OK- I came up with a simple design for a lightweight manifold for the flow frame system. No doubt others have come up with the same idea. It is made of 4 (or 5) components so that it can be adjusted to fit any amount of flow frames. It would be really good to have a manifold so you don’t need to mess around with bees falling into your jar- or cling wrap etc.
Basically- what I think would be best is parts that are made of the same clear plastic as the existing extraction tubes- with male/female end fittings so all the parts can fit/click together. There would be 4 main components: straight pieces, elbows, t junctions and X junctions. These should be made so that you can set up the manifold to extract as many frames as you want- and in any configuration: say- just two frames that are not immediately adjacent to one another. So- some of the straight pieces might have to be different lengths to span between frames. Also a fifth part could be the final sloping extraction outlet tube.
Here is my highly technical design file:
Perhaps some whiz could effortlessly (for me) clean up this design a little- iron out the wrinkles- and make a design file - or even 3D print a prototype?