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    Poll: I remember Lew Staats telling me he noticed high...

    I remember Lew Staats telling me he noticed high seed crop every election year. Not sure I see that here, but maybe around Lake Placid was?
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    Used lots of Leader 30p and some flex. Started...

    Used lots of Leader 30p and some flex. Started with cdl two years ago. Two seasons in and it's my favorite so far. One nice thing is I can kink it when checking for leaks, and when released, it...
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    Well put, Spud

    Well put, Spud
  4. I like long runs, in most cases. I also hate...

    I like long runs, in most cases. I also hate tensioners/strainers. They're always a weak spot and tend to break under high tension for me. I can get all the tension with side ties. Many of my mains...
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    Is running pump line underground practical for...

    Is running pump line underground practical for either of you? I've seen it done. It certainly presents its own problems. If it's running through the sugarbush, probably not an option, with trees,...
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    Haha General, I've been using my candy machine...

    Haha General, I've been using my candy machine for cream, too. Talk about slow!
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    How long have you all had your CDL machines? You...

    How long have you all had your CDL machines? You love them? Currently, they are most reasonably priced. DG is most expensive, but I've heard good things about them.

    Thanks for the input!
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    Maple cream machine opinions

    Looking at gear pump cream machines. Seems like they are all about the same basically, with some costing more. Any opinions on whether one brand is better than another?
  9. Thread: Defoamer

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    I was at Abby's seminar last year, and saw the...

    I was at Abby's seminar last year, and saw the Digest article. Sounds encouraging. Perhaps I should consider trying going organic, then decertify late in season as well. A large sugarmaker told me...
  10. Thread: Defoamer

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    I tried canola a couple weeks ago, as id like to...

    I tried canola a couple weeks ago, as id like to consider organic. But didn't seem to do anything. I probably didn't use enough, or wait long enough.

    I I sometimes notice a little color on the...
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    Lots of us are dealing with extremely low sugar,...

    Lots of us are dealing with extremely low sugar, especially this year. I've been getting .9-1.1 recently. I started at 1.5 early, and downhill from there. A lot of work for a LOT less syrup. I'd love...
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    Wow you're having a great couple weeks! Blowing...

    Wow you're having a great couple weeks! Blowing right by me now. Great run Sunday but then way too warm. Sugar like 1.2 even after the weekend freeze.

    Keep up the good work!
  13. Thread: Defoamer

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    Defoamer

    Question about residual defoamer in syrup. I know it's so minuscule, it's really a non issue. But wonder if any research has been done to see if it is filtered out in filtering process. Hope Dr. Tim...
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    I did 17% for 2 hours yesterday on my 30 x 8, and...

    I did 17% for 2 hours yesterday on my 30 x 8, and had bad buildup. Wish I'd saved condensate to clean, but guess I'll see how much the reversing does. It won't be enough.

    I think it was 802maple...
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    The researchers say 5% for every inch of vacuum

    The researchers say 5% for every inch of vacuum
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    If I go to a new LaPierre someday, is a double...

    If I go to a new LaPierre someday, is a double always the way to go, or are singles as, or more, reliable? Only 200 taps on system.
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    Coincidentally, this releaser has a LaPierre...

    Coincidentally, this releaser has a LaPierre sticker on it, but is a bernard. Bought in 08 so maybe before they made their own?
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    [QUOTE=WMF;381150]I drilled and tapped a 6-32...

    [QUOTE=WMF;381150]I drilled and tapped a 6-32 screw into the thick clear plastic bar that the bushings go through. Used a screw just long enough to pin bushing,
    do this at your own risk as these...
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    I appreciate the suggestions, and will check all...

    I appreciate the suggestions, and will check all these things out. WMF, how did you go about pinning those bushings?
    Thanks,
    Tim
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    Releaser problems

    I've got a double vertical Bernard, 3000 tap~ model. When the float comes up on the right side, it will start to expose the hole to the diaphragm hose on that center rocker assembly. Then it will...
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    No freeze here since Sunday night. Looking like...

    No freeze here since Sunday night. Looking like it will a little tonight.

    I feel like anyone with 2% sap is spoiled, lol. I've had 1.5 a couple times this year. This week was 1.4, 1.3, 1.2, and...
  22. Thread: Gast 2567 Help

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    Gast 2567 Help

    So my old mechanical releaser screwed up, and somehow sap got through the moisture trap, and went through the pump. This is a dry vane pump. Still seems to pump. Ran a few minutes dry. Is it...
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    Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see how...

    Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see how one would use this tool installing drops, or other common line repairs. Most of my needs are for a tool to grip tubing on both sides, while I make the...
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    I use the line that came with the press...

    I use the line that came with the press originally with the Oberdorfer, which is a high pressure line. But it's pretty easy to remove from pump, then I'd just use the milk hose for both inlet and...
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    I think that's the one I have. It's either that...

    I think that's the one I have. It's either that one or one rated for 248. Works good. Sometimes the check valves seem to act up or something, as it will just chatter at times. But overall has been...
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