Re: Compatibility Between Manufacturers
Thor, there are standard dimensions. A 10 frame deep will be 19-7/8" long by 16-1/4" wide by 9-5/8" deep. Frame rest rabbets are cut 5/8" deep. This allows the equipment to be interchanged among manufacturers. That said, there are some slight variations. If you use 7/8" thick boxes instead of the standard 3/4", things wont line up exactly. Poly equipment also has larger outside dimensions but not enough to create a gap. Nucs are a little different. 5 frame nucs can vary from 9" to 9-1/2" wide. Frames are interchangable among all same depth lang equipment.
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