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  1. Good place to start, I know it varries from state...

    Good place to start, I know it varries from state to state. In WV they have something called the "cottage law" that allows small producers of farm products to sell without the full weight of...
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    Trying to stay on the farm as much as possible. ...

    Trying to stay on the farm as much as possible. School starting next week, so it's back to driving the bus when all i want to do is boil.

    Collected another 75 gallons last night, is was partly...
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    Thanks! Now i just hope they arrive in a timely...

    Thanks! Now i just hope they arrive in a timely fashion.
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    Collected 100 gallons on 1/16/2020, seems like...

    Collected 100 gallons on 1/16/2020, seems like everything is just starting to run. Still waiting to hang the next 100 buckets and lines until First week of February, hope that works out. Any one...
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    Update 1/14/2021: Today was probably the best...

    Update 1/14/2021: Today was probably the best day for run. I'll have enough to boil tomorrow evening. I don't think the days are quite long enough to justify hanging any more buckets. I'll hold...
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    Here is a video showing how we have hung buckets....

    Here is a video showing how we have hung buckets. These are 7/16 taps, however properly seated 5/16 hold up a full 5 gallon bucket as well. This season we are switching over to stainless taps(5/16...
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    Hardy County

    Hung 138 buckets today, 1/10/2021, hope to make it to 200 and then work on tubing tomorrow. Almost all were dripping, expecting a good run this week, then a freeze up for a week.
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    Sugarhouse just needs a little organizing, and a...

    Sugarhouse just needs a little organizing, and a load of gravel for the floor. I also used some clear tubing on my sap supply line so i don't have to go out and check my head tank, just need to put...
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    New stainless spiles arrived yesterday!!, i...

    New stainless spiles arrived yesterday!!, i didn't even get a shipment notice, pretty quick turnaround. I went ahead and hung to buckets near my sugar house just to see if I could get any...
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    I'm in Hardy county in the eastern panhandle, I'm...

    I'm in Hardy county in the eastern panhandle, I'm waiting on stainless steel taps, both for buckets and lines...i really wish i had them. I am tempted to use up the hundred or so plastic spiles this...
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    Does anyone use a 4x4 mini truck like a honda...

    Does anyone use a 4x4 mini truck like a honda acty? They just made them road legal in the state I live in. I like the idea of the drop side bed heat and AC at no extra cost. Interested if anyone...
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    From your message i think we have the 50-75-100...

    From your message i think we have the 50-75-100 pump body, 7/14" wide from outside of fin to outside of fin, the motor RPM's are 1725. Removed the pully and plate, the pump wall is smooth, and the...
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    Surge Alamo pump and Releaser

    Is there any way to identify this pump. I understand that the model was printed on the belt cover(which i am missing). I am going to try to use this pump this season, i was assured it worked but i...
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    No problem, my design is totally unproven, I...

    No problem, my design is totally unproven, I considered a different setup with pipe for air, and auf, but it was an afterthought. I'm still anxious to see how it preforms. My fan isn'tbtoo much...
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    This shows the hole, the grates and the outside. ...

    This shows the hole, the grates and the outside. 21661. I kinda just cut everything to fit.
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    Finally got to do some more work in the shack,...

    Finally got to do some more work in the shack, Ran the wire and switches for the blower fan. Had an oppurtunity to light a fire too, we did a rought time to put a boil on 20 gallons of water, which...
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    Forgot about that, don't want 110 going to a 24v...

    Forgot about that, don't want 110 going to a 24v valve, that will let the magic smoke out! Lol
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    I think you could use a relay that the pid would...

    I think you could use a relay that the pid would trip one way to open and then when it's unpowered it would close the contacts back the other way and close your valve, however not sure how your valve...
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    21617. One step closer to a test boil!

    21617. One step closer to a test boil!
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    http://mapletrader.com/community/attachment.php?at...

    http://mapletrader.com/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=21615&stc=1got all the bricks cut and fit today, tapered the top row as suggested, it was almost painless. Waiting on the refractory...
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    I seem to remember it took two at the base, and...

    I seem to remember it took two at the base, and two at the other end of a rope run over the shack. There may have been other standers by to provide medical assistance if needed. The base welded on...
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    Arch moved in to the sugar shack today, next step...

    Arch moved in to the sugar shack today, next step set the stack....it's a 8x10 inch pice of square tubing 14 feet long and heeeeeeeaaavvvvyyyy...
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    2160921610 New draw off for the new setup,...

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    New draw off for the new setup, hope to test with boiling water next week.
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    Blower fan duct fabricated and fan mounted today...

    Blower fan duct fabricated and fan mounted today

    http://mapletrader.com/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=21603&stc=1
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    21601 The cam ends welded to the steel pipe...

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    The cam ends welded to the steel pipe with no problem, pretty happy with the results.

    https://youtu.be/3lBw7Y1H7G4
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