Making A Vac

Discussion in 'Building plans, blueprints, and finished projects' started by Derek, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Derek

    Derek New Member

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    Hey Iddee,

    I am in the process of building your style vac. The shop vac I have is this one from Lowes

    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=p ... lpage=none

    The intake is a 1 ¼†hose. Will this create enough suction with a 2†hose coming out the other end? I have the 2†reduced to a 1†at the end to vac up the bees with.
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    My guess is yes, but it is only a guess. The biggest problem I have had was getting the vac reduced enough, not the other way around. You could always test it at the entrance to your hive, then release them.
     

  3. Derek

    Derek New Member

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    Thanks Iddee. I will give it a try and see what happens. I was going to test it on some packing peanuts.
     
  4. An-Nahl

    An-Nahl New Member

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    how was your test results?