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Offline MagicValley

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Porter Bee Escape Specs
« on: September 17, 2019, 11:28:53 am »
Ok, I've looked at 30 websites, nowhere to be found is the adjustment for the gap between the springs in a Porter Bee Escape.

I saw lots of posts in forums that say they don't work, use another method.

Did anyone consider the most important specification, their spring gap, was maladjusted before deciding to stop using them?

Maybe someone here knows the correct gap measurement?  Thanks in advance!

As they say on the Tube in London, "Mind the gap!"

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Re: Porter Bee Escape Specs
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 03:18:07 pm »
I think this is what your looking for.

It is ESSENTIAL that the spring gap is set so that the ends are accurately 3 mm apart and the springs are central between the top and bottom plates.

http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/port.html


Thanks,
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Re: Porter Bee Escape Specs
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 05:55:26 pm »
3mm sounds right.  I was going to say less than 1/6"
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Re: Porter Bee Escape Specs
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2019, 12:20:04 am »
I think this is what your looking for.

It is ESSENTIAL that the spring gap is set so that the ends are accurately 3 mm apart and the springs are central between the top and bottom plates.

http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/port.html


Thanks,
Ken


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