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Offline Rex

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Antique extractor
« on: June 06, 2009, 06:49:05 PM »
I came into possession of an old 2-frame extractor.  Galvanized outer can, metal mesh basket inside that turns on a hand crank.  A threaded opening on the bottom to drain the honey out into a bucket.

Should I be concerned about the galvanized metal?

Offline MustbeeNuts

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Re: Antique extractor
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2009, 08:03:19 PM »
Yes, it needs to be cleaned and there is a type of paint, or sealant that is available, sorry don't remember what it is but you should cover with that before using it. aside from that and a good cleaning it should be fine. The others should remember what that treatment is called. I think that they have lost a little favor in turn for the stainless ones.
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Re: Antique extractor
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2009, 09:19:12 PM »
Camcote is available from Walter T. Kelley, Brushy Mt and others I think.  It's an epoxy paint that works well for galvanized extractors.  It's made by Cambridge Coatings Paints.
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Re: Antique extractor
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2009, 08:07:56 AM »
Galvanized has been used for years for food prosesseing, note your extractor !

I would not worry about it, just do not use it for food storage.

If you ever did any home butchering in time past, bet a quarter you used galvanized wash tubs !

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