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    thebaler, how do you stop your top pot from...

    thebaler, how do you stop your top pot from getting sucked into your bottom pot after you open the vacuum? I always have to shoot some air into the bottom pot to free them up.
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    Ok, I was wondering if you just had too much heat...

    Ok, I was wondering if you just had too much heat going up the stack vs staying under the pan but that sounds right to me
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    How wide is the space between the bottom of your...

    How wide is the space between the bottom of your pan and the top of your firebox?
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    Preservative = Metabisulfite Sodium

    Preservative = Metabisulfite Sodium
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    clen your pan before your next boil drain it,...

    clen your pan before your next boil

    drain it, water + vinegar above the boil lines, boil it, while still hot use a nonscratch sponge to clean the niter off, then drain cold and rinse really well.
  6. Thread: acid wash

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    What are the wash/rinse/soap amounts/times for 2...

    What are the wash/rinse/soap amounts/times for 2 4X40 membranes?
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    "Now what equipment will I put it toward for next...

    "Now what equipment will I put it toward for next year..."

    275 gallon Tote.

    This has been another in Simple Answers to Simple Questions.
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    I think today may be It for me. I simply have no...

    I think today may be It for me. I simply have no way to keep sap cold enough to nit have to boil daily. I did get two fantastic days of collecting friday and saturday, giving me the most in the tank...
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    I can never see how to remove the clogged top...

    I can never see how to remove the clogged top filter without making an ungodly mess with the syrup pooled inside.

    I just said screw it and built a small vacuum filter.
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    Tried that, nothing......found another 8852 at...

    Tried that, nothing......found another 8852 at FreshWater for $60 so picked that up...Tthanks, Hodor. I suspect something with the diaphragm
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    I don't care for hardwoods, myself. They form...

    I don't care for hardwoods, myself. They form coals and those just take forever to die down and after 7-8 hours of boiling I want to shut down and hit the couch. With just pine the time between Last...
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    So this happened....I was doing a wash yesterday...

    So this happened....I was doing a wash yesterday and, after my output lines got warm I shut off the 8852 to transfer the lines into the Soap Bucket and noticed large bubbles issuing from the input...
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    How can there be "too much" boiling soda? Do you...

    How can there be "too much" boiling soda? Do you also make "too much" syrup?
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    200 gallons in 2 days??? That's a LOT. Sounds...

    200 gallons in 2 days??? That's a LOT. Sounds like a great find for the pallet wood (assuming it's pine).

    Sadly, I was trying to soap wash the RO yesterday and, as I was switching the lines to...
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    So Plan B worked with the 8852 pump. Got the PSI...

    So Plan B worked with the 8852 pump. Got the PSI up to 90 and ran about 30 gallons to 5%. I have to RO some more in order to get the 20+ I will need to boil it and I will boil that separately from...
  16. Can you even RO in 70 degrees?

    Can you even RO in 70 degrees?
  17. You know, I didn't even think of that! I think...

    You know, I didn't even think of that! I think my 8852 can generate more PSI. Maybe I will swap them out.
  18. Thread: Maplesaint

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    ok, thanks for the clarification

    ok, thanks for the clarification
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    There is also a gentlemen,2-3 houses north of...

    There is also a gentlemen,2-3 houses north of Round The Pond Rd who has a backyard set up.
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    Ok,,,theres a guy across from Mud (or Hicks, I...

    Ok,,,theres a guy across from Mud (or Hicks, I dunno) who boils and that might be his. I will look for your lines next time I am up (gf lives by Twitchell).
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    The outside? I use the water + vinegar to get...

    The outside? I use the water + vinegar to get rid of the niter buildup. You're saying hot water alone will do that?
  22. Heyyy...me neither! A little background: I built...

    Heyyy...me neither! A little background: I built Hodorskib's 4 X 150 GPD RO system a couple three years ago but found it a little slow to handle my sap volume. My Shaque is not heated so freezing...
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    Well scratch Plan A....I could not get any...

    Well scratch Plan A....I could not get any permeate out of the line after hooking up to my sap tank so I will boil what % I have the old fashioned way and try tinkering with the apparatus during down...
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    Tucker are you running any tubing on the...

    Tucker are you running any tubing on the Greenwood Rd? I see a main and a tank close to the spring.
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    So I measured my sap......2%...which is high for...

    So I measured my sap......2%...which is high for my trees. So that's good.

    Found out the scratches in my Mason pan were caused by Mr Mason during the construction process, which makes ME feel...
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