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    On this one http://www2.gsu.edu/~biojdsx/solmltr.htm whats the point of the water in the pan? Is it just to help remove the wax when it cools?

    Im thinking of building something like that, but use screen instead of the paper towel, and a larger pan. Also, a double pane of glass would work better I believe.

    Sparky
    \"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and good with ketchup.\"

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    Dick Allen,
    I took an old storm window and threw it on top. I'm thinking about making a wood frame for it.......a winter project. For now it just lays on top and melts my wax.

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    I posted the results of a comparison between single and double pane temperatures on the following site:
    http://nordykebeefarm.com/forum/default.asp
    Jon, N6VC/5

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    Jon, what was the outside air temperature when you tested?

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    Good point. I updated the listing with the delta values. I remember the thermocouple giving a temp or 89°F with occasional breezes.
    Jon, N6VC/5

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    I also added a couple of pictures of the wax melter to the information.
    I have a complete set of plans that I built this one from. I will post these as well. I see features of the pennsylvania wax melter referenced above in the one I created. I still have a drawing, but I don't know where it came from.
    http://nordykebeefarm.com/forum/default.asp
    Jon, N6VC/5

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    Your links are quite helpful Jon, since we can't post the pics here, but I find it quite irritating to have to search through the other forum to find the information you make reference to. Couldn't you post a direct link to the posted message?

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    Phoenix,
    Sorry. I have had problems when I post a link with active server information included. I was hoping folks could navigate to the spot. I have a new topic on contructing frames started. I will post the complete path for it.
    http://nordykebeefarm.com/forum/foru...sp?TID=16&PN=1
    Let me know if the path works.

    Bad news on the waxmelter. Overcast today so I couldn't get equivilent readings today.
    Jon, N6VC/5

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    Hello All,

    I'm in the midst of using my new solar melter that I built from plans found on this site. The wax is melting just fine. I notice dark matter (I assume honey residue). How do I keep this out of the finished wax? Thanks.

    DG
    A community thrives when people plant trees under which they will never sit.

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