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    Re: Dadant 20 Frame Extractor

    I have used a Dadant12 framer for 12 years and for the past 5 years Iíve used Dadant 60 framer. Though Dadantís 12/20 frame bottom bearings is probably not the best Iíve never had to replace bearings...
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    Re: bottling tank anti freeze

    If you can find a source big enough Ďglyceriní might be something to look into they sell it a Pharmacies in small amounts as a moisturizer. They use it as stabilizers in thermometers pressure gauges,...
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    Re: Maxant 1400 Heater

    I used to use two drum heaters on my Dadant 12 framer. Now i use a Kelley extractor heater cord on my 60 framer and am look into getting a second one but no other then the legs getting in the way on...
  4. Re: WARNING: Honey extractor - Betterbee vs. Brushy Mountain

    This is what I mean by homework.
    As you can see Dadant is the clear winner, but Iím sure the way Maxant stands behind their extractors they wouldnít tolerate you getting on beesource talking about...
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    Re: who owns a maxant Electric Uncapping Plane

    The plane is a LOT easier on the wrist then a knife,and probably safer for the user :thumbsup: when it is hot it is just as good on a deep,medium or shallow frames. Two swipes on deeps instead of one...
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    Re: who owns a maxant Electric Uncapping Plane

    :scratch:Have you consider a hi/ low/off switch? I usually set the variable to one setting and leave it there then use the variable setting if I'm not gonna be constantly using it and the full...
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    Re: who owns a maxant Electric Uncapping Plane

    Itís a great tool though:lookout: I would really recommend you getting one of Maxantís small extractor speed controllers they tend to get ooooverly hot if your not constantly and I mean constantly...
  8. Re: WARNING: Honey extractor - Betterbee vs. Brushy Mountain

    honeydreams
    Arenít Husqvarna & Sthil or even Dolmar for that matter (like Maxant and Dadant) top notch equipment? If a fellow logger came to you complaining about there brand new $130 Homelite or...
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    Re: Capping scratcher: how to use properly?

    At about 50 hives is when I changed over from the straining method and just over 100 when I changed my extractor. By that time i was really thanking Dadant for the ability to double load. Especially...
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    Re: Capping scratcher: how to use properly?

    jim lyon :thumbsup: Thanks for just proving the fastest method is not always the best in certain applications.:applause:You just end up using time and energy elsewhere :popcorn:
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    Re: Capping scratcher: how to use properly?

    I think some people are missing the point. I too could save my finger tips for the start button on my extractor or changing my inline filter but this is supposed to be help for a newbee. I remember...
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    Re: Capping scratcher: how to use properly?

    Odfrank:eek: you should do your home work before you laugh at people that know Best. But thanks for the links now Iím going to use your own link to school you.
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    Re: Capping scratcher: how to use properly?

    Michael Bush has the right idea if youíre looking not to mess up the comb. :applause: Push under the caps and lift. When you get real good at it depending on what type of scratcher you have you will...
  14. Re: WARNING: Honey extractor - Betterbee vs. Brushy Mountain

    :eek: You are so wrong.:no: You don't see professional contractor using Black and Decker or Ryobi power tools. Although they might do a couple jobs around the house or the "same thing" as you put it,...
  15. Re: WARNING: Honey extractor - Betterbee vs. Brushy Mountain

    Sorry for your hard luck, hummingbird but this is clearly a case of someone not doing their homework. Hummingberd if you had looked closely at your friend’s extractor or even zoomed into the picture...
  16. Re: Proper use of a heated bottling tank and choosing right size?

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    Steven thanks. I will say before I got the Maxant bottling tank our honey used to crystallize after being in the air-conditioning at the...
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    Maxant thanks. Rome wasn't build in a day but it's getting there.
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    When you say problem??? All my tanks have pretty much the same type of lid....
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    The Dadant melters are the only thing I can think of that will process cappings, wax and honey efficiently.
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    Well I finally got the chance to try that out. :( I used my mini melter, as usual to get all the honey out of the cappings.(I canít see using honey after it was sitting above all that water.) I then...
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    Re: Maxant Liquifier and Wax Melting Tank

    Where are you getting the wax from? Are you planning on running them though a spinner first or straight from an un-capper/knife/plane?
  22. Re: Mann Lake 18/9 extractor breaking deep frames

    :eek:Well isn't that a testament to quality construction. The things Maxant & Dadant owners take for granted :popcorn:
    Who's paying for the repairs, does the warranty cover it?
  23. Re: Proper use of a heated bottling tank and choosing right size?

    To tell you the truth I haven't use the wax separator part yet, ask me again around December. Couldn't ask for a better bottling tank or service though.
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    Re: A few questions on no-drip valves

    1. Do no-drip valves work equally well on room temp honey verses warm honey? How about when the honey is starting to thicken?

    Filled from non heated 300 gallon holding tanks for the last 10 years...
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    Re: Preventing an extractor from walking?

    :ws ENGINEERING!!! THERE IS A REASON THINGS ARE BUILT THE WAY THEY ARE.:ws
    Well I would break too. :eek: No extractor is built to withstand that type of torture. Plus how old is that extractor...
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