Re: speeding up filtering?
Uncap frames, stick them in extractor, extract, and let all of the honey drain into a bucket. Then dump the bucket into a barrel w/ a bung hole on the side but near the bottom. Maybe you could build a wire mesh cage around that hole on the inside of the barrel. Once you have finished extracting all of your combs and dumped all of your honey and cappings into the barrel tap the honey off of the bottom of the barrel into buckets.
Otherwise, get a heated sump tank to drain your uncapping tank and extractor into and pump honey off of the bottom of the sump tank. Then heat and strain the honey which now has less wax in it. Before it crystalizes.
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