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    Nice work, I agree with Dave, try to reduce the...

    Nice work, I agree with Dave, try to reduce the amount of pan covered by the rail, you can weld stops on outside if worried about movement. If I might add , please put some sort of a valve or way of...
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    BAP , my condolences to you and your family....

    BAP , my condolences to you and your family. Cherish the memories and live life to the fullest, it sounds like your dad did.
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    Do some research, try to find the thunderbolt...

    Do some research, try to find the thunderbolt evaporator project. I wish I could find my printed copy, it explains many of the ideas that you are trying to figure out. Air under fire and Air over...
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    I would like to second the use of ceramic...

    I would like to second the use of ceramic insulation, the price is worth it. My kids were little when I built my arch and I was concerned about them getting burnt accidentally. An engineer friend got...
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    I was taught by mentors who have passed on, and...

    I was taught by mentors who have passed on, and they said leave it be until the heat of summer. I usually empty the pans in July and nothing covered in sap or whatever you call it by then has ever...
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    That is a good season !!! Congrats

    That is a good season !!!
    Congrats
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    There are pans starting to show up on classifieds and online. Many sugar makers are upgrading. You might be able to take advantage and get a set of pans fully welded and only a few years old...
  8. I started with a 2x4 years ago. Once at 120 taps...

    I started with a 2x4 years ago. Once at 120 taps was o.k. Until good runs, then it was 10-12 hr boils. I would keep 2x6, watch for used welded pans. Cdl hobby RO is another good option, however I...
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    Just my 2 cents, but if you are going to make an...

    Just my 2 cents, but if you are going to make an arch, make it longer. Everyone seems to always expand, possibly build a 2x8 arch and plate off the back, then once you have the madness (maple fever,...
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    I built my own evaporator 7 years ago and had...

    I built my own evaporator 7 years ago and had used a research project on maple evaporator efficiency along with many tips from others of this site (nod to 802 maple) . I believe the research project...
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    So now I am wondering, are there any benefits to...

    So now I am wondering, are there any benefits to manure in a sugar bush ?
    I have read studies about lime with a high percentage of calcium , any thoughts on the manure ?
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    Happy Easter from the North as well, stay safe...

    Happy Easter from the North as well, stay safe and healthy
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    Safe and well

    I hope this message finds everyone safe and well, our season is wrapped up and for me it was fun. These past few weeks have really made me reflect on what is truly important. Spending time with...
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    I have a older Smokey lake pan set and am very...

    I have a older Smokey lake pan set and am very happy with them. I added a blower to my home built arch and would never look back, hopefully there will be a control mechanism to allow ability to tune...
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    I was scoping out a few trees that got some...

    I was scoping out a few trees that got some serious damage over the winter today. I kept thinking how much of the lean-to would be filled for next seasons runs with each tree, doc I think I got a...
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    I don’t burn oil in my evaporator, however I have noticed that kerosene burns differently than fuel oil. I believe it is a cleaner burn and possibly more efficient per weight (btu’s). Perhaps it...
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    Worth there weight, now that I say that mine is...

    Worth there weight, now that I say that mine is aluminum, worth more than there weight !!!
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    Things are pretty quiet up here in rural Ontario,...

    Things are pretty quiet up here in rural Ontario, most folks are keeping to themselves, strange thing the telephone is getting more use than normal with neighbours checking up and making sure...
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    You know your apart of the club when :o

    You know your apart of the club when :o
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    Thanks Dave, I am just trying to wrap my head...

    Thanks Dave, I am just trying to wrap my head around the benefits , and now that you say that I guess it would take some pressure off when everything is going on. If you had a choice which would you...
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    Oil versus propane finisher

    I am going to throw the question out. What are the pros and cons of finishing in a separate pan with oil or propane. I myself was taught to finish off the evaporator and that’s how I do it, but old...
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    I just bought 1 the other day for 1 dollar a...

    I just bought 1 the other day for 1 dollar a gallon, storage / non cooling. I have payed more if the tank fits a certain purpose.
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    Looking forward to see how it works for you, nice...

    Looking forward to see how it works for you, nice job 👍
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    Love it , agreed. Is it time to tap yet???? :D

    Love it , agreed. Is it time to tap yet???? :D
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    I have 350 feet of 3/4 with 140 taps, you have to...

    I have 350 feet of 3/4 with 140 taps, you have to check for leaks due to low cfm. Works good, way better than buckets.
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