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Author Topic: Hive top feeder sealant?  (Read 2433 times)
Davzbeez
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« on: October 28, 2005, 10:41:27 PM »

I've read several threads that sugest sealing a hive top feeder's joints with melted wax.  Would silicone caulk be a viable alternative?  What about sealing all the inside surfaces?  I'm thinking some kind of polyurethane, or is that not necessary because the sugar water will coat is soon enough?
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2005, 07:46:01 AM »

The top feeders I made earlier this year tended to leak, even after using silicone caulk.  The ones I recently made don't leak.  For them, I used lots and lots of glue between the boards, then sealed the reservoirs with several layers of shellac.

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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2005, 01:02:01 PM »

Ok, I'll try that.  I guess tight assembly tolerances will make a difference too.
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