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Offline ADAME2M

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EXTRACTOR HELP
« on: March 15, 2011, 11:40:06 AM »
Hi everybody!

I just got a 4-frame little wonder Dadant hand extractor, when I got home
I started to clean all the parts with steel wool. The rivets seem to have some rust that I won't be able to clean between the basket and the castiron parts.
I was thinking on removing those rivets, I just got to find a way to remove them. After I remove them I will replace them with stainless steel bolts, and nuts.

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Thank you everybody.

M. Adame
« Last Edit: March 15, 2011, 12:05:21 PM by Robo »

Offline bulldog

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Re: EXTRACTOR HELP
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2011, 01:02:43 PM »
i don't know if you can get in there to do this, but the simplest way is to drill the heads off the rivets. if you can't do that you can use a chisel, but be careful not to hit too hard and destroy everything else in the process.
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Offline Acebird

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Re: EXTRACTOR HELP
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011, 03:16:14 PM »
You can also grind them.  Dremel, snag grinder, the new right angle abrasive saw would all work.   It is a question of what you can fit in to work.  If the parts are cast be careful with drilling and punching  because you can crack the holes.
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Offline AllenF

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Re: EXTRACTOR HELP
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2011, 06:59:39 PM »
You could also clean the rust off and paint with galvanized paint over the new cleaned steel.   

Offline ADAME2M

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Re: EXTRACTOR HELP
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2011, 11:35:13 PM »
Thankyou everybody for your help

I was also told to clean as much as I can with steel wool, then use food grade epoxy.
What do you guys think, should I keep going with my original idea or do  the epoxy?

Thanks again

Offline Acebird

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Re: EXTRACTOR HELP
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2011, 10:07:32 AM »
I would not use steel wool and I would not paint any stainless.  The steel wool will get trapped everywhere, rust, and fall into the honey.  Use a wire brush only.  Sand blast only if you can disassemble to the point that you can clean the sand off completely.
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