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  1. This is an interesting point and I think a great...

    This is an interesting point and I think a great way for smaller producers to market something unique. We take this approach further with our honey. We take the time to extract and package each...
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    Thanks guys - that's clear!

    Thanks guys - that's clear!
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    2014 NY grades - what is allowed?

    After 15 minutes on google, I cannot find a clear and definitive answer for the status of the NY grade transition this year, including NY maple producers site.

    It seems the new standard is law on...
  4. Bill Mason finisher + hotel pan for steam

    I have Bill's 12x20" propane finisher:

    http://wfmasonwelding.com/finishersbottlers.html

    and finally got around to trying something that I thought others might want to try to avoid having to...
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    Pileated woodpeckers are quite distinctive - what...

    Pileated woodpeckers are quite distinctive - what Woody Woodpecker was based on. Well known "laughing" call - lots of sound files can be found online - and really large dramatic birds. The...
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    To answer a question above - no, I did not start...

    To answer a question above - no, I did not start with a cold oven. So this probably didn't help either.

    Based on all the feedback, it seems like the following two changes should improve things...
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    I've heard < 100 F as a rule of thumb in the...

    I've heard < 100 F as a rule of thumb in the past. Which also explains the concern of directly filling glass in unheated sugarhouses where the difference can be 150 F. Another point to consider is...
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    This was the second use for the jug... had filled...

    This was the second use for the jug... had filled once before. Oven was 190 F. It's a normal kitchen oven. Agree with the concern about shock during filling - which was why I went through the...
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    What I haven't been able to figure out is why dry...

    What I haven't been able to figure out is why dry heat is bad for glass... I'm an engineer so I can't help but want to understand that.

    I'm guessing that the idea with the dishwasher is that the...
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    So I had never realized that it was a bad idea to...

    So I had never realized that it was a bad idea to put glass in an oven - and have seen many other mapletraders suggesting to do so as it goes a long way towards eliminating any risk of cooling...
  11. I'd guess that statement is for the durability of...

    I'd guess that statement is for the durability of sapphire - it would be a lot harder to scratch up than anything else you could use. If you're putting unfiltered syrup samples on it with various...
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    Gallon glass exploded - no idea why!

    My wife and I just finished over 2 hours of cleaning up the result of the attached photo - hoping the photo may provide some clues.

    I was sitting in another room and suddenly heard glass break...
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    I did not - but am going to do so for next year. ...

    I did not - but am going to do so for next year. I just had some experience using their pumps in RO and some of what I learned there seemed relevant to this discussion.
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    Yea, Aquatec definitely has models rated for...

    Yea, Aquatec definitely has models rated for continuous duty. Their website has some PDF files that show this and it is based largely on temperature rise which is a function of current draw that is...
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    Interesting idea... I can't imagine why it...

    Interesting idea... I can't imagine why it wouldn't work. And thinking back a little more on this, I'm not even sure if this is a problem after the first run, because I often noticed a lot of sap...
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    I'm wondering why you mention keeping it tight. ...

    I'm wondering why you mention keeping it tight. Our final 250 foot run to build the vertical drop is just laying on the ground. Most is sloped, but I'm sure I have a dip here and there - I didn't...
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    We used the fittings from D&G - they are just...

    We used the fittings from D&G - they are just straight transitions with single barbs on each end and a central ring/stop for the tubing between the sections. They were $0.30; tees were $0.50. Since...
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    Aquatec's transformers are 24V - so actually...

    Aquatec's transformers are 24V - so actually that's one of the cheapest ways to go as long as you are OK on current draw. For a high pressure RO system, you can exceed the capacity of their larger 2...
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    Regarding brush life - I had a discussion with...

    Regarding brush life - I had a discussion with Aquatec on this at one point... here are some key points directly from their engineering team:

    Expect 1000-1500 hours in brush life at 120vac; expect...
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    This is something I was thinking about as next...

    This is something I was thinking about as next major upgrade to keep stretching our 2x4. I'm surprised you are disappointed with low 20s - that's nearly double what I get with a 2x4 flat pan. It...
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    Build the RO - even a low pressure one run on a...

    Build the RO - even a low pressure one run on a diaphragm pump - and you'll be fine with that 2x4.

    We ran 280 taps on our Mason 2x4 flat pan this season. I have a day job as well, and never...
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    Just another update on this thread - we have not...

    Just another update on this thread - we have not had a single leak with the D&G tubing and fittings through the whole season on our small test area - anytime it flows, I see 29.9 on the gauge.
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    I like this approach - especially if you can...

    I like this approach - especially if you can partner with local producers - but the catch is that if you had a low year, probably everyone else did. It's honest and transparent and lets the consumer...
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    Here is a spec sheet on a 4048: ...

    Here is a spec sheet on a 4048:

    http://www.shurflo.com/files/RV-Product-Data-Sheets/4048-High-Flow-Pump/pds-4048-153-A75.pdf

    Looks like absolute minimum is 2.8 amps; rising quickly if there is...
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    The 12V pumps should have current ratings in...

    The 12V pumps should have current ratings in amps. The batteries have amp-hour ratings - so to first order, if you know how many amps you'll use, you can estimate the life of any given deep cycle...
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