Melting Pot Temperture

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Melting Pot Temperture

Post by mrhunterken » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:56 am

I bought a used Waage MP20A melting pot on E-Bay for $130.00. It works but only gets my melt up to around 720 degrees. I checked their website and that's about what it should be. I thought maybe the thermostat was starting to go. Anyway, is there any way SAFELY to get the temp up to like 750-775 degrees, so that I could have a better pour and/or a little cushion in my temperature for different alloys?
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Re: Melting Pot Temperture

Post by Kurt » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:22 pm

Pull the temp dial off and look in the center of the stem and see if there is a screw in the center. My old pot had a set screw where you could set the maximum temperature you wanted. I haven't looked at my new one if it's still there or not. It takes a small screw driver and it might have locktite on it. Loosen the screw and move it where you need it.

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Re: Melting Pot Temperture

Post by Arnie » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:23 pm

Call Wage and ask them which way to turn that screw if it has one ,most do .

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Re: Melting Pot Temperture

Post by mrhunterken » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:16 pm

Ok guys, just got back to the site, I'm going to check that out, that would definitely simplify things. I will let you know how I make out.
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Re: Melting Pot Temperture

Post by mrhunterken » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:24 am

You guys are right on the money, found the screw, will play with it later today. Going for a CT Scan, I won't attempt anything without first having coffee :evil:
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Re: Melting Pot Temperture

Post by mrhunterken » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:20 pm

Yep, you guys are Masters, removed the red paint and got pot adjusted to about 775 degrees. I owe you guys my sanity. :wink: :wink:
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Re: Melting Pot Temperture

Post by Kurt » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:04 pm

:D You better keep it, that's hard to find.

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