Re: Solar Wax Melter - 1 or 2 Panes of Glass and Why?
There is a fundamental design problem with the solar melters I've seen plans for and have built and used over the years. The wax drips into a pan or collector that can't reach or stay near temperatures hot enough to liquefy the wax. The result is a conglomeration of wax that accumulates and has to be re-melted to get a reasonably good cake of wax. To avoid this problem, the melter has to be about 6 inches deeper than most plans call for so the collector pan can be in the high temperatures.
NW Alabama, 50 years, 20 colonies and growing, sideliner, treatment free since 2005, 14 frame square Dadant broodnest