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We’re looking to buy  a diesel water blaster  to be used for cleaning up old plastic frames ready for re waxing. 

Do we need to have a hot water one ??  

 

 

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Why diesel ?

I use the most powerful electric Stihl cold water blaster . 

Dont need earmuffs and it does the job 

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2 minutes ago, M4tt said:

Why diesel ?

I use the most powerful electric Stihl cold water blaster . 

Dont need earmuffs and it does the job 

We’re off grid. 

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3 minutes ago, nikki watts said:

We’re off grid. 

Best way Ive found to clean plastic frames is to soak in fresh water for 6 months (trough) then use a 250x100mm concrete finishing trowel end to go under the pollen etc.
Much easier than blasting 

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Is it worth trialing a few in a chook house?  See if they clean them up? 

Another thought, put the frames away from all your other gear, and add some wax moth.  Wax moth are great for cleaning plastic cell cups out nicely for use the next season. 

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48 minutes ago, Maggie James said:

Is it worth trialing a few in a chook house?  See if they clean them up? 

Another thought, put the frames away from all your other gear, and add some wax moth.  Wax moth are great for cleaning plastic cell cups out nicely for use the next season. 

Both those methods I have tried , the latter by accident .

Chooks ignore them and wax moths demolish almost everything on a plastic frame but leave more of a mess behind with cocoons and webbing than you started with . They still need water blasting to clean up . 

I scrape , soak overnight then waterblast , 

I’m not that convinced they need soaking when you have a decent water blaster .

If you leave them soaking too long and the pollen ferments and they stink , which then needs chlorine to deal to them as well 

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1 hour ago, M4tt said:

I’m not that convinced they need soaking when you have a decent water blaster .

Its those really tough pollen frames that need soaking.

My water blaster wont touch them and it also makes a mess.

 

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6 hours ago, Maggie James said:

Is it worth trialing a few in a chook house?  See if they clean them up? 

Another thought, put the frames away from all your other gear, and add some wax moth.  Wax moth are great for cleaning plastic cell cups out nicely for use the next season. 

I’ve though about feeding them to the chickens but I was worried the wax might bung then up 

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6 hours ago, Koharu said:

Hello. Nikki. I'm Koharu.Did you find my friend I phone!!?! Please contact me.

Yes. I’ve dropped it off 

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