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  1. #1
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    Default washing machine tub for extractor?

    My old washer died 2 days before my truck, just took it apart, it's not a belt, direct drive transmission, not worth fixing. BUT, that centrifugally balanced tub would hold a heck of a lot of honey comb. Is this a truly insane idea?

    (I've also seen a really cool fire bowl built out of a metal washer tub, all those neat holes for ventilation, little spark spread away from the fire.)

    Someone tell me if this thing is useful for anything Bee - BEEcause I don't need a fire bowl or more junk sitting around, my neighbor will haul it off as scrap for free.

    Gypsi
    Time to be a gypsy again, 2014 will be my prep year, my bees want a better area with actual rainfall.

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    Default Re: washing machine tub for extractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsi View Post
    Is this a truly insane idea?
    Yes. Yes it is. I know you're a DIY'er but I think you'd be better off buying a used hand crank on Craig's List.
    President, San Francisco Beekeepers Association
    www.habitatforhoneybees.org

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    Default Re: washing machine tub for extractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsi View Post
    my neighbor will haul it off as scrap for free. Gypsi
    Then let him and save yourself headaches.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: washing machine tub for extractor?

    Ok, ya'll can advise me how to extract honey when I have some. It is officially scrap tomorrow morning. (I wasted 3 hours getting it apart to discover there wasn't a nice easy belt to change....)

    Thank you,
    Gypsi
    Time to be a gypsy again, 2014 will be my prep year, my bees want a better area with actual rainfall.

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