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  1. #1
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    Default Coil Stock for top cover

    Can't seem to find anyone cutting and selling 24 '' coil stock by the foot , even home depot and lowes won't cut it , where are you guys getting it . Also is there any preference to the bare alum. silver over the white as far as heat goes.

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    Default Re: Coil Stock for top cover

    Laketrout,

    I switched to white from silver. I spoke with a guy in our bee club and according to his data white was cooler. I bought mine from Menards, they had rolls of several different widths and lengths, it's easy to cut with a tin snips and bend over a bench top, piece of wood, etc. Good luck. Thanks.

    Bryan

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    Default Re: Coil Stock for top cover

    I don't think you'll find anyone selling it by the foot. Perhaps check with a couple of beekeeping supply co's as they may sell individual pieces.
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    Default Re: Coil Stock for top cover

    I've found 20' rolls of silver colored aluminum flashing at my local lumber yard. That would make about 10 ten frame covers. I cut mine two or three times with a utility knife then bent it until it snapped, it worked very well.

    Steve

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    Default Re: Coil Stock for top cover

    Cuts better with strait edge and utility knife, run your knife along strait edge then bend the metal backward, breaks right apart. You have a good clean cut this way. This will work to help bend the edges over, just don't cut as deep and bend toward your strait edge.

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    Default Re: Coil Stock for top cover

    Finally found it 2.99 a foot at coles hardware , kind of pricey , compared to 1.60 by the roll.

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    Default Re: Coil Stock for top cover

    > kind of pricey , compared to 1.60 by the roll


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    Default Re: Coil Stock for top cover

    Most BIG box stores have it in 10` rolls too.
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    Default Re: Coil Stock for top cover

    I usually pick it up as scrap from construction sites. Usually I can get any length I want from a siding guy for a little more than what he paid for it if I need a longer piece. The 100 ft rolls are all my local Lowes and Menards carry.

    I have been using the scrap to cover the nuc lids. Longer stuff for the hives.

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