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Anybody been using Midland lead and found it’s curved when you roll it out? Had this happen to me on 2 different jobs with lead bought from 2 different suppliers! Only thing in common is it’s made by midland lead. Both 390 code 5
 

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snowhead

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As L-P., I'd say it's been stored badly, probably the bottom layer on a wooden pallet and its collapsed.

Or it's been dropped from height.
I doubt the mill it was rolled on is capable of producing curved sheet.

The irony is if you wanted a sheet with a slight curve in it you wouldn't be able to buy one.
 
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Very true BUT!!! Midland lead did say there was a problem as somebody else had complained and (no idea how) it was a mistake at the factory.
As L-P., I'd say it's been stored badly, probably the bottom layer on a wooden pallet and its collapsed.

Or it's been dropped from height.
I doubt the mill it was rolled on is capable of producing curved sheet.

The irony is if you wanted a sheet with a slight curve in it you wouldn't be able to buy one.
 

Chalked

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That’s cheap cast lead. We always use milled lead.
screw your supplier down and that’s what they give you
 
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That’s cheap cast lead. We always use milled lead.
screw your supplier down and that’s what they give you
Yes it’s crap stuff. “100% recycled” was the 1st lot. Tinny crap. More Tin than lead!!! I never bought it and wouldn’t buy that s#*t. You’ll never beat Caulder lead.
 

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