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  1. Thread: Pre Heater

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    Pre Heater

    Hello folks! So I'm planning on building a preheater like the one from Sunrise Metals http://sunriseevaporator.com/wp-content/uploads/flipbook/1/mobile/index.html#p=17. I've read some threads on here...
  2. All you guys who are running a 1hp, have you guys...

    All you guys who are running a 1hp, have you guys run into it where it seems like 1 hp ain't quite enough power? or havent you run into any issue with it whats so ever?
  3. Very good post here, very helpful with making a...

    Very good post here, very helpful with making a good quality machine. I found a funnel (5 gallon) http://www.bubbasbarrels.com/tri-clamp-funnel-5-gallon-0, that Im looking to use, the funnel can be...
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    Milk tank agitation motor

    Im thinking about making myself a cream machine, have the idea of using a motor off a bulk tank to connect to a brass gear pump instead of getting a motor and having to buy a rpm reduction...
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    Well I bought a 60 qt univex mixer, I paid $1,800...

    Well I bought a 60 qt univex mixer, I paid $1,800 plus a gallon of syrup, came from the school I went to....
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    Thanks for everyone chiming in! Last season I was...

    Thanks for everyone chiming in! Last season I was at 2000 taps and growing each year. I figured if syrup is being bought in barrel and the barrel is being returned when delivering a full barrel, I...
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    I understand there are so many variables when it...

    I understand there are so many variables when it comes down to figuring cost to make a gallon of syrup, not everyone's operation is the same. Just curious what some of you guys charge per pound just...
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    I did some looking and found a guy close by who...

    I did some looking and found a guy close by who has a 60 quart mixer made by Univex that I will be looking at this week, it's a little on the big side but at the price he has it at, it ain't a bad...
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    Maple sugar mixer

    I have a guy who is wanting maple sugar for his mini donuts he makes and sells out of his food vendor wagon. Right now I'm trying to find an efficient way of stirring the syrup once it reaches the...
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    Selling syrup by the barrel

    Today I was at a local town selling syrup and had a few different vendors who approach me about my syrup. One guy was looking for maple sugar for his mini donuts he makes and sells, the second guy...
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    I watched a couple videos about insulated fire...

    I watched a couple videos about insulated fire brick and they perform a little better the regular fire brick but dont come close to insulation like ceramic blanket. I got the impression your way...
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    Insulated fire brick

    Have anyone of you heard/used insulated fire brick?https://www.ceramicfiberonline.com/product/insulating-firebrick-ifb/
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    My idea is instead of replacing all the firebrick...

    My idea is instead of replacing all the firebrick with new brick I figured that I would just buy refacrotory cement in the dry powder from menards, I'd make some forms inside the fire box and mix up...
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    Redoing the fire box

    So I'm going to redoing my fire box, for durability is refractory cement more durable than firebrick?
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    Thanks guys for the help in finding out what it...

    Thanks guys for the help in finding out what it is.
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    They looked/felt like felt when I was observing...

    They looked/felt like felt when I was observing the leaf. The gentleman who brought the leaf said that there were a couple branches with all the leaves like the leaf in the photo. The owner of the...
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    I think it can be rubbed off, we never tried. The...

    I think it can be rubbed off, we never tried. The red dose not show on the front of the leaf which I would assume that it is not a fungus.
    The story behind the leaves is I dropped of some syrup at...
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    Red spots on silver maple leaf

    Dose anyone know what is up with this silver maple leaf?2018020181
  19. Thread: 3/16 into 5/16

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    While tapping I did find several damaged spots...

    While tapping I did find several damaged spots that I did fix and towards the end of the season and while pulling taps I did find a couple very small leaks in 2 lines that I missed. From what I could...
  20. Thread: 3/16 into 5/16

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    I think I'm hurting my self because of how close...

    I think I'm hurting my self because of how close to the main line my first taps are. They rang from just a few feet to 30maybe even 40 feet away from my mInline and I'm not getting any to very little...
  21. Thread: 3/16 into 5/16

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    Yes n8hutch, keeping the top half in 3/16 and...

    Yes n8hutch, keeping the top half in 3/16 and switch out the bottom half to 5/16 connected to mainline. I would like to install vacuum and leave it be but that's not an option at the moment since the...
  22. Thread: 3/16 into 5/16

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    Top half has about 15ft of drop with the bottom...

    Top half has about 15ft of drop with the bottom half having about 5 to 10 ft of drop. As the mainline runs further into the woods up the lowest part of the hill it gets less to about 10 ft of...
  23. Thread: 3/16 into 5/16

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    I wish I could, I have my mainline at the lowest...

    I wish I could, I have my mainline at the lowest part of the woods.
  24. Thread: 3/16 into 5/16

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    3/16 into 5/16

    I did some looking and found a little bit of info but would like to hear from more of you guys who have tried running 3/16 for the top half of a run and 5/16 on the bottom half of a run. My current...
  25. Thread: 2019

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    Started pulling taps this afternoon and seen that...

    Started pulling taps this afternoon and seen that a good number of the sugar maples are still running. I'm pleased with this season but learned that I need to do some modifying to the tubing in 2 of...
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