|I saw this on e-bay, and figured a few people could go in together and get a bunch of lead as ballast. |
If I understand the posting right there are 1500 bricks at average of 60 pounds each, which works out to about 90,000 pounds which works out to like $0.02/pound. That would be enough for almost all of us to get a nice chunk of lead. Heck a good businessman could probably make a fortune of just reselling the lead.
That is if it is not radio active!
BTW, I am building a medical facility in Houston that has 8 Linear Accelerators that uses this type of lead. That is one sick machine. The doors to the rooms are 4'X7' and 18" thick solid lead.
|Uh, hate to burst your bubble, but those bricks are NOT "solid lead". Those bricks are "Ledite", which is a product of Atomic International (http://www.atomicinternational.com/ledite.htm) |
They don't say what the composition is, but they infer that is is lead mixed with something.
A solid block of lead that weighs 50 pounds is just a little larger than the standard red brick. These blocks are pretty big and only weigh 60 pounds. I don't think they would be useful for ballast at all.
|In looking at them I bet they are some form of "cmu" type brick or a "lead concrete block" for load bearing wall construction. |
I just thought it was interesting that somebody is selling radiation protection on e-bay.
Also any weight is good for ballast, just some is better than others.