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    I had a poly tank with a 4 inch slit made by a...

    I had a poly tank with a 4 inch slit made by a pallet fork. My son in law welded it with hair dryer and plastic weld ten years ago. Still holding well. Look on youtube for plastic weld info
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    Yesterday, Friday the 29th, was our last boil of...

    Yesterday, Friday the 29th, was our last boil of the year. Just above average syrup production with minor issues. New Deer Run RO, Lapierre filter press and CDL water jacket bottling unit performed...
  3. I have a very similar setup with a shurflo 4048....

    I have a very similar setup with a shurflo 4048. The mainline backs up a bit then the shurflo kicks in. Drawing 27 lbs - sounds good to me.
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    You're most welcome. Always glad to help out...

    You're most welcome. Always glad to help out whenever we can. Hope you have a great season.
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    hope you have a great season. See you soon.

    hope you have a great season. See you soon.
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    Tapped in Bellingham

    We are tapped at Fivesaps Sugar House. Missed the first run this week but ready for the rest of the season. Very anxious to get the new Deer Run RO up and running and try out the new filter press....
  7. Could you post a picture of the 1/2 inch riser?...

    Could you post a picture of the 1/2 inch riser? New to me.
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    I have 500' of 3/4 mainline with 200 taps on a...

    I have 500' of 3/4 mainline with 200 taps on a shurflo 4048. Drawing 20 inches all day . There is about a 5 to 7 degree slope which helps .
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    Tapped in Bellingham

    We finished tapping 280 in Bellingham. Everything running well. Shurflo drawing 22 lbs. vac and we haven't tightened lines or checked for leaks yet.
    We should have our first boil today.
    Let the...
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    Rule # 1 - don't let your valves freeze Rule # 2...

    Rule # 1 - don't let your valves freeze
    Rule # 2 - refer to rule # 1

    Feed tank valve and feed line froze up once - took forever to get it to release.
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    Sean, bring the two lines into a section of 1/2...

    Sean, bring the two lines into a section of 1/2 inch mainline. The shurflo is set up for 1/2 inch and that should take care of you. I have some 1/2 inch and saddles for you if you need them.
    Rene
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    We are running @ 200 taps on a Shurflo 4048 and...

    We are running @ 200 taps on a Shurflo 4048 and it works fine. We do have around a 5% grade on our lines also which helps.
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    Great little pump. We're pushing sap up a 1 inch...

    Great little pump. We're pushing sap up a 1 inch line, 500 feet with a fifty foot rise directly out of the collection tank. About 10 gallons a minute.
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    brewers wash to clean pans?

    Does anyone use Five Star PBW brewers wash to clean pans, tanks, etc... It does wonders cleaning stainless but I don't know about using it to clean the pans.
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    We're done for the season. Started pulling taps...

    We're done for the season. Started pulling taps yesterday. Now the cleanup begins. UGH!!
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    I clean out the screen a least once a day - more...

    I clean out the screen a least once a day - more often when temps were high. Started running yesterday and all the residue finally cleaned out.
    It's our second year with the shurflo and it's...
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    looking good Best of luck - hope the weather...

    looking good
    Best of luck - hope the weather cooperates.
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    It was an honor to have you visit the Fivesaps...

    It was an honor to have you visit the Fivesaps Sugar House yesterday. Always good to meet folks with similar interests.
    Best of luck with your new sugar house. Hope to pay you a visit sometime.
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    Congrats on the new pans. Had our second boil...

    Congrats on the new pans. Had our second boil yesterday and will be boiling again today. Syrup is light amber, much nicer than last year
    We'd be glad to help you with your rebuild.
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    Are you near Miscoe Spring??

    Are you near Miscoe Spring??
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    Thank you so much for the offer to help. I'm all...

    Thank you so much for the offer to help. I'm all set but you may need some help. Let me know.
    Almost all taps were put in last weekend with just some single buckets left to put out around the...
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    Hope you have a good season. Hope to get together...

    Hope you have a good season. Hope to get together at some point.
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    I let it run Monday to flush the lines and...

    I let it run Monday to flush the lines and started collecting Monday night. I hope to have 200 gallons of sap by days end today . That's what I need to get things going and sweeten the pans. It was...
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    Tapped in Bellingham

    We are tapping this weekend. Long term forecast looks great but, this is New England and always subject to change.
    Let the fun begin.:rolleyes:
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    I will be using these this year on our new 3/4...

    I will be using these this year on our new 3/4 inch mainline.
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