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    Yes we used foam on the edges. I did not seal the...

    Yes we used foam on the edges. I did not seal the edges.
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    Are you pouring a slab on a wooden floor like I...

    Are you pouring a slab on a wooden floor like I did? I used plastic on the floor and foam along all the edges to allow the floor to "float"; expand and contract separately from the wood. I poured 3"...
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    Sap a little cloudy... boil?

    My sap is slightly cloudy but doesn’t smell and still tastes good. Should I boil it?Sap on one side and water on the other. 19913
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    Labeling requirements in Massachusetts

    Does anyone know if nutritional values, serving size, etc. need to be included on labels in Massachusetts? We've sold off our farm in the past and didn't think much about it but we are hoping to...
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    ....when you dread going to a social event...

    ....when you dread going to a social event because you know that no one there will want to talk Maple.
  6. Thread: 3/16 Tools

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    I have a home-made 5/16 tool which works great....

    I have a home-made 5/16 tool which works great. When I went to 3/16 tubing, I bought a LOAC. It works better. 3/16 tubing has issues by the nature of the size. To me, it is definitely harder to work...
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    I haven't been doing this as long as many others...

    I haven't been doing this as long as many others on here, but for where I am (Central, MA) I find that I usually tap around Valentine's Day. Because I have to work a "real" job, it actually turns out...
  8. Thread: Draw off tank help

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    Thanks guys!

    Thanks guys!
  9. Thread: Draw off tank help

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    Draw off tank help

    I have a 2x6 Smoky Lake Corsair evaporator with their raised flue pan on it. We will have 100 taps this season 80 or so which will be on natural vacuum (3/16 tubing). We will boil on weekends only....
  10. Thread: M-37 sap hauler

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    Nice sap collecting rig!

    Nice sap collecting rig!
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    It's a CDL 100 gallon tank. I got it at Bascom's...

    It's a CDL 100 gallon tank. I got it at Bascom's last year at their open house. I think we paid $425 at the time...?
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    That's a very nice sugar shack! Congrats!

    That's a very nice sugar shack! Congrats!
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    100 gallon tank. Supported by 1" pipe attached to...

    100 gallon tank. Supported by 1" pipe attached to the walls and rafters with pipe flanges; four #14 screws/flange. Say 1,000 pounds? So that's 16 screws in shear, 62 pounds per screw; double that for...
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    Very good ideas and suggestions. Thanks for the...

    Very good ideas and suggestions. Thanks for the tips; I'll have to look into these...
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    For this year it will be done by hand on a...

    For this year it will be done by hand on a ladder. We are thinking about putting unions in the black pipes that support the tank to make it easier to take down. We'll see how it goes.
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    More progress being made! Head tank is hung,...

    More progress being made! Head tank is hung, conduit for wiring is continuing and we have 6 lights are now wired temporarily! Getting close but running out of time!!!19173191741917519176
  17. Thread: New sap wagon

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    Looking good! We're going to start on ours this...

    Looking good! We're going to start on ours this weekend
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    Uhhh...how does this relate to cleaning totes or...

    Uhhh...how does this relate to cleaning totes or if anyone has used the tote liners?
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    I know this is an old thread, but has anyone...

    I know this is an old thread, but has anyone actually used these liners?
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    Very good! Thanks everyone!

    Very good! Thanks everyone!
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    My IBC caps have no threading on them other than...

    My IBC caps have no threading on them other than the threads that attach the cap to the tote...? Did you buy different caps as well?
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    Screens/filters for sap in IBC Totes

    I am building a sap collecting trailer to go behind my tractor and I am using an IBC tote for the tank. I am using more buckets this year in addition to my tubing lines so I would like to filter my...
  23. Thread: Bush boots?

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    My favorite deer hunting boot are Lacrosse Burly...

    My favorite deer hunting boot are Lacrosse Burly Air-Grip 18" hunting boot.
    My favorite working in the snowy and/or muddy woods are my "retired" Lacrosse Burly Air-Grip 18" hunting boot. When I say...
  24. My family and I went to this conference for the...

    My family and I went to this conference for the first time so we can't compare it to Verona. We were impressed. My wife, daughter and I split up to take in as many seminars as we could; I think our...
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    We are planning to go this year for the first...

    We are planning to go this year for the first time. I hope it is all that we imagine!
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