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    Optimizer filter rack

    I used one of these for the first time this year and it is everything it's advertised to be. What a difference it makes!
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    Dry lateral but the trees are running.

    I have 4 laterals running down to my mainline. 3 are running but the fourth is dry. In the fourth one there is no sap in the drops but if I pull a spout, the sap runs out of the tap hole. What the...
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    Do I really need a 3/16" tool??

    I've got a 5/16" two-handed tool and I'm wondering if I can just put a little duct tape on the jaws to reduce them down to 3/16". Looking for some opinions and/or experience.
    Thanks
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    Question about blower control.

    Where do you locate the control for your blower. I want to use a rheostat and locate it by the somewhere near the doors so it's simple to turn it off when I put wood in the stove. How do I get the...
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    Bricking my Evaporator Where do I start??

    OK, so I bought a used 30"x10' evaporator and the guy took the brick out so we could move it. Now I'm ready to re-brick it but I don't know where to start. It seems like I should do the bottom first...
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    Auto Drawoff Temperature probe placement

    I'm not sure where to place the temperature probe on my auto drawoff. In the drawoff section of my syrup pan, or in the section upstream of the drawoff section, or someplace else?

    Thanks
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    Thanks for the info!

    Thanks for the info!
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    How does a 50 degree thermometer work?

    I need a syrup pan thermometer. I know how a standard thermometer works but I don't understand a 0-50 thermometer works. Does 0 = 212 deg F or what?
    :?:
  9. What supplies and additional equipment do I need?

    OK, first of all, thanks to all who answered my last thread.
    I have this new-to-me 30x10' wood fired, raised flue evaporator. Previously I was an oil drum/flat pan guy so I have a lot of questions....
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    First time filling my evaporator

    OK, I bought a used 30x10' raised flue evaporator. Now what?? How do I fill the evaporator initially? Do I just fill both pans and fire it up? I'm pretty sure I'll need some sort of step-by-step...
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    I know this is an old post but i was wondering if...

    I know this is an old post but i was wondering if you sell these? I can't email you because I'm at work.
    Thanks,
    Ray Buckner
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    Record keeping logs

    Does anyone have a good record keeping form that they use? Maybe an Excel spreadsheet?
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    Record keeping forms

    Does anyone have a good record keeping form that they use? Maybe an Excel spreadsheet?
  14. Thread: Quat????

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    Quat????

    I'm wondering about using this to clean my totes but am concerned about it leaving a taste. Is anyone using it? Can I get some thoughts on this?
    ...
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    Can I use this tank for sap?

    I need to know if it's possible to sufficiently clean a tank to make it safe for storing sap. This tank was used for liquid fertilizer. If it can be cleaned, what is the best way to do it?
    Thanks,...
  16. Marcland Draw off Installation& operating instructions

    Thanks to responses from this group,I made a decision to by a used 30"x10' raised flue, wood fired evaporator. It came with a double Marcland draw off but it is in a box and needs to be reassembled...
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    Modulating actuators allow a valve to be opened...

    Modulating actuators allow a valve to be opened proportionally rather than just on/off.
    From the interwebs:

    http://www.engineering-dictionary.org/VALVE,_MODULATING
    A valve which can be...
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    30" wide evaporator

    Is a 30" wide evaporator an odd size? What I mean is will it be harder to find replacement pans than if I bought a 24 or 36 wide evaporator?
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    Is it better to use full port ball valves rather...

    Is it better to use full port ball valves rather than reduced port?
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    I'd like to know more about your draw-off.

    I'd like to know more about your draw-off.
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    Thanks for the help

    Thanks to all who gave me some input. I may have to change my plans a little if I can't push the sap all the way to the front. If I get it figured out I'll let you all know.
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    Gas Powered transfer pump

    I'm looking for some help selecting a transfer pump. I need to push my sap about 3000 ft with a 35 ft rise. I'm not too concerned about GPM, I just need something that'll push that far. It has to be...
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    Here's some answers...

    16321
    No RO. No vacuum. Boil 10 hours/day
    Thanks for the help!
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    I need help sizing evaporator

    We currently have 200 taps on gravity but are looking to add 200 next year and 200 in two years for a total of 600.
    We would like to buy an evaporator that will work now and in the future.
    It's a...
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    First time using tubing--Mainline question

    This fall we are putting in our first tubing system and have some really basic questions.
    The big one is:
    How exactly do we install the mainline?
    Do we stretch the mainline first then stretch the...
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