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« on: April 25, 2011, 10:13:59 AM »

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I just ran across some square buckets.  I have heard of the problems with the leaking honey gates on the round buckets due to not getting a good seal.   Do you think these would work better?  They are food grade.  Or at least I think they are.  I read somewhere that the symbol for foodgrade was a triangle with a 2 and these buckets have that.  I would think that these would work great with the honey gate seal b/c the sides are flat, but I have never worked with the jaring process.

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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2011, 12:10:54 PM »

That's the sign of food grade, how ever if these are used , what was in them ??

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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2011, 01:13:16 PM »

they look like kitty litter buckets
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2011, 01:27:53 PM »

The buckets had glass beads in them.  After a good washing I would not be afraid to eat honey out of them.
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2011, 02:42:25 PM »

glass beads as in blasting size beads?
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2011, 02:47:24 PM »

Yeah, similar to that.
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2011, 05:14:33 PM »

seems like that would work after a good scrubbing.
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2011, 09:16:29 PM »

Looks good.  You got the lids?
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2011, 09:31:13 PM »

Allen,  I do have the lids, however they are not made with gaskets in them.

I was mainly thinking that these may be better due to their flat sides.  Are the honey gates not as prone to leaking as they used to be?
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2011, 12:56:02 AM »

I have some square ones.  They stack nicely and are a nice size to handle.
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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2011, 01:23:04 AM »

 those are great for filling feeders the square corners make them easy to pour -RDY-B
 
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2011, 02:31:52 AM »

If you are going to use it for a bottling bucket then I would not worry about the lid having a seal.

I have had more problems with the seal on the gate leaking then the one that seals against the bucket myself.  The honey gate cant be cleaned well without taking it all apart and taking o rings out and once you do that they may start leaking.  Im just going to get a replenishment.

I also have a settling tank that was given to me and it has a leaky gate too.
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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2011, 01:52:03 PM »

sounds like quite the sticky situation for you fieldbee.  Wink
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