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Sounds like a trial and error thing.

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex C. Nacionales <anacio(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 1999 2:48 PM
Subject: Church bells

>I am reconstructing several bells in old church  here. The bells
>are about 1000 lbs. The bells have bullet holes about 1
>inch in diameter and the concrete counterweights were destroyed.
>1. How heavy should the counterweights be so that the bells will stay
>upright when at rest and swing 45 deg. on each side with a minimum push.
>2. How to repair the holes to improve the bell tones. The bell metal is a 
>mixture of copper and tin. I am planning of welding it using 
>electrodes with matching base metal.
>I will appreciate any help from you.
>Alex C. Nacionales, C.E.
>Iloilo City, Philippines