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    That looks like a nice tank, I have to agree...

    That looks like a nice tank, I have to agree with you that the NY state highway is rough, I was out there in April and I was seriously thinking about trading my 3/4 ton in for a half ton again.
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    R.O. size will effect your finished syrup too, a...

    R.O. size will effect your finished syrup too, a small R.O. is going to require many passes and is going to tend to make darker syrup. A 2x8 is going to do 60 gph maybe 70 if you really get it going...
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    You could spray it down with food grade silicon....

    You could spray it down with food grade silicon. That should keep it from rusting.
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    Ordered a New Sap Tank its 5' by 12' by 50", I...

    Ordered a New Sap Tank its 5' by 12' by 50", I went with a LaPierre its somewhere in the 1680 gallon range, also ordered a releaser support to go with it. I have had pretty good luck with the CDL...
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    Get a inverter generator, preferably a honda EU...

    Get a inverter generator, preferably a honda EU 1000, or even a Honda EU 2200 companion, get a 100 ft cord and put the generator behind something. You won't even hear it , and they run 10 hrs on a...
  6. Thread: Reusing jugs

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    I dont believe that legally you can reuse any...

    I dont believe that legally you can reuse any container, ethically I kinda say it's not a good practice, I have reused glass but I dont sell it I will give it away as gifts.
  7. Thread: Not impressed

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    I also think 50gph is pretty good. To me the...

    I also think 50gph is pretty good. To me the evaporation rate is greatly effected bye flue pan sap depth. If your not afraid to run a half inch or less over the flues they can really RIP through the...
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    Gilbert Block should have fire Bricks. If your...

    Gilbert Block should have fire Bricks. If your close to Littleton, they really are not that hard to find, lots of places sell them its just not something that you think of alot.
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    That looks like alot of work. Its neat to see...

    That looks like alot of work. Its neat to see the stainless in that old tank get used again. Keep up the good work and the pictures, I wish I did a better Job documenting things like you are.
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    I would say that they lowered the price, that's...

    I would say that they lowered the price, that's a good buy for sure.
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    There is a mini extreme in the classified section...

    There is a mini extreme in the classified section that is 7500, that will do what you want to do and its brand new.
  12. I would say 70-80gph, but you gain some because...

    I would say 70-80gph, but you gain some because of the instant heat.
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    Where in Vermont are you looking? ,if it's in the...

    Where in Vermont are you looking? ,if it's in the North East kingdom I would have LandVest do A Timber cruise, they have an office in Colebrook NH, and one of their Foresters has A sugar woods in...
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    I guess it may not be much of an issue maybe 1...

    I guess it may not be much of an issue maybe 1 tap isn't enough to fill the drop anyway.
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    What is the thought behind using a 3/16 drop on a...

    What is the thought behind using a 3/16 drop on a 5/16 lateral, sap travels back up a 3/16 line up to 4x as far or 12' or more when the trees freeze up at night. I think/thought that most people...
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    That's interesting Bap, Maybe we should start a...

    That's interesting Bap, Maybe we should start a thread on what kind of tubing is easier to work with. I always figured that the HD stuff would last longer maybe that's not the case? As far as I'm...
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    How far into the arch do your burners go? The...

    How far into the arch do your burners go? The reason I ask is I have found with my wood fires arch, 5' deep firebox, that in order to get the flue pan really boiling hard I need to get a log or 2 to...
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    I've been interested in a bubbler too, I struggle...

    I've been interested in a bubbler too, I struggle to make light syrup and I think that this would be the ticket, I probably have 50% red maples.
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    The Reason, at least I feel anyway that threads...

    The Reason, at least I feel anyway that threads need to stay on topic is that when they go off the rails it discourages people from participating on this website, we have lost alot of great...
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    I say build what you want and ask for forgiveness...

    I say build what you want and ask for forgiveness later. I doubt that you will have much of an issue anyway, hard to imagine that anyone would bother you too much over it. 16x16 with an 8' overhang...
  21. Thread: 3/16 into 5/16

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    I'm not sure but it sounds like you are thinking...

    I'm not sure but it sounds like you are thinking about replacing the last 200-300 ft closet to the mainline with 5/16 and hooking the 3/16 into the end of the 5/16 lines? Is that your plan?

    My...
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    The Pattee family has been making award winning...

    The Pattee family has been making award winning syrup for years, I would hope that everyone would have the sense not to question there production methods.
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    Hauled my last load tonight, I got 200 gallons...

    Hauled my last load tonight, I got 200 gallons from 6pm yesterday to this afternoon. Its pretty yeasty, I was on a family trip for the last 6 days , went to Washington DC with the family. Went out...
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    I believe that the Arch board I bought is 1"...

    I believe that the Arch board I bought is 1" thick and 1' by 3' rectangles I bought mine at Bascoms, no doubt that there are probably cheaper places. I used a razor knife and broke it off much like...
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    Is this a new machine? If not how old of a...

    Is this a new machine? If not how old of a machine? If you are just doubling your sugar content that does seem a bit low , it is really hard to say if you dont have any Benchmark #s, if the...
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