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    I'm using tractor supply wire too, for maple and...

    I'm using tractor supply wire too, for maple and cattle & sheep! Here's the knot I started using after the crimp sleeves failed miserably on both fence and mainline. Gripples work GREAT, my best...
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    I'm pretty new to sugaring, goin into my 5th...

    I'm pretty new to sugaring, goin into my 5th year. So take my experience for what it's worth.

    I started with 3/16 tubing & drops. One night as the flow stopped, I watched sap pull back to the...
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    I'm runnin a 650 cfm dust collector blower on my...

    I'm runnin a 650 cfm dust collector blower on my 2x6.
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    Took it apart and did some cleaning. The bearings...

    Took it apart and did some cleaning. The bearings are rusted & need replaced. There is some rust inside the cylinder. Dirt daubers plugged up the ports. Minor surface rust on the cylinder walls and...
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    Gast Vacuum Pump

    I got a "new" vacuum pump. The only numbers are "AB115" on the front & back, and a serial # plate on the side.(30708) Google has been fruitless. I sent an email to Gast. I just wondered if anyone...
  6. 2149321494 Someone just posted this the other day

    2149321494 Someone just posted this the other day
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    Yes. And at the end of the season you can leave...

    Yes. And at the end of the season you can leave your last sweet or even sap in the pans for a few weeks, it will turn to vinegar and soak into the niter and leave your pans sparkling like new with...
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    There's several post in the RO forum from a few...

    There's several post in the RO forum from a few years ago on what switches and where they go and how to adjust them. I'm currently reading electronics for dummies...again, to try to get up to speed...
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    Glad to help out, I'm no expert by any means, but...

    Glad to help out, I'm no expert by any means, but I try really hard to learn a much as possible by both reading and doing.

    I blew up my Procon last year the second time I used it. My RO came as a...
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    The more flow, the less fouling. 330 gph = 5.5...

    The more flow, the less fouling. 330 gph = 5.5 gpm.

    If you run 2 in parallel vs series, you split that 5.5 gpm to 2.25 in each membrane.

    Dow XLE's specs say 14 gpm max flow. Theoretically...
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    At the time I didn't know the pressure specs for...

    At the time I didn't know the pressure specs for 40 vs 80, and it looked better standing in the store lookin at the 2 side by side. The 330 does great on 2 4x40's, I'm goin to run 4 4x40's with the...
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    I ran 2 4x40's on a PC 330 on 1 1/2 HP the last 2...

    I ran 2 4x40's on a PC 330 on 1 1/2 HP the last 2 years. I'm lookin for a 2 1/2 or 3 hp 220V and upgrading to 660 Procon. I just got 2 new vessels in this morning, $79 & free shipping on Amazon right...
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    If I can do it anyone can. I'm a farmer too, shoe...

    If I can do it anyone can. I'm a farmer too, shoe string budget, I bought a 3rd hand Deer Run for $1k 2 years ago., Upgraded it to electric and 2 4x40's last year, just ordered 2 new posts for it...
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    I added a 4x40 to my single 4x40, and both...

    I added a 4x40 to my single 4x40, and both permeate lines come out the bottom, although the concentrate comes out the bottom of the first vessel and INto the bottom of the second. I'm adding two more...
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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.
  17. 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.
  19. [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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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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