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  1. #1
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    Question 20-Frame Honey Extractor

    Has anyone done this one?
    http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yo...ney-extractor/
    Does anyone have a good source for the hardware for the bearings and bushings?
    Any tips for motorizing the thing.
    Dick
    Last edited by Barry; 03-11-2011 at 10:28 PM.

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    Default Re: 20-Frame Honey Extractor

    the link is not complete......
    Honeydew

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    Default Re: 20-Frame Honey Extractor

    I did not build this type, however I got all my bearings at Orschlon Farm supply.

    I used self alineing bearings top and bottom.

    A word of Caution,,,, THE REEL MUST BE BALANCED ALMOST PERFECT

    I used a treadmill motor and speed controls, works perfect.

    Size 10 mediums or 5 full & 5 mediums



    PCM

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    Thumbs Up Re: 20-Frame Honey Extractor

    PCM,
    Thanks for the tips. I like your design I will now look for a plastic containment vessel as it's got to be lighter. I hadn't thought of the treadmill motor but that would be ideal.
    Dick

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    Default Re: 20-Frame Honey Extractor

    Here is the motor, the pulley on the basket shaft is a 5/8 id hub used to weld on different size pulleys etc. for farm equipt. The cover is a old small stainless steel doggie dish.



    PCM

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    Default Re: 20-Frame Honey Extractor

    Go to grainger and pick up a motor.
    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg...N=0&sst=subset
    Bearings can be had almost anywhere. Start with Mcmaster Carr.
    http://www.mcmaster.com/#bearings/=bf7lxk
    www.maxantindustries.com
    American made Honey Processing Equipment "Built to last a lifetime"

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    Default Re: 20-Frame Honey Extractor

    WOW... PCM you got everything on that thing, I see a salad bowl, a cutting board the light switch from the kitchen wall,and even part of the PC.!! Don't worry I wont tell your wife where everything from the kitchen went....... but that is cool how you came up with all that
    Honeydew

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    Default Re: 20-Frame Honey Extractor

    I use INTERNAATIONAL BEARING AND TRANSIMATION IBT check your yellow pages of phone book

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    Default Re: 20-Frame Honey Extractor

    I have to hand it to MAXANT'S post, sending someone to Graingers to buy a motor for their hand made extractor. Never underestimate the ingenuity of a beekeeper. When I lived on the east coast many years ago, I purchased a Maxant bottler and drove to the factory to pick it up. I'll be needing an extractor next year and they are on the top of my list. Maxant has your company ever considered posting promotional product videos online for people to view?

    John

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    Default Re: 20-Frame Honey Extractor

    Videos are on my to do list!
    www.maxantindustries.com
    American made Honey Processing Equipment "Built to last a lifetime"

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