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Offline tlozo

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Where to get plastic plugs?
« on: January 05, 2009, 06:37:10 PM »
I need a source for 1" plastic plugs that I would use for alternative entrances or vent holes in supers. Mann Lake has 1 1/2" which seem too large. Thanks

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Re: Where to get plastic plugs?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009, 06:39:46 PM »
are these 1" holes already drilled out, or are you planning on making them?
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Re: Where to get plastic plugs?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2009, 06:41:14 PM »
I believe the caps from plastic milk jugs are 1" maybe those might fit.

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Re: Where to get plastic plugs?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009, 07:49:52 PM »
duct tape BUT make sure you put something over the sticky part over the hole, or bees will get stuck to it :-)
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Re: Where to get plastic plugs?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2009, 08:21:46 PM »
Try your local hardware store. If I'm not in mine once a week, they call and check on me.LOL. If they don't have it they can get it.

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Re: Where to get plastic plugs?
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2009, 08:39:38 PM »
"are these 1" holes already drilled out, or are you planning on making them?"

I am planning to make them.

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Re: Where to get plastic plugs?
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2009, 08:48:47 PM »
tlozo,
I can'nt post links, but if you do a search for cap plugs there is a company called Mocap that offers frees samples.   

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Re: Where to get plastic plugs?
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2009, 09:20:39 PM »
If you must drill holes and then want to plug them Use the plastic caps for  1/2 inch PVC pipe.  It should just slip into a 1 inch hole.
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Re: Where to get plastic plugs?
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2009, 11:14:39 PM »
since you're planning on making them, why not find a workable cap material at the hardware store or wherever  and then drill a hole to fit them.  A lot easier to make the right sized hole than to go the other way around.  Wine corks are good for around a 3/4" hole.  They are my preference, but that's because I have lots of them lying around.

 Sounds like Brian found the right size for your 1" holes though.

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Re: Where to get plastic plugs?
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2009, 10:49:19 AM »
Would Corks work? Good reason to drink wine..ARGH!!!!
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Re: Where to get plastic plugs?
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2009, 11:15:30 AM »
Wine corks work great :-D
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Re: Where to get plastic plugs?
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2009, 11:45:41 AM »

Cap plugs are trash at construction sites. The are used to protect the threads on pipe.
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Re: Where to get plastic plugs?
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2009, 06:47:30 PM »
Niice set up Rob!!
How do you like those hives?
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Re: Where to get plastic plugs?
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2009, 08:46:11 PM »
Niice set up Rob!!
How do you like those hives?

They are some of the nucs I'm wintering.   I really like the polystyrene nucs and hives.  The bees seem to do real well in them.   The hives are ~10F warmer than wooden hives in the winter,  they build up much faster and use much less stores in the process.

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Re: Where to get plastic plugs?
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2009, 10:39:55 PM »
Hi tlozo

google for us plastics
then use their search on their site for: tapered polyethylene caps

I'd post the url but I don't have enough posts yet.

they go for 3 or 4 cents ea.  I've used them with good success although the orange color fades in less than a year. 
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