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    In answer to your original question, "if you're...

    In answer to your original question, "if you're using both, have you ever tested them at the same time?", yes. When I bottle, I used to use a 5 gallon ss pot that is fitted with a ball valve spigot....
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    Please correct me if any of what I understand is...

    Please correct me if any of what I understand is incorrect.
    * 70 taps available from 2 different directions
    * Electric is available at the low point but a driveway is in the way for one of the...
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    Personally, I would be cautious of purchasing a...

    Personally, I would be cautious of purchasing a mail order maple syrup pan from a country that does not produce maple syrup. There are several small fabrication shops that make maple syrup pans or...
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    As for removing the existing sealer, a 4000psi...

    As for removing the existing sealer, a 4000psi pressure washer will remove even the best concrete cure an seal treatments. The bonus would be that it will clean the pours of the floor that have dirt...
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    I wish. In PA, one either needs to go to near the...

    I wish. In PA, one either needs to go to near the New York line or near Somerset. Nothing in the middle that I know of.
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    Have you thought about a soup kettle? I have one...

    Have you thought about a soup kettle? I have one that is 30 gallon with a cast iron water jacket with stainless steel pot and is propane heated and a stainless steel lid.
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    If I am understanding correctly that you will have a vacuum pump, I believe that you may want to consider starting at your pump with 3/4" mainline at 2% minimum slope (10' rise over the 500' run) to...
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    University of Vermont, Proctor has a website that...

    University of Vermont, Proctor has a website that you can find papers written about various maple related topics. I believe that one of those papers is the one that you are looking for.

    Or look at...
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    I moved mine once with 2 four wheeled moving...

    I moved mine once with 2 four wheeled moving carts and 2 pieces of plywood. Just kept wheeling it onto one sheet of plywood and putting the other sheet in front of the one the evaporator was setting...
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    After working on the honey-do list all spring and...

    After working on the honey-do list all spring and into summer, I finally got back to getting ready for the upcoming maple syrup season.

    Installing vacuum this year. Talked to Haynes Forest...
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    Dr.Tim, you got another tear in my eye...

    Dr.Tim, you got another tear in my eye remembering sitting in the Jeep with Pap after cutting firewood and his Little Debbie donuts and Irish coffee. I accidentally got the wrong cup on time when I...
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    BAP, sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Carry...

    BAP, sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Carry on his traditions and he will always be with you.

    I have to admit, a tear came to my eye while reading your post.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out...
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    Dr. Tim attached a chart on the first page of...

    Dr. Tim attached a chart on the first page of this thread that shows recommend temperature to hold sap at various concentrate levels. Looking at that chart, I don't believe you would want to store...
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    I wouldn't discount red maple. 3 years ago, I was...

    I wouldn't discount red maple. 3 years ago, I was tapping about 70% red maple at 18.5 gal. per tap for the season (1 1/2% sugar) 17.7 gal per tap the next year. All on gravity. If your trees are yard...
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    How far do you concentrate with your RO and do...

    How far do you concentrate with your RO and do you have a way to chill with concentrated sap?

    My thoughts are that you want to be sized just big enough that if you were to get 2 gallon per tap 4...
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    4th of July

    Happy Independents day to everyone.

    Thank you all who have served.
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    On your really good days, with 16 taps you will...

    On your really good days, with 16 taps you will get 32 gallon of sap at most. On a normal day, between 8 (1.07 cubic feet) to 16 (2.14 cubic feet) gallon.

    Assuming 2" sap depth on a 2' x 3' pan...
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    Me too. I have about 1 acre that I am getting...

    Me too. I have about 1 acre that I am getting ready to plant with seedlings just for the occasion.
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    Might want to go to a few farm auctions.

    Might want to go to a few farm auctions.
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    I would suggest that you call Ray. He owns Deer...

    I would suggest that you call Ray. He owns Deer Run and know about everything there is to know about his RO's. His number is (440) 422-3047, you need to let the phone ring for a long time before the...
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    Thank you Dr.Tim. that chart will be very helpful

    Thank you Dr.Tim. that chart will be very helpful
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    Dr.Tim, is there a formula to determine the...

    Dr.Tim, is there a formula to determine the freezing temperature of concentrate and if there is, would you please share it.
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    I have done that. I had the top of my 12" steam...

    I have done that. I had the top of my 12" steam pipe level with the bottom of the openings on the cupola. Steam pipe had so much draw that I sometimes would have the damper fully closed so the steam...
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    I was pretty lucky when I found a 1000 gallon...

    I was pretty lucky when I found a 1000 gallon tank with refrigeration unit and automatic washer but no agitator and will have right about $1000.00 in it when it is installed and working at my sugar...
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    I have been tapping at a slant but you have...

    I have been tapping at a slant but you have proven my reason to do so incorrect. I will most likely tap straight in here on be because I believe that it may make it a little easier to pull the tap at...
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