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  1. #1
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    Smile Maxant 1400

    Well i just said the heck with looking for a used extractor and bought a new Maxant 1400PL plus a bunch of other things i added like queen rearing supplies which i'm going to try to get into next year and i absolutley can't wait until it all gets here !!!!

    is there anything special i need to do before using the extractor? like wash it with something special other than water and dry it out?? belt adjustments or alignments?

    Wahoo ! i wish i could have got a shirt from Maxant or something, but i couldn't figure out the customs broker ect and it was just as easy for me to get it from a canadian dealer.

    Do they sell shirts?

    p.s. did i mention WAHOO !

    Ben

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    Default Re: Maxant 1400

    Their hats are awesome, get one!
    President, San Francisco Beekeepers Association
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    Default Re: Maxant 1400

    I mounted mine on a 3/4 sheet of plywood at an angle and sealed the plywood,, with a good wood sealer since it requires washing out,, (to facilitate drainage,,) and on 3 locking castors, (to allow me to move it around,,) other than that,, all is GOOD

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    Default Re: Maxant 1400

    Just got the same extractor. Can't wait to put it to work.

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    Default Re: Maxant 1400

    Ben, well done. Nothing special to prep the vessel. Mine is mounted as Beegeorge's is. Have you bought enough 5 gallon buckets to extract into? Containers? Labels? Refractometer? Estimate of harvest? Let the games begin.

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    Default Re: Maxant 1400

    You may also want to track down a long-handled (~36") spatula or paddle. Scraping the sides after that last spin gets a ton of honey back down to the bottom of the extractor quicker than waiting for gravity. Using a short paddle works, but it's a bit of a reach...
    -Phil Domeier
    www.nowthenhoney.com

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    Default Re: Maxant 1400

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Quiney WI View Post
    Ben, well done. Nothing special to prep the vessel. Mine is mounted as Beegeorge's is. Have you bought enough 5 gallon buckets to extract into? Containers? Labels? Refractometer? Estimate of harvest? Let the games begin.
    i don't have a refractometer , do i need one? i though as long as it was capped and didn't drip after you shook it, it was okay + Keith Delaplane said to put it in a room with a dehumidifier and a fan if it looks a little too wet ? or i can just buy one i guess: )

    Buckets i ordered 3 5 gallon and a 180 lb storage tank for bottling, it is my first year and i don't have many supers of honey , about 6-8 ready, i don't know how much that is ?
    i have lots of containers, and i even designed my own labels : )

    Ben

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