Cut a hole in a lidFollowing extraction and while setting up to run the honey from the extractor through a double filter it occurred to me that during a previous session a fly entered the work room and flew through the annular gap into the honey bucket.
I'm thinking how much better it would be if plastic/stainless steel disc with an off centre aperture sized to support the fine mesh part of the filter (say about 400mm dia) was produced instead of the extendable support arms.
Fair comment. Hubby enjoyed making though!Won't work for bottling the stuff though.
I must admit though I don't see the need for a tilting stand. I just made a wooden box slightly taller than a 1lb squat jar that the bottling tank sits on. a wooden spoon placed underneath the back of the bucket tilts it far enough for pouring
It depends on the radius of the extractor.Lazer digital rev counter arrived from my friend in Corona City by post this morning
My 20 frame radial Thomas spins at 414 rpm max... seems that 200 would be optimum for honey extraction, from the setting on the electronic controller I have retro fitted.
Any other Beekie Beeks out there any ideas on optimum rpm?
RCF = 1.12 x Radius x (RPM/1,000)2Gravitational force would be greater if radius is increased.
Have not checked the RMP of the 9 frame radial as stripped for cleaning at the moment.
I can see the slide rule will be working overtime!