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    I don't use them, but you should be able to buy...

    I don't use them, but you should be able to buy from one of the Leader distributors in Ontario...
    https://www.leaderevaporator.com/t-Leader-Evaporator-Dealers.aspx#qc
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    I have a 4 part lifting bridle made up of 1/8"...

    I have a 4 part lifting bridle made up of 1/8" stainless wire. Each leg is attached to a corner on the steam hood with D shackles so I can remove the bridle when the arch is in use.
    The four...
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    This is probably Not Food Grade

    Came across this today at the local big bucks hardware store.
    It’ll probably end up on some YouTube video as an easy-to-find substitute, to filter syrup boiled down in the old fuel oil tank out...
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    I bet it also has super-cool, built-in pencil...

    I bet it also has super-cool, built-in pencil holders....Grin
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    It has blown open once or twice, but only when I...

    It has blown open once or twice, but only when I had the cable going straight back and hanging along the back wall of the sugar house.

    I've not had that happen since I started leading it to the...
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    Noel, I have a flip style cap that I bought from...

    Noel, I have a flip style cap that I bought from Leader back in 09' when I purchased our 2x6. I took a few pictures yesterday.

    I only attached one cable to the "arm". I didn't see a need for...
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    Dr. Tim - Thanks for clearing this up - not so...

    Dr. Tim - Thanks for clearing this up - not so much being right on the "prehistoric skeleton" - as for the nice detail on flushing the press and pump.
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    I'm fine with being corrected - that's what this...

    I'm fine with being corrected - that's what this forum is for! And all this time I thought DE was made up of prehistoric skeletons of tiny fish-like creatures...

    I've been running, maybe, 5...
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    You are absolutely correct. But I'm not so...

    You are absolutely correct. But I'm not so concerned that the weird stuff would get past the filter press, but more so that all of the syrup had to pass over or through it and what effect it may...
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    I never looked at mine either except today,after...

    I never looked at mine either except today,after splitting wood, I was looking for something to do. I was kind of surprised to see the build-up in there. Maybe it’s not an issue but it’s weird...
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    Thanks Dave. I’ve been doing that, but apparently not long, or often enough. Broke it down today and found it loaded with clumps of white crystal-like “stuff”. Going to boil all the aluminum...
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    Cleaning Diaphragm Pumps

    Curious as to what those of you using them, do to clean and maintain your diaphragm pumps. Run hot water through after each filtering, take apart ea year?
    I have a Wilden P1 that came with the...
  13. And thanks to Dave for posting the link, that was...

    And thanks to Dave for posting the link, that was a great idea.
  14. THANKS FOR UVM Proctor Maple Research Center - YouTube video site

    Since I can't post to the Proctor Research Thread...thought I'd start my own to say... "Thanks for the Info Dr. Tim." What a great resource.
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    I also had some syrup this year that had a funny...

    I also had some syrup this year that had a funny tootsie roll taste and smell. It is light and it is air injected.

    DR. Tim, you list "late-season air injected" as possibility #3. Can you tell...
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    Along with helping increase natural draft,...

    Along with helping increase natural draft, depending on which way the wind blows, it can keep a lot of smoke and embers out of your syrup..
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    Jarred I think you'll have more than enough...

    Jarred I think you'll have more than enough draft with that block at the top.
    It also looks like you can play with the bricks on the sides if you need more.

    You're going to want to keep as...
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    I agree with Nate. I also had a half pint and...

    I agree with Nate. I also had a half pint and the stack did exit from the back of the arch, about 8" down on center.
    Dave, the wall you refer to was to keep the heat up high and close to bottom...
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    With 2-3" due over here in NE Ohio early next...

    With 2-3" due over here in NE Ohio early next week...bring it on!

    Congrats, that's going to be a nice looking sugar house by the way.
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    How’s the new sugar house coming along Kevin?

    Bet you’re all excited to get in there and start cooking.

    You gonna call your dad and uncle Mark out of retirement to help?

    Fred’s probably got...
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    To that I'd add that cheap isn't necessarily...

    To that I'd add that cheap isn't necessarily cheap...in the long run!
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    You’re very welcome. My first “arch” was made...

    You’re very welcome.

    My first “arch” was made up of cinder blocks. Ran across it in the woods a few years later, the blocks had almost disintegrated!
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    You've probably already done it but, make sure...

    You've probably already done it but, make sure the cavities on the cinder blocks are closed off at the top- one looks open in first group of pictures.

    If not, you risk having them fill with water...
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    Mine is a pvc valve, hence the heat guard, think...

    Mine is a pvc valve, hence the heat guard, think I may have misunderstood Toquin. I don't think a stainless valve wood be much concern at all.
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    I have one that's about 2 feet away. I hung a...

    I have one that's about 2 feet away. I hung a piece of 1/8" alum plate about 2 inches in front of it - it catches all the heat, cool air flows behind no problem at all.
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