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  1. #1
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    Default Uncapping tank - unneccessary, make an uncapping frame.

    Instead of buying an uncapping tank I made an uncapping frame. Recycled Maple rails to hold 20 frames supported on 2 by 4's.
    I sat the uncapping frame on a low work bench. I then made a cardboard "V" shaped trough, and covered it with wax paper, overlapping so the drips wouldn't run onto the cardboard. The trough sits on the bench under the uncapping frame.
    Lastly, I propped up one end of the work bench a couple of inches.
    I uncapped a frame over a big baking tray, and then rested it on the uncapping frame. Repeat, and repeat.
    I processed 45 gallons this way, the drippings went into a stainless bucket by gravity. After I was done the wax paper was thrown away and the cardboard was recycled.
    I am not going to buy an uncapping tank.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Uncapping tank - unneccessary, make an uncapping frame.

    Can you post a picture?
    Old Guy in Alabama

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Uncapping tank - unneccessary, make an uncapping frame.

    I too would be interested in seeing this set up

    Happy New Year

    Tommyt

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Uncapping tank - unneccessary, make an uncapping frame.

    Jrbees, no I can't. I have tried and failed before. If I sweet talk my wife I might be able to get a photo uploaded.
    The uncapping frame,rack might be a better name, is really very simple. It is just a rack to hold frames with enough height that a cardboard trough can be placed underneath.
    Don't get me wrong, commercial bought Stainless tanks are attractive items. Expensive, attractive items in need of a redesign for the hobbyist/sideliner. There is a lot of stainless in a tank that is superfluous - the sides.
    Honey in an extractor is thrown out sideways, an extractor needs stainless sides; Honey awaiting an extractor just drips, the only requirements are something clean to catch the drips and an incline to take the honey to a bucket.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Uncapping tank - unneccessary, make an uncapping frame.

    Sorry it took so long, but here is a picture. I learned photobucket. http://s1110.photobucket.com/albums/...eping%20items/

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Uncapping tank - unneccessary, make an uncapping frame.

    I like the way you think
    Ed, KA9CTT profanity is IGNORANCE made audible
    you can`t fix stupid not even with duct tape

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