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Offline jimmy

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extractor wanted:
« on: May 14, 2008, 06:58:17 PM »
Need a small extractor in good shape. BTW, anyone ever try the plastic extractor? Pm  me. Thanks jimmy

Offline clgs

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Re: extractor wanted:
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2008, 07:12:31 PM »
Did anyone answer about using the plastic extractor?  Want to know if the Dadant unit was acceptable - can't expect too much for the price. 


Offline indypartridge

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Re: extractor wanted:
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2008, 07:39:13 AM »
Did anyone answer about using the plastic extractor?  Want to know if the Dadant unit was acceptable - can't expect too much for the price. 
I have a number of beek friends with extractors and I borrow theirs, so I've used the plastic, two-frame extractor as well as a few others. The plastic one worked fine, but it didn't seem particularly durable. In my opinion, I'd rather save longer and wait until I can buy a better one.

Offline jimmy

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Re: extractor wanted:
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2008, 07:43:41 PM »
Thanks Indy,I'm still saving also.

Offline xC0000005

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Re: extractor wanted:
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2008, 06:03:18 PM »
You can build a 9 frame radial for cheaper than you can buy the plastic one.  I won't post the link to avoid spamming it yet again but I've posted a link to plans in the past that works quite well.
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