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  1. #81
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    Default Re: Lega Heat Gun Vaporizer

    Sorry. Duplicate post.

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  3. #82
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    Default Re: Lega Heat Gun Vaporizer

    Quote Originally Posted by adamant View Post
    Hex0rz are you saying to vaporize the hives at 1000 deg. ? Do you fill the cup all the way up?
    Yep

    I do, but it's not necessary

  4. #83
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    Default Re: Lega Heat Gun Vaporizer

    I think I finally have the temperature and vapor I was looking for. Start off warming it up at 1000 degrees. As soon as the vapor becomes strong, I turn it down to 540 degrees. So far I've been very happy with the Lega setup. I checked a couple of hives and not a lot of brood. I will be curious to see what my mite loads will bee coming out of winter.

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    Default Re: Lega Heat Gun Vaporizer

    If you can, get washes and/or drops when you do check the load. I want to know if their is a difference between my settings and yours.

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    Default Re: Lega Heat Gun Vaporizer

    It will be a couple of months before for that. I usually do my first mite checks after almonds when I do my first splits.

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    Default Re: Lega Heat Gun Vaporizer

    I was wondering how many of you are still using the Lega? The results from OAV treatments have been very inconsistent.

  8. #87
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    Default Re: Lega Heat Gun Vaporizer

    I did some other treatments this year so i never got around to doing the heat gun oa..

    In hindsight i don't think its any good for a late summer treatment to knock the peak mite counts down. Need something stronger like MAQS or apivar.

  9. #88
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    Default Re: Lega Heat Gun Vaporizer

    I still use mine. The OAV treatments have eliminated mite-caused loss of hives for us the last three years.
    So far so good.
    The only issue I had with the Lega was getting a routine in place so I could be sure I was getting a proper dose of OA vapor in the hives. 45 seconds per hive works pretty well.

  10. #89
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    I have very similar vaporizer compared to Lega version. I have added thermometer which tells the temperature in the chamber.

    I've done some experiements and learnt that 2 grams of oxalic acid will be vaporized in 2 minutes with temperature setting of 660 F (350 C) in heat gun with my setup. Temperature in the chamber stays about 350 F (175 C) that time and vaporization works very good.

    Just few pics of my system here.
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    Last edited by ReNiki; 01-29-2018 at 04:24 PM.

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