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Author Topic: Build Your Own Bee Vac with Gas Leaf Blower?  (Read 2238 times)
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« on: May 23, 2005, 03:04:52 PM »

Are there any links here for building your own bee vac using a gas leaf blower/vac?  I'm pretty handy and, well, er, cheap too  rolleyes  cheesy

I saw in the search feature that there are plenty made with electric shop vacs, but I just happen to have an "extra" leaf blower/vac.
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2005, 12:35:44 PM »

I edited this to include "gas leaf blower" in the subject in the hopes that maybe I'd get a response...

Anybody?
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2005, 01:06:47 PM »

I would guess that you could build it like any other beevac and rig up a way to attach the blower/vac.

The vac I built has the vacume motor on a removable back panel. I have a motor I took out of a floor vacume for 110 V useage. And I took a heater/AC blower out of a car and rigged it to use 12 V in remote locations.

 some picture of it are here.

http://beemaster.com/beebbs/viewtopic.php?t=1671
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2005, 01:37:41 PM »

Thanks, Jerry.  I saw that thread in my searches, but didn't realize you had made a 12V version.  Man, that dude is HEAVY DUTY.  I think I might shoot for something a little smaller. rolleyes

Actually, I have some leftover bee package boxes that I was thinking of using somehow for the inner cage.  They held 3 lb packages when I bought the bees;  would they hold much of a swarm or would I need several cages?

Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2005, 02:03:48 PM »

I never ordered packages so don't know how big they are. If they are about the size of a five gallon bucket that would probably do fine.
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