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    Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    You cannot put the foam toward the bees; they will eat it.
    You cannot put the foam on the exterior; it will deteriorate.
    So you are left making a sandwich. Now if you are using pallets, then you...
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    Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    I use a 3/4" dado.

    Get a gallon of tite bond 3, and fill a tray with it (try cheap containers from the dollar store). Immerse the end of your board in the glue just deep enough to coat all...
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    Re: Good source for foundationless guides

    I use cheap craft sticks, and then straddle each stick with one narrow crown staple. Strong, cheap, and quick.
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    Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    I build all my own boxes. I buy 1"x12" eastern white pine for around $.58 bf.
    Dished handholds, box joints, Tite-bond III, and 4 screws per corner.
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    Re: Mexico Hive Tool

    Like this?
    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=HD-631
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    Is the heater a Chromalox?
    Do you have the 110v or 220v model?
    The Chromalox are a higher end heater, but they all fail in time, especially in tap water.
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    Re: Following board size

    Don't over complicate it. Just place the first top bar 3/8" from the front for your entrance (I nailed little shims in the end of my hives to keep the first bar set back).
    For the follower board,...
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    Re: Putting topbar brood in medium langs.

    Here is how I made deep Nucs from one of my KTBH's:
    (Click for the video)
    ...
  9. Re: Commercial filter unit from Dadant, setup and use.

    A gear pump is a positive displacement pump. The only way to throttle it down is to slow it down, or add a bypass. Putting a ball valve in-line is a bad idea on a gear pump.

    If the pump is belt...
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    Re: Beesource.com Mobile version problem

    Go to Settings>>Memory/Storage>>and then find your browser app. Click the app and find the button "clear cache" and that will clear out any corrupted css files that are causing overlaps. If that...
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    Re: speed controller for a 1/2 hp Dayton ???

    It's not an extractor, but I do this every day at work. One of the systems here texts my phone every batch it completes with all the relevant data, so I know what is going on. Pretty cool :D
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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...
  13. 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...
  15. 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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