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    I have two years experience with RO, but it is...

    I have two years experience with RO, but it is hands down the biggest efficiency boost I have found. I am going to finish in the neighborhood of 70 gallons this year. Finished around 20 the last two...
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    Did you get it figured out? The motor may be to...

    Did you get it figured out? The motor may be to small for your pump.


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    I have just today filled my lines with sodium...

    I have just today filled my lines with sodium hypochlorite. All the way out to the drop lines. We have them soaking. I wondered what’s best to do. We are leaving these lines up. If I let the...
  4. It is hard to quantify all the savings. I know I...

    It is hard to quantify all the savings. I know I gained a great deal of satisfaction out of building one. So much so that I did build a second one.
    In terms of savings. I know it trimmed the amount...
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    Started pulling taps today. Going to clean and...

    Started pulling taps today. Going to clean and remove a line tomorrow. Do my last collection. Which won’t be much. Almost completely stopped here.
    I ran out of glassware and I have every bit...
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    Gentlemen. Thank you. We had a slow down here so...

    Gentlemen. Thank you. We had a slow down here so I pulled all the batteries in to charge.
    The laterals are all 5/16. The mainline is one inch and the flow seems to be steady but very slow. It just...
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    Trouble shooting tubing during a run.

    I am a newbie to tubing. I have three groves tubed with 1 inch mainline with 4008 pump. Recirculating line. I’ve some leaks which I’ve fixed. I have some sap just sitting in lateral line...
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    I am so pleased. This week has been the biggest...

    I am so pleased. This week has been the biggest run of the year. We have collected over a 1000 gallons of sap and it is all syrup. Even the 370 we collected today. Finished the boil about. 7:15. We...
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    I’m gathering from the third run this...

    I’m gathering from the third run this year. I’m still putting in taps in the last grove. I have found the Sureflo pump works real well on 5/16, for some reason not as well with my 1...
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    I’m in Worthington. And no not much slope....

    I’m in Worthington. And no not much slope. But with tapping high at one end and low at the other. On a couple groves I can get 1-2 % grade. The putting on a pump makes it a sap machine. These...
  11. I built my own using information Steve Childs...

    I built my own using information Steve Childs generously shared. It has a 4 x 40 membrane and 4 x 20 5 micron pre-filter. I’m using a 250 gal/ hr. Procon pump. And a 3/4 horse motor. This...
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    I started with 9 taps and. Hot plate Made a...

    I started with 9 taps and. Hot plate Made a gallon. But the addiction just seems to grow


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    Tapping in SW Mn.

    Its my first year putting in tubing. Its my fifth year sapping. Put in 50 taps Saturday on my home place. Put in about 1000 feet of 5/16 with two lines, hooked up to a Sureflo 4008. I've been...
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    Another thing about speed. 90 percent of the time...

    Another thing about speed. 90 percent of the time I’m going about thirty. The only time I’ve ever gone 60 was on a slight downhill highway. On gravel 30 to 40 seems like plenty.

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    I have an Artic Cat/Textron Stampede. It will go...

    I have an Artic Cat/Textron Stampede. It will go 60 mph and has approx 90 hp. It rated for a half ton in the box but I put a 150 gallon tank in the back and it was to much even half full. So I went...
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    Hello fellow sappers. This is my fifth year in...

    Hello fellow sappers. This is my fifth year in Southwest Minnesota. I’ve learned so much on this site. We had the international conference here in MN this year it was great. There was a class...
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    I’m trying to figure out why t-ing the...

    I’m trying to figure out why t-ing the permeate lines together would help. It seems like if you just ran each vessels permeate line into the permeate tank that would be the least amount...
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    Thank you Dave. I’ll give it a try. Jerry...

    Thank you Dave. I’ll give it a try.
    Jerry


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    Hey guys. My set is going to be a two post R.O....

    Hey guys. My set is going to be a two post R.O. that will empty out my gathering tank. I have a heated shop where I plan to do that. My evaporator is in my barn where I have a head tank elevated and...
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    My experience last year and the class I took at...

    My experience last year and the class I took at the superior sweetness convention is going to change my approach to leaving sweat in the pan between boils. My wife came down with an infection in her...
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    I’m Jerry from SW Minnesota. This will be...

    I’m Jerry from SW Minnesota. This will be my fifth year. I’ve added buckets and water jugs each year. This year I’m adding tubing and sureflow vacuum to three groves. I expect to...
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    I really appreciate this. It’s inspiring to...

    I really appreciate this. It’s inspiring to see such excellent work and to see something old being used as it was made for.
    My little operation is growing and I’m going from about 130...
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    Thank you Dr. Tim. Here in southern Minnesota...

    Thank you Dr. Tim. Here in southern Minnesota it’s to cold to do anything. All my Groves are filled with snow. I learned this year that the wise sapper gets his tubing in in the fall. I got...
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    I’m doing the same thing only I have a 330...

    I’m doing the same thing only I have a 330 gph pump and two hp motor. I would love to hear some discussion on this. One thought I had was keeping the flow higher on the concentrate side I...
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