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  1. #1
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    Default Strainer for bigger extractors

    Wondering what type or size of strainer is needed to keep up with the larger extractors. Say the 9 frame or 18 frame radial. Seems we some times overwhelm a strainer with the club's 3 frame tangital.
    Thanks for your time, Beehopper

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    I use multiple strainers set up on clean buckets, and when one gets full, I switch them out.
    "I reject your reality, and substitute my own." Adam Savage

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    I run it straight into a five gallon bucket with no strainer. When the bucket is full I dump it into a double bucket strainer. I have several double bucket strainers going at the same time.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    I run mine through the largest (600 U?) from the Dadant set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    I run it straight into a five gallon bucket with no strainer. When the bucket is full I dump it into a double bucket strainer. I have several double bucket strainers going at the same time.
    What is a "double bucket strainer?"

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    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesharvest.htm#doublebucket

    You can also buy them from Brushy Mt., but they are easy enough to make.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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