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    Paul you have seen mine set up and although I am...

    Paul you have seen mine set up and although I am using 3/4 I actually have two different main lines coming from opposite direction to a holding tank so I am not even close to maxing the capacity of...
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    Sorry for your loss I have traveled the same path...

    Sorry for your loss I have traveled the same path far to often. You where both lucky to have found each other. the one thing about a dog is they love you unconditionally. Everyone may be mad at you...
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    I have used then and have found them to be a pain...

    I have used then and have found them to be a pain at end of season when I was trying to take off the spouts.
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    We where running short on time but at some point...

    We where running short on time but at some point it would be interesting to see what other debris may exist. We know the old farm house on this property dates back into the 1800s.
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    Joe your right you can’t get a tight line with...

    Joe your right you can’t get a tight line with them and this is why I have a love hate relationship with Leader. They don’t put a lot of thought into their product development! Someone above mention...
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    3/16 end line connector

    I am starting to replace my 3/16 lines and I am using Leader fittings . Is it me or are the end line fittings badly designed. Every time you get line tight the lines pop out of the hook on fitting.
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    I just had a metal roof installed on my log cabin...

    I just had a metal roof installed on my log cabin over the shingles. Your adding very little weight because over the years your shingles have broken down and loss weight so you bascily hae no more...
  8. Thread: Mason 2x4

    by steve J
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    I have the mason 2x4 but bought it before he had...

    I have the mason 2x4 but bought it before he had an xl version. my pre heater was mounted over the elbow but I upgraded my pan to a Leader supreme pan with a float so my preheater is no longer used...
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    I see taps being left in trees on a property I...

    I see taps being left in trees on a property I hunt in southern Vermont and it really pisses me off but its not my property and the taps are leased by a sugar maker down their. On a side note your...
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    Changing main line

    Is there a time table for when you should change main lines?
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    I thought if I had the regular CV's on line in...

    I thought if I had the regular CV's on line in November they might not work well by tapping time late February. I may re- think this. I am going to run as much new line as possible this year so might...
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    I built a shurflo vac this year originally for an...

    I built a shurflo vac this year originally for an experiment on 16 trees. And my plan was to have this to go into one tank and track production. But the season started so late and it was producing...
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    My problem with cv2 spouts is I don't want to be...

    My problem with cv2 spouts is I don't want to be putting them on in the snow. I want my lines ready to in November.
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    Looking to switch taps

    I been using Leader check valves on leader black stubbier. I do like how they perform but I hate how the taps are awful to remove from the stubbier. I have used these because I get my lines ready in...
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    Mine is 12x16 and after season I put evaporator...

    Mine is 12x16 and after season I put evaporator onto heavy duty casters and move it to run along back wall. I store my ranger suv plus shovels and other tools until it’s sugaring time again!
  16. Thread: RO Question

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    RO Question

    So the last batch of sap I boiled the sugar percentage was 1.1. And at that percentage it takes 78 gallons to make one gallon of syrup. Needless to say not only did I burn thru wood but the syrup...
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    Well it took the entire season to figure out how...

    Well it took the entire season to figure out how to make this Leader Supreme pan separate the syrup properly but yesterday I finally figured it out just in time to end season. I still have sap...
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    Well my sap is at 1.7 but still coming in hard on...

    Well my sap is at 1.7 but still coming in hard on the section that has shurflo pump. I scorch pan near draw off again today so had to shut it down early. I will catch up over next two days and than...
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    I remember when I was young and in boy scouts my...

    I remember when I was young and in boy scouts my scout master made strawberry syrup. But not by doing such a major process. I believe what he did was take lid off strawberry jam and put jar in...
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    My sap drop to 2% yesterday it had been 3%. And...

    My sap drop to 2% yesterday it had been 3%. And niter has been a big issue so far. I am going to have to empty pan and filter as well as reverse it before boiling today.
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    Rather than pull taps I grab a 12 gauge shot gun...

    Rather than pull taps I grab a 12 gauge shot gun and used rubber bullets. A well place shot to butt and bear won't be back.
  22. Thread: Temp Drop

    by steve J
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    Is your pan perfectly level?

    Is your pan perfectly level?
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    I have had that happen but when it does its...

    I have had that happen but when it does its because I am a little low on Hydralic Fluid. Top it off and problem goes away.
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    Broadening my Shurflo Experiment

    What little bit my sap has run the one thing is clear the shurflo on 16 taps out produced my 26 buckets and 100 on line Friday. Now in fairness less than half my trees where actually running and...
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    I need to reconfigure my set up for next year as...

    I need to reconfigure my set up for next year as I did not put a way to drain system on cold nights. But I do have quick disonects on inlet and discharge sides. If I disconnect the inlet and run...
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