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Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-01-2010, 9:30 PM Reply   
Those of you who have done the lead (lead from the tire shops, etc) bags yourself, what bags did you use?
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-02-2010, 4:13 AM Reply   
bump.
Old    Dennis (dennish)      Join Date: May 2005       02-02-2010, 7:27 AM Reply   
I put together some scrap steel (the punchings from a washer manufacturer) in 45 pound lots, we have a heavy duty plastic bag sealer at work, I double bagged it in plastic then sewed up some canvas bags with handles for the plastic bagged weight to go in. I like it so much I pulled out my lead bars and use the bags instead. I think I paid 10c a pound for the steel disks. I'll take some photos of them this weekend.
Old    Ryan (bremsen)      Join Date: Aug 2005       02-02-2010, 7:48 AM Reply   
I got mine from pop products, well sorts from someone who had got them from PP. contact them and they will sell you just the bags.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-02-2010, 7:54 AM Reply   
Home depot has heavy duty bags
Old    Mike (bandsecurity)      Join Date: Jul 2008       02-02-2010, 6:49 PM Reply   
Ordered pop bags w/o weight. It was a couple years ago, but he only charged me like $6-7ea for bags and liners. They're nice and heavy duty and hold 45-50lbs of lead tire weights.
Old    Mike (bandsecurity)      Join Date: Jul 2008       02-02-2010, 6:54 PM Reply   
I found some canvas bags with zippers at Walmart or Lowes that hold about 35-40 lbs. Had 'em for several years now and move them around quite a bit. i think they were 2 or 3 bucks each.
Old    Chuch (wakevb)      Join Date: Feb 2008       02-03-2010, 5:03 AM Reply   
I dont use bags but use the plastic jugs that protien powder (6 lbs) come in. They are durable and hold about 60 - 70lbs. I fill the voids in w/ sand. I duct tape the container for support.
Old    Harold Hemming (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       02-03-2010, 6:38 AM Reply   
I dont use bags but use the plastic jugs that protien powder (6 lbs container) come in. They are durable and hold about 60 - 70lbs. I fill the voids in w/ sand. I duct tape the container for support.
Old    wakemania (wakemania)      Join Date: Sep 2008       02-03-2010, 7:52 AM Reply   
Good luck on getting lead. It was banned for tire weights in CA. They are going to run out of old stock fast and the new stock on hand can not be used. The fines are $2500 per instance.

Most wheel weights from the Japanese are zinc as are the European cars. Europe banned lead in 2005.

On that note we just pulled around 30 pounds of lead off the bottom of the ocean to smelt down and pour into a form to make custom weights, and plan to do that as much as possible for little extra $$$
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-03-2010, 8:10 AM Reply   
found a tire shop with mulitple 55 gallon drums filled with the tire lead weights. so far not a problem, I already 350lbs at my house.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-03-2010, 8:11 AM Reply   
Nacho no go at wal-mart.
Old    Mike (bandsecurity)      Join Date: Jul 2008       02-03-2010, 4:32 PM Reply   
Sears craftsman bags is what I landed. $10 each and will hold 50lbs. They've lasted 3 seasons.
Old    Toneus (toneus)      Join Date: Feb 2007       02-03-2010, 8:22 PM Reply   
you can buy lead bars or shot from www.robbinsmetal.com
Old    Peter_C (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       02-03-2010, 8:50 PM Reply   
Anyone have links to the bags at home depot, lowes or sears that they are using?

Hate, how do you "close off" or seal the pop products bags after you fill them?
Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-03-2010, 8:54 PM Reply   
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&productId=100630675&l angId=-1&catalogId=10053&ci_sku=100630675&ci_src=14110944 &cm_mmc=shopping-_-googlebase-_-D27X-_-100630675
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00913382000P?vName=Tools&cName=HandT ools&sName=Tool%20Carriers&psid=FROOGLE01&sid=IDx2 0070921x00003a
Price was about the same as these.

Kenny, maybe got lucky as I remember it being in early fall -> school supplies
Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-03-2010, 8:55 PM Reply   
Amazon has the klein bags cheaper. Mine look very similar, just darker in color with no logo. 30-40lbs in each.
http://www.amazon.com/Klein-5139-2-Inch-Canvas-Zipper/dp/B000BQRCKY
Old    Peter_C (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       02-03-2010, 8:59 PM Reply   
A buddy of mine uses these military ammo cans that work well. They hold about 70 lbs and have a handle. Very durable as they are made for carrying heavy loads and cost between 10 and 15 bucks. http://www.usmilitarysurplus.com/surpluscatalog/product_info.php?products_id=841
Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-03-2010, 9:03 PM Reply   
Along the same line as Mike, there are Army surplus bags that carry a Tank Tool Kit. They are very strong.

Like these...

http://www.fatiguesarmynavy.com/store/subcat/272/Mechanic_Tool_Bags_Tankers_Tool_Bag
Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-03-2010, 9:23 PM Reply   
"found a tire shop with mulitple 55 gallon drums filled with the tire lead weights. so far not a problem, I already 350lbs at my house."

Not sure what you paid or if you paid, but lead is worth a minimum of $.80 a pound. Typically it sells for a $1.00 a pound as scrap. There was someone on craiglist selling an entire sailboat keel of around 2 tons of lead.
Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-04-2010, 11:20 AM Reply   
Peter, the only thing it is costing me are some monter drinks for the crew.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-04-2010, 11:34 AM Reply   
is that the price at the recycling center?
Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-04-2010, 8:01 PM Reply   
Take everything you can get Then get your buddies to show up with some Monster drinks and load your bags for you in trade for some lead! I can not imagine how much one 55 barrel weights.
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-06-2010, 11:54 PM Reply   
where do you take it? like the normal place for can and bottles?
Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-07-2010, 12:38 AM Reply   
the 5 gallon barrels weight 170lbs each. Thats is how much I get each time.

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