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Just resurrecting this thread, is everyone still happy with the gas vapourisers , I am looking to buy one modify it and use it this winter.
 
No problem here, I must have used it at least 100 times. It is very economical on gas and battery. When you get it browse through the posts re the mods.
 
Used mine in Autumn and winter- 20 sec a colony through a modified reversible crown board with a hole in one side- all my nucs now have a similar crownboard so no excuse not to treat whenever there is a brood break. Will have to post my final modification as it heats up in 30-60 sec and had a more solid feel.
 
Thanks for the quick replies, it's not on Amazon anymore , but have sent an email to see if they will ship from Germany.
 
Used mine in Autumn and winter- 20 sec a colony through a modified reversible crown board with a hole in one side- all my nucs now have a similar crownboard so no excuse not to treat whenever there is a brood break. Will have to post my final modification as it heats up in 30-60 sec and had a more solid feel.

Need you to upgrade to commercial sales...I'll buy one.
My sublimox is great,but the requirement for mains electricity makes it not a minor operation.
But with short shelf life apitraz at £12 for 10 strips it's starting to make vaping look quite labour intensive by comparison
 
gas vapouriser

Trying to upload a video of my final version of gas vapouriser but cant.tried allsorts.any suggestions
 
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Very happy with mine, it's been used >200 times.
Now that I've a treatment system I'm so happy with it'll almost be a disappointment when we crack the varroa resistance issue.
 
.keeps telling me invalid file on both phones so heres the link but ive had to type it in.Here it is.1-3grams.goes between 8secs to max of about 20secs with 3 gramS
https://youtu.be/eBdZT0lSRSQ
 
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Your mods of the original are more extensive than mine. I can't see much of the original, except the gaz canister holder!
I agree great little device that can almost fit in your pocket yet works as well as a sublimox.
 
Main body and blowtorch head remain and messed about with jets for ages until I got the flame perfect and not blowing back out of box section.I ended up getting a silverline blowtorch as it had a diffuser/filter set in the jet and with the diffuser/filter from the original sitting in the part the jet screwed into it gave a perfect short blue flame which stayed inside box section.before that it was destroying the spring and overheating the part I pull back with thumb.used it so many times now and its probably going to last for years
 
If anyone wants my original with shortened barrel they can have it.you'll need to make a flame guard.just soldered fan so its all working but you will need to buy the laser 3000 blowtorch for it.ive seen them on ebay for around 35quid with delivery.on amazon the delivery is 50quid without price of blowtorch.i also have the original blowtorch plastic surround as the guy who sells them as vapourisers has a small cut out for the fan switch put on them.
273113183519 this is fleabay item number
 
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In terms of the sublimox, how does it perform on swienty hives? Anyone with experience?
 
Hive type is immaterial. I find no difference with Swienty/Paynes/Abelo poly hives
Many find a sublimox works better if used from above, through an eke, rather than from beneath an open mesh floor.
The gas "sublimox" appears to be the bees knees..but they seem to require home made adaptions beyond my meager skills to produce.
 
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Hive type is immaterial. I find no difference with Swienty/Paynes/Abelo poly hives
Many find a sublimox works better if used from above, through an eke, rather than from beneath an open mesh floor.
The gas "sublimox" appears to be the bees knees..but they seem to require home made adaptions beyond my meager skills to produce.

If you own a grinder and have the right size tap die and some steel and a welder or know someone who has its straight forward.its just time consuming getting it all just right.
I'm still giving the original away if anyone wants it.laser 3000 blowtorch needed and a heat shield needs making because of the shortened barrel.
 
Would it not be easier and less expensive to start from scratch? In many of the examples shown, very little of the original equipment seems to remain, though one certainly applauds the engineering skills of the owners.
 

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