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  1. Thread: Sand filter

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    There was a thread here this winter/spring. Not...

    There was a thread here this winter/spring. Not recommended.
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    I have same problem. I tried vinager helped. This...

    I have same problem. I tried vinager helped. This year I soaked in permeate with very good results. Maybe you know a neighbor that can give you some.
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    So for those in NE Kinkdom with all this snow,...

    So for those in NE Kinkdom with all this snow, how high are your sap lines above the ground?
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    I have a wool and orlon and I rinse outside...

    I have a wool and orlon and I rinse outside first, then put inside out and use kitchen sprayer to remove most off before spraying from inside out. I wear cloth lined vynal gloves from a farm store to...
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    Thanks RO Bucket and Maple Trader

    I just had my best week ever. I upgraded to RB10, added new line with 5 taps, raised up bottom under flue pan with fire brick brick with a ramped front, used distilled water to make a heavy batch...
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    Peeper, Don’t feel bad about the spill I toasted...

    Peeper, Don’t feel bad about the spill I toasted 1/2 gallon of near. I was lucky I could clean pot with a lot of elbow grease and discovered ‘bar keepers friend’. In my second year, before RO.
  7. Thread: SapTapApp

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    I used them 4/1 and last year.

    I used them 4/1 and last year.
  8. Thread: Heavy Syrup

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    My lucky stars where out at last night’s boil was...

    My lucky stars where out at last night’s boil was heavy and blended both to a perfect Brix.
    Should I filter with wool or synthetic cone? I have only used cone prefilter. There was the usual dark...
  9. Thread: Heavy Syrup

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    I did a test again Thursday morning with same...

    I did a test again Thursday morning with same results.
    What should I do next?
  10. Thread: Heavy Syrup

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    Thanks for info, condfirmed what I thought to do....

    Thanks for info, condfirmed what I thought to do.

    Now it is light 65 Brix. I had added some light near that bottomed out in the cup at -50 Brix.
    One ladle full, stir, test @60*. I did this twice...
  11. Thread: Red dripping

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    Red dripping

    I had to trim back some red maple branches at bottom of driveway after wet snowfall in January now have red icicles.
  12. Thread: Heavy Syrup

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    Heavy Syrup

    I had a boil over and used a prefilter only. I was not ready to use my finish filter set up. I have 3/4 gallon to finish.
    The cold test is 73 Brix and today hope to final filter with...
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    Are you trying to move them when full? Hand cart...

    Are you trying to move them when full? Hand cart or roll on their side? I have one that olives where in it, they are not being reused commercially. Mine is reddish/brown. The “ O” ring is not rugged.
  14. Thread: ro problem

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    Do you have a needle valve to open and close,...

    Do you have a needle valve to open and close, this will regulate flow. You want a 50/50% close down perm some to start condensate flow.
    If you give more info on your set up, then others will help....
  15. Thread: March journal

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    Tapped 1 tree in full sun yesterday and was wet...

    Tapped 1 tree in full sun yesterday and was wet couple ounces. Ran a new line to shed and finish roll out 2 other lines.
    Before the Big winds 2 week ago I had big tree wells around all trees with...
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    What are their diameters, have they been tapped...

    What are their diameters, have they been tapped before?
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    Dave thanks for this info. I had one last year...

    Dave thanks for this info. I had one last year come off a connector. I finally got it together. Had to be a better way. I will get one so I hopefully won’t need it, also a new roll of electric tape....
  18. Thread: RO bucket

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    Your nose will tell you. They are cheap. It you...

    Your nose will tell you. They are cheap. It you have a long run, the flow slows then change. You need to prefilter with rayon every time you transfer before final bucket. Amazon have cases. Near end...
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    Hints for doing repairs out in bush?

    When you replace a tee say for blockage? Do you have a tool to take out tee and then put in new or do you cut out tee and put in replacement? I don’t have a 2 handed tool.
    Or if tube comes off...
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    Looks good. Did you make your pan, boils fast.

    Looks good. Did you make your pan, boils fast.
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    A lot burn whatever they can get. Hemlock burns...

    A lot burn whatever they can get. Hemlock burns hot but quick, more times stoking, more coals.
    Find a tree service company, ask about they do with what they take down.
    I used one that took down...
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    How hot did you boil it to before your 1st...

    How hot did you boil it to before your 1st filtering?
  23. Thread: Brooke County

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    Welcome to the club you may get addicted. Now you...

    Welcome to the club you may get addicted. Now you can think about getting more efficient. Read and ask questions.
  24. Thread: February Journal

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    Drill 2 holes in new lid and tank a put a rope...

    Drill 2 holes in new lid and tank a put a rope with knots at each end. Then you an unscrew lid and it hangs off tank.
  25. Thread: Squirrels

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    I have yet to have a problem with them. Are the...

    I have yet to have a problem with them. Are the grey or red or both?
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