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Offline oldwalt

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shallow--medium super weight
« on: July 27, 2006, 06:01:45 PM »
How much does a full medium super (6-5/8")  weigh and how much does a full shallow super (5-11/16")  weigh,  (gross weight)..I saw it on this site somewhere but can't find it.  Thanks

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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2006, 09:58:32 PM »
Shallows are around 40lbs.
Deeps are around 90
So I would guess that mediums are around 65-70?

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2006, 10:07:47 PM »
now I have never weighted any but guesting and depending on the number of frames,,, I use 9 frame mediums but these are drawn out frames before I put them in, if you are going to use foundation go with 10 frames are they will draw them out to far on some frames and make a mess... now if I weighted them I could be off some but this is what it feels like, now this is full supers..... and on the 8 frame im guesting because I never used 8 frames supers... maybe some one has run 8 frame and could help better,,,,,,,, aw the reason I use 9 frames in my supers is because it is easier to uncap the honey, they comb comes out past the frames (JUST A LITTLE fyi).........


10 frame deep = 90 pounds
10 frame medium = 65 pounds
10 frame shallow = 50 pounds
9 frame deep = 85 pounds
9 frame medium = 60 pounds
9 frame shallow = 45 pounds
8 frame deep = 75 pounds
8 frame medium = 55 pounds
8 frame shallow = 40 pounds
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2006, 03:47:39 AM »
TwT,
From your notations I assume you are referring to 8 frames in a 10 frame box.  I use an 8 frame box and get about 35 pounds on a medium.
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2006, 10:36:32 AM »
I pulled honey yesterday.  I'm sure the last few deeps were closer to a thousand pounds than 90.  At the rate gravity is increasing (my tail was dragging on the ground in the 102 heat) the switch to mediums is probably in my future.  I really hate the thought of building all those extra frames, but I guess I need something more to do than look at the TV all winter.

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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2006, 11:36:53 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2006, 12:27:04 PM »
Quote from: Brian D. Bray
TwT,
From your notations I assume you are referring to 8 frames in a 10 frame box.  I use an 8 frame box and get about 35 pounds on a medium.


yup Brian, did it by accident one time and pulled my frames and they look 2 inches thich,,, real easy to uncap  :wink:
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