cleaning excluders

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cleaning excluders

Unread post by garry » October 14th, 2015, 10:42 pm

someone must have figured out something better than a hot pressure washer for cleaning metal queen excluders? hopefully, thx

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Unread post by Countryboy » October 15th, 2015, 6:58 am

Put an old metal washtub with water on a turkey fryer or fire. Put the metal excluders in. The hot/boiling water melts the wax and propolis off.

You can also use a propane torch to clean metal excluders. Please note that the really old metal excluders used lead for solder and a torch will melt the lead and the excluders will fall apart. This type was the old wood bound metal excluders.
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Unread post by MT204 » October 15th, 2015, 11:00 am

Hot air gun works great.

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Unread post by Vance G » October 17th, 2015, 2:28 pm

Too cold now but I put a stack of them in my wax melter both metal and plastic and in a couple days they are just fine. hadn't thought of the heat gun and I finally got the wax off my turkey fryer! It mostly is for dissoloving sugar in 2:1 syrup.

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Unread post by garry » October 18th, 2015, 9:54 pm

thx I'll try some of those.

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