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  1. #1
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    Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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    Default pupm information

    Thanks all
    as all of us I am getting older but now smarter
    I am looking for pump information, I have about 100 hives and growing.
    what is the difference between pumps sold as honey pumps and a food grade pump?
    what should I be looking for in a pump?
    I would like to use the pump, to pump from the extractor to a storage tank then from storage to fill 5 gal pails then from pails in warming tank to a bottling tank.
    Price of food grade pump is 1/5 of that a cheap honey pump why? comparing a brass pump to a brass pump

    or do you just eat the cost and buy a good Vermont flexi pump

    needing help
    Steve the Bee

  2. #2
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    May 2009
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    Indian River, Florida
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    Default Re: pupm information

    Buy yourself a little Maxant pump and you will be happy, there are other pumps out there, but that little pump will do a good job for years to come. I pump from my homemade clarifying tank to stainless steel barrels, it works great.

  3. #3
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    they can be brass or stainless, the key is you can take it apart to clean it. Maxtant and kellys are way overpriced. Check ebay for a Cherry Burell pump. the key is sizing it to your needs. flow rate.
    Personaly right now I am useing a diaphram chemical pump, 12 volts. take honey from a drum to my botteling tank no problem, High volume, low pressure.

  4. #4
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    And all these years, I thought we had the best price on ours!
    Quote Originally Posted by gmcharlie View Post
    they can be brass or stainless, the key is you can take it apart to clean it. Maxtant and kellys are way overpriced. Check ebay for a Cherry Burell pump. the key is sizing it to your needs. flow rate.
    Personaly right now I am useing a diaphram chemical pump, 12 volts. take honey from a drum to my botteling tank no problem, High volume, low pressure.
    www.maxantindustries.com
    American made Honey Processing Equipment "Built to last a lifetime"

  5. #5
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    Sorry, but no.... For a "setup" its not bad, but a little research goes a long way in a bad economy!.....
    want to help?? make up some good maps and plans for honey house systems. I have been confounded trying to find good info for med scale producers. Such as when and how to use settleing tanks, or clarifiers, or... as you know. real pain trying to layout something for a small scale.

  6. #6
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    Ayer, Massachusetts
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    Default Re: pupm information

    I can do that, under one condition.
    Remove "GM" from your screen name and replace it with "Ford"
    Quote Originally Posted by gmcharlie View Post
    Sorry, but no.... For a "setup" its not bad, but a little research goes a long way in a bad economy!.....
    want to help?? make up some good maps and plans for honey house systems. I have been confounded trying to find good info for med scale producers. Such as when and how to use settleing tanks, or clarifiers, or... as you know. real pain trying to layout something for a small scale.
    www.maxantindustries.com
    American made Honey Processing Equipment "Built to last a lifetime"

  7. #7
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    Nov 2009
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    salisbury, wiltshire, united kingdom
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    Default Re: pupm information

    Hi Gmcharlie
    dont know if it helps but Ian of Steppler Farms has just put some new Honey House plans on his website blog

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