Extractors

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by crazy8days, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. crazy8days

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  2. gunsmith

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    I didn't see the country of origin anywhere in the ad.
     

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    It says "heavy gauge" - what's that supposed to mean? I'd want to know exactly what the gauge was. 18 or 20 would be good, 22 or even 24 would be acceptable for a hobby exractor, and 26 or higher would be too thin.
     
  4. PerryBee

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    Price seems reasonable, but the quality would be my concern.
     
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    Quality is usually consistent with price.
     
  7. Crofter

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    Mann Lake has a similar sized unit. Was on special a few weeks ago. They work OK for a few hives. The only thing I can see being a problem is the gear box; dont know how many years they last. You have to drain as you extract as there is not much space in the bottom before the frames drag. Watch the Ebay stuff for shipping fees! Mann Lake is free and they are likely going to be around a while in case you have to rattle their chain.:wink:
     
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    Dave did not see a way to contact them for pricing? Any ideas?? Tom
     
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    Nope, sorry Tom, I didn't. All I know about them is a bout two minutes of looking on Google...
    I agree with Charlie on the quality and price formula...I am like that with shoes, ha!
     
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    Thanks Dave, I also agree with that statement. But being a fur trapper also I have some of the best traps that were made in China....also a couple of the worst...made in China..just thought
    I would do a little research while I laid up for a week...Tom
     
  11. tmrschessie

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    Here is the info I found...what say you in the know?

    4 frame manual honey extractor:

    Specification:

    4 frame

    Manual

    Material: Stainless steel

    Thickness: 1.00mm

    Include motor, trestle and honey gate

    Packing: 1 piece/carton 2 cartons fixed by iron shelf
     
  12. crazy8days

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    I emailed the guy selling them on Ebay. I asked the gauge and if it is tig welded or what. He replied that he thinks it is 26 gauge and was not sure how it is welded.

    I need to get one soon. Didn't think I would get any honey this year but I will! Yes, will be looking into borrowing but I'm a guy who does not like to.
     
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    I understand not wanting to borrow, but having said that, I borrowed extractors a number of times during my first 6 years or so. One good thing about borrowing, is that you get to "try before you buy". After borrowing a 2-frame plastic extractor one year, I knew that I'd rather wait to buy a "good" extractor than settle for some cheap beginner's model.
     
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    Good point Indy. Hey, wife and I visiting your beautiful county next weekend to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. My mouth is already watering for dinner and brew at Big Woods Brewery....
     
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    Have you tried their pulled-pork BBQ nachos? That's one of our favorites. As for the brews, our favorites are the Six Foot Blonde and the Busted-Knuckle Ale.
     
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    I bought a Maxant 3100p last fall and it's a tank. Thick stainless steel, very high quality. I'm glad I waited and saved. Other keeps I know went cheap and wound up buying to small and regretted it latter. It's an investment for sure, it will last several lifetimes.

    http://www.maxantindustries.com/extractors.html
     
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    I've seen similar ones on different websites. I wonder if anyone has one?

    Thanks guys!
     
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    I've been eying this one for a while. But, can't decide if I want a Glock 23 4th gen with trijicon night sites or the maxant extractor or both. lol
     
  20. PerryBee

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    Pork nachos! :shock: :???: Don't know about that!

    Good names for the brew though! :thumbsup: :lol:
    I'm just wondering how one orders when accompanied by one's wife?
    Somehow saying "I'd like a Six Foot Blonde" might not go over so well!