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    Quote Originally Posted by johno View Post
    The 12 volt draw will be in the vicinity of 25 amps while the controller is calling for heat, if you are going to your hives in your golf cart maybe it would be best to carry along a fully charged 12 battery when you need to treat.
    Would this be a 'Starter' car battery, or a deep cycle battery? I won't have more that 10 or 12 hives to do (famous last words).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dddillon View Post
    Would this be a 'Starter' car battery, or a deep cycle battery? I won't have more that 10 or 12 hives to do (famous last words).
    with research, it's looking like the usage of the battery for the EasyVap would specify using a deep cycle battery.

    Would a 12v 35 amphour deep cycle battery be good for doing 10 or 12 hives?

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    doing all this research and figuring out all the different options to get power to my beehive. Totally forgot we had recently bought a sweet little portable generator for camping.... problem solved.

    LOL I guess it's really Glamping when you have a generator.

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    The instructions say to drill a 1/4" hole int the bottom board, or in the center of the frame rest of the upper brood box.
    Does it matter one way or the other, as regards to the vapor reaching all locations in the box.

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    Don, It does not matter. The vaporizer will blow the vapors (actually aerosol crystals) throughout the hive. I prefer to put my hole in the back of the bottom board, just off the bottom of the hive.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWPalmer View Post
    Don, It does not matter. The vaporizer will blow the vapors (actually aerosol crystals) throughout the hive. I prefer to put my hole in the back of the bottom board, just off the bottom of the hive.
    Thanks. Thought so, but just wanted to check.

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    No matter where you vaporize you will get vapor into the hive, however from my personal observations the higher you insert the nozzle the better the coverage of the vapor. If you are vaporizing into a dead space you will find that for the vapor to spread to all corners you have to displace the air already there so as most of the air leaks out in the bottom area of the hive unless you have a large upper opening so the vapor does not fill all the upper spaces. So if I have 3 mediums, 2 of which are brood boxes if I vaporize at the top of the second box I feel that I get good coverage of the brood section as well as the bees in the top box. As some of my colonies are now in 4 boxes as they are so large I definitely feel better about treating from the middle. JMHO.

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    Johno, did you ever see Lauri's video of her using a Provap on a hive? I don't have the link but I was amazed at
    how thoroughly the entire hive was covered by the "smoke" and for how long it continued to move around as the bees fanned it. But, we each need to do what we feel is best. Putting it in the middle eliminates any doubt as to coverage.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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    What all is needed to power the easy vap pro. Saw 12 volt car batter. But saw something about some type of inverter. Not familiar with this. I’ve only used the vaporization wands. I lit up 2 frames and almost lost those hives. Appreciate any help so I know what I need to purchase.

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    You can purchase a 500 watt inverter that you can clip onto your trucks battery and then use what ever length of extension cord you need to reach your hives. 500 watt inverters are available from Amazon for around $30. Some use the $100 taigate generator from Harbor Freight.

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    Looks like it is necessary to hold the Vap Pro very close to your body or face. Is there any way to extend it further from the body or face as this could result in a seriuous health issue. I assume you recommend a respirator. Do you include some safety instruction for using the product?

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    If you hold the device it is only as close as your arm allows, as far as safety instructions it is mentioned that you should use a mask of your choice if desired. Furthermore the Easy Vap is left hanging in the hole so you can move quite a distance away and do other work while the unit is vaporizing. If you are going to treat through the entrance I am sure the unit can be left in the entrance untill vaporization is complete. Quite frankly I do not see the point in working through the front if you have access to the side of the hive and could work through the 1/4" hole in the side of the hive. The Easy Vap Pro was built for beekeepers who keep their hives on pallets which are low to the ground and some of those keepers treat through the front entrance. Do not confuse this with the Easy Vap which is for beekeepers who have their hives on stands and have easy access to the back of the hive, once you have treated from behind your hives you will never want to treat from the front again.

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    That is very logical.

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    What is the difference between the easy vap and easy vap pro? I know you said pro is for on pallets.

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    I'm sold on this. How do I go about buying the Easy Vap?

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    why use the .25 blue plastic box? a metal handy box would be better wouldn't it? If it wasn't for that I might would consider one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ifixoldhouses View Post
    why use the .25 blue plastic box? a metal handy box would be better wouldn't it? If it wasn't for that I might would consider one.
    Well, you can always build your own. However, I've been following a few internet discussions where people tinker with these things, and it seems to take them forever to complete a unit. Maybe that's an option for you though, if you're a handy person. Or, maybe you could request someone to custom build one for you with a metal box?

    Or, just buy the Provap 110, if you don't mind spending close to $500.

    Personally, I don't mind the plastic box; this unit would save me $350, money which I'd rather spend on boxes and frames. I'm glad this is available at a much cheaper price, even if it looks cheaper. The proof is in the pudding, and from comments here and elsewhere it appears that the unit works well.

    I've heard that even the Provap 110 is a "copy" of some Italian model. A couple of the old timers in my bee association use the Provap 110, and I was assisting one of them with his hives, and he showed me how to use the Provap. I was very impressed. But like my friend said "It's a great option if you have $500 to spend; it's not such a great option if you don't." Another friend suggested I'd look into the Easy Vap.

    At $150, I think the Easy Vap costs about the same as some of the regular wand, "heated dish" units. I was considering one of those, but they take a long time to heat up, and some people consider them to be a real fire hazard.

    Does anyone else want to chime in on the Easy Vap? Has it been around long enough that someone could comment on its durability?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ifixoldhouses View Post
    why use the .25 blue plastic box? a metal handy box would be better wouldn't it? If it wasn't for that I might would consider one.
    . If that is a concern, why not just swap it out? They’re only a few dollars and your still saving ~$300

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richiestac View Post
    . If that is a concern, why not just swap it out? They’re only a few dollars and your still saving ~$300
    ya maybe if there's no soldering involved, I need something faster than that wand thing, it's a pain on 12 colonies.
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    Hey guys if the unit is too cheap for you guys hell I could use all sorts of fancy stuff and get the cost closer to $500! I wonder how many takers I would have then. That cheap plastic box is there precisely cause it is cheap and the one I have been using for the 3rd season now is probably the nicest looking part of the vaporizer,. Now if you want to drive your truck over the vaporizer maybe you should get a steel box and maybe even chrome plate the thing , that would really impress the mites. Night gardener you can find my email address in the For Sale section.

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