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Offline OzBuzz

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Plans for an 8 frame langstroth hive
« on: June 21, 2010, 08:59:43 PM »
Hi everybody,

I was wondering if anybody has any plans for an 8 frame hive? I have found the 10 frame plans on beeresource.com but i want to build everything with 8 - i forgot to mention i need the Australian dimensions (apparently there are differences between the US dimensions and the Oz dimensions)

Kind regards

Oz
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Offline fish_stix

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Re: Plans for an 8 frame langstroth hive
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 10:42:57 PM »
Hi OzBuzz; the only difference for the 8 frame hives is the width; 13 3/4"=350mm. I thought you guys use the same inches we do!  :-D

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Re: Plans for an 8 frame langstroth hive
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2010, 12:21:07 AM »
Hi OzBuzz; the only difference for the 8 frame hives is the width; 13 3/4"=350mm. I thought you guys use the same inches we do!  :-D

Oh i was waiting for the 'same unit of measure' comment  :) nah, we use special inches!

So is that 13 3/4 inches internal width? so it would be 13 3/4 plus the timber thickness for the external width

Thanks fish_stix  :)

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Re: Plans for an 8 frame langstroth hive
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 05:35:33 AM »
No, it's 13 3/4" outside to outside measurements.  The thickness of the lumber is included in the measurement.  I've seen them vary, depending on the manufacturer or builder, from 13 3/4" to 14" in outside dimension width.
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Re: Plans for an 8 frame langstroth hive
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2010, 11:04:29 PM »
Thanks RayMarler, much appreciated, so would 13 3/4" be for 3/4" timber?

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Re: Plans for an 8 frame langstroth hive
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010, 11:34:15 PM »
Yes; 3/4" thick lumber. U.S. inches.   :evil:

Offline OzBuzz

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Re: Plans for an 8 frame langstroth hive
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2010, 12:45:07 AM »
Not Oz inches?  :-D :-P 8-) :roll: :mrgreen:

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Re: Plans for an 8 frame langstroth hive
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2010, 12:57:42 AM »
Yes; 3/4" thick lumber. U.S. inches.   :evil:

So that would make the internal width 12 -1/4 U.S Inches correct?

Does anyone know of plans for frames?

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