Hi and welcome.Hi all, I have been interested in refining for years and have finally decided to jump in and start dabbling and learning. Looking forward to learning a lot as I journey down this new path. Regards, Dach Savage.
Hi bud, thanks for chiming in. I had previously joined the forum many years ago and explored the subject and I think it was you that suggested Hokes back then. I dl'd it and started reading before life interfered, and then my Mac burned up and I lost everything! So thanks and kudos for sending the links again. I always felt this forum was awesome and its good to be back home. Dach.Hi and welcome.
Here are some study material to get you started.
We ask our new members to do 3 things.
1. Read C.M. Hokes book on refining jewelers scrap, it gives an easy introduction to the most important chemistry regarding refining.
It is free here on the forum: Screen Readable Copy of Hoke's Book
2. Then read the safety section of the forum: Safety
3. And then read about "Dealing with waste" in the forum: Dealing with Waste
Suggested reading: The Library
Forum rules : https://goldrefiningforum.com/threads/gold-refining-forum-rules.31182/post-327766
Cummins/Allison 5.9L or 6.7L's diesels are bullet proof as long as it has some 15W-40.BTW, I too hate it when they stop leaking.
Before you go and remove any stamps/Hall marks from your Sterling, you might want to discus with your buyer how they feel about that. Removing these markings or processing items with a known content (coins..etc) will make it harder to sell in the future (same with alloyed gold). If you're doing it for the education, then it might be worth it for the experience.I am setting up now to start refining sterling silver
I agree about the Cummins, thought you meant the 2 wheelers
Funny.....I spent some of my growing up years in Phoenix and now live in Florida.PS, plenty of room in AZ, its beautiful and stuff doesn't rust here. And yes its a dry heat, but it has been almost 50 years since I left FL in handcuffs and its the best thing that ever happened to me.