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    Sorry for your loss. I know how you feel we just...

    Sorry for your loss. I know how you feel we just had to put our 14 year old Border Collie down 4 days ago.
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    I only got 20 or so off my taps the way it was...

    I only got 20 or so off my taps the way it was running early yesterday I expected more. Not looking like a banner year for me.
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    I got 50 gallons today. will be boiling tomorrow.

    I got 50 gallons today. will be boiling tomorrow.
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    Got 30 gal. from my 50 taps yesterday . Going to...

    Got 30 gal. from my 50 taps yesterday . Going to fire up the evaporator in a little while.
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    Just finished tapping 50 taps. Some were dripping...

    Just finished tapping 50 taps. Some were dripping already with any luck hope to be able to boil Tuesday.
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    Tapped the trees around the house after work...

    Tapped the trees around the house after work today. Hope to tap the woods trees tomorrow after work.
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    Going to put my 50 taps in Tuesday it's the...

    Going to put my 50 taps in Tuesday it's the latest I have ever tapped. Did propane for a few years now I have a small sugar shack and a 1/2 pint evaporator.
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    I haven't tapped yet I'm in southwestern N.H.

    I haven't tapped yet I'm in southwestern N.H.
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    Buy the wife a new stove .

    Buy the wife a new stove .
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    I have a leader 1/2 pint you will have to run...

    I have a leader 1/2 pint you will have to run close to 100 gals .of sap through before you can draw off syrup. Any thing less and I have to finish on my turkey fryer.
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    I used cement board under the evap. and a piece...

    I used cement board under the evap. and a piece of steel I had in front of the door no issues.
  12. I'm a small hobbyist also. What I do is put it in...

    I'm a small hobbyist also. What I do is put it in the fridge for 4 or 5 days and let it settle and then decant it slowly so all the sludge stays on the bottom of the pan. then reheat and bottle. I...
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    I have a 1/2 pint and I have fired it up with as...

    I have a 1/2 pint and I have fired it up with as little as 20 gal. At 1 inch deep it holds about 4- 5 gallons of sap. My preheater holds another 4-5 gals of sap so you could probably boil with only...
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    I think it may not be useful on a half- pint . I...

    I think it may not be useful on a half- pint . I have one and I have to boil off almost 100 gals. of sap to be able to draw off finished syrup.
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    I picked up a used leader 1/2 pint for 700...

    I picked up a used leader 1/2 pint for 700 dollars look for something like that. You could sell it when you move and probably get most your money back. The one I bought came with firebrick and stack.
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    7 inches the, grate is 22 inches long.

    7 inches the, grate is 22 inches long.
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    Ok when the fire goes out and I drain the pan....

    Ok when the fire goes out and I drain the pan. Just finished boiling 40 gal.
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    On my 1/2 pint I put the wall right where the...

    On my 1/2 pint I put the wall right where the grate ends. It prevents all the heat from being sucked up the pipe.
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    Jbelaney nice pic that's why being small and...

    Jbelaney nice pic that's why being small and doing it for fun is great. No pressure just enjoying a day boiling!
  20. I'm small time like you only have 40 taps the...

    I'm small time like you only have 40 taps the first few years I was boiling in a turkey fryer would have been cheaper to buy it, but it would not have been mine. In my opinion it tastes better when...
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    YES ! would be my answer

    YES ! would be my answer
  22. I have a leader 1/2 pint with 50 taps, on a good...

    I have a leader 1/2 pint with 50 taps, on a good year I wish I had a 2x4, on a slow year the 1/2 is perfect . If I was do it over again I would go with a 2x4.
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    I put arch board in my 1/2 pint this year , made...

    I put arch board in my 1/2 pint this year , made a big difference. I run it 1 inch deep and am getting close to 8 gallons per hour once it's up and running.
  24. There is a guy in Spofford N.H. , I forget his...

    There is a guy in Spofford N.H. , I forget his name but he has ads on craig's list
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    I used propane my first two years, I probably...

    I used propane my first two years, I probably could have bought it for the same price as it cost for propane, but it would not of been mine. I have upgraded since but I don't regret the learning...
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