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    Too much distance and not enough elevation for a...

    Too much distance and not enough elevation for a mainline. I'd put 20-25 taps on each of 2 3/16 laterals and run em all the way to the pump. Use 2 each 1/2" PVC tees and an elbow to make a manifold....
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    Hidy Buckeye, haven't talked to you in a while....

    Hidy Buckeye, haven't talked to you in a while. We tapped 20-24 Jan, somethin like that. Had one good run then froze up, had a small run & my sap froze in the 900' pumpline while I was pumpin it to...
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    I've found 2 packs of the shurflo strainers an...

    I've found 2 packs of the shurflo strainers an amazon the last couple years, in early fall they are $8 for 2 assemblies
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    There's a big difference in performance with 12V...

    There's a big difference in performance with 12V diaphragms depending on if you are runnin on a mainline or laterals into a manifold. 10" is the most I can get on 600' of 3/4 with 15 3/16 & 7 5/16...
  5. What Stephen Childs replied when I asked him the...

    What Stephen Childs replied when I asked him the same thing a few years ago.

    "Vacuum actually is very limited. The most pull pressure you can get with vacuum is a little less than 15 psi while...
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    I'm using a 1" Generac gas pump from Menards and...

    I'm using a 1" Generac gas pump from Menards and pumping 200-300 gallon through 800' of 3/4" From my collection tank it pumps almost straight up 35' or so elevation, then is on a 2% grade to the...
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    Greg How does the recirc pump work? I have...

    Greg How does the recirc pump work? I have modified my single post Deer Run 125 to a two post in series, replaced the gas piston pump with a 1 1/2hp Electric ProCon 330. I'm looking at either 4 4x40s...
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    We're tapped- 550 this year, I pulled a lot of...

    We're tapped- 550 this year, I pulled a lot of taps off trees that I had 2 in last year ( greedy). We've got some sap, haven't measured % yet. Can't wait to start boiling, maybe tomorrow evenin or...
  9. It's been a couple years ago, but I was buying...

    It's been a couple years ago, but I was buying 4x8' sheet of 20 ga 304 mill finish from Dillon Supply for $104. If you order a sheet online you are goin to pay 5x as much. A guy on the Ohio Maple...
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    Yes it will work

    Yes it will work
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    Merry Christmas to all! May God bless your...

    Merry Christmas to all! May God bless your families and friends, and may your buckets be full!!
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    Hidy Neighbor!! My experience with the RO is...

    Hidy Neighbor!!

    My experience with the RO is phenomenal. In 2017, my first year, I was boiling 18 & 20 hours in my 15 gph rig, ( I eventually got it to 20), with 120 taps. For the 2018 season I...
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    Two of my 3/16 laterals are 1600' long, one has...

    Two of my 3/16 laterals are 1600' long, one has 44 the other 48 taps, both have about 150'-200' of 5/16 at the bottom end of the run (ran out of 3/16 when I added these laterals) both pull 28" of vac...
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    Are you collecting with buckets, vacuum, or...

    Are you collecting with buckets, vacuum, or gravity tubing? How many gph is your evaporator- lots of info to become overwhelmed with, but we need to know what you want out of an RO.
    I read all 57...
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    https://www.thecalculatorsite.com/conversions/comm...

    https://www.thecalculatorsite.com/conversions/common/watts-amps.php

    250 watts makes 20+ amps at 12V. With a shurflo or equivalent pulling up to 10 amps, you should have a 10 amp surplus...
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    Tackin a question on here, how wide & deep do the...

    Tackin a question on here, how wide & deep do the gutters need to be? I have a 2x6 raised flue that boils off 35-40gph with AUF/AOF. I have some stainless & aluminum sheet. I built a hood for my...
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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...
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    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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