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    Re: speed controller for a 1/2 hp Dayton ???

    Ace,
    I have pulled programs from 30 yr old equipment. It is no small task. Have you seen software for a SyMax 50 series? how about a SyMax 10 series? How about a computer that would actually run the...
  2. Re: What woods are the best for making your own woodenware?

    My local lumber store (Mountain Grove Building Supply).
    That's delivered to my door too :)
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    Re: speed controller for a 1/2 hp Dayton ???

    Although it is not technically proper, it is not uncommon to hear a Pot refereed to as a variac. Many people see a wirewound doughnut with a knob, and think they are all the same thing. I do not know...
  4. Re: What woods are the best for making your own woodenware?

    I use #4 white pine 1x12 decking. $.58 B.F. by the unit.
    Tops and bottoms from Advantech.
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    Re: speed controller for a 1/2 hp Dayton ???

    I don't exactly do it for 'nothing', but I am willing to give back some of what has been given to me.

    The OP is a fellow beek that is trying to fix his equipment without buying expensive OEM...
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    Re: speed controller for a 1/2 hp Dayton ???

    Really want to step it up?

    Use this PLC:
    http://www.automationdirect.com/adc/Shopping/Catalog/Programmable_Controllers/CLICK_Series_PLCs_%28Stackable_Micro_Brick%29/PLC_Units/C0-02DD1-D

    with...
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    Re: speed controller for a 1/2 hp Dayton ???

    This is why there are current limiting, as well as overload settings on the drive. If you set up the drive according to the instructions, then you won't burn up the motor. It is a drive, not merely a...
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    Re: speed controller for a 1/2 hp Dayton ???

    You're right. Cool :)
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    Re: speed controller for a 1/2 hp Dayton ???

    This drive is compatible with motor you posted:
    http://www.automationdirect.com/adc/Shopping/Catalog/Drives/DC_Drives/High_Voltage_%28%3E_50V%29_Open_Frame/GSD4-240-5C

    If you plan to work it...
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    Re: speed controller for a 1/2 hp Dayton ???

    Ace,
    The OP is looking for low cost. I am new to beekeeping, but Industrial automation is what pays my bills, an 8 second accel would be a joke on an extractor. Ramping will have to be done...
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    Re: speed controller for a 1/2 hp Dayton ???

    You did not mention the voltage of the motor, but this one would probably work: http://www.automationdirect.com/adc/Shopping/Catalog/Drives/DC_Drives/High_Voltage_(%3E_50V)_Open_Frame/GSD4-240-5C
    ...
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    Re: The Miracle of Going Foundationless!

    Having a perfectly drawn box on top, does not guarantee, a perfectly drawn bottom box.
    I tried adding an empty foundation less box underneath 3 of my Nucs, and they wenty wonky down below. I...
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    Re: Cotton/soybean honey.

    Cotton normally gets lots of spray. Fungicide, growth regulator, and boll opener, at the minimum. (I am only familiar with spindle picked vatieties).
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    My "unwind" place in the back yard :)

    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx256/plcnut/Bees/0E8976C3-7050-40CB-AF40-7962664A6095-14230-00000A71D26F4BFD_zps140fb098.jpg
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    Re: My foundationless experiment

    That is a good point Harley.

    I hived a swarm a few weeks ago on all Rite-cell in a deep. I went in a few days later and added a foundation less frame in the center. They built the foundation less...
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    Re: What's the best Material for Lids?

    I also use Advantech. As a side note, there are two grades of advantech. There is a 25 year Advantech, and a Lifetime Advantech. Lowes sells the lower grade, but local building supplies offer either....
  17. Re: What do you use for your tools at the bee yard?

    Gilligan,
    An ammo can from army surplus works great.
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    Re: Failed Swarm????

    H11:
    One of our hives did that this year, and the next day at the same time, they did the real thing (got to catch them though). You should split the hive (artificial swarm) ASAP.
  19. Thread: Top Bar

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    Re: Top Bar

    I also started with KTBH's for 2 basic reasons:
    1)- I had everything I needed to make two five-footers and a two foot nuc, without spending a penny.
    2)- I didn't want to use foundation, or other...
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    Re: Old Electric Knife overheating

    The element itself has shorted to ground. That is why it overheats, and that will also trip your GFCI's.
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    Re: Old Electric Knife overheating

    You can check the element itself by using an ohmmeter, and measuring from the ground to either of the flat spades on the plug. If you get resistance to ground, then your element has gone bad, and it...
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    Re: top bar hives are a headache.

    The photo makes them look square, but the ends of the wedges are angled to follow the hive sides.
    They really aren't to hard to make.
    1) Rip "x4"x? at 45deg, with fence 3/4" from blade (You can do...
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    Re: top bar hives are a headache.

    You have to watch them, and straighten out the comb anytime you're in in the hive. If you have any lang comb, just rubber band a piece to a bar to get them started right. Mine have done a real nice...
  24. Re: Wright County (Missouri) Beekeepers--new group

    The Wright County Beekeepers now meet at 7pm for the summer.
  25. Re: Top Bar Hives -- The red headed step child of beekeeping

    OT:
    They are harder to get up on, but once you're up, they are easier than a regular unicycle. You have a lot farther to fall, but you also have a lot more time to pedal back under yourself. As far...
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