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Offline twb

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Can you keep plastic frames from sticking to eachother?
« on: June 06, 2009, 11:05:54 PM »
I got some plastic one peice frames and foundation in a buy out so I am using them but I very much dislike that they stick to the one underneath when separating boxes.  Could you put a thin layer of vaseline on the bottom bars or something to keep this from happening?  Or is it a common symptom of the one peice frame and foundation units?
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Re: Can you keep plastic frames from sticking to eachother?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 08:16:17 AM »
I use plastic frames now, can't tell any difference from them and the old wooden ones I did use.

Bee space is what makes added comb, I believe !

You might try rubbing the bottom of the frame with paraffine.

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Re: Can you keep plastic frames from sticking to eachother?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2009, 12:42:02 PM »
In my experience all the plastic frames suffer from this.  It's the thin top bar.  I just pry them apart and don't worry about it.
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Re: Can you keep plastic frames from sticking to eachother?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2009, 11:00:17 PM »
Me too.  I routinely scrape drone comb off when separateing boxes. 
Brian