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solar wax melter

  1. Equipment/Hardware
    I've been researching the various economy style solar wax melters available from the various bee supply stores and this Dadant deluxe model has really caught my eye. It's a few more dollars than the cheap ones, but from what I can tell the construction quality is much better and it comes WITH a...
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    Does anyone have a recommendation as to the type of glass to be used in the solar wax melter? Also, does it have to be double pane glass? And, if it is to be double pane glass, do you have to glaze it in, or is the groove in the wood sufficient? Thanks!
  3. Equipment/Hardware
    In the plans for the solar wax melter, it calls for the use of "insulation board." If I go to Home Depot or Lowes to get this, will they know what I'm looking for if I ask them for this? I have never heard of it and so I'm hoping they will know what it is. Also, if this is some kind of...
  4. Bee Forum
    So over the last couple of weeks I've been building a solar wax melter based mostly on the plans found here on the Bee Source website. It's a bit wider than the plans (28 inches) so I can fit a queen excluder inside, but about the same length as the plans (33 inches)". The glazing is...