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danno
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« on: June 10, 2009, 02:57:16 PM »

Last night I needed to fill so 1#ers.  I have 3 full 6 gal pails with the plastic honey gates on them in my basement  As I finished filling the first bottle I shut that gate and tightened the PLASTIC thumb screw.  Well it broke.  I had 60#s of honey in the bucket with a broken valve.  By squeezing the valve shut I could stop the flow.  Luckly my wife was home and heard me yelling.  She got a new clean bucket from the honey house so I could let go and drain.  I went to the hardware store and bought steal thumb screws to replace all my plastic ones.  Looking in my cataloges I see they are available for the gates for .65ea   Dont let this happen to you.
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2009, 06:06:44 PM »

Good job at avoiding a near disaster. The other day I didn't close the gate all the way and had about a lb and a half of honey spill out onto the kitchen floor which my dogs lapped up, one in fact too much! He tossed his cookies twice!


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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2009, 10:22:30 AM »

Good job at avoiding a near disaster. The other day I didn't close the gate all the way and had about a lb and a half of honey spill out onto the kitchen floor which my dogs lapped up, one in fact too much! He tossed his cookies twice!


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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009, 08:09:47 PM »

If he could open the gate he would, this I am certain of!


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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2009, 04:34:01 PM »

Good advice! I will change mine now, before it breaks.  Wink
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