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    No law west of Phoenicia in Ulster county. I...

    No law west of Phoenicia in Ulster county. I moved my sugaring operation into part of my house after Irene flooding and love it.
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    I drilled 4,200 holes with one cdl tapping bit.

    I drilled 4,200 holes with one cdl tapping bit.
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    Sawyer brand is what I use on my carhart pants...

    Sawyer brand is what I use on my carhart pants and full strength. Last for 44 days or 6 Washings.
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    Now I’m done with another three barrels filled....

    Now I’m done with another three barrels filled. Started cleaning up today and getting ready for next year. Still tanks to bring in and taps to pull.
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    I’ve had Lyme 3 times, not fun. Now I wear...

    I’ve had Lyme 3 times, not fun. Now I wear insectshield clothes when out in the woods.
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    Back to boiling.

    Back to boiling.
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    Well, guess Iím not done. Good freeze last night for the upper bushes and Iíll be boiling again tomorrow. Still 1.6% and looks, tastes, and test boils fine. Good thing I just cleaned the ro and...
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    No worries selling my crop Dave, and I have lots...

    No worries selling my crop Dave, and I have lots of room for barrels. I am done for the year. Average year for me. For those still going up north, good luck.
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    Big sap again yesterday, 7,200 gals from 4,000...

    Big sap again yesterday, 7,200 gals from 4,000 taps. 1,600 were tapped in January with the zap bac spouts. Caught up to last year to date total and should surpass it tomorrow. Back to winter tomorrow...
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    If it works, good for Ron. He saved a couple...

    If it works, good for Ron. He saved a couple bucks and now can take you out to dinner.
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    Full tanks of sap are equaling full barrels of...

    Full tanks of sap are equaling full barrels of syrup. Not much sleep and lots of coffee.
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    The tow mode made a big difference with my truck....

    The tow mode made a big difference with my truck. No more white knuckle rides coming down the mountain with 300 gals of sap. Thanks again.
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    Big sap in the Catskills Wednesday to late last...

    Big sap in the Catskills Wednesday to late last night. Over 12,000 gals of sap! Trees I tapped in January with the zap bac spouts are producing as well as trees I tapped in March. Should overtake...
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    I have one on my titan and never used it. I’ll...

    I have one on my titan and never used it. I’ll have to give it a try tomorrow. Thanks for the info.
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    My guess is that your weather was like mine with...

    My guess is that your weather was like mine with no freezes from Wednesday till now, Saturday night. Buckets don't do too well in that situation. Tubing with good vacuum, that's the ticket. I pulled...
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    Iím going till April 18th at the earliest. Lots of sap today. On my third barrel of the night. A cat nap then out for MORE SAP!
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    Everything is going for me today. Added more...

    Everything is going for me today. Added more taps, fixed tubing and vacuum pump, collected a couple thousand gals of sap, and now am making the maple. I love it when a plan comes together. Itís go...
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    Maybe some water in the gas. That happens to mine every once in awhile. Actually happened to the new engine I put on the pump I got from you, which is working great by the way.
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    Good to hear. Hope you have a good season.

    Good to hear. Hope you have a good season.
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    Second the copper scraper, 1Ē pipe flattened, or a copper scrubby.
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    I don't have airblo, but run 4 alamos on gas...

    I don't have airblo, but run 4 alamos on gas engines. I go a little over idle and with good oil flow I get 20" of vacuum. Too much throttle and my pumps run hot. Adding a 4 gal side tank and my pumps...
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    Do you have road runoff,salt, going to that area?...

    Do you have road runoff,salt, going to that area? Is it very wet? Insect infestations?
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    I used to fish paint creek back in the 80s....

    I used to fish paint creek back in the 80s. Mainly channel cats and bass. Cowan for crappies. Now the dacks for pike.
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    Big sap turned into little sap, but still did a...

    Big sap turned into little sap, but still did a barrel worth of syrup.
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    Brought in some sap today and finished tapping....

    Brought in some sap today and finished tapping. Waiting for a prolonged warm up.
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