Re: Coins as car weights

Lawrence Rast

Another option are lead ingots from Bass Pro Shops. Come to about $1.80 per
pound. Easily cut to 1/4, 1/2, 1 oz. sizes and attached with epoxy. Just
be careful when handling. As BPS's site says, "Do not place product in your

Lawrence Rast

On 8/14/07, Anthony Thompson <> wrote:

Rich Orr wrote:
Go to your local garage and ask them to keep the weights they remove
from wheels for you. If you don't mind the potential exposure and
keep any kids away, you can melt the wheel weights and pour the molten
lead into sheets. Just avoid breathing the fumes. It is best to do
this outside.
Sound advice, because there are things like antimony in the lead
that aren't good for you. But should you worry about the lead? In
reality, the vapor pressure of liquid lead is extremely low. There will
not be enough lead vapor that it could even be measured, unless you
have a spectrograph. (Of course, I don't recommend leaning over the
bath and breathing deeply from right above the melt.)

Anthony Thompson
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
University of California, Berkeley <>

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