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    Default Maxant no drip valve

    Seems like a very nice unit. Does anyone have some real-world experiences that they would like to share?

    http://www.maxantindustries.com/bottling.html
    1" Stainless Steel No Drip Valve $179.00 (ouch! did the price go up recently??)
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    Default Re: Maxant no drip valve

    We use one. Very nice for filling containers. You will still get one or two drips with each container. They are not 100% no drip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AstroBee View Post
    1" Stainless Steel No Drip Valve $179.00 (ouch! did the price go up recently??)
    Maybe the price increase came with the conversion from brass to stainless steel.
    I have one of the brass ones. It works fine...as stated a followup drip or two but you adjust your timing for it. Mine is in need of an overhaul...leaks a bit around the plunger shaft.
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    Default Re: Maxant no drip valve

    I have one of the No Drip Valves and one of the old ones. I like the new one just fine. I still have a drip pan on the floor.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Maxant no drip valve

    I have 4 of the older brass ones, 2 from Maxant and 2 from Kelly. You can't hardly tell them apart. Like others said you get one drip. Have the next empty jar in left hand, pickup full jar with right and set empty in place. If they start leaking around plunger order a few o- rings and they are easy to rebuild.

    You will never go back to gate valve after using one.

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    Default Re: Maxant no drip valve

    I just got one of these. http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com...oductinfo/515/ I haven't used it yet but it appeals to the cheapskate in me.
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    Default Re: Maxant no drip valve

    Quote Originally Posted by Broke-T View Post

    You will never go back to gate valve after using one.

    Johnny
    Yes, I am over the gate valve for sure. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Maxant no drip valve

    Do they work on cold unheated honey?

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    Default Re: Maxant no drip valve

    I believe that they are to be used on warm honey. I'll be using a water jacketed tank. Perhaps others could comment on cold vs warm.
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    Default Re: Maxant no drip valve

    Horseshoe Point Honey -- http://localvahoney.com/

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    I can't believe that Jake from Maxant hasn't chimed in.......
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    Default Re: Maxant no drip valve

    The old brass ones were a standard brass t fitting. We wanted to get away from that and into a stainless steel unit.
    The entire body, top cap, and lever guide are all solid SS that are turned down and CNC.
    In the end we feel its a superior product, to our older brass pieces.
    Its designed to be used with warm honey.
    The link above shows the old style valve on the tank.
    Here is the correct one, scroll down a tad.
    http://www.maxantindustries.com/tools.html

    And you can watch "old Teddy" use one!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko0P...layer_embedded
    Last edited by MAXANT; 09-24-2013 at 10:23 AM.
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    Default Re: Maxant no drip valve

    Quote Originally Posted by MAXANT View Post
    In the end we feel its a superior product, to our older brass pieces.
    http://www.maxantindustries.com/tools.html
    ...but is it $40 + shipping better??
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    Default Re: Maxant no drip valve

    Your numbers on your keyboard are stuck Astrobee
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    Default Re: Maxant no drip valve

    Quote Originally Posted by MAXANT View Post
    Your numbers on your keyboard are stuck Astrobee
    You're right, it should have been $41.05+shipping+new keyboard
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    Default Re: Maxant no drip valve

    You must be fat fingering your smart phone~
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    Default Re: Maxant no drip valve

    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    Do they work on cold unheated honey?
    They will work, but they don't work quite as well on cold honey. You'll get a bit of stringing that you don't have with warm honey.
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    Default Re: Maxant no drip valve

    Room temperature honey, the valve works fine.
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    Default Re: Maxant no drip valve

    I found the fittings

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hex-Bushing-...item4d0e212257

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...E:L:OC:US:3160

    to adapt a Mannlake 2 inch stainless steel bottling valve

    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeepin...productInfo/7/

    to a 100 lb. honey bottling tank (you can actually get 110 lbs. of honey in the tank)

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honey-Bottli...item4d12eef1dc

    We tried the 1 inch bottling valve and they leaked and were VERY slow. The above set up is a bit pricey but worth EVERY penny. I was able to bottle 80 gallons of honey by myself in 2 days. Could have done it all in one day if we had the honey all extracted and ready to go.

    The 2 inch bottling valve allows room temperature honey to be bottled VERY quickly and with VERY little mess and only a very occasional drip.

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    Default Re: Maxant no drip valve

    Astrobee, your PM box is full!

    Nice find Live Oak, minus the imported honey tank
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