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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Trap prep

Been thinking about trap dyeing/waxing over the years and what a pain it can be. Remember having the cops make me leave from the Lehigh River where I was boiling my traps and such. In the interest of helping other trappers, expecially those just beginning I am willing to help with the dyeing and waxing. I have a creek and pond at my place plenty of firewood and good big pot to dye traps. Not asking for anything, just willing to take some of the hassle out of the process. Live in Berks County near Lenhartsville. Offers open to all.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 11:36 PM
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Re: Trap prep

why would you be doing this stuff along the river ? no need to have the creek or pond either .great offer , willing to help a newbie out , just can't for the life of me figure out why you need the bodies of water
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Re: Trap prep

takes a lot of clean water to do a lot of traps. I never use "treated " water.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-04-2014, 12:16 AM
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Re: Trap prep

Sounds like a good offer.The one thing I plan on doing before next year is get a bigger wax pot.I want to be able to do atleast 6 at a time next year.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-04-2014, 11:34 PM
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Re: Trap prep

I picked up a crock pot at a yard sale for $5 and this is what I use for waxing my traps.
Admittedly, I'm running only about a dozen footholds so don't make waxing them such a big project.

Plus, it's a lot easier to rewax them.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-04-2014, 11:55 PM
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Re: Trap prep

I just boil them in half a 55 gal drum in water from my hose. Then I dye them in a diff pot, other side of the drum again with hose water. Then I wax them using double boiler method.
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