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I want to start using the hot wax dip method of treating my wooden ware. If I have a 24x24x16 deep container and I want to bring the wax up to 12", how much will it take. I assume wax weighs x amount per cubic foot but I can't seem to find the info.

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I just found it but surely it can't correct? I says 240lbs, :eek:
 

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Danno has to be close. Water is 62 pounds per cubic foot, and wax is a bit less dense than that.

Search for wax dipping or rosin in the forums. there was a post about 2 years ago about this and it seems to me that a mizxture of wax and rosin was used to dip in.
 

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I want to start using the hot wax dip method of treating my wooden ware. If I have a 24x24x16 deep container and I want to bring the wax up to 12", how much will it take. I assume wax weighs x amount per cubic foot but I can't seem to find the info.

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Greg
Any way to MacGuyver an 'center' insert making a doughnut channel for the liquid wax? That would dramatically reduce the volume...

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Any way to MacGuyver an 'center' insert making a doughnut channel for the liquid wax? That would dramatically reduce the volume...

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That would be good to do hive bodies, but you couldn't do inner covers etc.

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What kind of rosin is used?

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typically gum rosin is used. Pretty sure some of the US bee suppliers also sell the rosin... at a markup.

I figured I wouldn't start dipping equipment myself until I had a market for people who wanted to dip new equipment, to help pay for the cost of all that wax!
 
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