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    Thanks for the input everyone,got price on...

    Thanks for the input everyone,got price on tin,strapping,valley,screws etc. today,wasn’t as bad as expected. Considering making the house tighter with new windows,that was quite a scare,quote was...
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    Off topic- Roofing Tin over asphalt shingles?

    Putting this question out there,asphalt shingles are curling up,several are missing on house,need to put new roof on. Should I strip shingles as best as possible,then strap,or can I just strap over...
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    Not legal here in Ontario to reuse any...

    Not legal here in Ontario to reuse any containers,were having this discussion around camp fire last night. Pretty sure beer or alcoholic bottles get reused continually,yet I have seen drunks piss in...
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    Still seeing taps and buckets on trees from...

    Still seeing taps and buckets on trees from spring 2018 !!! Maybe they no longer care,but another generation might
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    H20 Air Injection System

    Just curious if anyone has one of these systems, and if so did it perform up to expectations?
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    Hanna Digital Refratometer all over the map

    Was checking syrup that we were rebottling today,refractomer was reading 67.4, then 68.3 ,then 69.7, then70.1 .....what gives? Then I noticed when I turned it on showed battery power at 35, put in a...
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    Thanks Buckeye, like probably Labor Day

    Thanks Buckeye, like probably Labor Day
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    Best time of year to prune maples?

    What is the best time of year to prune maples? I have a couple of trees growing right beside the sugar house/ storage tank shed that have branches hanging over the roof,one is almost tappable,the...
  9. I have my pump plumbed with ball valves and quick...

    I have my pump plumbed with ball valves and quick connectors that I take the pump home most every night
  10. Our steam away water drops into a 400 gallon tank...

    Our steam away water drops into a 400 gallon tank behind the sugar house,then a pipe coming out the bottom spout is teed to either dump the water on the ground or come back into the sugar house,where...
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    Identifying off flavours in syrup

    Wish there was a course available nearby that would deal with this issue. I judge several fairs yearly,to which I run into some off flavours in syrup more often than one might think. Had two...
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    No offence taken spud,I maybe didn’t word it quite grammatically perfect
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    Hey Spud,of all the members here on Maple...

    Hey Spud,of all the members here on Maple Trader,there is only one whom I have put on my ignore list,so I don’t have to read his spewing of derogatory comments and know it all attitude. I did this...
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    Do you need to buy extra vials for grading,or...

    Do you need to buy extra vials for grading,or just work with the three that comes with it? Wish I’d seen this before I bought new Lovibond few years back for $400.00
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    We filter between 200-250, sometimes over 300...

    We filter between 200-250, sometimes over 300 gallons per year through flat filters.Have two filter racks,one elevated about 4” above the other,holds two prefilters,catches pretty well all of the...
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    Dave,how do you hook on,straight from the side of...

    Dave,how do you hook on,straight from the side of the mainline? We use all hook connectors now with a loop going around to the saddle,amazing how fast you can check a bush for leaks now
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    Yes use it straight,should “eat” everything right off the glass
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    No,sorry Susan,we quit Sunday night,distillate...

    No,sorry Susan,we quit Sunday night,distillate from steam away is in pans cleaning them
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    DSD saddles passed the test

    Washed up one bush tonight,backwashing a chlorine solution through the lines,usually every saddle is spraying solution out, and takes way too much water to wash,but not tonight,not one saddle leaking...
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    Susan I would go for the permeate,definitely not...

    Susan I would go for the permeate,definitely not the bleach,and even vinegar I would be afraid of leaving a taste in the bottle
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    Amazing run Karen,you may get 1 gallon per tap...

    Amazing run Karen,you may get 1 gallon per tap like they do in Vermont!
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    Glad you’re getting a great year Karen,just wondering about your profile,what are “Freeman Maples “
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    Can you over tighten DSD saddles?

    Changing out all the saddles in one bush before we wash,noticed sometimes the mainline appears to flatten down,getting squished. I am hand tightening with a nut driver,will this make them leak if the...
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    Naw,we look for your posts Karen,like to see how...

    Naw,we look for your posts Karen,like to see how you are doing in your neck of the woods
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    All finished for the year,made over 1 litre per...

    All finished for the year,made over 1 litre per tap,sap had gotten milky this past week,hung on to boil yesterday and today for maple weekend open house,now for the cleanup
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