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    Great Idea for the gasket. Thank you.

    Great Idea for the gasket. Thank you.
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    20716 I've been using the cdl end line tee. Put a...

    20716 I've been using the cdl end line tee. Put a loop of tubing around the tree on the open ends, and start your lateral on the plug end, Keeps sap from hangin out on the backside of the tree.
  3. The Sunrise website has been down for at least 2...

    The Sunrise website has been down for at least 2 months now. Anyone heard from them?
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    That looks good! Do you have a link for the pan...

    That looks good! Do you have a link for the pan gasket and moisture separator? I'm thinking of making one out of my 10 gallon dairy can.
  5. [QUOTE=iby;377252]you cut down a maple tree to...

    [QUOTE=iby;377252]you cut down a maple tree to burn? OMG... Not the sacred Maple :)

    The wind blew it down across my driveway. We sawed the butt log on the band mill. Real pretty color in...
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    I got two extra strainers I swap the screen every...

    I got two extra strainers I swap the screen every day. I wash with a brush, hot water & dish soap, rinse with a lot of cold water.
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    Thanks for you willingness to share- You have...

    Thanks for you willingness to share- You have sure have been willing to share enough to get us off our feet and full swing into the business. Dave sent me his RO manual, has made countless replies to...
  8. The worst part of my RO is I use 75-80% less...

    The worst part of my RO is I use 75-80% less wood, and I love cuttin wood. I split it all by hand. My two fiskars splittin axes are gettin lonely. I RO'd 1050 gallons of sap this week, boiled 275...
  9. When you take it down to clear your road crossing...

    When you take it down to clear your road crossing at the end of the season, roll it up like you said and make sure it stays up off the ground. The critters will have a HAYDAY with it on the ground. ...
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    Thanks for the replies. I used my widest flat...

    Thanks for the replies. I used my widest flat screw driver and turned it right out. The indicator ball and guide rod came right out. When I flush, I'm pushing 5.5 gpm through a 5 gpm meter, I guess...
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    https://www.calculator.net/volume-calculator.html...

    https://www.calculator.net/volume-calculator.html

    Volume of a cylinder. Radius is half the diameter.

    5/16 radius is 5/32 = 0.15625

    3/16 radius is 3/32 = 0.09375

    Just remember that sap in...
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    Thanks I appreciate it

    Thanks I appreciate it
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    Flow meter stuck

    I broke out the RO yesterday. After my initial rinse with last years permeate, my concentrate flow meter is stuck at the top of the guide rod. I tapped on it a couple times, and couldn't get it to...
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    That's just my opinion. As many have stated,...

    That's just my opinion. As many have stated, Shurflo's don't move a lot of air cfm's, but they move liquid really good. I'm just theorizing that the vacuum would be better distributed to each...
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    There's lots of personal experience, and science...

    There's lots of personal experience, and science behind the 3/16 vs 5/16 on flat ground with a pump. I'll share with you my limited experience.

    I had 60 taps on 3/16, 5 laterals, the longest 800'...
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    We got 250 in last Friday. It didn't start...

    We got 250 in last Friday. It didn't start flowing to about 4. I let it run out to flush the lines. I tapped another 150 yesterday, hope to get the last 200 in today then finish my float regulators...
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    Take a large coffee can, screw it to a piece of...

    Take a large coffee can, screw it to a piece of plywood or 1x12- Punch a couple holes in the top of the sides of the can, tie in a piece of rope with a snap swivel. I clip a carabiner in the swivel,...
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    I downloaded one from the Vermont Website also I...

    I downloaded one from the Vermont Website also I can email you a copy, it won't let me post it here. I have yet to lease- but have had several neighbors offer me their trees. I haven't tapped half of...
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    I used the braided food grade hose from Amazon in...

    I used the braided food grade hose from Amazon in 1/2" and 3/4" when I upgraded my Deer Run 125 gas pump to 1 1/2 hp electric, procon 330 and added a membrane. I used the Stainless npt-ins fittings...
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    My deer run 125 came with a 2.5x10 filter. When I...

    My deer run 125 came with a 2.5x10 filter. When I upgraded to a 330 ProCon and second membrane, and the same feed pump Dave uses- 1 HP Sprinkler pump, I did not upgrade the filter. On my first run,...
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    I had 4 275 totes connected under my rain...

    I had 4 275 totes connected under my rain gutter. 4 tanks, side by side, 4 valves facing front, 2" pvc tee'd at each valve, connected to the valve with fernco's with a common pipe running the length...
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    That looks good, gives me some ideas for...

    That looks good, gives me some ideas for attaching the float. I'm goin to try to fab up a regulator arm to use the factory sap inlets. I did get a couple of the factory inlet gaskets with the...
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    Yes, that's where I started. They wanted me to...

    Yes, that's where I started. They wanted me to send the float boxes so they could make me some new ones, however, these float boxes are part of the pans. The Flue pan has one box, the front has two....
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    Thanks for the reply Joe. I'm a visual...

    Thanks for the reply Joe.

    I'm a visual learner, sometimes it takes a couple times for me to "get it".

    Sean D, thanks for lettin me hi jack your thread!

    Ben
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    FLoat box regulators

    I bought a used Maple Pro 2x6 raised flue back in November. It had changed hands a couple of times, and I did not get the floats or regulators with it.

    I got two floats from Bascom's yesterday....
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