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    Skeller, The temps in the forecasts can fool...

    Skeller,
    The temps in the forecasts can fool you. But your doing a good job watching the weather. In your zone I would think your about on target.
    The forecast has a temp of 40 but the low is 25....
  2. I cut a piece of plastic from a gallon plastic...

    I cut a piece of plastic from a gallon plastic jug and slip it over the downward side of the line. It has the tree owners name and the set number written on it. Some folks/ locations have three or...
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    Keep in mind that mother nature is in control...

    Keep in mind that mother nature is in control here, not you.:) We can have 4 week to 12 week seasons. Trying to time the start of tapping to get 6 weeks of good season is my goal on gravity 5/16...
  4. Folks, Would a picture of a clear site tube with...

    Folks,
    Would a picture of a clear site tube with a indicator float it it tell you that the tank is at a certain level? Another way to try to get around this is to size the tank so that on the best...
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    Eddy, Good luck with your event. Regards, ...

    Eddy,
    Good luck with your event.
    Regards,
    Chris
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    I like it, keep moving! A good way to get this...

    I like it, keep moving! A good way to get this done is to go tap the trees. Then you HAVE to get it ready to boil. Not sure of your pan design, but that can suck up a bunch of time too.
    Keep...
  7. As mentioned try to avoid nails. Tighten the...

    As mentioned try to avoid nails. Tighten the tubing with end ties and or side ties. i had similar issue till I got it figured out a method to keep the lines tight. I actually use some black spray...
  8. Gary, I hear you. You can see hanging above the...

    Gary,
    I hear you. You can see hanging above the front of the evaporator the 30 systems of 5/16. Its like doing a lot of Christmas lights! Maybe you can come up with a reel on the side of a dolly?...
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    Mike, Wrapping the tree may not be the best plan...

    Mike,
    Wrapping the tree may not be the best plan but still may work ok. Usually tight and down hill is the best method. You may wan to develop a tightening system. 3/16 and your season length? You...
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    The quick disconnects work good but dont put much...

    The quick disconnects work good but dont put much pressure on them. They will pull apart. Maybe there is a more robust quick disconnect that could go in a tension ed line??
    Regards,
    Chris
  11. Gary, I dont have any systems that long, but...

    Gary,
    I dont have any systems that long, but mine has to come down each year too. I developed a tightening system for the 30 short run tubing systems that we service. Each has 10 to 25 taps all...
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    craig, It sounds like you can make it happen....

    craig,
    It sounds like you can make it happen. Good plan, good welder. You will be fine. Keep boiling!
    Regards,
    Chris
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    The thought is right the doing is hard. Getting...

    The thought is right the doing is hard.
    Getting the pans flat and then clean is a tough after syrup has been made in them. If you can tig the dividers in that would be best. I would try to make them...
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    I tend to agree with maple flats. You need some...

    I tend to agree with maple flats. You need some heat and fire under that rear pan. Keep the area under the pan similar in size to your stack should work. I think the area under my flue pan and...
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    HondoLane, I think that was 22 gage. I wanted...

    HondoLane,
    I think that was 22 gage. I wanted the thicker to hopefully last till the great grand kids are making syrup.:)
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Dave, Good to see you post! Hope things are...

    Dave,
    Good to see you post! Hope things are improving! Awesome that your grandson made syrup! Your mentoring was a good thing!
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Or as Hondo says make your own. Here are some...

    Or as Hondo says make your own.
    Here are some shots of the base for my 3 x 10. Rectangular base 32 x 7 ish and 12 inch top. I did not have a brake long enough to bend this 6 foot tall stack. My...
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    I think you will like it a little larger. Its...

    I think you will like it a little larger. Its closed more than open when running and the larger size will allow you to add wood and position wood in the fire box too.
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Weather in NW is very much like sap weather! 46...

    Weather in NW is very much like sap weather! 46 today. Still much to do as the getting ready part is as much work as the making it part. Will try to hold till mid Feb. We shall see.
    I know my apple...
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    Daniel, Good plan! Get the materials and get...

    Daniel,
    Good plan! Get the materials and get started. You will be surprised how quick you get your new pans ready for the season.
    Keep boiling!
    Regards,
    Chris
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    I got a smoke stack base built at a very...

    I got a smoke stack base built at a very reasonable cost from local Amish stainless shop. Stateline Stainless, Albion PA 16401. Not sure how to contact him other than mail?
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Go look at some pan designs. take all kinds of...

    Go look at some pan designs. take all kinds of pictures of the seams/ joints and holes and attachments. The og practice on these types of joints. If your comfortable with tig and steel you will be...
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    I had never thought about filter aid effecting...

    I had never thought about filter aid effecting the density? Very well could be? do a cold test on your finished syrup too. A good tool is the Murphy cup. Since you can check density at any temp....
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    I hope we get a week or two of cold weather to be...

    I hope we get a week or two of cold weather to be ready for a mid Feb start of season. Keep watching the forecast if you can put together 4 or 5 days of freeze thaw temps then you might make a pile...
  25. Keep boiling, as you add new sap at the point...

    Keep boiling, as you add new sap at the point farthest from the draw off the more dense syrup near the draw off will begin the gradient in between the two. Just watch that it is not trying to make...
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