Not much to say...it was a honey gate. Worked as promised.
It works. No leaks
Very well crafted, larger diameter than others. Worth the extra money, proving you get what you pay for, especially in this case.
I got a few 3 1/2 gallon food grade buckets for free at the local donut shop in Massachusetts. I cut the hole in the bucket with a 1 7/8" hole saw that I had for my drill and cleaned up the edges of the hole with a box cutter blade. Because the curve of the bucket i used a hand held propane torch that I had to heat the bucket just enough to warm it up. I found a scrap piece of wood that fit in the honey gate to hand tighten the nut. It was a perfect fit and should work good when I need it. It took less than five minutes to install.
Learn from a dummy. I saved $.....and the cheaper gates I bought just leaked in a warm water bath =(. I now have 60#'s of DILUTED HONEY!!! Ouch! I'm now going back to the very first style I ever purchased. This gate, with it's wide outside shoulder does not pucker the bucket and leak honey out or water in! QUALITY can not be cut short in this application!
Sugar Pine is our value wood option. Beautiful, strong, takes paint or sealant well, and is more stable and lighter than more common ponderosa pine.
Western Red Cedar is our premium wood option. It is rot resistant, dimensionally stable, insulates well, and doesn't require painting or sealing.
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