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    Re: My wax dipping tank setup

    No water is in it. One thing to keep in mind is that when you're heating it up, the wax is absorbing the heat as its getting warm, so its not like placing wax directly on a 500 degree hot metal...
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    Re: My wax dipping tank setup

    Designed it myself
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    Re: My wax dipping tank setup

    I got 350lbs of paraffin 140 and 330lbs of microcrystalline from candlewic.com for just under $1,350 which included freight shipping of $240. I put about 575lbs in the tank the first time and kept...
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    Re: My wax dipping tank setup

    Took about 580lbs of wax to fill it to the level I wanted. Wax mixture is 50% paraffin 140, 50% microcrystalline 180. The microcrystalline has a higher melt point and acts as a hardener to keep the...
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    Re: My wax dipping tank setup

    For regulating the temperature I don't have anything fancy. I've just got a digital meat thermometer, I keep the probe in the wax and then I just manually adjust the regulator up or down depending...
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    Re: My wax dipping tank setup

    For the spring dip that I did last weekend, (3/21) I put an ad on Craigslist and with our local beekeeping club, made a few hundred. I've also put an ad in craigslist for complete wax dipped hives. ...
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    Re: My wax dipping tank setup

    Had a local custom metal shop make it for me, was around $2,700 for just the tank, its made of stainless steel. My operation is still small, will be at 50 hives by the end of summer. My goal is to...
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    My wax dipping tank setup

    Here are some pics of my wax dipping setup.

    http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w30/superg2k/Hot%20Wax%20Dipping/20141110_120349_zpskucrmpq0.jpg...
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