Another piece of the puzzle!

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by PerryBee, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Pulled the trigger today, and I think I got a fair deal :???:. It's a part of the puzzle I have been missing.

    http://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=35_75&products_id=406

    Mine is missing the big lid (should be able to fab one fairly cheap) And the rod and float for the switch (called Dadant and the parts are about $17 total)
    It needs a good cleaning but that will be fun.

    Paid $400.

    Now, does any one have a pump to sell (and the puzzle will be complete :wink:).

    Oh....wait :shock: .....I still need a HONEY HOUSE! :lol:
     

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  2. ApisBees

    ApisBees Active Member

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    This will make straining honey and moving it a lot easier for you. It's amazing how easy it is to work with honey when its warmed up a bit.

    Float parts of a sump pump could be adapted to work. find an old sump or home depot caries some replacement parts for sumps or just use a switch and operate it manually. Start the next extractor load spinning once the honey starts flowing out the extractor good turn on pump, draw honey down in sump turn off pump. check strainer storage tank some times auto switches can cause over flowing of tanks. or streching of strainer bags and honey escaping into the tank unfiltered. I have always just used a manual switch and watched.
     

  3. Walt B

    Walt B Active Member

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    It's a keeper. Good for you, Perry. :thumbsup:

    Walt
     
  4. Bsweet

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    HEY!!!!!! The Tundra Division got a foot spa. Way to go Perry.
    Jim
     
  5. Lburou

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    Nice find! It pays off to keep an eye out for those last few pieces of the puzzle. :)
     
  6. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Nice find for sure and seems like a good price also.
     
  7. Marbees

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    Great find :thumbsup: Start building that honey house:grin:
     
  8. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Well, I tore it down (wasn't sure what I might find in-between the double wall :???:) and scrubbed and cleaned everything up. At the price I got it, it was "as is" so I wasn't positive if the Watlow heater worked. It would have made the difference between a good deal and maybe one that wasn't so good. It works just fine!
    :yahoo:
    The fittings in the one picture, the pipes are food grade stainless, but the 2 pieces on the right are galvanized and I will replace those.
     

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  9. gunsmith

    gunsmith New Member

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    Just like Perry, it sure cleaned up nice.:lol:
     
  10. Adam Foster Collins

    Adam Foster Collins New Member

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    Nothing like giving things a good scrub to make it feel even MORE like a deal... Looks good.

    Adam
     
  11. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    good find:thumbsup:
     
  12. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    watlow is a good brand and hard to kill, just keep water on it.