside of that.
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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by All Clear Sewer View Post
                            Real old school plumbers, because the old "real plumbers" are all dead
                            They died of lead poisoning. It should become a lost art.

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                            • #15
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                              Hey.. I'm not dead... At least I don't think I am. Then again I've probably got lead poisoning so maybe I am, and just don't know it yet..... What was I talking about?
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