Decapping tray wax melter

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  1. Bee n There

    Bee n There New Member

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    Not quite done but functional and built out of mostly reclaimed/recycled stuff.

    Going to add a tray on one end to hold frames before or after decapping, a cover for the top and over the electrical.

    A few candles for this years cappings, but going to need to make some process improvements in refining the sludge/honey out of the wax.
     

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  2. hankdog1

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    Lookin' prudy darn good. What are you using for your electrical heat source?
     

  3. Bee n There

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    Thanks,

    1500/3000 watt hot water tank element at 120 volt. Does take an hour come up to full temp and get the wax melting. If it gets to be too slow I could always run 240 volt on the element and get 3000 watts of heat.
     
  4. Spomenko

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    Try a little about insulation, will save you time and money.
     
  5. Bee n There

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    Yes, the bottom and sides are covered in 2 layers of cork. Which looked to be a pretty good product from the stand point of R value and being able to tollerate heat and water without loose glass filliments or any thing else that would be a problem in the honey.

    I do plan to make an insulated cover though for just melting wax.