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    [QUOTE=maple flats;385422]Find a different...

    [QUOTE=maple flats;385422]Find a different source. A car wash equipment vendor will not have food grade products.[/QUOTE
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    Thanks Josh...not sure how I missed this thread...

    Thanks Josh...not sure how I missed this thread when I was looking back. Bought a Yamada 15BAT with 1/2 inch ports for $540 and free 2 day ship
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    Anyone run one of these? ...

    Anyone run one of these?

    https://www.kleen-ritecorp.com/p-20853-yamada-ndp-15fpt-1-2-pump.aspx
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    Diaphragm pump

    Filter gear pump finally went. Is this a suitable replacement if I convert to air? 1/2 inch ports and can take temp to 225 degrees
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    Good Luck. There used to be a lumberyard around...

    Good Luck. There used to be a lumberyard around Bennington, VT that carried it when available. I will see if I can find the name unless someone else knows it off the top of their head
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    I have plenty of tank capacity at the sugarhouse...

    I have plenty of tank capacity at the sugarhouse and from everything I hear once you switch from mechanical to electric releasers you never go back. Getting prices on electric releasers over the...
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    Pump House design

    Looking for some thoughts on building a pump house. It will be about 60 yards and 40 feet drop in elevation from sugarhouse and only house an electric releaser with a 3 phase submersible pump. Will...
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    We have had ours about five years now. Easy to...

    We have had ours about five years now. Easy to clean and as you mention I remember price was significantly lower than others
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    Just to confuse your decision, we love our cdl...

    Just to confuse your decision, we love our cdl unit.
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    Well, still getting decent amount of sap but the...

    Well, still getting decent amount of sap but the finished syrup tastes like crap so we pulled the plug. Don’t you know those darn peepers started singing an hour after we turned the pumps off. I...
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    Still in the game. 2 of 3 bushes still giving...

    Still in the game. 2 of 3 bushes still giving clear sap. Finished syrup is very dark but still tastes good. Been a banner year, but still hoping for more. Cold snap coming this weekend but...
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    One of our bushes is toast, never even went to...

    One of our bushes is toast, never even went to stringy nasty sap just plain dried up. Other two including one on 3/16ths gravity is still running a few hours a day the last two days. Trying to make...
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    Well the sap has all but stopped here after no...

    Well the sap has all but stopped here after no freezes in days but the pumps stay on. Two days to go still without feezing temps and then three days in mid-low 20s at night. Curious to see if that...
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    This should help...

    This should help
    https://www.themaplenews.com/story/mainline-sizing-guidelines-and-worksheets-for-1”-line-/43/
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    Extended forecast has no freezes after tonight in...

    Extended forecast has no freezes after tonight in the 10 day and a 60 degree day on Monday. We tapped earlier than ever before and may end earlier than ever before unless something changes... our...
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    Josh- Very similar situation. I have a Lapierre...

    Josh- Very similar situation. I have a Lapierre machine and a cdl membrane. I start around 2gph and 7.5 on permeate. May run like that for an hour but rates slowly drop. I do increase my...
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    The deluge continues but is slowing some. We got...

    The deluge continues but is slowing some. We got more than 2.5gpt over 24 hours again. Tank cleaning is put on hold for now. i need dark syrup anyway����. Good luck to those just starting up...
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    Wow, what a run overnight. It was perfect storm,...

    Wow, what a run overnight. It was perfect storm, thawed ground, hard two day freeze and then sunny 50 degree day with a front moving through. Got more than 1.25 gallon per tap in just over 12 hours...
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    I am curious when they run dry also. Not sure...

    I am curious when they run dry also. Not sure ground was completely thawed yesterday although it should thaw quickly today with a little rain. Not much frost as you know this year so the next...
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    Runs have been very consistent the last couple...

    Runs have been very consistent the last couple weeks. Even got a 1GPT run on a sunny day last week that temp never got higher than 36 degrees. Fighting some freezing valves etc that come with...
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    Guys what is the trick for getting fittings on...

    Guys what is the trick for getting fittings on these hoses? I have tried heating it a little even some dish soap on the ends and I am lucky to get two barbs of any fitting in the tube
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    Good Luck Paul

    Good Luck Paul
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    No need for a mainline tool. Wrap electrical tape around the drill bit over and over 1/2 inch or so from the tip for a stop.
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    Sap not running very well here even with highs in...

    Sap not running very well here even with highs in the 40s. Cloudy overcast days have the sap holding tight. Weather looks marginal rest of week with deep freeze coming Thurs into Friday
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    All- thanks for all the responses. Devin and...

    All- thanks for all the responses. Devin and Erik are great to work with at Lapierre, it winds up a bad check valve just prior to high pressure manifold. All trouble shooting done on phone and it...
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