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    In our town we were told we had to apply for a...

    In our town we were told we had to apply for a permit through the ag department to build a sugarhouse. Anyone else ever hear that?
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    I have a Alamo 40 that has a electric motor on it...

    I have a Alamo 40 that has a electric motor on it now. Iím planning to use it with a gas engine as I will have no power where we will be using it. Does the pump need to be kept warm or will it be ok...
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    Yes. It will keep the transmission from shifting...

    Yes. It will keep the transmission from shifting as much and will down shift on declines. Saves the brakes. Owners manual explains it well.
  5. Thread: 3/16" Blocked

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    Blowing into the holes I donít think will effect the final product since it is boiled and hopefully canned at 180 degrees. . The point is it has the chance to introduce bacteria that can cause the...
  6. Thread: 3/16" Blocked

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    Never suppose to blow or stick anything other...

    Never suppose to blow or stick anything other then a spout into hole after drilling. Spend the money of a good tapping bit. Drill on high speed in and out and hole should be clean. Never had another...
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    All good advice. Thanks. Have used the black D&G...

    All good advice. Thanks. Have used the black D&G spouts most years. Last year used a mix of those and clear (mostly clear). Never got a good run. Itís a cold bush so what Tim said makes sense. Think...
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    3/16 natural vacuum SPOUTS

    So what are people using for spouts this year? We have used the black D&G spouts. Last year we had some of them and some of the clear CDL spouts. We get pretty good natural vacuum on most of our...
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    3/16 natural vacuum spots

    So what are people using for spouts this year? We have used the black D&G spouts. Last year we had some of them and some of the clear CDL spouts. We get pretty good natural vacuum on most of our...
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    Syrup was 205 degrees. Broke down the press and...

    Syrup was 205 degrees. Broke down the press and checked papers and didnít find any that were torn. Thatís what I had figured I would have found.
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    So ran the press tonight. Charged it with 6 cups....

    So ran the press tonight. Charged it with 6 cups. Filtered about 5 gallons perfectly. Got another couple draws shortly after. Press was still hot. Tried to run it through and DE was coming out the...
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    Wow! Thatís a lot of good information. In the sugarhouse now. Probably our last boil. Will be running the press toward the end of the night. We have used aslittle as 1 cup and as much as 5 cups....
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    Wesfab short bank filter press

    How are others charging there short bank press? How much DE are you adding? How hot is the syrup when you filter it? We have been struggling with ours. Finished results is perfect but we struggle...
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    First I want to say please donít think we are crazy. Our buckets have been tapped for 2 months and most are still running strong. Have been full our running over many days this week. Sap yesterday...
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    Thatís impressive!
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    Could you post a picture of what yours looks...

    Could you post a picture of what yours looks like? Thanks.
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    Sugar and cream makers

    We are looking to invest in a machine for making granulated sugar and maple cream. What brand and type are people using? Pros and cons of particular ones? Suggestions?
    Thank you in advance!
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    New VMSMA jugs?

    Anyone know where the new containers can be purchased? (The ones with the new labels). Went to the place I always buy them and they ordered some in October and still have not seen them.
    Thanks
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    Our roof is 12/12. Building is only 10íx12í. And we run a 2x6 rig. Yes you will get wet. Yes much runs down the tin but much catches on the strapping and then drips off the roofing screws where they...
  20. Thread: Stack pipe

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    Yup. Any hardware store will have them.

    Yup. Any hardware store will have them.
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    I would use stainless screws. Itís how we did ours and if you need to take it apart is easier then rivets to take apart.
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    Ok. Good to know. So what keeps it from moving...

    Ok. Good to know. So what keeps it from moving around in that gap? It will have a spark arrestor top with a cap cover. Worried that it will sway from the wind. Guess I could put 4 SS bolts through...
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    Roof jack installation

    Hoping someone can help me with this. I ordered a new roof jack for the smoke stack on our new evaporator. The stack is 9". The roof jack measures 11". The rain collar is adjustable and will fit...
  24. Thread: Roof Jacks

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    I don't want to hijack this post but I also have...

    I don't want to hijack this post but I also have a roof jack question. I got one for my stack which is 9". The rain ring is adjustable and will fit fine. The roof jack itself measures 11"diameter....
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    Sounds interesting. Just a thought. Is there lead...

    Sounds interesting. Just a thought. Is there lead in that copper? I'm sure this will make for another discussion.
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