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Old 08-16-2010, 12:55   #1
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Have any of you casters tried putting your hand in molten lead?

From Mythbusters Mini Myth Mayhem. I watched this last night and was pretty amazed. I thought I had read somewhere that even just a few drops of sweat might make the molten lead shoot all over the place.

A person can wet his hand and briefly dip it into molten lead without injury.

confirmed

Skip to 1:58 to miss the ear wax portion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZio0f7fP04

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Old 08-16-2010, 13:07   #2
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Nope, my common sense over rides my sense of adventure for foolish risks.
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Old 08-16-2010, 13:14   #3
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I don't care if you get burned or not, I ain't doin' it. The more important questions are where did they get all the lead and can I have it?


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Old 08-16-2010, 13:23   #4
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Old 08-16-2010, 13:29   #5
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Old 08-16-2010, 14:17   #6
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(Looking at a soldering iron burn on my hand) I don't think playing with molten lead is a good idea.
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Old 08-16-2010, 16:07   #7
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I have seen molten lead blown up to a 19 ft tall ceiling by having a very small amount of water introduced into the mix. I don’t let my ungloved hands near molten lead much less stick one of them in it.

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Old 08-16-2010, 18:44   #8
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WOW !! I wil, pass on that one. Yes i have had a few drops of water hit inside my lead pot before. Yes it exploded !!
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Old 08-16-2010, 18:51   #9
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I don't care if you get burned or not, I ain't doin' it. The more important questions are where did they get all the lead and can I have it?


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So wouldnt it be better for some of you old guys to do it and tell us how it turns out? I mean, think about, we need our hands much longer....

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Old 08-16-2010, 18:56   #10
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I'm not a reloader, but I have done this when I was a teenager. Lead melts at around 600 degrees, you pull pans out of your oven at home at up to 500 degrees all the time (I'm sure you use a hot pad though hahah!)


I have also walked on fire.

A thin layer of water (or sweat and ash in the case of fire walking) can create a layer of steam that will protect you for a short amount of time. you can indeed dunk a wet hand in molten lead very quickly with no ill effects.
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Old 08-16-2010, 20:12   #11
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wouldnt the water on your hand cause an eruption like a wet WW?
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Old 08-16-2010, 20:52   #12
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I watched the episode a year ago. It worked. I know it shouldn't but it did. I can't imagine why you would ever try it. Takes guts. Maybe we can get Jack to try it.
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Old 08-16-2010, 22:52   #13
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Try getting a finger between the bottom of a die and the top of a ram and apply plenty of pressure, tell me if that hurts worse than the lead stunt.
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Old 08-16-2010, 23:54   #14
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I watched the episode a year ago. It worked. I know it shouldn't but it did. I can't imagine why you would ever try it. Takes guts. Maybe we can get Jack to try it.
I'm not sure it's guts. I saw a video of a guy jumping out of an airplane w/ no chute to hook up w/ a buddy that had a tandum rig on. Gutsy, brave, uh, no! Stupid is what I call it. ANytime one takes an extreme risk for a little or no reward is not brave but foolish IMO. Take heed or you'll never make it to be Jack's age.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:04   #15
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Seeing as how the rest of you apparently have no testicular fortitude what-so-ever I decided to uphold the honor of Mountain Men everywhere and take the plunge... so to speak.

The result is what you might expect... it is very difficult to type on an iPhone with one hand while an emergency room doctor holds it for you.

I always knew those Mythbuster guys were full of crap!


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Old 08-17-2010, 09:05   #16
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I'm not a reloader, but I have done this when I was a teenager. Lead melts at around 600 degrees, you pull pans out of your oven at home at up to 500 degrees all the time (I'm sure you use a hot pad though hahah!)


I have also walked on fire.

A thin layer of water (or sweat and ash in the case of fire walking) can create a layer of steam that will protect you for a short amount of time. you can indeed dunk a wet hand in molten lead very quickly with no ill effects.

Just in case anyone decides to try this, (Please don't), it seemed like the temperature was critical. If it wasn't hot enough, it didn't form the protective layer and actually burned the sausage they used to test it.

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Old 08-17-2010, 18:28   #17
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No, but then I've never pissed on a spark plug either.
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Old 08-17-2010, 19:13   #18
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WHAT!!! You don't occasionally stick your digits in HOT MOLTEN LEAD??? What is going on?!?!? How else do you tell if it is ready???
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Old 08-18-2010, 00:38   #19
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Seriously Jack...did you do it?
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:23   #20
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Try getting a finger between the bottom of a die and the top of a ram and apply plenty of pressure, tell me if that hurts worse than the lead stunt.

Oh my goodness this one hurts so bad! I've had 2 good ones where I was scared to look and see how much damage was done to my finger. Both times with the sizing die which has the freaking needle that removes primers.
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