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    buy a roll of rail gasket. It pulls apart in...

    buy a roll of rail gasket. It pulls apart in layers pretty easily, giving you thinner strips
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    There is no such thing as maintenance free. With...

    There is no such thing as maintenance free. With 3/16th what you learn is to watch the flow at the bottom of your runs, close to your collection tank. You can pretty well read what is happening right...
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    I said I was done with this thread, but wanted to...

    I said I was done with this thread, but wanted to say the following. Although I have not seen anything offered to convince me Maple Syrup production has any significant position in global warming, I...
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    Use one of these and plumb right into the tank...

    Use one of these and plumb right into the tank with a bulkhead fitting. They make them 4 way and 6 way

    https://leaderevaporator.com/multiple-inlet-star-style-plastic-mainline-entrance-fittings/
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    You see a lot of people struggle with cones....

    You see a lot of people struggle with cones. Filtering is the most aggravating part of syrup making, but necessary. Search through the threads there are literally thousands of post on it. I use flat...
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    The dang squirrels will chew on it no matter what...

    The dang squirrels will chew on it no matter what you do. I put shiracha sauce on the trees the line goes around and it deters them pretty well. I start this when I tap. As I tap I make repairs and...
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    The sprayer he spoke of is pressurized with a...

    The sprayer he spoke of is pressurized with a hand pump and forces water into the line when hooked to a tap or drop. Never blow into a line, you'll introduce bacteria.

    On bites, you cut out the...
  8. yeah, I'm in the same mind set as generalstark. I...

    yeah, I'm in the same mind set as generalstark. I would think it is fine to sell as "cooking syrup". Just be open and up front with what they are getting, a sample is always good. I have had some...
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    YES YES AND YES. They are all vial creatures and...

    YES YES AND YES. They are all vial creatures and instruments of the devil.
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    Paul, It is apparent you have put a lot of time...

    Paul, It is apparent you have put a lot of time and effort into this and that is admirable, but in all honesty I have no concerns as to my Maple syrup production's impact on climate change/global...
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    Thanks for the reply. As for my grassland it is...

    Thanks for the reply. As for my grassland it is permanent and not grazed or tilled. I mow it down a couple times a year and that's it. My forest mangement and harvest is on a rotating basis with...
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    Ok I am part of the problem, I can live with that...

    Ok I am part of the problem, I can live with that as far as my little syrup opporation goes. After all it's just an opinion and mine is it's a non issue for Maple producers. I mean no malice and I...
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    I seriously doubt that any single Maple...

    I seriously doubt that any single Maple opporation makes any significant footprint on the global carbon footprint, it would take a carbon elctron microsope to find it. One forest fire adds more to...
  14. I started out with used 55 gallon barrels that...

    I started out with used 55 gallon barrels that had held wine. They worked well but were harder to clean. I just bought another one every other year. Then my source dried up and I bit the bullet and...
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    I usually run/repair mine about 30 -45 days...

    I usually run/repair mine about 30 -45 days before I expect to tap. Depends on how much you have to run. The down side is if you have a lot of squirrels you'll need to check for chews when ready to...
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    I agree. I use single wall stove pipe and I have...

    I agree. I use single wall stove pipe and I have to replace it every other year, inside and out. The heat just breaks it down. The only way to avoid it is go stainless or heavy gauge.
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    go to a pool shop and buy a 1 lb bag of powdered...

    go to a pool shop and buy a 1 lb bag of powdered chlorine. With 45 taps it will make enough solution to last you two years or more. Including washing tanks
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    I have used old leaf blowers and recently bought...

    I have used old leaf blowers and recently bought a bounce house blower at a yard sale. If you want cheap then you can usually get these cheap. I paid $15.00 each for two leaf blowers and $5.00 for...
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    What is your total time investment from starting...

    What is your total time investment from starting the RO to shutdown. Let's use 100 gallons of sap as our number. At 13 GPH of raw sap that calculates out to 7.7 hrs. What is your total time...
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    My season was within a gallon of last year, but...

    My season was within a gallon of last year, but 40% of my syrup was made from my early taps. If I had waited until traditional tapping time I would have only made a 60% crop as Fred said
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    I use a grill brush everyday before I boil for...

    I use a grill brush everyday before I boil for loose soot. After season, I used to work at making it shine again then I realized it only took one boil and it was all sooted up again. Now I power...
  22. yes clean them soon. I clean the day I pull taps....

    yes clean them soon. I clean the day I pull taps. Be careful with clinical grade Hydrogen Peroxide (35%) , it will burn you!. Instead, Go to a pool shop and get a $2.00 bag of pool shock (calcium...
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    I have had better luck deterring them with...

    I have had better luck deterring them with Sriracha sauce than just cyan or hot sauce. It stays on the tree and lines longer and it has a different smell that really seems to repel them.
  24. Maple Trader has been an absolute blessing to me...

    Maple Trader has been an absolute blessing to me from the beginning. I have actually told people on other type of forums how great the knowledge sharing is here. I would say this site moved me ahead...
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    Bullet, I have a small thermos I fill with hot...

    Bullet, I have a small thermos I fill with hot sap. When I am finishing I keep my hydrometer in it all the time I am running the finisher. Just don't drop it in as with sap it will fall clear to the...
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