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  1. What town in NH? If you don't mind sharing. Alot...

    What town in NH? If you don't mind sharing. Alot of these smaller towns use a subcontractor for code inforcement, also they may not actually know the rules as they pertain to agricultural buildings....
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    Yup Nailed it. Plan For the Worst , Hope for...

    Yup Nailed it.
    Plan For the Worst , Hope for the Best.
    Sorry not trying to rustle any feathers.
    Also if I owed Large sums of money and was concerned about paying the bills I would start out...
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    I wonder how much moving your blower affected the...

    I wonder how much moving your blower affected the draft of your unit and lowered your combustion rate, there would be some pressure and volume loss going up the chimney creating the venturi effect.
  4. Thread: New RO

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    My 2 cents, you are going to need a 2 post r.o....

    My 2 cents, you are going to need a 2 post r.o. to get to 14/15% in one pass and get a flow rate that will keep up with your evaporator, if you want to recirculate for an hour or 2 and get your sap...
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    How many people lowered their retail price when...

    How many people lowered their retail price when the bulk price was down??? I don't think that the bulk price going up 10-20% should effect the retail price. The price on syrup is high already. It...
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    When I recirculate i do it at low pressure, ...

    When I recirculate i do it at low pressure, 300psi, but when I want to get to 15% or higher after recirculating I have to go up higher on the pressure like 425-450, I never go above 450 . That...
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    Let the vacuum pump run out of Gas Tonight. Sap...

    Let the vacuum pump run out of Gas Tonight. Sap was still coming in clear but there just isn't enough of it to make it worth while. I will boil out my rig tomorrow night . Probably finish up with...
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    Ken i wasn't saying that you didn't think a...

    Ken i wasn't saying that you didn't think a coupala could be offset, that wasn't my intention anyway. It's all good. Just posting a couple pics to give the opportunity some ideas. I guess I am just...
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    You are absolutely right I did have a...

    You are absolutely right I did have a mathematical error there. My tank in reality is closer to 800 gallons I was just rough estimating, it sits centered on a main carrying beam so the load is...
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    I believe tonight was the last Boil , had 900...

    I believe tonight was the last Boil , had 900 gallons of 1% , trees have really slowed down. Made another 12 or so gallons tonight, probably boil out the flu pan tomorrow night depending on what...
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    2233722338 Your coupala can be off center this...

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    Your coupala can be off center this is how I did mine, while it doesn't have an engineers stamp it has been up 5 years and I am pretty sure it will stand for 100 more easy. If you are...
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    My span is only 10 feet to the center, I have an...

    My span is only 10 feet to the center, I have an approximate 1000 gallon tank up there , even at 8000lbs, that is only 55lbs per square foot with a 12x4 tank... there are plenty of calculators...
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    I have a Gast 2567 that I have run 2 seasons w/o...

    I have a Gast 2567 that I have run 2 seasons w/o an issue, pulls 27", it is load and draws 15-20 amps, you definitely want it on its own dedicated circuit. I will shut it off if it freezes hard....
  14. I made some last week worked fine, I go a little...

    I made some last week worked fine, I go a little hotter with it like 275, also just try a pints worth by hand and you won't waste a bunch.
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    Got about another 1 got today. Sap has cleared...

    Got about another 1 got today. Sap has cleared up, tested 1.2 this evening. Was going to boil tonight but it would be a late one, probably wait until tomorrow evening when I can start earlier. ...
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    Sounds like you have a bad gasket possibly on...

    Sounds like you have a bad gasket possibly on your float valve?
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    I used 4x8 rough sawn Hemlock 2' on center. My...

    I used 4x8 rough sawn Hemlock 2' on center. My sugarhouse is only 20' wide. Wish it was 24 . Lol good luck with your design/build. If you use dimensional lumber i would just go 2x8/0r 2x10 , 1 foot...
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    Hauled 700 gallons home and boiled it this...

    Hauled 700 gallons home and boiled it this afternoon, filled another 15 gallon Barrel, the sap is still running good and clear, although my clean tank has some white line Garnish settling out on...
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    Froze hard again last night, brought the...

    Froze hard again last night, brought the releaser home and cleaned it up good, buy did it need it. Put it Back on and now it leaks more than it did before. Guess I've got some Work to do there....
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    Thats A run.

    Thats A run.
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    500 gallons last night. It was supposed to freeze...

    500 gallons last night. It was supposed to freeze Hard and did so I left it in the woods 15° at the house this morning, probably very little sap today. Need a day off anyway. Back at it tomorrow, ...
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    sounds like you had a good season.

    sounds like you had a good season.
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    It all depends on what you want your flow rate to...

    It all depends on what you want your flow rate to be , my CDL unit is the smallest 8" R.O. that they offered at the time, it only has a 3hp Turbine. However it will still do 2 to 10 in 1 pass at...
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    I got 1gpt today of 1.4 % sap, crunching it...

    I got 1gpt today of 1.4 % sap, crunching it through the r.o., its coming into the r.o. at 49°, wont hold up long at that temp. It is pretty clear sap, a Few yeast bubbles. I'm going to boil it ...
  25. Thread: Bulk prices

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    Field run means that you may need to filter it...

    Field run means that you may need to filter it and adjust density before packing. You may not either its a toss up.
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