Search:

Type: Posts; User: bill m

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,195

    How much vinegar do you use?

    How much vinegar do you use?
  2. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,195

    I have been doing it this way for years, works...

    I have been doing it this way for years, works great. I bought new pans this year, Leader max flue and revolution syrup pans, and they said not to let sap ferment in them. Did not say why, maybe to...
  3. Poll: When taping below the lateral should the tee be...

    When taping below the lateral should the tee be facing up or down? Maybe someone can post a photo of the proper orientation of the tee and drop in relation to the lateral?
  4. Replies
    5
    Views
    483

    Fred, What size is your air conditioner and room...

    Fred, What size is your air conditioner and room you are cooling? I have an 8x10 room we have started insulating for a walk in cooler and I am planning on using a coolbot.
  5. Thread: Tap Wood Lumber

    by bill m
    Replies
    8
    Views
    1,405

    Maplewalnut, You are thinking of Eagle Lumber in...

    Maplewalnut, You are thinking of Eagle Lumber in Stamford Vt. They were south/east of Bennington. They closed sometime after a fire in 2012. Someone purchased the property in 2016 and is operating...
  6. Replies
    8
    Views
    671

    Paul, you asked "Why not build one" I could but...

    Paul, you asked "Why not build one" I could but why would I want to? Just to possibly save a few bucks? No thanks, but that is just me. Go back through a few pages of threads in the RO section and...
  7. Replies
    3
    Views
    284

    The N series of pumps have lead in them. That...

    The N series of pumps have lead in them. That would be a concern for me. You may want to look at the NL series, they are no lead.
  8. Replies
    10
    Views
    748

    Steam Maker has a great suggestion. Rolling up 1...

    Steam Maker has a great suggestion. Rolling up 1 1/2 inch tubing sucks and being only 60 ft. it could be harder. You can get pvc in 20 ft. lengths and the per foot cost should be a little cheaper.
  9. Replies
    8
    Views
    671

    I can't help much with any of your questions, I...

    I can't help much with any of your questions, I bought my RO and have no desire to build one. I think you need to include a little more info. How many taps now and in the future and will you have...
  10. Thread: Ro sizing

    by bill m
    Replies
    14
    Views
    867

    I know someone who was trucking concentrate and...

    I know someone who was trucking concentrate and they stopped. All it ever made was dark and very dark syrup. What do you think your daily routine would look like? Do you have remote monitoring for...
  11. Replies
    8
    Views
    547

    A have a Marcland and I just replaced the probe...

    A have a Marcland and I just replaced the probe this year. I bought it in 1997 so 23 years. The reason I had to replace it is because I think I broke it. It had a 90 degree bend about 3 inches in...
  12. Replies
    9
    Views
    476

    Do you still have your elevated head tank you...

    Do you still have your elevated head tank you have been using? You could just put in a smaller tank and pump from your cold room up to the head tank and have a float switch that refills it as needed....
  13. I would not go smaller. Even with only 125 taps...

    I would not go smaller. Even with only 125 taps during a good run you could be looking at 250 gallons of sap, maybe more. With something in the 2x4 size your looking at +- 8 hours of boiling and with...
  14. Replies
    9
    Views
    476

    The other problem with using a pump is short...

    The other problem with using a pump is short cycling. You will burn up a motor in short time.
  15. Replies
    15
    Views
    805

    New taps. It's on me to maintain my tubing...

    New taps. It's on me to maintain my tubing system. If I had found a problem with defective taps in the first few days of the season I would have notified the supplier then went out and checked all...
  16. Replies
    15
    Views
    805

    I have to agree with Fred on this one. Your...

    I have to agree with Fred on this one. Your analogy comparing a tire to your leaking taps is no where near the same. Brand new tire leaking, they give you a new one. Defective taps, they give you new...
  17. Thread: ro build

    by bill m
    Replies
    12
    Views
    532

    When you do a wash on the membrane you need to...

    When you do a wash on the membrane you need to mix the soap with permeate to reach a ph level of about 11.5 Then that solution circulates through the membrane till it reaches about 104 degrees. You...
  18. Thread: ro build

    by bill m
    Replies
    12
    Views
    532

    I'm sure you could build one of this size but at...

    I'm sure you could build one of this size but at what cost, I don't know. I bought my 600 GPH machine from H2O. When planning your build make a complete list of everything you need. If you start...
  19. What is the most you make in one day? 10 gallons?...

    What is the most you make in one day? 10 gallons? That will only take a few minutes to filter using a press. You do want to filter your syrup hot.
  20. Thread: ro build

    by bill m
    Replies
    12
    Views
    532

    If you want to get to 800 taps on high vacuum I...

    If you want to get to 800 taps on high vacuum I would think you would want a system that would do at least 300 GPH, 600 would be better.
  21. Replies
    21
    Views
    3,288

    Poll: I voted in "Low sugar, low seed" but I am just...

    I voted in "Low sugar, low seed" but I am just guessing about the seed. I do not own most of my taps so I am not in those woods during the fall to see if there are many seeds. I did not notice any...
  22. Replies
    6
    Views
    362

    I only have one mainline I need to disconnect and...

    I only have one mainline I need to disconnect and am using Banjo brand cam lock fittings. No problems yet but it's only been a couple of years with them.
  23. I don't think you should be looking at this just...

    I don't think you should be looking at this just from the stand point of water removal. While going from 8% to 12% is only 7% increase in the amount of water removed it is a 48% increase in the...
  24. I find recirculating back to my sap tank not a...

    I find recirculating back to my sap tank not a big deal. I start my RO after I truck in the first load of sap. I set my pressure about 300psi and concentrate flow of 5gpm. By the time I have...
  25. Thread: sap per tap

    by bill m
    Replies
    17
    Views
    976

    Well of course there is a relationship between...

    Well of course there is a relationship between how much sap you collect and how much syrup you make but what is the important number. For me it is finished product. I could take my RO log book and my...
Results 1 to 25 of 148
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4