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    Glad it all worked out!

    Glad it all worked out!
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    This sounds like a bad membrane and I would guess...

    This sounds like a bad membrane and I would guess by that amount of sugar in the permeate that it is most likely your 2nd or 3rd one in series. Attach separate lines to each housing for your...
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    Don't worry about pressure when you are running...

    Don't worry about pressure when you are running water - most likely well under 100psi more likely around 60psi. You should also leave the needle valve wide open when flushing so there will be little...
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    I actually have had very good luck on drops and...

    I actually have had very good luck on drops and sap bags with Gorilla Tape. Not sure if it is smell or that they don't like chewing on it but it seems to work very well.
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    Still going in Watertown. My trees are located...

    Still going in Watertown. My trees are located in a very cold area so usually 2 weeks behind everyone else.
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    Most of those membranes are rated for up to 300...

    Most of those membranes are rated for up to 300 psi most likely your water filter housing will leak first.
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    Over the past two years I have been running 6...

    Over the past two years I have been running 6 membranes in series and have found that I am able to get an 8% concentrate starting from 1.5% sap in a single pass. If the sap is cold in the 30s about...
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    Here are some directions they have worked really...

    Here are some directions they have worked really well for me.
    https://sites.google.com/view/mattatuckmadnessmaplesyrup/cleaning-and-storing-ro-membranes
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    I was no longer able to edit the old website so I...

    I was no longer able to edit the old website so I needed to take it down. Here is a link to the new one: https://sites.google.com/view/mattatuckmadnessmaplesyrup/home
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    eustis - have you closed the needle valve - this...

    eustis - have you closed the needle valve - this will create the back pressure that forces the water through the membranes. If you have please make sure you have it plumbed correctly. If not send...
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    Amazon.com 50 pack for 68 dollars...

    Amazon.com 50 pack for 68 dollars...
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    MsBoucha - I would not let the soap solution sit...

    MsBoucha - I would not let the soap solution sit in the membranes - it is a cleaner not a preservative. Permeate or in your case well water is enough to keep them moist. You can always just run it...
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    You are just about spot on with your numbers from...

    You are just about spot on with your numbers from my experimenting over the past several years. I run my system at a little higher pressure usually around 125-135psi and depending on the temperature...
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    In theory the 2 x 400s should perform better but...

    In theory the 2 x 400s should perform better but I did not notice a difference in running 6 x 150gpd membranes and 3 x 400gpd membranes. The 400gpd membrane housings started to leak at pressure...
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    If you think of a membrane like paper towels. ...

    If you think of a membrane like paper towels. The material is in a long sheet and there are millions of microscopic holes so small that only water molecules can fit through. Then it is rolled up...
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    Your thinking is correct however with membranes...

    Your thinking is correct however with membranes the best way to wash/flush them is to create turbulence across the membrane this loosens everything and allows it to flow out. The holes in the...
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    Here is a link to my new website that has the...

    Here is a link to my new website that has the information you are looking for: https://sites.google.com/view/mattatuckmadnessmaplesyrup/home
    Although I have no affiliation with the RO bucket I have...
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    It takes me about 30 minutes to rinse after a...

    It takes me about 30 minutes to rinse after a soap wash. I like to have 50 gallons on hand but if I remember correctly it is about 35 gallons.
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    Mark: Looks amazing will have to stop up and...

    Mark:
    Looks amazing will have to stop up and check it out.
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    MDR - sorry never posted the results from running...

    MDR - sorry never posted the results from running both systems last year. The 6 x 150gpd system worked flawlessly I put about 2,000 gallons of sap through it over the course of the season. My sap...
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    Andrew: The Aquatech pump is 1200 gallons per...

    Andrew: The Aquatech pump is 1200 gallons per day (however, that is with no back pressure just free flowing). I have successfully run 3 x 400 gpd membranes with my pump and 6 x 150 gpd beyond that...
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    I know someone who is using a procon pump with 4...

    I know someone who is using a procon pump with 4 - 400gpd membranes and it can easily handle more - depends on what model procon pump and what sized motor. However, if you are going to that size...
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    jdickson - you can use ph strips or pick up a ph...

    jdickson - you can use ph strips or pick up a ph meter I found one on Amazon.com for under 15 dollars:...
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    I have updated the website here is the new...

    I have updated the website here is the new address: https://sites.google.com/view/mattatuckmadnessmaplesyrup/home
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    My normal runs are between 90-140 gallons so I...

    My normal runs are between 90-140 gallons so I replace after each run. However, if your sap is very clean and clear you can go two runs before replacing.
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