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  1. #1
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    Default honey gate issue

    So just a word of advice...make sure you tighten the bolts on the honey gate. if you are a new beek, and have bought one of those buckets with a gate on the bottom make sure it it is all tight. Clean up time for me

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  3. #2
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    More like crying time! Has happened to many including myself.

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    Also, if you have a plastic gate with a plastic thumb screw, get yourself a spare...and a spare bucket. I recently picked up a couple of plastic gates from mann lake....metal screws, works great...the plastic (nylon or delrin I think) can bind and snap.
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    Oh YAh, And stay away from those cheep Chinese gate valves. I have had many reports of the O-Ring falling out at the most inopportune time!

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    Mostly, I would say that if you are using a gate in a bucket, have a spare, clean bucket handy.
    Sometimes the lights all shining on me
    Other times I can barely see. -The Grateful Dead

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    Default Re: honey gate issue

    Bottle what you need and leave the honey gate bucket empty when not in use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenbears View Post
    Oh YAh, And stay away from those cheep Chinese gate valves. I have had many reports of the O-Ring falling out at the most inopportune time!
    Where do you get a non-Chinese gate these days? -james

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    Default Re: honey gate issue

    Quote Originally Posted by johnwratcliff View Post
    So just a word of advice...make sure you tighten the bolts on the honey gate. if you are a new beek, and have bought one of those buckets with a gate on the bottom make sure it it is all tight. Clean up time for me
    Bummer! Reminds me of the time when I left the gate open on the bucket I was extracting into. I lost about a quart before i noticed.

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    We make our own!
    Quote Originally Posted by dixiebooks View Post
    Where do you get a non-Chinese gate these days? -james
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