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    No it should not take that long. About 5...

    No it should not take that long.
    About 5 minutes to the point the steam burst happens then made 15 minutes of stiring to cool down and done. Of course depends on the batch size.
    Regards,
    Chris
  2. Folks, My arch has a 3 foot long fire box. So...

    Folks,
    My arch has a 3 foot long fire box. So 24 to 30 inches long material works well for me. I dont split any thing I am lazy. If it fits in the door it gets burned. Yes it may slow down the boil...
  3. Folks, Slowly the sugarshed is getting full. I...

    Folks,
    Slowly the sugarshed is getting full. I may go with five rows this year as I had to beg wood to get through this sping's good late runs.

    https://i.imgur.com/on1LYpw.jpg

    On another...
  4. You will not need a check valve type spile for...

    You will not need a check valve type spile for gravity buckets. Get one that works with your bucket. Yes there are a variety to choose from. Your doing great and you have months to work on it!:) I...
  5. Folks, While at the miil waiting to get slabs...

    Folks,
    While at the miil waiting to get slabs loaded I could not resist these big logs. I believe they are red oak? But I am not a good judge? Counted the rings and it looks to be 100 years old....
  6. Dave, Sure sounds like you found a good tool to...

    Dave,
    Sure sounds like you found a good tool to do the cultivating!
    Folks,
    Just a few shots of my other new project. Man I hope this works out!

    So this area is the proposed spot for a new...
  7. Pdiamond, That is not a Gravely it is a late...

    Pdiamond,
    That is not a Gravely it is a late 40's David Bradley. It has a set of cultivators on it too. It was my wife's great grandfathers. I drug it home and rebuilt the carb on the little "N"...
  8. The slabs were no match for the Jubilee and buzz...

    The slabs were no match for the Jubilee and buzz rig!
    https://i.imgur.com/3PAf90w.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/YJ9SEar.jpg

    Weather was snow, rain, wind, and sunshine! Perfect!...
  9. Folks, More wood today as we continue social...

    Folks,
    More wood today as we continue social distancing. i didn't have anyone crowding me at the buzz rig? Hummm Funny how that works!:)

    https://i.imgur.com/GMaPs7e.jpg

    Mostly red oak slabs,...
  10. Thanks guys, I just back flush all my lines...

    Thanks guys,
    I just back flush all my lines with low pressure water rinse. This is the same pump that I pump up into the tank on the truck. 12 volt (Rule brand). Then I take out the first tap, let...
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    That's a new one. Had not heard of that. Happy...

    That's a new one. Had not heard of that. Happy Easter!
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Confused here too? I now see the fence wire grown...

    Confused here too? I now see the fence wire grown into the tree after someone mentioned it and i turned my lap top sideways too. But that is very common on one of my sugarbushes wher I hang 100 taps....
  13. Folks, Have one row of wood in the sugarshed,...

    Folks,
    Have one row of wood in the sugarshed, and when I have this second load buzzed up Will have another 1/3 of a row.
    https://i.imgur.com/4z06yFD.jpg?1


    So as I thought about 3 bundles of...
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    Folks, I wanted to clarify some things about...

    Folks,
    I wanted to clarify some things about our sugarbush and tubing systems using 30P as drops. I have uses 30P as drops, maybe have one or two left in 650 taps. I do like it because I feel it...
  15. Poll: Dr. Tim, Taking a stab at this, I try to be...

    Dr. Tim,

    Taking a stab at this, I try to be pretty careful about tap placement but may hit some previous tapped areas maybe 2 times in 650 taps per season. I have maybe more problems with just a...
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    Yep 30P is way to stiff for drops. But lots of...

    Yep 30P is way to stiff for drops. But lots of other flex tubing out there from all the suppliers!
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Your dad did very good! The float box looks...

    Your dad did very good! The float box looks factory!
    Have fun with your new toy!
    Regards,
    Chris
  18. Dave, Yes I sometimes remember to copy the post...

    Dave,
    Yes I sometimes remember to copy the post too.
    Regards,
    Chris
  19. The rest of the story. Quick rattle can red...

    The rest of the story.

    Quick rattle can red to cover the bare steel, The buzz rig is a 3 point I run off the Ford Jubilee. It is in position about 3 feet from the wood shed for the first row of...
  20. Folks, So I had lost this thread, as noted in my...

    Folks,
    So I had lost this thread, as noted in my previous post/ rant! But as usual, I will bull my way through this by typing faster and limiting my pictures to the magic 4 numbers so this will be...
  21. Folks, I like the forum But there are several...

    Folks, I like the forum But there are several things that are agravating.
    1. The time out time is way too short: I have written many posts, Probably too long or I get distracted and when I go to...
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    Great looking build! Who became the Tig expert??...

    Great looking build! Who became the Tig expert??
    Your brake looks a lot like the one I built! I used plans on here from Big Eddy.
    Your work looks good! And if your getting 20gph on your hand built...
  23. We use a non-baffled poly tank in the pickup,...

    We use a non-baffled poly tank in the pickup, it's a 325 gallon leg tank. So it is just a little lower than a 275 cage tank. I have a steel skid under it with the tank, which just fits the length of...
  24. Thread: sap per tap

    by Sugarmaker
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    Bill, Yes that is important in the final count....

    Bill,
    Yes that is important in the final count. The 184 gallons were made off of 700 taps so .263 gal of syrup per tap. This helps show the sugar content in your sugarbush. Which in my case I dont...
  25. Thread: sap per tap

    by Sugarmaker
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    As a comparison we had about 12 gallons of sap...

    As a comparison we had about 12 gallons of sap per tap on short run gravity tubing systems (5/16).
    Regards,
    Chris
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