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Yep, making surf weights. I felt very strange for the first couple of days after making the weights. Then, My arms and legs and fingers were very tingly all the time and I just couldn't breathe very well. i have enough weights to last me a very long time now. I won't be making them again without some type of carbon filtered mask or something that can collect the harmful fumes. It just isn't worth it man.
 

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He actually was doing OK until I told Jeff's story....But he did seem to glow a bit, and I thought that he was doing the ''stingray shuffle'' until I saw him doing the Herman Munster walk....It's cheaper to buy weights dudes. I hope he's OK!
 

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SkipJack said:
Yep, making surf weights. I felt very strange for the first couple of days after making the weights. Then, My arms and legs and fingers were very tingly all the time and I just couldn't breathe very well. i have enough weights to last me a very long time now. I won't be making them again without some type of carbon filtered mask or something that can collect the harmful fumes. It just isn't worth it man.
SJ, you don't need a high dollar filtered mask. What you need is to set up your lead pot outside with a wind blowing the fumes AWAY from you. If there is no wind blowing naturally, then create one with a fan. I've used this simple trick for more years than you have lived and never had a problem with lead. Just stay away from the downwind side of the pot, that is where the fumes are. When I run my lead pot I like at least 50 ft of clear space (no people)on the downwind side for the fumes to dissipate.
 
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