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  1. #1
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    Default Maxant Extractor

    I received a new extractor from Maxant, do they use an epoxy to seal the joints in the bottom of the tank? The one I received has a translucent material in the bottom corners.

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    Default Re: Maxant Extractor

    Yes don't try to remove it when cleaning honey out.
    Dan

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    Default Re: Maxant Extractor

    No, it's called hysol. Applied at 550 degrees. It's only there to keep honey out of the seam.
    In about 20 yrs it may start to become brittle. It's cured now, so feel free to blast away at it with water.
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    Default Re: Maxant Extractor

    > No, it's called hysol.

    This must be why Maxant uses Hysol!

    Hysol is a leading brand for aerospace structural assembly solutions for both composites and metal / honeycomb serving the aircraft OEM and sub-contractor markets, and the MRO industry for airlines, repair centres and military with repair resins.

    http://www.henkel.com/hysol-27210.htm
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    Default Re: Maxant Extractor

    Quote Originally Posted by MAXANT View Post
    It's only there to keep honey out of the seam.
    In about 20 yrs it may start to become brittle. It's cured now, so feel free to blast away at it with water.
    so what should be done when it becomes brittle?
    mike syracuse ny
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    Default Re: Maxant Extractor

    I've only heard of it happening once on a "I bought this extractor at a garage sale that's really old" instance.
    If and when the times comes, call me!
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    Default Re: Maxant Extractor

    Quote Originally Posted by wildbranch2007 View Post
    so what should be done when it becomes brittle?
    Buy a new one.
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    Default Re: Maxant Extractor

    Is this now an industry standard to use rosins to seal seams? Why wouldn't a weld work?

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    Default Re: Maxant Extractor

    We have been using this for 40 plus yrs
    It's already welded 360 underneath. Again the only
    Purpose it serves is keeping the honey out of the cracks
    Has nothing to do with joining 2 pieces together
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    Default Re: Maxant Extractor

    Quote Originally Posted by MAXANT View Post
    We have been using this for 40 plus yrs
    It's already welded 360 underneath. Again the only
    Purpose it serves is keeping the honey out of the cracks...
    Thank you for clarifying; I asked because i didn't know that it's only purpose was to keep honey out of cracks....I don't recall reading that in this thread, but could have missed it.

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