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Offline adamant

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i see those plastic ones that fit in the bucket for a fraction of the price of the metal ones.. they worth it? will they last?
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Google 5 gallon paint strainers and check those prices.  I think you'll be suprised.  The home improvement stores carry these.  Hope this helps. 

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Paint strainers
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 11:13:58 AM »
The better quality paint strainers made from a fine mesh of polymeric materials do a really nice job.  They cost a couple of dollars at the local paint store.

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Would have to agree with Brent on the filters.   And if you need anymore 5 gal buckets you can get food grade buckets for as little as $2.00 also local, lids extra.

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I run the plastic filters that fit in the top of the 5 gal buckets.   They work fine.  No worries.   

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check the suggestion post I just made about the five gal honey strainer baskets. I like them but I takes a long time to strain dense dark honey thru the fine strainer. A hot trailer helps. I put mine on the table in my RV to get the heat up to help straining.

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Don't get the plastic strainers, there's a reason they're cheap. They don't last long after repeated use. If you only extract a couple times a year then use the paint strainers as mentioned. If you have allot of honey extracting going you may want to invest in the stainless strainers. Easy to use and clean up only takes a few minutes and they last forever.
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Offline adamant

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Don't get the plastic strainers, there's a reason they're cheap. They don't last long after repeated use. If you only extract a couple times a year then use the paint strainers as mentioned. If you have allot of honey extracting going you may want to invest in the stainless strainers. Easy to use and clean up only takes a few minutes and they last forever.
stainless it is.. thank you.. which one to get?i see a bunch with different price ranges! i am a buy once guy! i think the plastic ones take up to much room in tbucketett

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i use a kitchen colander with the extendable handles (couple of bucks at goodwill) and for secondary straining, the paint strainers.  be creative and save money!   ;)
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I bought the Mann Lake stainless "Double Sieve" filters. It has a larger screen on top with finer on the bottom. You can put a strainer cloth in between the two to really get it clean if you want. The sieves hold the strainer cloth in place so you don't have to worry about it falling in the bucket on a heavy pour. I think there around $40.00. If you buy some extra supers or whatever you need to total $100, then it's free shipping.
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