I need to buy about 10 pounds (4.5 Kg) of lead.
This would be to add weight to the base of a poorly-designed cantilevered patio umbrella from Mega. Large fishing weights would be ideal because I could just dump them into the column. However, because I could melt and cast it, shape doesn't matter much.
No, scuba weights won't work because in general they are not available for purchase and I'm not willing to steal any. I really do not want to bring lead with me next time I come.
I doubt if I buy every fishing weight at Chedraui it would be 10 pounds, and it'd be awfully expensive.
Surely something happens with the lead from car and scooter batteries?
I figure 4.5 Kg of other really dense metals besides lead would buy me a much better patio umbrella and I wouldn't have to fool with this. Unless someone has 4.5 Kg of scrap tungsten they're willing to let go for cheap.
Any ideas? But no scuba weights unless you're personally willing to donate them.