steam wax melter from old hot water tank
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    Default steam wax melter from old hot water tank

    I did see plans on this site awhile back of a home made melter with a cone of extruded (like for barbecue pits with holes in it) . Did it work well? it was not solar steam I think. have some brood comb and wax I need to melt down an don't wanna wait for the sun. Are the plans still out there?

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    Default Re: steam wax melter from old hot water tank

    Didn't catch that post so just a heads up on using large volume closed vessels for steam generation - make very sure there is a automatic refief valve over the body of the vessel. Live steam even at low pressures - not superheated - is potentially deadly.

    Bill
    Last edited by eltalia; 10-09-2017 at 04:51 PM. Reason: thaipo

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    Default Re: steam wax melter from old hot water tank

    Yeah I looked around utube just this site did have plans for one at one time. It was pretty comprehensive was in download form but, its gone

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    Default Re: steam wax melter from old hot water tank

    I use a wallpaper steam remover, hooked to a top set on a tub full of wax, a small filtered hole in the corner the tub tilted and beautiful filtered gold melts out. Be careful the steam jets out fast from one of these units and you can burn yourself, plus it melts wax fast. you can melt 5lbs per steamer session, 3 steam runs and the old wax is all coons and propolis.
    Save the steamed hive water, people pay big $$$ for this product. One of my popular items.

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    Default Re: steam wax melter from old hot water tank

    Got a picture of that setup?

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    Default Re: steam wax melter from old hot water tank

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidZ View Post
    Save the steamed hive water, people pay big $$$ for this product. One of my popular items.
    How is the product used.... fertiliser/soil conditioner?

    Bill

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    Default Re: steam wax melter from old hot water tank

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidZ View Post
    I use a wallpaper steam remover, hooked to a top set on a tub full of wax, a small filtered hole in the corner the tub tilted and beautiful filtered gold melts out. Be careful the steam jets out fast from one of these units and you can burn yourself, plus it melts wax fast. you can melt 5lbs per steamer session, 3 steam runs and the old wax is all coons and propolis.
    Save the steamed hive water, people pay big $$$ for this product. One of my popular items.
    interested as well. you use a Rubbermaid type tub with a lid?
    Terrence

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    Default Re: steam wax melter from old hot water tank

    People pay money for the water condensate generated from steam processing of old combs?

    Pray tell, who buys it, and what do they do with it, and how do you sell it--by the pint, by the half-pint, or by the tablespoon? I looked on Google and didn't find anything about this with a quick look around.

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