My attempt at a Bee-Vac

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  1. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Based on Robo's design, here is my progress to date on my bee-vac. (On the cheap!!!!!)

    First, find an old deep super that has a real bad corner or..........? Something you might cull anyways.
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    Then set up your gear (Tundra style) no fancyman workshop for us. Snow is dissapearing anyway.
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    Rip your deep into 3 pieces, two - 3", and one 1".
    Find some plywood and make the bottom sloped piece, drill a 2 1/4" hole at one end.
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    Rip grooves in the pieces that form your top and screw together, staple 1/8" hardware cloth on bottom. (I added a center rail to stop any sagging).
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    Cut another piece of plywood to slide into the grooves on the top, and drill two 2 1/4" holes in the plywood.
    Notch your side rails on the top to accomodate your ratchet strap.
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    This is the 1" piece to make the shim Robo talks about. I will see if I can find some perforated sheet metal instead of hardware cloth to slide in a very thin kerf I will make.
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    This is about all you should have left over from your rotten deep.
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    At this point you should be calling a friend who actually likes to paint and remind them they owe you a favour (Did I mention I hate painting?)
    I will post a pic. when it is all beautified!
    Total cost so far? About $5.00 (for the weatherstrip I have yet to put on)
    P.S. - Robo.................. :thumbsup:
     
  2. crackerbee

    crackerbee New Member

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    Nice job Perry!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    I built mine from the same design(only i didn't build mine in the snow :lol: )

    Great pics ,thanks for sharing :coolphotos: