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« on: February 14, 2010, 05:05:01 AM »

I found this how to build an extractor video on youtube and followed it today. 1.5hrs later i have a working extractor powered by my variable speed powerdrill and an hour later had 8 ideal frames extracted.

Little bit fiddly, but not enough to make we wanna go from my $80 DIY extractor to a $600 store bought job (Cheapest available around here).

Honey Extracting on a shoestring


Hope some one else finds it useful. I will post a few of my own pics from today, tomorrow Smiley

Everything is as straight forward and easy as the vid shows, only, make sure your tub/bin is min 600mm deep, 700mm would be perfect.
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2010, 12:46:50 PM »

Thank's pete that was cool grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2010, 03:17:45 PM »

That's a terrible video.  Great idea though.  The demonstration that you don't have to have a large diameter if you spin it as fast as a drill.  Opens all kinds of possibilities for the cheap at heart.
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2010, 05:43:47 PM »

It would be simple to do in a larger diameter?

I had a mate there yesterday who is a sheet metal worker, he oberserved and has some ideas for making me a stainless steel drum with a big well in the bottom and a sealed bearing spigot. I will by the hand power gears and away we go. In Oz extractors are $600 new so i want to avoid that type of costs.

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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2010, 06:11:30 PM »

 Under $50, beer and drill not included! grin


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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2010, 07:35:07 PM »

Pretty Cool !
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2010, 06:36:47 PM »

Don't forget to put a piece of wood with a hole about 5/8" in the bottom of the can, otherwise the whole thing is hard to control and will hit the sides.
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2010, 11:40:06 PM »

Don't forget to put a piece of wood with a hole about 5/8" in the bottom of the can, otherwise the whole thing is hard to control and will hit the sides.

Absolutely. I have a chunk of wood with a hole drilled in the centre screwed to the bottom of the tub. This keeps the bottom of the spinning contraption of the honey in the bottom too.
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2010, 07:38:02 PM »

Good one Pete, thanks for sharing.

I think I'll give this a try myself!! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2010, 12:34:57 AM »

i like it,will try one
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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2010, 10:23:33 AM »

note to self....:
Warm up spring honey combs before trying this, or blow out will result. Undecided
Also the 33 Gallon can works best and stops the honey over-spray.
Next I will be trying to convert this to a radial arrangement, I think that it might just be the ticket.
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