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Offline Pete

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Shoestring Budget extractor
« on: February 14, 2010, 06:05:01 AM »
I found this how to build an extractor video on youtube and followed it today. 1.5hrs later i have a working extractor powered by my variable speed powerdrill and an hour later had 8 ideal frames extracted.

Little bit fiddly, but not enough to make we wanna go from my $80 DIY extractor to a $600 store bought job (Cheapest available around here).

Honey Extracting on a shoestring

Hope some one else finds it useful. I will post a few of my own pics from today, tomorrow :)

Everything is as straight forward and easy as the vid shows, only, make sure your tub/bin is min 600mm deep, 700mm would be perfect.

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Re: Shoestring Budget extractor
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2010, 01:46:50 PM »
Thank's pete that was cool :-D
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Re: Shoestring Budget extractor
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2010, 04:17:45 PM »
That's a terrible video.  Great idea though.  The demonstration that you don't have to have a large diameter if you spin it as fast as a drill.  Opens all kinds of possibilities for the cheap at heart.
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Re: Shoestring Budget extractor
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2010, 06:43:47 PM »
It would be simple to do in a larger diameter?

I had a mate there yesterday who is a sheet metal worker, he oberserved and has some ideas for making me a stainless steel drum with a big well in the bottom and a sealed bearing spigot. I will by the hand power gears and away we go. In Oz extractors are $600 new so i want to avoid that type of costs.


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Re: Shoestring Budget extractor
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2010, 07:11:30 PM »
 Under $50, beer and drill not included! :-D


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Re: Shoestring Budget extractor
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2010, 08:35:07 PM »
Pretty Cool !

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Re: Shoestring Budget extractor
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2010, 07:36:47 PM »
Don't forget to put a piece of wood with a hole about 5/8" in the bottom of the can, otherwise the whole thing is hard to control and will hit the sides.
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Re: Shoestring Budget extractor
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2010, 12:40:06 AM »
Don't forget to put a piece of wood with a hole about 5/8" in the bottom of the can, otherwise the whole thing is hard to control and will hit the sides.

Absolutely. I have a chunk of wood with a hole drilled in the centre screwed to the bottom of the tub. This keeps the bottom of the spinning contraption of the honey in the bottom too.

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Re: Shoestring Budget extractor
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2010, 08:38:02 PM »
Good one Pete, thanks for sharing.

I think I'll give this a try myself!! :)

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Re: Shoestring Budget extractor
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2010, 01:34:57 AM »
i like it,will try one
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Re: Shoestring Budget extractor
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2010, 11:23:33 AM »
note to self....:
Warm up spring honey combs before trying this, or blow out will result. :-\
Also the 33 Gallon can works best and stops the honey over-spray.
Next I will be trying to convert this to a radial arrangement, I think that it might just be the ticket.
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