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Offline jmblakeney

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Help with identifying and air vent
« on: April 25, 2012, 08:38:13 PM »
Hey guys,
I am trying to find out what these things are called.  They are some type of air vents that was on a demo hive.  I have been searching google unsuccessfully to find out where to buy them or what they are called.  I think they really finish off a demo hive rather than stapled #8 cloth.




Do you know what they are called and or where I could buy them?  Thanks for any help.

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Re: Help with identifying and air vent
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 08:39:04 PM »
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Re: Help with identifying and air vent
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 09:41:07 PM »
They kind of look like old soffit vents. They snap in plywood, don't think you can buy them any longer.

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Re: Help with identifying and air vent
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 09:52:22 PM »
Sorry, should've mention that they are only 1" in diameter.
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Re: Help with identifying and air vent
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 09:52:33 PM »
James ,  tefer2 has something there, they could also be the vent/plugs that was used to plug the holes drilled in the side of an existing house when blowing insulation into the walls.  They really used to build houses with zero insulation.  I haven't seen any around for some time, they use a different type now.  You may find some at a mom & pop hardware place that has a box or so left over.  You could also check with a company that does retro-fit blown-in insulation for some leftovers.

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Re: Help with identifying and air vent
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012, 10:28:49 PM »
most blown in insulationuses a much larger diameter hole. I thought soffit vents too, but 1 inch is pretty small for that. maybe a siding/roofing supplier might know. Like ABC roofing supply.
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Re: Help with identifying and air vent
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Re: Help with identifying and air vent
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2012, 11:43:44 PM »
bussbee has the ticket with that site. A lot of different sizes too.

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Re: Help with identifying and air vent
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012, 11:46:47 PM »
Thats them, and fairly cheap too...... Thanks Buzzbee.

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Re: Help with identifying and air vent
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012, 07:23:17 PM »
I don’t have much if any experience with OHs.  However what keeps the bees from building wild comb in the extra space to the inside the screen?

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Re: Help with identifying and air vent
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2012, 09:16:19 PM »
Ob. Hives usually have stapled #8 to the inside.  I would suppose that overtime if this type of vent were the only one on the ob hive they would/could build wonky comb in there.  These, I think, give it a better finished look. 

I am only using a Demo hive and the bees aren't in there long enough to start building comb.  I usually only have them in there for about 4-6 hrs.


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Re: Help with identifying and air vent
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2012, 09:17:26 PM »
 Don't know why,but they never touched the vents in my OB hive.

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Re: Help with identifying and air vent
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2012, 05:18:05 PM »
Just seen these at Lowes yesterday. They were over in the roofing department with the soffit vents.

 

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