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    You also use 2 or more sched. 40 reducers to get...

    You also use 2 or more sched. 40 reducers to get to where you need to be. Use a 3" to 2" and then a 2" to 1 1/2 or 1 1/4.
  2. I do 4 pound batches by hand. I go through about...

    I do 4 pound batches by hand. I go through about 450 to 500 pounds over the holidays. Use a large enough bowl to mix and to do not heat the syrup up too far as it gets pretty hard to mix. I go to...
  3. Thread: Mainline

    by Super Sapper
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    Dave is correct, line size, material of...

    Dave is correct, line size, material of construction, fittings, etc. all add to the total dynamic head that the pump must overcome to move the liquid.
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    What I do for a head tank is cut the bottom out...

    What I do for a head tank is cut the bottom out of a 55 gallon drum and set it upside down with a 3/4 inch nipple through the knock-out in the bung.
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    I have a Deer Run 250 and you can do a warm rinse...

    I have a Deer Run 250 and you can do a warm rinse by flushing for 5 to 10 minutes and then recirculating heated permeate for about 15 minutes and then flush with fresh permeate. Doing this I can get...
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    I have used some of the square 5 gallon...

    I have used some of the square 5 gallon containers for several years and so like them. You will not be able to remove the ice but usually can get a hole in the top of the ice to drain the liquid. The...
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    Use the 5/16 drops. He is saying not to go from...

    Use the 5/16 drops. He is saying not to go from 3/16 to 5/16 on the run to the tank. I would run 3/16 lines all the way to your tank to take advantage of the drop across the field. Tapping higher on...
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    As you get closer to syrup the density changes...

    As you get closer to syrup the density changes quicker as you need to remove less water for each percentage point. You also have a larger volume of sweet or almost syrup evaporating at a higher rate...
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    You should never put anything into the hole after...

    You should never put anything into the hole after removing the tap. This will only hurt the tree in the long run. The tree will have walled off the area of the hole to protect itself. Adding wood...
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    I have the 3/16 and use it to make up my 5/16...

    I have the 3/16 and use it to make up my 5/16 drops. It may scrape up the outside of the 5/16 sometimes but not enough for a problem. Add a rope so you can hang it around your neck.
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    If you use electrical tape do not use cheap off...

    If you use electrical tape do not use cheap off brand stuff. I use the Scotch 33 I think and have no problems in the cold. I have tried the cheaper stuff and it does not work well in the cold.
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    By running your pump until after the sap freezes...

    By running your pump until after the sap freezes in the lines you will pump out most of the liquid sap and have tree gasses in the pump so it should not freeze solid and damage anything. The screen...
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    There are threads on here about this issue....

    There are threads on here about this issue. Basically you get a 12 controller to shut your pump off at about 30 degrees and turn on around 33 or 34. I have been doing this for several years and have...
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    Merry Christmas to all and good luck to you Spud.

    Merry Christmas to all and good luck to you Spud.
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    The blower sounds a little small, I believe a 2 x...

    The blower sounds a little small, I believe a 2 x 6 needs about 250 cfm. If you have restricted the discharge at all it will reduce the cfm and you may starve your fire. I agree with just getting the...
  16. The air does 2 things here. First is displaces...

    The air does 2 things here. First is displaces some of the water reducing the weight (head) against the pump. Second, you need enough air to create bubbles large enough to fill the space in the line....
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    I have looked at using a recirc line on my 3...

    I have looked at using a recirc line on my 3 systems but I do not like to leave several inches in the tank just for that. As far as the surging, the best way I have found to eliminate it is to make...
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    I use 5/16 drops on my 3/16 lines except for the...

    I use 5/16 drops on my 3/16 lines except for the last tap. I run the 3/16 through some hollow core rope that is tied to the end tree and use a "3/16" tap. No tee or endline hook needed.
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    A lot of producers do it that way. You have to...

    A lot of producers do it that way. You have to make sure it is kept very cool as you store it. I wouldn't go the whole season before finishing unless kept in a freezer but combining a few to finish...
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    With building a 2 x 6 you will have 8 inches to...

    With building a 2 x 6 you will have 8 inches to cover with a plate. I would use the 2 x 4 in back with the smaller pan in front, plating the front 8 inches as this can be the hardest area to keep a...
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    You can keep adding sap while boiling or to sweet...

    You can keep adding sap while boiling or to sweet from a previous boil. The more you do this the darker the syrup will be.
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    Since people are buried 6 feet down and maple...

    Since people are buried 6 feet down and maple roots go down 12 to 18 inches there should be no chance of a tree picking up any contaminants unless there is a very high water table.
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    I would run the tubing before the snow flies and...

    I would run the tubing before the snow flies and even add in the drops so all you have to do in spring is tap. I prefer the 5/16 drops into a 3/16 lateral. Not sure on what you mean by distance...
  24. It would take 130 psi at the pump to reach 300...

    It would take 130 psi at the pump to reach 300 feet in elevation.
  25. Thread: 3/16 Tool

    by Super Sapper
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    I purchased the line viper last year for my 3/16...

    I purchased the line viper last year for my 3/16 lines and am very happy with it. I have to take down my lines each year. I start new each spring instead of trying to restring the old lines. Starting...
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