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    I don’t have a steam hood and likely will not get one for the foreseeable future. Could I suspend the pipe just above the pan and get heat from the steam coming off the pan?

    I know I could wrap it...
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    Thanks

    When you say “In time I got better”, what did you do differently than before? Just cracked it less?
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    Installed my over centred clamps on my vacuum...

    Installed my over centred clamps on my vacuum filter today. It seemed impossible to drill last Spring, but with different drill bits and an improved technique, it became almost easy to drill today.
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  4. Flames under the entire length of the pan?

    In the perfect world, and wasting fuel was not a consideration, would having the firebox the full length of the pan and flames under the full length of the pan ideal, instead of having a ramp?
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  5. Thanks, I am discussing some options with my pan...

    Thanks, I am discussing some options with my pan maker.
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    Thanks. My posts are 10x10 apart, so I will...

    Thanks.

    My posts are 10x10 apart, so I will have four 10’ long tarps at the ready, and will adjust them as needed. I will have to learn what is best and that could be different each day.

    My...
  7. Is something like this, with the preheat pan...

    Is something like this, with the preheat pan above the divided pan and dripping into the divided pan, better than having the feed tank feeding a float box?
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  8. I was originally thinking about wrapping a pipe...

    I was originally thinking about wrapping a pipe around the stack, but was worried that the sap might stall there, if the float box did not allow it to pass, thereby scorching the sap in the tubes.
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  9. Bump I am still interested in what others do...

    Bump

    I am still interested in what others do to preheat their sap prior to entering the float box, if you do not have a raised preheat pan?
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    We got the metal roof on today. I will have to...

    We got the metal roof on today. I will have to wait until next week to get the deck boards I need to finish the deck.

    It will never be a “sugar shack” because it does not have any walls and no...
  11. I am trying to get a reasonably priced piece of 4...

    I am trying to get a reasonably priced piece of 4 foot chimney pipe, but if not, your idea sound good. Could I use large stainless steel hose clamps to hold the ceramic blanket around the single...
  12. If you have a float box, can your pre heat the sap?

    Later this year, my new pan and float box will arrive. I will set something up to have my head tank, at least 2 feet above the float box.

    Is there a way to preheat the sap for a float box if you...
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    I am still waiting for the metal roof to arrive...

    I am still waiting for the metal roof to arrive next week and for the balance of my used deck boards to arrive, to finish the deck. That should be done by the weekend.
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  14. I went to a local hardware store to talk...

    I went to a local hardware store to talk stovepipes and to a local fireplace store, and talked to two friends and also talked to the gentleman who I will be getting the base stack from. Confusing...
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    The structure that will house my evaporator is...

    The structure that will house my evaporator is coming along. Just waiting for the metal roofing (June 13) and the decking material (next week) to arrive.

    I still will add a cupola, but I am not a...
  16. Thanks when I Google insulated stove pipe, it...

    Thanks when I Google insulated stove pipe, it comes as the same as double wall stove pipe. Is there a difference?
  17. Thanks for all of the advice. I will get the...

    Thanks for all of the advice. I will get the double wall stove pipe. I found a place where I can get 36” for $209 Cdn and may have a less expensive source as well.

    Likely a 3 foot section would...
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    Some good progress today on the structure. It is...

    Some good progress today on the structure. It is still a work in progress. The temporary chords will be replaced with better ones. Supports from the posts to the beams to be added. Just one more...
  19. What do you use on the top of the roof to keep...

    What do you use on the top of the roof to keep the rain out?
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    Yes we have those. Did you put any flashing on...

    Yes we have those. Did you put any flashing on top of the boot, or just the boot?

    I was thinking that I could get away with one 36” piece of double wall pipe, but it is so close to the length I...
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    It was a hot day, but I poured 25 bags worth of...

    It was a hot day, but I poured 25 bags worth of concrete into the form for the pad. 24 likely would have been enough, but I wanted to make sure it was full. It is plenty thick enough for essentially...
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    The old concrete pad was removed today and my...

    The old concrete pad was removed today and my friend graded the area pretty level. I will have a few touch ups tomorrow with the rake.

    I also made the form for the concrete pour tomorrow. I still...
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    Last year I had a 6” stovepipe that went out the back of my cinderblock evaporator and ran outside of my metal roof. This year I will be having a base stack with an 8” stovepipe that will go through...
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    Poured the concrete for the four posts today. ...

    Poured the concrete for the four posts today.

    https://share.icloud.com/photos/0a8Ix3gOwZ2NBZBR3-hr9MOCQ

    I decided that I will pour an entirely new pad and scrap the old one. Further reading on...
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    A friend shared with me this picture of a totally...

    A friend shared with me this picture of a totally different structure, but it sort has a full length cupola, something that would be fairly easy to build and for my open design might work. I would...
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