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    My proceedure the last 5 years or so has been to...

    My proceedure the last 5 years or so has been to RO all sap and send it to the head tank. I have a site tube for the level in my head tank. The important line for my rig is at 18 gal. (I have a line...
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    When I had my Stewardship plan drawn up, 10 acres...

    When I had my Stewardship plan drawn up, 10 acres was the smallest that foresters in New York State do it, at least state foresters. With a 1.5 acre piece of land you are likely on your own.
    I do...
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    I suggest you mix in the preservative. My method...

    I suggest you mix in the preservative. My method would be to add it to the wash tank and circulate it thru the membrane(s) for 5 minutes. Then shut the RO off. Now, if you want to store the...
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    NhShaun is also right, the new barrels use a % of...

    NhShaun is also right, the new barrels use a % of recycled steel, you might get a flaw where a car seat cover was.
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    I raised my prices just over 2 weeks ago and...

    I raised my prices just over 2 weeks ago and sales so far show no decline.
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    I bought 3x what I usually get in cases of jugs,...

    I bought 3x what I usually get in cases of jugs, will not last 2 yrs though, need more storage room.
  7. Thread: New RO

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    2 top rated ones are LaPierre and CDL.

    2 top rated ones are LaPierre and CDL.
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    A lot of how long a barrel stove lasts is related...

    A lot of how long a barrel stove lasts is related to off season treatment. If you leave any ashes in it, they draw moisture from the air and eat the steel, If you completely clean it out and spray or...
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    I agree, I've seen a few where the top is the...

    I agree, I've seen a few where the top is the same size as the bottom, but in general the top (dry) line is 1 size larger than the bottom (wet) line.
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    I would think it will come fairly soon, (I've...

    I would think it will come fairly soon, (I've already raised my retails, in fact I did it 2 weeks ago) I may need to adjust even more soon.
  11. Thread: New RO

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    You will get many replies I'm sure. There are...

    You will get many replies I'm sure. There are several higher end RO's that will give you that in one pass. It will run at a much higher pressure.
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    So sorry, maybe you can find another tree or 3...

    So sorry, maybe you can find another tree or 3 someplace near to tap.
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    WMF, you have me confused. If the pump pushes 4...

    WMF, you have me confused. If the pump pushes 4 gal in one end and 4 gal total comes out the other, with some being concentrate and the rest permeate, how can there be a dead space/ I'll admit the...
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    When running properly the space between the...

    When running properly the space between the membrane and the outer wall of the vessel is not fead space, that is where thye sap/concentrate is flowing, pressure forces the permeate thru the membrane....
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    Hang on you westerners, your price will climb if...

    Hang on you westerners, your price will climb if you wait it out. While you may not get the full increase, it will likely go higher, but only for those who wait, and only if enough hold back until it...
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    I think it's likely 2 issues. #1, you can it with...

    I think it's likely 2 issues. #1, you can it with the needle valve wide ope,. that is pushing much less thru the membrane, 2x what goes thru, goes paqst without going thru. You need the flows to be...
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    If the Maple grade DE goes thru your filter you...

    If the Maple grade DE goes thru your filter you need a new filter. Do you use a wool or orlon syrup filter? If yes, the fibers must have gotten broken, possibly by wringing them filter out. That's a...
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    What soap and how much did you use? When you...

    What soap and how much did you use? When you rinse do you adjust the pressure so both concentrate and permeate flows are about equal? Which membranes do you have? What pump or pumps?
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    Sorry linapal, if I offended you. I thought 20...

    Sorry linapal, if I offended you. I thought 20 years using grade labels was enough. to comment on grade labels.
    By the way, I do like those labels, they stick well. The reason I ordered from them is...
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    My surprise was the "resin" that gets all over...

    My surprise was the "resin" that gets all over the walls. It seems writers want to use a different term for things just to be original. Isn't the so called "resin" just sugar?
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    As you calculate the weight, factor in the wt at...

    As you calculate the weight, factor in the wt at the highest % sugar you will RO to, not just for 2% sap, Then get a structural engineer to design it.
    I've never put a head tank in a loft, but my...
  22. Thread: New arch

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    What size are you thinking?

    What size are you thinking?
  23. Just to let you know how my early years went and...

    Just to let you know how my early years went and from what others say, it's not unusual. I started with a 2x3 flat pan in year 1, a 2x6 in year 2-5, and a 3x8 in year 6-present. I built my sugarhouse...
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    Here is one that may work, I just got the link...

    Here is one that may work, I just got the link for it today: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TRJA8M/ref=pe_2313360_576672250_em_1p_0_lm
    Read about it to see if it looks like it will work....
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    Thank you Dr Tim, I hope to stay as long as I...

    Thank you Dr Tim, I hope to stay as long as I can. I'll still have my hand in syrup (so to speak) because I kept my finisher, my filter press and my WJ bottler. I'll buy barrels of bulk and package...
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