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Old 03-26-2008, 09:47 AM
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Default Damming putty for Pouring Babbit

I just saw a five pound box of Babbitrite damming putty for pouring babbit bearings sell on ebay for $30.50 plus $9.60 shipping. Please be aware that this same five pound box of putty is available from McMaster Carr for $21.50 and about $4.00 shipping. Save your money to pay for gasoline to run your engines!!!
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Default Re: Damming putty for Pouring Babbit

Daniel,
Thanks for the information I have also seen items sell on ebay for alot more than they could be purchased for from other sources. Hopefully your post will help others both new and veterans in the hobby avoid this same mistake.


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It always amazes me to see what some people will pay for things on Ebay.....LOL



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Default Re: Damming putty for Pouring Babbit

Check out this auction a few weeks ago. 42 bids and it went for more than the whole engine should have !! WOW !

Auction # 330210197868

over $400 for a Fairbanks Z Tin Crank guard
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Default Re: Damming putty for Pouring Babbit

Good price on the putty but did you see price on tin based babbitt? all most $30/pound!! Anyone know of a more reasonable price for a 10 pound quantity?
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It always amazes me to see what some people will pay for things on Ebay.....LOL



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You can say that again. LOL
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I just saw a five pound box of Babbitrite damming putty for pouring babbit bearings sell on ebay for $30.50 plus $9.60 shipping. Please be aware that this same five pound box of putty is available from McMaster Carr for $21.50 and about $4.00 shipping. Save your money to pay for gasoline to run your engines!!!
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Damming putty??? I don't like the sound of that!O
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What is damming putty?
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:09 PM
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Alex damming putty is used to dam babbittpewters or any other alloys before pouring as well as many other applications. May be reused if kept clean, resistant to heat and cold.

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Check out this auction a few weeks ago. 42 bids and it went for more than the whole engine should have !! WOW !

Auction # 330210197868

over $400 for a Fairbanks Z Tin Crank guard
Why is it I can never find these fools and their HUGE bank accounts when I sell something on Ebay....LOL

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Old 03-26-2008, 05:35 PM
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Damming putty??? I don't like the sound of that!
It's called that because that's what you say when it springs a leak and the whole ladle of molten babbit runs out on the dirty floor. : You say LOTS of other things if it runs out on your shoes
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Molten on your feet???? OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Good price on the putty but did you see price on tin based babbitt? all most $30/pound!! Anyone know of a more reasonable price for a 10 pound quantity?
With Tin running close to $10.00 a pound in five ton lots and climbing steadily the company who buys the material and alloys and casts the bars for sale is not exactly getting rich at $30.00. Lead based babbit works just as well in all but the most critical situations. I am fortunate to still have about 20 pounds of tin babbit that I salvaged along railroad sidings back when I was a kid over 50 years ago.
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Default Re: Damming putty for Pouring Babbit

don't bother with babbitrite (we called it bearsh-- at lockheed) mix a few dry cow pies with molasses and try it. won't work, but makes the real stuff seem cheap.
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I just had some of that for lunch today.
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This is something that I read about on the internet and it is really cheap and works. You'll probably never guess it but Playdough works great I have used it twice and have not had a leak yet.
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Default Re: Damming putty for Pouring Babbit

According to Craig Prucha's website, he uses a mixture of asbestos and motor oil for damming putty. I guess it works nicely enough.
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Default Re: Damming putty for Pouring Babbit

I know these posts are pretty old, but just-in-case anyone is looking for a replacement for babbitrite...

http://www.deaconindustries.com/prod...eacon-mold-pac

Their Mold-Pac is awesome. I know a ton of people who use it and have nothing but good things to say about it. Hope this helps!
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Default Re: Damming putty for Pouring Babbit

DL,
Tried your link. It sounds good but could find no pricing info w/o submitting a whole bunch of my info.
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http://www.rotometals.com/product-p/...inerputty1.htm

another place but a bit pricey
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