Re: Installing Nuc in Horizontal Langstroth
I use hardwood dowels from amazon and they work perfect, pack of 100 and all str8 as an arrow. They also slide thru the pre-drilled holes in the end bars just a tad snug, no glue needed.
I take a 36" DR slide it thru one hole, slide over to the opposing hole on the far side of the frame, when the end just touches the opposite end bar, I use a pair of wire cutters and cut the rod off about 3/16" extra then push the dowel in to the hole on the far end. Noe drilling and no gluing, has worked great all last year done horizontal and I can do one frame in less than 60 seconds if I want.
These are the ones I use. I only use 2 in a deep frame, midway and towards bottom, so one rod per frame. Comes out to about 40 cents a frame, but easy to work with. If they ever need replaced, they aren't hard to pull out once you clear away wax.
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