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    I have several of my five gallon pails marked...

    I have several of my five gallon pails marked like this that I use in the house for my syrup. Been doing that for years. Helps me gauge how many jars I am going to need to can it all up.
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    Gary, it's just my own personal way of tapping....

    Gary, it's just my own personal way of tapping. 10 to 18" - 1 tap 18" and bigger no more than 2 taps. two is the most I will put on any of my trees. Like I said it is me personally. I know you can...
  3. The cast iron door would work all you would need...

    The cast iron door would work all you would need to do is attach some ceramic insulation blanket material on the inside of the door. This would help keep the outside of the door from getting...
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    I've used bags in my woods now for the past five...

    I've used bags in my woods now for the past five years and they have never bothered any of them. I prefer the bags greatly over buckets. I find the squirrels mighty tasty when in my special stew or...
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    That will get the job done. Being prior military,...

    That will get the job done. Being prior military, those things are built like tanks. If you get one just make sure to do all the maintenance as per the manual.
  6. I have always liked the looks of the first one. I...

    I have always liked the looks of the first one. I don't believe there would be a downside to either of them. My first one was more like the second model and we used metal coffee cans to pre heat sap....
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    I never had to clean mine until the end of the...

    I never had to clean mine until the end of the season.
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    You my friend are asking a very good question. It...

    You my friend are asking a very good question. It all depends on how much sap your evaporator will boil off per hour. As an example my 2 x 4 raised flue will boil off between 40 and 50 gallons per...
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    That's great. Hope it works for ya.

    That's great. Hope it works for ya.
  10. Is there any local dairy producers around you....

    Is there any local dairy producers around you. Talking with them might at least put you in touch with repair facilities that could look at the tank. I have also got a tank however none of the...
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    That looks super cool. You definitely will love...

    That looks super cool. You definitely will love cooking inside. You might be surprised that the ramp won't be as slippery as you think. some abrasive strips might help with that. They really did you...
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    I would leave them open to the air. Upside down...

    I would leave them open to the air. Upside down on a pallet in your garage or shed. Then all you need to do is a quick rinse with water for any dust that may have gotten in and you are set to collect.
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    I have always taken just a total for the day....

    I have always taken just a total for the day. Never really got that much into the measurement side of things. I just wanted to know how many gallons of sap I ended up with at the end of the season...
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    Wouldn't it be better to wrap it with ceramic...

    Wouldn't it be better to wrap it with ceramic blanket? I don't believe I would use foam board as it may melt and create a real mess for you on top of the evaporator. These are my thoughts.
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    I use a ketchup bottle, like what you see in...

    I use a ketchup bottle, like what you see in restaurants, for the canola oil. I have a 2 x 4 evaporator and begin with a couple of drops on the inlet side of the flue pan when I start up. Then watch...
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    I've always used canola oil, works good for me.

    I've always used canola oil, works good for me.
  17. In a pinch I've used brand new round plastic...

    In a pinch I've used brand new round plastic drums from TSC they come with lids.
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    Check out maple tech tools online. That's where I...

    Check out maple tech tools online. That's where I got my new one handed tool from. They are about half the price of others and work good. I pre made all my drops that I thought I was going to use...
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    You bet it will be. I can tell you you have a lot...

    You bet it will be. I can tell you you have a lot of help right here with almost anything you may need. We support as best we can.
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    i've had some of my trees fill a five gallon...

    i've had some of my trees fill a five gallon bucket in one day.
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    i am assuming that your 36 trees will each have...

    i am assuming that your 36 trees will each have one tap per tree. If you are using regular sap buckets on a good day they may have to be emptied twice. What I am saying is your trees could produce 2...
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    Darkmachine, that looks almost identical to my...

    Darkmachine, that looks almost identical to my first shack. The one exception is you have a solid door and I had a tarp for a door.
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    You have done a really fine job of building that...

    You have done a really fine job of building that block evaporator. I wish you nothing but the best.
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    Yes it would sit on top. If you look at some...

    Yes it would sit on top. If you look at some pictures of evaporators you will also see there is a thin insulated material that the pan rests on. It is called rail gasket. A good way might be to mount...
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    Please get help with that big block. Do Not hurt...

    Please get help with that big block. Do Not hurt your back. more hands are better in this situation. Trust me
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