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Fall Oxalic Acid sublimation
« on: November 16, 2019, 02:59:06 pm »
Today the weather cooperated, so I did my fall oxalic acid vaporization treatments on the hives in the back yard.  Last weekend was even better, but I found out my Harbor Freight portable power pack had bit the dust.  I knew I would have another opportunity to get them done, just didn't realize it would be so soon!  I'm a happy camper. I hope to get the rest of the hives done too. 

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Re: Fall Oxalic Acid sublimation
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2019, 12:40:13 am »
Hey Baker, what model of vaporizer do you use?

Mine is a Heilyser that I purchased 10 years ago.
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Re: Fall Oxalic Acid sublimation
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2019, 05:34:24 am »


https://www.mannlakeltd.com/varrox-oxalic-acid-vaporizer

This is what mine is.  I bought it about 5 years ago and it was a lot less expensive then.   :D  I guess that was before Kansas approved OA treatments.
But, if you calculate how many years of use you get out of a vaporizer, it's a good deal.  Oxalic acid is inexpensive.  Some mite treatments are quite expensive and the costs add up quickly when you have multiple hives.

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Re: Fall Oxalic Acid sublimation
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2019, 12:04:19 pm »
Agreed. I have only used OA for 10 years now. My Heilyser has been a champ until a couple years ago. I thought maybe it was loosing its juice, but hubby did a thorough clean, scrape, new screws, checked all the wiring and found one wire to be disconnected. He got it up and running like new.

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Re: Fall Oxalic Acid sublimation
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2019, 06:11:50 pm »
You better fix that husband of yours some dinner.  He's earned it!   :laugh:

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Re: Fall Oxalic Acid sublimation
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2019, 11:44:18 am »
OMG! That Is Hilarious! My mother said that to me one time yeeears back. I was enjoying wrapping holiday gifts and thought hubby could go make himself a tuna sandwich for Pete's Sake. It didn't occur to him... then. My mother showed up at the door and scolded me for not making dinner first  :D :laugh: :D
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