Solar Wax Melter

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ski
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Solar Wax Melter

Post by ski » Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:53 pm

I built a solar wax melter in April of 2010.

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It lived under a hickory nut tree for 5 years and the wood was getting rotten. So I was going to reuse the window and build a new box but, my luck ran out and a few hickory nuts broke the window. I put a piece of plexi glass over the broken window and the nuts broke it as well. So here is how it looks today.

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I liked the solar wax melter so I hunted around for another window and built another wax melter. I scavenged the hinges and chain off the old melter.

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Just some thoughts.

WannaBee1
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Re: Solar Wax Melter

Post by WannaBee1 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:46 am

Nice! I found an old, square window discarded by the elementary school that was built in my neighborhood in 1928. Nothing like a little neighborhood relic to complement a shared neighborhood bee yard. I've been needing to build one and yours reminds me I need to get to it, so thanks for the post and the photos. :wink:

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