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    Thanks Ken.

    Thanks Ken.
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    22346 Feel free to check it out. Do my numbers...

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    Feel free to check it out. Do my numbers add up? If not what am I doing wrong? I removed the dates because it took me three days to truck the big run skewing the time frame.
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    My sugar content never got above 1.7 (corrected...

    My sugar content never got above 1.7 (corrected because I mis spoke) this season averaging 1.2 percent. I don't boil at all. Yes that run was a substantial part of my crop. I calculate approximately...
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    Turned off the pumps today. Still running hard...

    Turned off the pumps today. Still running hard but the quality was gone. 65000 gallons of sap and 900 gallons of syrup. Hardest year yet. I'm completely exhausted. 😴
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    Still running strong and clear here. Saps between...

    Still running strong and clear here. Saps between 1 anand. 1.3%. 3000 gallons so far today. Probably got 1500 in the tank.
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    Thanks guys. It was a tough couple days lol 😆

    Thanks guys. It was a tough couple days lol 😆
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    I am dead serious. I have 5500 gallons capacity....

    I am dead serious. I have 5500 gallons capacity. My sap buyer had to start sending me to another buyer with a bigger ro in order to keep up. I was pulling 1000 gallons out as quick as I could and I...
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    At 1130 last night I finally caught up from the...

    At 1130 last night I finally caught up from the last thaw. 18000 gallons of sap in 48 hours on 3300 taps...
  9. Heat tape works great for me.

    Heat tape works great for me.
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    Your a lucky guy Brian. My wife hasn't shown much...

    Your a lucky guy Brian. My wife hasn't shown much interest the last few years. The other day she surprised the hell out of me when she texted me a video of the sap slamming the releaser and she was...
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    About a gallon per tap from the last three days....

    About a gallon per tap from the last three days. Sap was .9 but has gone up to 1.
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    Quick tip. I use come alongs or ratchet straps at...

    Quick tip. I use come alongs or ratchet straps at either end to pull tension while burying.
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    It should be sloped a minimum of 1% but 2% is...

    It should be sloped a minimum of 1% but 2% is better.
  14. I've been at this since 2016 but I am a 3rd...

    I've been at this since 2016 but I am a 3rd generation Christmas tree farmer. We have about 80,000 trees. So I started helping a friend in the sugar woods during college and saw a pile of buckets in...
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    The power went out during the storm, turning off...

    The power went out during the storm, turning off my heaters, making all my pvc shatter. What a mess. So tomorrow I will be working in there again...
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    Sugaringman, would you be willing to share the...

    Sugaringman, would you be willing to share the setup you purchased? Number of sensors and such.
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    Fred, I'm wondering where you got your 110...

    Fred, I'm wondering where you got your 110 number. I've read and witnessed evaporator get 50 to 70 percent increased productivity with an steam away. Thanks for your help.
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    Hillside do you have a steam away?

    Hillside do you have a steam away?
  19. Assuming adequate slope it means saps not running...

    Assuming adequate slope it means saps not running fast or at all on that line.
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    Tim do you leave your vacuum on throughout an...

    Tim do you leave your vacuum on throughout an extended cold spell? Any detriment by not leaving it on?
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    Boil rate

    What is a reasonable evaporation rate to expect from an oil fired 3/8 with a steam away?
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    Sap is just starting to drizzle on top of the...

    Sap is just starting to drizzle on top of the mountain.
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    Chris is a legend. Much respect for him. Working...

    Chris is a legend. Much respect for him. Working on my sap ladder 🪜right now. Hoping to get more than 15 pounds beyond the ladder this year.
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    I couldn't imagine using 500s. I use a 1000...

    I couldn't imagine using 500s. I use a 1000 gallon tank but last there were days I made 6 trips and left a load on the back for morning.
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    Agree with Stark. It will provide better vacuum...

    Agree with Stark. It will provide better vacuum than t-ing.
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