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I have contacts with several roofing companies in my area for lead flashing that they remove when doing a new roof. I get it for free from them, the contractor contacts me when he has about 100 pounds or so saved up. I usually give him a case of beer for his troubles. A pretty good deal if you ask me.
 
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I have contacts with several roofing companies in my area for lead flashing that they remove when doing a new roof. I get it for free from them, the contractor contacts me when he has about 100 pounds or so saved up. I usually give him a case of beer for his troubles. A pretty good deal if you ask me.
Wish they were that nice around here, most treat lead like it's mercury or something deadly.
 

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I buy lead roof vents at the local re-cycling place, that is where the roofers sell it when it comes off houses. You gotta ask for it.
 

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Metals recylcling places have it. Look for cable sheathing, sheet lead which some comes from roof flashing or X-Ray Rooms, and lead pipe. Most of those are close to pure. Also plumbers ingots and dive weights.

If you can hook up with any contractor that does demolition work, they usually run across quite a bit of it.

Roto Metals does have it at $2.99 a pound:


You can also find it being sold on Amazon.
 
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Metals recylcling places have it. Look for cable sheathing, sheet lead which some comes from roof flashing or X-Ray Rooms, and lead pipe. Most of those are close to pure. Also plumbers ingots and dive weights.

If you can hook up with any contractor that does demolition work, they usually run across quite a bit of it.

Roto Metals does have it at $2.99 a pound:


You can also find it being sold on Amazon.
I go to 2 yards ever now and then, know the family's of both. They hardly ever have any lead anymore. It's been hard to find lead in N.Y. For years now. Pure lead is super hard. I'll just keep looking tho.
 
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Any chance you might find some by putting a wanted ad. on Craig's List?
I could, have to specify the lead needs to be soft and not have tin of antimony. I don't need pure lead at the moment, just like to start getting some. I use a bit for casting bullets. With all that gone on here in ny I need to get all I can.
 

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I've always had good luck with the fishing weights as far as pure soft lead. Just be careful and let then dry out before melting. One little drop of water can sure make for a nasty eruption in your melting pot.
 
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