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Building feeders and making them water proof.
« on: February 05, 2013, 07:33:06 AM »
I'm building my first feeders and want to know if anyone has ever lined the inside of the tank with a layer of fiberglass cloth and resin. See any problems with that? After it's cured you can pretty much eat off of it.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2013, 07:51:52 AM by Ray Bayless »
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Re: Building feeders and making them water proof.
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 01:05:44 PM »
Sounds to me like it will work just fine. Bee sure to seal the entire top side.
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Re: Building feeders and making them water proof.
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 01:37:45 PM »
Thanks Jim. This is crunch time. Just ordered 500 frames and foundation. Some assembly required :).
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Re: Building feeders and making them water proof.
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 02:10:37 PM »
Just dip your feeders in melted wax....a lot easier.

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Re: Building feeders and making them water proof.
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 05:58:19 PM »
Scott,
 I don't have any way to do that right now. The only thing I could do would be to melt in pour it in. Someday I want to be able to dip my hives. But right now the startup cost are too much.
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