I have been putting 1-1/2" +/- strips of foundation into wedge top frames by splitting off the wedge, inserting the wax strip, stapling the wedge back in against the wax and then melting wax onto the wax/wedge intersection.
I think that I read somewhere that if you didn't use some melted wax to glue the strip of wax into the frame it may sag down if it heats up in the hive. I am wondering if it is necessary to do this step of the process? The wax strip seems to be very secure in the frame if I try to pull it out. I am working in my basement shop that has a temperature of 65 - 70.
I have been using an electric soldering iron and just melting some foundation that I just squeeze by hand into a rod or cylinder shape and hold it against the iron. I haven,t burned myself yet but it is probably only a matter of time.
Can I skip the melted wax step and not have sagging strips in my frames?