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    According to my local CDL store it sounds like...

    According to my local CDL store it sounds like the availability of resin could have an effect on tubing availability for the upcoming season sadly.
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    between 20 and 30 feet total drop.

    between 20 and 30 feet total drop.
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    New Tubing install

    Below is my tubing plans for the 22 season. Any untapped trees will just get a bucket for this season.
    I plan to run 3/16 lines as it is on a slight slope, but also a Shurflo pump as well.
    Any...
  4. Plastic spouts left in from either last year or 2...

    Plastic spouts left in from either last year or 2 years prior.
    Sounds like breaking them off may be the best bet if they look grown in at all.
    I'll try for some photos the next time I am up there.
  5. Removing taps left in from previous season.

    I have the opportunity to tap a new sugarbush this season that has been previously tapped. Iíll be replacing all lines and drops and starting fresh.
    My issue is the previous individual just called...
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    Impressive build!!

    Impressive build!!
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    Felt like I was a little behind, but looking at...

    Felt like I was a little behind, but looking at the rest of the week probably won't get anything until the 7th. Probably good timing since my pump gave up and who knows where Fed Ex has my...
  8. Bricking Mason 2x3XL with full bricks

    Is there any downside to bricking a Mason evaporator with full thickness bricks. I had someone pick up fire brick for me and they got the full thickness bricks instead of split bricks despite it...
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    Not sure if it would work for your application,...

    Not sure if it would work for your application, but I just used a star fitting from CDL. The ports I didn't use I just plugged with a short section of line and an end line plug. Saved lots of room in...
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    Still making plans for the upcoming season....

    Still making plans for the upcoming season. Considering downsizing a bit since I have my RO now.
    Changing any of the gravity to 3/16 this year??
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    If it makes syrup, it's not embarassing!! Looks...

    If it makes syrup, it's not embarassing!!
    Looks good!!
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    3/16 or 5/16 with Shurflo

    After reading about 100 different threads on the topic I'm stuck if I should run 3/16 or 5/16 laterals with my shurflo pump. It appears that the 3/16 is better for the diaphragm pumps where the 5/16...
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    Sounds like some smaller gaps and the channel up....

    Sounds like some smaller gaps and the channel up. Once I get the rest set up, ill update everyone on how it goes!
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. Iíll try to turn on the patience and see how things progress.
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    3/16 tubing woes.

    Iíve searched and searched with no luck. Is there a ďmaxĒ length that is optimal for 3/16 tubing. I have around 750í of tubing running down the hillside with 28 taps. Itís about 150í vertical from...
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    Building a fire grate

    I’m in the process of tying up some loose ends on my new (to me) 2x5 oil tank evaporator. I’m adding AUF to it and am building a new fire grate from leftover sign post parts. With the holes in them...
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    20864 Thanks for the plans. Came out great!

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    Thanks for the plans. Came out great!
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. Weíre a very small first year operation, and the slope is super aggressive. ( Greater than 45 degrees in some areas) It looks like Iíll skip the ďyĒ and see if I can...
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    Wye in 3/16 tubing.

    After multiple failed searches Iíve decided to post here. Iím running 3/16 tubing to some trees on a hill behind my house. Total run to the tank is about 500 feet. At the very top of the run there...
  20. You could probably drop a pin at each tree in...

    You could probably drop a pin at each tree in Google Earth with your phone and then bring it up on the computer.
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    Cold this week, but next week looks pretty...

    Cold this week, but next week looks pretty amazing. With my work schedule it looks like Iíll be drilling holes Monday. Anyone else planning the same?
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    Awesome idea!
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    Doc - great idea, Iíve actually started gathering parts to build one. It looks like next season will be the launch of that .

    Chris - Thanks for the suggestions. I have a close friend thatís a...
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    20574 Current pan.

    20574
    Current pan.
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    Adding dividers to a 2x5 pan.

    I recently had an oil tank evaporator and homemade 2x5 pan given to me. I've ordered some stainless to add in dividers to update the flat pan to continuous flow. The pan is 16G stainless and has seen...
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