O.K.-One more quick question.
I have been measuring different inner covers. Most are 3/4"thick,with 1/4"(really 3/16")luan panel.
This set up leaves you with two equal "rims" each 9/32" thick(my Starrett doesn't lie).
The cover then leaves a shy 1/2" beespace between the top frames and the inner cover,which doesn't seem,IMHO,to be correct.
I would like to notch my I.C.(for a top entry)but if I reduce my "rim"(to 1/8"?)to reduce beespace I will be cutting thru the panel,or else notch hive body(or butcher)to take up the difference. Or drill hive
Soooooooo,how would 3/8" plywood panel be?
I could cut a 5/16"-3/8" notch thru the 1/8""rim" and into the panel,without breaking thru the top.
I burned my Dad's old stuff when I started,and if I remember right,those I.C.'s where pretty thick t&g solid wood.
I could then get a "correct" beespace on top,and use the 1/4" luan(that I have cut up) for monitor boards. [img]smile.gif[/img]
Or I could use a shim.My friends tell me I worry too much....
Also,since I don't use a porter type escape,I was wondering if some other type of vent hole arrangement (like a 3/4" hole near each corner) would provide a better winter enviroment?
Will everything work if I let it?