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  1. #1
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    Default Honey gate questions

    I recently ordered a pair of these:

    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeepin...roductInfo/10/

    1) How well do these work with a round bucket? Seems to me there should be some sort of shim with a curved side to fit the side of the bucket.

    2) Should there not be some sort of a gasket on the inside of the bucket? It came with a O-ring at the front and one at the back that comes into contact with the outside of the bucket (or should - I have my doubts as this thing is flat and the buckets are rounded).

    Any tips on using these things?

    -james

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Honey gate questions

    They go well with a 20 liter bucket /Pail. A smaller diameter and they are difficult to install. You have to tighten them pretty well and they will work. Make sure that the hole you drill is as per recommendation. I find that they can leak if the srews are not tightened really well. When installed, fill with water first. Easier to clean up spilled water then honey!

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Honey gate questions

    Quote Originally Posted by max2 View Post
    <snip>Make sure that the hole you drill is as per recommendation. <snip>
    And herein is part of my problem....the things came with NO instructions at all. I should have asked in the original post: How big of a hole should I drill? Should I measure the screw minus the threads or include the threads?

    Thanks for the reply.

    -james

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Honey gate questions

    James - I use a 48mm ( 17/8") hole saw - try first with a piece of cardboard or plywood before permanently damaging the bucket!

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Honey gate questions

    DIXIE I use a electrical 1-1/2 knock out for metal elect boxes --works great -makes a clean cut -you have drill a pilot hole for the knock out and as low as you can get it on the bottom

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