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Offline Bee-Bop

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It WORKS !! homemade 5/10 extracter
« on: July 08, 2009, 10:48:56 AM »
It really did a fine job, I got impatient and snuck in 10 mediums !





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Re: It WORKS !! homemade 5/10 extracter
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009, 11:20:55 AM »
your pics didn't load for me.
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Re: It WORKS !! homemade 5/10 extracter
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009, 12:04:31 PM »
looks interesting, do you have plans for this unit, or did you work from memory?  Glad it works well!
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Re: It WORKS !! homemade 5/10 extracter
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009, 12:41:01 PM »
that looks pretty good, is that a treadmill motor?

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Re: It WORKS !! homemade 5/10 extracter
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009, 12:57:54 PM »
Looks GREAT!!!  Good job!  You gotta love good-ole Hillbilly ingenuity. (Though in my case its more outta necessity than inspiration) Makes me proud to have been born and raised in the Ozarks!
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Re: It WORKS !! homemade 5/10 extracter
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009, 02:45:19 PM »
Thanks for sharing Bee-Bop!  Those are the best, most detailed photos of a home built model I have seen.  I have most of those parts sitting around my shop, but haven't got the project off the ground yet.  I would like to try to build something like that as a winter bee project, as I probably won't need it this summer, but if I can keep my hives alive through the winter, I hope to have a good harvest next summer.  Any additional details or photos would be much appreciated.
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Re: It WORKS !! homemade 5/10 extracter
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2009, 05:15:14 PM »
Just built a Whizbang chicken plucker. After looking at your extractor I may need another blue drum. Congratulations.
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Re: It WORKS !! homemade 5/10 extracter
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2009, 09:53:30 AM »
Yes it is a treadmill motor, had to add a small fan to cool electronic controls in metal box.

Got idea from the bicycle design, plus I used/revised plans from the " Yankee Beekeeper's Twenty Frame Extractor " available on the net.

Hardest thing was measureing,remeasureing, then getting it to fit.

Balancing the cage was about impossible, but did get it perty close

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Re: It WORKS !! homemade 5/10 extracter
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2009, 11:05:10 AM »
Any chance you would post a few more photos of your cage and bearing set-up?  Excellent work. Thanks!
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Re: It WORKS !! homemade 5/10 extracter
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2009, 11:16:21 AM »
Very nice! It inspires me to work on mine some more and get it working.
I to would love to see more pics if you could.
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Re: It WORKS !! homemade 5/10 extracter
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2009, 10:58:11 AM »
Here is a picture of the basket;
 The shaft, 5/8 in dia. goes thru about 3 1/2 in and is somewhat pointed on the end, this is inserted into the bottom self alinging bearing mounted on a cross bar below the basket.



I turned the barrell upside down and used the large hole as the drain.



Attached to stand; You can see the honey gate.



For any one building a extracter let me know, I'll try to help.

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Re: It WORKS !! homemade 5/10 extracter
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2009, 10:16:13 PM »
Bee-Bop,

Your extractor looks awesome.

Congratulations,

SH
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