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    Actually as long as the entire crack was...

    Actually as long as the entire crack was eliminated by the new hole you should be fine.
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    I would guess you have a 2" bulk head fitting. ...

    I would guess you have a 2" bulk head fitting. Norwesco tanks also utilize 3" and 4" bulkhead fittings and I would think there are bigger ones available. Could you remove the 2" and then make the...
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    The first time I made sugar it was a breeze,...

    The first time I made sugar it was a breeze, practically made itself... Ran it through a sifter and had almost no clumps. Next several times was a near failure or total failure. I had read of...
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    Thanks for all your help on this, I plan to try...

    Thanks for all your help on this, I plan to try some of the U-line buckets and also some of the 2.5 gallon containers from SBS.
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    I am really considering using the 2.5 gallon jugs...

    I am really considering using the 2.5 gallon jugs like Sugar Bush Supplies sells also. Maybe this would be my best option?
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    Can i hot pack a 5 gallon pail?

    I have a customer who would like several 5 gallon pails of Maple Syrup. Can I hot pack them in the HDPE FDA approved buckets that LOWES has? I have used these buckets a lot for sap and for several...
  7. thanks for the replies - this has been a big help!

    thanks for the replies - this has been a big help!
  8. I appreciate the help I've received so far. I...

    I appreciate the help I've received so far. I have a bottle capper for homemade soda capping it should work pretty good I hope. It is a lever type press to press the lid onto the bottle. ...
  9. How to? bottle small glass containers with cork. Is it possible.

    I was asked to supply @ 5 gallons of syrup to fill some fancy glass bottles for wedding favors. The bottles are new and have cork tops. I see pictures of syrup in bottles with cork tops for sale...
  10. Okay thanks for the advice!

    Okay thanks for the advice!
  11. I did a boiling point check and then took the...

    I did a boiling point check and then took the syrup to @ 48 - 50* above that (did several gallons in separate batches.) I have made drier sugar and have made it more moist before but I never had it...
  12. MAPLE SUGAR - GOT TACKY INSIDE SHAKER. help...

    I sell a fair amount of granulated Maple sugar in shaker containers. I recently made some from some early season syrup. It seems like it is a really nice batch, was very easy to sift and has a...
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    There is a lot of good advice here thanks to each...

    There is a lot of good advice here thanks to each one!
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    Thanks for the replies! Started with a new...

    Thanks for the replies! Started with a new prefilter and changed it between each soap wash and again before the last rinse.
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    Did I ruin my RO membranes?

    I finished up my last boil of the season a few weeks ago. I did a 250 gallon rinse on my RO after the last run. I had planned to do a triple soap wash a good rinse and then store the membranes in...
  16. Thanks Dr. Tim for your time in answering this...

    Thanks Dr. Tim for your time in answering this question.
  17. Wow was not expecting to get a reply from Dr....

    Wow was not expecting to get a reply from Dr. Tim! Thanks a lot - hate to ask but I want to be sure I understand your answer. The optimal approach for this particular spot would be 5/16" tubing on...
  18. 5/16" on top where flat to 3/16" down steep ridge?

    I have a question for an area currently on buckets. I have a hollow with 3/16" tubing and 5/16" drops that has performed well over several seasons seems way better than my areas that had/have all...
  19. Thanks for taking the time help me on this. I...

    Thanks for taking the time help me on this. I plan to order one and try your suggestions on the ratio of the mix.
  20. Thanks for the info that looks like the same...

    Thanks for the info that looks like the same unit. What do you recommend for the white sugar to Maple sugar ratio 5:1, 4:1, 3:1?
  21. anyone tried a Cheaper Cotton candy machine?

    I would like to start making some maple cotton candy several times a year, mostly for family and friends. There is quite a range of price tags on different models. For our occasional use I can't...
  22. Potters 3 - Thanks a lot for your comment - I am...

    Potters 3 - Thanks a lot for your comment - I am hoping to save some vacation days for the big runs... and yes it is hard to work the day job and always do all your many sugarin' activities at...
  23. Another Question Regarding Holding Ro Concentrate

    I have some fresh sap I just collected (@800 gallons) it is cold and has some ice in it from the buckets. Could I concentrate it tonight from @2% to @4% and cook it down tomorrow afternoon? I use a...
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    Thanks so much for the quick replies!!! I will...

    Thanks so much for the quick replies!!! I will follow your advice! Don't want to impart bad flavor to my first batch...
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    Will i be okay to run ro?

    I made a RO for this year. I have 2 4x40's in series. I performed the new membrane "rinse" several weeks ago with good clean well water. I want to use the RO today for the first time with sap. ...
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