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Offline 1reb

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Question on the inner cover
« on: April 07, 2009, 12:23:03 PM »
When to assemble the inner cover, which masonite side  (smooth or rough ) go on the deep side?

Thank you for your time
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Re: Question on the inner cover
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 02:10:45 PM »
The ones I have that are assembled at the factory have the rough side toward the hive.  I have no reason or logic to explain why...

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Re: Question on the inner cover
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009, 03:08:32 PM »
thank you
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Re: Question on the inner cover
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 09:54:25 PM »
I haven't bought a masonite one since the 70's.  Masonite warps too much.  Mine are all either Luan (from beeworks) or 3/8" exterior plywood (from Brushy Mt.) or solid pine (from Walter T. Kelley).
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Re: Question on the inner cover
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2009, 10:38:06 PM »
I got these hives from Dadant

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Re: Question on the inner cover
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2009, 07:08:50 PM »
>I got these hives from Dadant

My last Masonite inner covers were too... but then I bought them back in 1974...
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