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  1. #1
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    Apr 2004
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    North Hills, CA USA
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    Has any one out there built a wax cappings spinner? Or have built or have used baskets placed in an extractor to spin out honey from wet cappings?
    I used to see baskets available long ago in the catalogs but not lately. I have a Keley wax melter but would like to recover the honey with out heating it.
    Walt

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    New York City
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    The "salad spinner" approach works well, but
    you really need a motorized extractor to
    make it work at ambient temperature.

    Yeah, you COULD get enough rpm out of a
    hand-cranker, but you are going to get
    tired long before you get all the honey
    out that you could. When I spin cappings,
    I turn the speed control "all the way up
    to warp 11". [img]smile.gif[/img]

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Mt.Uniacke,N.S.Canada
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    You can build one out of a industrial garment washer.It will spin fast enough.

    www.steadybrooksaddlery.ca

  4. #4
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    Jan 2005
    Location
    waco, tx
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    I'd like to know more about this; I have a 35 pound machine (saved it for parts while in laundromat business) that's missing some stuff but still has the motor, drive system intact. thought about trying to make it into a radial extractor but the drum's too small (diameter & depth) for frames.

    Lew

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