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    So these are what you use from the tree taps and...

    So these are what you use from the tree taps and drop ?18882
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    Any idea where to get 3/16 X 3/16 /x 5/16 Tees ?...

    Any idea where to get 3/16 X 3/16 /x 5/16 Tees ? I assume you tap than with 5/16 splies
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    So if I use the 3/16 without mainlines do I just...

    So if I use the 3/16 without mainlines do I just Start at the farthest tree with each run and as I pass a tree use a 3/16 tee and branch off to a 3/16 spile and do that with each line that would meet...
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    smokey lake full pint on Gas

    Anyone ever converted a half pint arch / now with smokey lake full pint drop pan to gas. I could easily switch from wood to natural gas with a short line from my house to the shed.

    Thouhts
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    Pricing 2018

    OK now that people want to buy it what should I charge per quart per gallon I’m a hobby producer I’ve seen court to go for $15-$25 gallons go from $50-$75 what should I charge
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    yes that is my concern. That is why I am...

    yes that is my concern. That is why I am thinking about the 12 volt. I could charge it easily since it is right near the house close etc.

    what size "main tube" would I run. I am assuming the...
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    Flat woods small scale tubbing

    I have been reading through all the tubing install and have many questions. I am sure my answers are here somewhere and I plan on to keep searching for next year.

    We do can do about 50 taps in...
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    Red Creek- So you used two of these if I am...

    Red Creek-

    So you used two of these if I am reading your post correct. One telling you flow into the micron filter and one to slow the permeate flow instead of the brass needle valve.
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    If it builds up too much pressure the tree might...

    If it builds up too much pressure the tree might explode. Just kidding
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    When to seek help

    When do you seek help for this. I have no problem judging someone by counting how many taps they could put in the trees in their yard.

    I think I have a problem
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    Still not much sap slowing in Livingston county...

    Still not much sap slowing in Livingston county as of today
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    Looks like a bigger shack maybe a tractor with...

    Looks like a bigger shack maybe a tractor with tracs to not tear up your woods while collecting. Probably want to get a big dairy storage tank for sap. Keep saying it’s only a hobby but next...
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    I checked buckets after work yesterday and even...

    I checked buckets after work yesterday and even from Sunday's warmth not much ran. Can't imagine much today either. Maybe by the end of the week for a good weekend boil.
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    Keep saying that to yourself- It will never...

    Keep saying that to yourself- It will never work. The addiction is too strong. I bet you have 100 taps in no time
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    I know that but I guess what I meant was is there...

    I know that but I guess what I meant was is there a advantage to having the valve close to the last membrane and the longer side to the collection tank vs the tube coming out and the valve at the end...
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    Speaking of the needle valves for these homemade...

    Speaking of the needle valves for these homemade ro’s. Do you want the needle valve fairly close to the unit or is it ok at the end of the tube that feeds the ro sap.
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    On hold right now

    Looks like a little holding pattern this weekend in SE Michigan Good time to do some cleaning of pans, filters and gathering pails.
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    Welcome to the addiction there is no cure

    Welcome to the addiction there is no cure
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    Build it and they will come. Or is it build it...

    Build it and they will come. Or is it build it and the sap will run.
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    If you put one in it has to blow air up. I put a...

    If you put one in it has to blow air up. I put a cage fan on my leader half pint smoky/ smoky lake full pint. I just hung it on the vent door. It just blows air past the fire and doesn’t make a...
  21. Thread: Soot on pan

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    Soot on pan

    I have a smoky lake full pint that I get take small batches of near syrup off and finish on a flat stainless pan I had smoky lake make for me that covers two burners of a old propane stove. My...
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    Sorry to jump in but can I be reminded - series...

    Sorry to jump in but can I be reminded - series plumbing vs parallel plumbing again?
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    where do you guys find the pressure gage. I’ve...

    where do you guys find the pressure gage. I’ve had the homemade ro for about 3 seasons now and can’t seem to find a gage that last. I’ve bought them from Home Depot and Lowe’s. Right now I’m...
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    Not much flow since the weekend. Hoping Thursday...

    Not much flow since the weekend. Hoping Thursday /Friday’s cool down opens the flood gates next week.
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    First syrup of yesr

    Why does it seam the first batch of syrup seems to take the longest to make
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