How to Tap Cast Iron for a Heli-Coil?

Answer In order to tap a hole for a Heli-Coil insert in cast iron, you must make sure you have the right type of milling machine. Cast iron is very hard and when you drill and tap a hole, you must run the... Read More »

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How to Repair a Heli Coil Thread?

Professional and amateur mechanics sometimes have to deal with a stripped or cross-threaded female bolt hole. One way of repairing a thread is with a Heli Coil insert. The damaged thread is first d... Read More »

Should a cast iron pot or dutch oven be seasoned with oil in the same way as a cast iron skillet?

Is iron from cast-iron pans absorbed by the body?

On One Hand: Food Absorbs Iron from Cast-Iron CookwareAccording to Dr. Andrew Weil, cast-iron cookware does leach iron into food, and it is an advantage to people who don't get enough iron in their... Read More »

The Best Way to Fix a Cast Iron Tub?

Cast iron tubs are revered for their durability and classic porcelain-enamel coating. Over time cast iron tubs can, however, fall into disrepair. Two common problems that occur with cast iron tubs ... Read More »