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    how did you soften the well water? I am out of...

    how did you soften the well water? I am out of permeate.
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    I filter off the finish stove into a coffee urn...

    I filter off the finish stove into a coffee urn and let it cool down to 180-190 range before jarring.
  3. Thread: Niter problem

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    I've seen copper referenced before.....are you...

    I've seen copper referenced before.....are you saying a copper scrubby won't scratch stainless?
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    >It was 219 when we jarred them. Do not jar...

    >It was 219 when we jarred them.

    Do not jar above 185. It will promote crystalization in the bottom.
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    did you heat them? How hot was the syrup when...

    did you heat them? How hot was the syrup when you jarred? did you turn the jar upside down for 30 seconds to seal them?
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    I used JB Weld Red RTV High Temp sealant to seal...

    I used JB Weld Red RTV High Temp sealant to seal around my stack. Seems to be holding up well.
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    no one mentions the bottom of the pan. Does...

    no one mentions the bottom of the pan. Does anyone clean the soot off during the season? Do you remove the pan to do so? I can usually only get the soot off with a power washer after the season. Is...
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    I have 4 of the 150 GPD membranes in series. ...

    I have 4 of the 150 GPD membranes in series. Would upgrading my membranes increase my concentrate %?

    Measure. Measure how?
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    So I did my first ROing of the...

    So I did my first ROing of the season....compressed 100 gallons of 1.3% to 25 gallons of 5% at 135/140 psi over 6.5 hours. for some resaon, I was under the impression that, during the season, I only...
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    interesting..in my new shack, the top of my stack...

    interesting..in my new shack, the top of my stack is below my peak.....I should extend it above the peak, huh?
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    no I got mine off ebay with no issues

    no I got mine off ebay with no issues
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    I assume there is some kind of transmogrified tee...

    I assume there is some kind of transmogrified tee that takes a 5/16 drop to plug into a 3/16 lateral?

    Can check valve spiles be re-used?
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    http://mapletrader.com/community/attachment.php?at...

    http://mapletrader.com/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=19633&stc=1

    New pavilion
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    craftsman rubber hose

    craftsman rubber hose
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    I collected and boiled 50 gals, not enough to...

    I collected and boiled 50 gals, not enough to sweeten but now my barrels are froze

    Did see a little run today even though it never got above 30.
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    Dunno how those collecting barrels are gonna thaw...

    Dunno how those collecting barrels are gonna thaw out. Today I will re-plumb my 5/16 lines which have way too many flat spots and point them straighter down the slope.
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    good news...crisis over...seems that when...

    good news...crisis over...seems that when SOMEBUNNY put his tubes back in after the offseason he switched the permeate and concentrate outflow lines. Idiot.

    Anyways I will do a new soap...
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    > My question is when you no longer have enough...

    > My question is when you no longer have enough sap in your preheater to flow into the evaporator what do you do? I assume you could drain the preheater using that lower valve and then dump that...
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    >Is it possible to have too much niter in the...

    >Is it possible to have too much niter in the pan? or should I relax and have another beer?

    These are not mutually exclusive.
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    I do not understand this question: "It looks...

    I do not understand this question: "It looks like the new preheater would heat a lot more effectively, but would contain several gallons of sap that will not flow into the evaporator. How do you...
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    http://mapletrader.com/community/attachment.php?at...

    http://mapletrader.com/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=19539&stc=1http://mapletrader.com/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=19540&stc=1

    hopefully those aren't upside down :)
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    I would like to see your bricking, red maple.

    I would like to see your bricking, red maple.
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    I have 50 taps on 3/16 gravity and I feel that...

    I have 50 taps on 3/16 gravity and I feel that would be about the maximum sap processed as I also boil nights/weekends. I am messing with a small RO system but its not a regular thing with my sap....
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    I bought my XL a year ago last May and have...

    I bought my XL a year ago last May and have nothing but high praise for it. Were you planning on getting a blower? I have a blower and would say that I'm doing 10 GPH with the blower on low.

    I...
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    I always put a brick on the coverto hold em down

    I always put a brick on the coverto hold em down
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