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Offline jbarry820

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Where are the plans for the 5 gallon honey heater?
« on: October 03, 2014, 01:19:51 pm »
We have searched for the 5 gallon honey heater plans that Sawdstmakr built several years ago from some plans that are on this site somewhere.  Does anyone know where these plans are located.
Thanks,
Jim

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Re: Where are the plans for the 5 gallon honey heater?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2014, 08:45:41 am »

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Re: Where are the plans for the 5 gallon honey heater?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2014, 03:05:07 pm »
Are you sure the plans were on Beemaster and not another forum?
I found this- http://www.beesource.com/files/chsthetr.pdf
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Re: Where are the plans for the 5 gallon honey heater?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2014, 07:20:00 am »
Tefer,
That is the one we were looking for. Thanks.
Jim,
If you want, we can build it here in the evenings.
Jim

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Re: Where are the plans for the 5 gallon honey heater?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2014, 07:28:21 am »
For anyone else that sees this and plans to build it.
If you remove the thermostats, usually there are 2 of them, from an old hot water heater and install one in the middle of the box. Connect it in series with your light and it will allow you to set the temperature inside the heater to the exact temperature that you want it.
I have mine set to 104 F.
You do not even need the dimmer. With the thermostat, the dimmer just allows you to control how fast it comes up to temperature.
Jim

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Re: Where are the plans for the 5 gallon honey heater?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2014, 10:46:48 am »
There are a few more beeprojects on the site too!
http://www.michiganbees.org/beekeeping/in-the-beekeepers-workshop/

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Re: Where are the plans for the 5 gallon honey heater?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2014, 10:56:33 am »
We use a digital controller to power the light bulbs in our heaters.
Also works perfect for an incubator setup.
http://www.etcsupply.com/ranco-etc111000000-digital-temperature-controller-p-86.html?osCsid=460002cd2e6e6f8b3f6a4f0c8d1157d7

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Re: Where are the plans for the 5 gallon honey heater?
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2014, 10:44:25 am »
We have a refrigerator in the basement. I put a light bulb in the bottom and it wirks just fine. A40 watt light bulb will decrystallize the honey. We use the frig for garden produce in summer and fall.