RCBS Pro Melt 2 Casting Furnace

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OU812 posted this 02 September 2017

The new Pro Melt 2 bottom pour casting furnace from RCBS.

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ten-mile posted this 04 September 2017

Four worthwhile improvements at least, but you would think they could have mounted the PID control square to the housing.  The Pro-Melt I bought two years ago had a faulty thermostat out of the box.  Rather than send me a whole new unit they sent a new thermostat but no pop rivets.  I run it with a PID controller because the thermostat they supplied does a terrible job controlling temperature.

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358156hp posted this 04 September 2017

The old style bimetal controllers do a pretty bad job of regulating temps. Their reaction time is horribly slow, and they're affected more by their environment than PID thermocouples are.

I built my own PID & rewired my Lyman pot for PID exclusively. Lyman MAG25 has the PID mounted forward, but it takes up a lot more bench space than my MAG20, or apparently the RCBS pot. Of course the plastic PID has to be quite a ways away from the heating element.

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OU812 posted this 14 October 2017

 

 

Easy Melt for ladle casting

 

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 5 weeks ago

I may have to finally get one, with the Midway sale going on it makes them more attractive. 

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BigMan54 posted this 4 weeks ago

At least visibility is better on the bottom pour than it is on the LYMAN. 

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun.

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