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Offline RHBee

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Short Vaporizing Question
« on: October 19, 2013, 01:44:45 AM »
I decided to hold off on vaporizing my hives ultil I pull the excess supers off and size for winter. The amount recommended to vaporize is one 1/2" copper pipe cap full. I just want to know if that's packed and level ot heaping.
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Ray

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Re: Short Vaporizing Question
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 09:49:46 AM »
Level with the top.

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Re: Re: Re: Short Vaporizing Question
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 09:58:59 AM »
Level with the top.

Thanks tefer that's all I needed.  Appreciate the info.
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Ray

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Re: Short Vaporizing Question
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2013, 10:36:25 AM »
Stand upwind too.

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Re: Short Vaporizing Question
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2013, 10:49:31 AM »
Light a smoker so you can constantly monitor the wind direction.  You do NOT want to breath the vapors...
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Re: Re: Short Vaporizing Question
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2013, 11:04:41 AM »
I bought me a half mask respirator with acid vapor cartridges. Goggles also. I sometimes have to work around anhydrous ammonia. I read the MSDS on this stuff. Not good. The smoker as a wind sock is a good idea. JIC.
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Ray