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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Spin Float consideration

    I am aware of what needs to happen, but the only setups I have seen is extractors above bulk tanks by 1 floor. So all slurry runs into large 150 gallon sump then is pumped with progressive cavity to heat exchange to spinner then back to finished bulk tank.

    What is this "cappings / honey collecting unit" and how much do those cost. I see C&B wants 6k for their heat exchanger.

    I would like to have the entire new part of the system setup for under 10K. I already have multiple bulk tanks. Possibly repositioning my uncapper and extractors into a different configuration with a wider sump would be the answer to centralized collection point.

    How would you go about blending the wax honey into a slurry? Use a standard 110 blending paddle?

    I see C&B radial plan layout which is nice and gives me some direction:
    http://www.cooknbeals.com/img/floor/plan4.gif
    Last edited by BMAC; 01-23-2014 at 09:23 AM.

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    Default Re: Spin Float consideration

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    Default Re: Spin Float consideration

    Quote Originally Posted by BMAC View Post
    I am aware of what needs to happen,
    What is this "cappings / honey collecting unit" and how much do those cost.
    It is sold from Cowen, cappings drop into a tub which the honey is pumped into from the extractor by an auger for mixing before pumping. The advantage of this unit is that there is no need for a below grade sump pit. I have my extraction set up all above floor level now

    which ever way you look at it, you need to mix , pump and heat the slurry.
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
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    Default Re: Spin Float consideration

    image.jpgimage.jpgI though pics is the best way to show my system.
    David
    beebotanical.com 40 years-4000 colonies-treatment eo's

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    Default Re: Spin Float consideration

    Hey thats great. David, Ian; I appreciate it. Im a little tight on room so i think I am going to get a little creative with a custom slurry sump that will accomodate both my uncapper and extractors. That shouldnt be a problem though. Unfortuantely I am trying to get this all done inside a 20 * 27 foot area. Im afraid its going to get a little tight in there.

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    Default Re: Spin Float consideration

    I hear you, the easy way to solve solutions is to spend money.
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
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    Default Re: Spin Float consideration

    New to this interesting thread. What does the heat exchanger do.? Also is there any feedback on the Maxant
    Continuous Wax Separator in comparison to the C&B and Cowan systems. I am looking to build out a system this year and learning which one to get would be good.

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    Default Re: Spin Float consideration

    The maxant works fine without heat from heat exch. As long as ur not pushin huge amounts of honey through it. Lots cheaper than C&b

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    Default Re: Spin Float consideration

    Quote Originally Posted by EastSideBuzz View Post
    New to this interesting thread. What does the heat exchanger do.? Also is there any feedback on the Maxant
    Continuous Wax Separator in comparison to the C&B and Cowan systems. I am looking to build out a system this year and learning which one to get would be good.
    heat exchanger warms the honey just before it flows into the spin float. They have some commercially available but they are just as much as a spin float. I am building my own this winter and testing it out. Hopefully after that i can afford a spin float.

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