Re: uncapping tubs
I bolted two PVC laundry sinks together, attached a working platform to accommodate uncapping the frames. Used steel queen excluders and window screen to catch the wax. These are mounted two inches above the sink bottoms. Attached 2” PVC pipe with ball valves to drain honey that drips off wax capping. I drilled and installed ¾ emt conduit to stack frames for uncapping and uncapped frames awaiting the extractor. I can accommodate 24 frames between the two sinks. I got less that a hundred dollars invested.
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