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    In 2018 hydrometer are marked inside of glass at...

    In 2018 hydrometer are marked inside of glass at the top with red line that stops at Brix line at the top. The line is on sap and syrup hydrometers. I now have 2 hydrometers so I can check each, I...
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    Where are you finishing your syrup? Size of...

    Where are you finishing your syrup? Size of pan/pots.
    Get RO5 to save time and fuel, you wouldn’t regret it, just wish you did it sooner.

    A bio of you operation will help others understand your...
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    Boil water first to establish degrees f then add...

    Boil water first to establish degrees f then add 7.1 it should be close and hydrometer will then confirm+/-.
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    Thanks for replying, confirmed what I thought...

    Thanks for replying, confirmed what I thought with more details.
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    Why do you want 2 evaporators and what else are...

    Why do you want 2 evaporators and what else are you going to put on it?
    Is this a pre heater for the other?
  6. House water is usually good. No chlorine and iron...

    House water is usually good. No chlorine and iron in water. If chlorinated fill some barrels and let it sit for a few days. Chlorine will evaporate. Some people buy truck load. A lot depends on your...
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    Have you tried a rolling boil with filter in...

    Have you tried a rolling boil with filter in large pot with permeate or house water for a few minutes?
    I had same problem 5 or so years back.
    I do at end of season, they look like new no stains.
  8. Thread: RO Bucket

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    For my rb10 I need 10 gallon of permeate for a...

    For my rb10 I need 10 gallon of permeate for a flush. I use a 40 gallon pickle barrel. This way you extra to use if not used for a couple of days without new sap.
    Read at his site the manual for...
  9. Thread: RO Bucket

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    You will love it once you get used to it. The...

    You will love it once you get used to it. The best thing that I did not expect is when you are flushing at the end you have rinse water to clean up in shed. You will be saving time and fuel.
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    I am at about 3/4 g/tap @1%.

    I am at about 3/4 g/tap @1%.
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    If no “y” then what if a “T” is used instead. Would this not work?
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    If you are going to use gas in the future, if so...

    If you are going to use gas in the future, if so you should talk to your supplier to have a hookup with shut off. I had this done in my shed/shack. This way you are using a cheaper supply and not...
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    You need a bigger ro or another membrane and...

    You need a bigger ro or another membrane and larger pump. I started with 2 1/2 gallon buckets and several 5gal.
    3 larger for sap, concentrate, and permeate. Every time you grow everything also. You...
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    DRoseum, How much does this weight dry and once...

    DRoseum,
    How much does this weight dry and once done for the day? Do you bring in side or do you have a warm room where you RO?
  15. Thanks for this post, I have been wanting to do...

    Thanks for this post, I have been wanting to do it .

    I takedown 3 lines and wondered how to use sodium hypochlorite, I have a pump sprayer that I just rinse with warm house water. Thanks

    Could...
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    Also get his pre filter. Mine clogged with ice...

    Also get his pre filter. Mine clogged with ice crystals one morning.
  17. Thread: Sand filter

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    There was a thread here this winter/spring. Not...

    There was a thread here this winter/spring. Not recommended.
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    I have same problem. I tried vinager helped. This...

    I have same problem. I tried vinager helped. This year I soaked in permeate with very good results. Maybe you know a neighbor that can give you some.
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    So for those in NE Kinkdom with all this snow,...

    So for those in NE Kinkdom with all this snow, how high are your sap lines above the ground?
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    I have a wool and orlon and I rinse outside...

    I have a wool and orlon and I rinse outside first, then put inside out and use kitchen sprayer to remove most off before spraying from inside out. I wear cloth lined vynal gloves from a farm store to...
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    Thanks RO Bucket and Maple Trader

    I just had my best week ever. I upgraded to RB10, added new line with 5 taps, raised up bottom under flue pan with fire brick brick with a ramped front, used distilled water to make a heavy batch...
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    Peeper, Don’t feel bad about the spill I toasted...

    Peeper, Don’t feel bad about the spill I toasted 1/2 gallon of near. I was lucky I could clean pot with a lot of elbow grease and discovered ‘bar keepers friend’. In my second year, before RO.
  23. Thread: SapTapApp

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    I used them 4/1 and last year.

    I used them 4/1 and last year.
  24. Thread: Heavy Syrup

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    My lucky stars where out at last night’s boil was...

    My lucky stars where out at last night’s boil was heavy and blended both to a perfect Brix.
    Should I filter with wool or synthetic cone? I have only used cone prefilter. There was the usual dark...
  25. Thread: Heavy Syrup

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    I did a test again Thursday morning with same...

    I did a test again Thursday morning with same results.
    What should I do next?
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