Standard frames are 17 3/4" across the end bars, plus another 1.25" to accommodate the topbar 'ears', for an overall length of 19". That could just be an error in the description, or maybe not.
- 2 Frames Measuring 17" Tall By 11" Wide
The honey gate does sit about half inch above the edge of the conical bottom as you describe.... After letting it drain down from the sides and tilting it to drain I guess there is roughly half a cup of honey left....So does the conical bottom on the Maxant feed DIRECTLY into the honey gate? The one our club has is from Dadant and the flat bottom sits about 1/2" below the honey gate so I feel that I lose quite a bit of honey. I left it out for the bees to take back, but still... I wish someone made a bottom that angled toward the honey gate.
Use a Pem stud Rader if the nut is an issue.Even drilling a hole and adding another honey gate is not going to get all the honey out. The nut that would secure the threads on the additional honey gate has to be higher than the bottom of the tank in order to retain the honey gate.