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    new pump for 2020

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    this one is rated to self prime 14 feet. :) I would have rather had 110 volt. but I can deal with 12
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    I am so far behind I am just now building a new...

    I am so far behind I am just now building a new shack at my place. I have a bunch of maples my father and I planted that can now be tapped :) I will use 3/16 on them with a sure flow and the ones...
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    thanks for the input! I am in the process of...

    thanks for the input! I am in the process of building a new shack. I had really planned on a cupola this time instead of a hood. I am tired of listening to a fan run the whole time. is any one using...
  4. what is the going rate in Wi. in a normal grocery...

    what is the going rate in Wi. in a normal grocery store for pure syrup?
    Down here there is Canadian Syrup on the shelf for 12~14 a qt. 7 a pint and 4 a half pint. I can see where if you are wood...
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    Yeah I was tempted once to sell mine. and could...

    Yeah I was tempted once to sell mine. and could not do it. I am tempted to sell some real old rusty ones for decorations. there are those in the suburbs that seem to love that kind of stuff
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    Dad used to spray the inside of his galvanized...

    Dad used to spray the inside of his galvanized buckets every few years with lacquer. I was like say what! . he said. it is a approved as a coating for cutting boards in kitchens and you chop up what...
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    thankful you are home and doing well!

    thankful you are home and doing well!
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    I would check with my insurance company and make...

    I would check with my insurance company and make sure they are not going to stick it to me for having it attached to the garage.
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    if selling make sure you can have it approved and be...
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    this has been a fun read and informative....

    this has been a fun read and informative. Congrats on your progress, you have come a long way.
    But as a beloved old boat racer who has passed a way used to say, "you gotta do the work, if you...
  10. Soil PH would have a lot to do with, does lead...

    Soil PH would have a lot to do with, does lead leach into the soil or does it not. just as it has an impact water lines that are lead. or an acidic solution in a lead soldered pan. oxidized lead does...
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    dogpatches advice is wise.. but not as fun! :)...

    dogpatches advice is wise..
    but not as fun! :) welcome Farmer
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    stepping over a dollar to pick up a shiny penny...

    stepping over a dollar to pick up a shiny penny is an easy habit to fall into. It is not done because someone is ignoring the dollar... they just never took their eyes off the shiny thing long...
  13. I know this is an aside to the original question...

    I know this is an aside to the original question but I have to wonder..
    How many of you that feel RO makes a lower quality of syrup based that opinion on some trials with an early hobby RO ?
    and...
  14. To me it just means the process is not coal fired...

    To me it just means the process is not coal fired via the grid. LOL
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    Poll: I thought the same. tried a depth stop.. then...

    I thought the same. tried a depth stop.. then tried just tape around the bit. same issue. I did take the time to file a mark around a bit once.. it worked decent as a visual guide
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    Welcome! and Mapleflats is quite right !

    Welcome! and Mapleflats is quite right !
  17. Same results in coffee tests.. most peoples...

    Same results in coffee tests..
    most peoples preconceived perceptions seem to bias flavor tests more than the flavor variations do.
  18. actually I am just amused someone thinks burning...

    actually I am just amused someone thinks burning wood is not burning hydrocarbons.
    Touting that the source of the hydrocarbons is the very bush being tapped and it helps in maintaining that...
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    Our condolences sad indeed.

    Our condolences
    sad indeed.
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    Do you have a link to a good elevation app? I...

    Do you have a link to a good elevation app? I tried a few with poor results. when they say a bridge surface is one foot above the low ground it crosses and there is close to 20 feet difference in...
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    thank you all for your input. it is appreciated

    thank you all for your input. it is appreciated
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    you really do need to preheat all the parts in...

    you really do need to preheat all the parts in the oven, the hotter the better. shoot for around 500 F. putting it in sand to cool slower would be good also
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    if your rig is not very big. the blower on a...

    if your rig is not very big. the blower on a clothes dryer looks promising
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    While I will not use all I am getting rid of. I...

    While I will not use all I am getting rid of. I am making a drip irrigation system for the garden with old drops.
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    Well since this describes my new location pretty...

    Well since this describes my new location pretty spot on and it will also be my only location with around 100 taps at one collection spot . I will change my original plan to follow this advice. ...
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