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    Spud, what you described is the exact same...

    Spud, what you described is the exact same procedure that I do. Cutting that short piece out as needed when installing t's on the end ring/hook connector setup really tightens things up good. Now...
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    The sap has been running like crazy from the...

    The sap has been running like crazy from the sugar maples i have been cutting here in eastern Maine. Makes me excited just seeing it. Wished i had all the trees i have cut in the past week standing...
  3. Thread: November Journal

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    I am cutting a hardwood ridge heavy on sugar...

    I am cutting a hardwood ridge heavy on sugar sugar maples today and i must say that i have never seen the sap run out of the trees so good, even in the spring. I tasted some and tasted hardly no...
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    My wife and I also had a great time there, we met...

    My wife and I also had a great time there, we met lots of nice people and saw some great sugar houses,(from works of art to a basic sugar house that doubles as a work shop). Had a good time talking...
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    My wife and I plan on attending.

    My wife and I plan on attending.
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    When I was cleaning my pans I took a few photos...

    When I was cleaning my pans I took a few photos and added them to my photobucket. The tubes are 2 inch and are 5 feet long. It boils at 50 gph. The sides are 10 inches high so I can only run the...
  7. Thread: sign

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    The sign looks great. I too am interested in one....

    The sign looks great. I too am interested in one. What size is it the one you made and what sizes would be available. Thanks
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    Maine 450 taps

    Maine 450 taps
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    3rdgen, I've wondered about those guys with tens...

    3rdgen, I've wondered about those guys with tens of thousands of taps. With very large sized mainlines, sap ladders, slopes faces all directions. It takes weeks to tap the trees, washing all the...
  10. Thread: Big evap

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    I'm drooling at those numbers, until I think of...

    I'm drooling at those numbers, until I think of all the work that has to be done before you get to the evaporator!
  11. Thread: Totals so far

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    85 gallons so far and the sap is still coming in...

    85 gallons so far and the sap is still coming in clear. I made 5 gallons of light today for the first time this season. It has gone back and forth from dark to medium all season and now near the end...
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    dlewia, I am wondering how you made out with your...

    dlewia, I am wondering how you made out with your vein search. I have one that is getting very weak and would like to rebuild it. I'm going to update my vac. system for next season, but would really...
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    Brought in 230 gals. today. My lines didn't start...

    Brought in 230 gals. today. My lines didn't start until about 10:30 after the 20 degree night and looks to be in the teens according to the weatherman for tonight. Sap is still clear as spring water,...
  14. Thread: Mason Flue pan

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    I've had great results with my 2x8 drop tube....

    I've had great results with my 2x8 drop tube. Granted I have only used a flat p an in the past, no experience with a flue pan. With that being said I love mine. With the blower at 1/2 speed and...
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    55 gals. so far. sap didn't run at all for 4 days...

    55 gals. so far. sap didn't run at all for 4 days last week due to hard freezes. 35 during the day wasn't enough to get the trees to recover from the 12 degree nights. the w.f. mason 2x8 seems to be...
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    the sap ran pretty good last night and today, I...

    the sap ran pretty good last night and today, I plan to fire up the new wf mason 2x8 for the first boil tomorrow. My fingers are crossed for a good outcome. A big leap from a 2x3 flat pan.
  17. Thread: March Journal

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    I got my new wf mason 2x8 today, I am as happy...

    I got my new wf mason 2x8 today, I am as happy and scared as a new dad!! Now to get it bricked, looks like a chore when I look at the pallet of bricks. Bill is a great guy to talk to. He treated me...
  18. Thread: Classified Ads?

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    BryanEx, I agree with you. The good Dr. has...

    BryanEx, I agree with you. The good Dr. has earned and deserves a little respect. I for one enjoy his comments. I hope he can let the negativity roll of his back.
  19. Thread: Squirrel problems

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    You're not alone with the squirrel damage. I have...

    You're not alone with the squirrel damage. I have had the same trouble. I haven't seen them or heard them, but the damage is very discouraging. The little buggers chew the drop lines right at the...
  20. Thread: Help.

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    What I did this year with 1000 foot rolls of 3/4...

    What I did this year with 1000 foot rolls of 3/4 tubing was to stand the tubing between 2 trees 4-6 feet apart, then i put a heavy duty rachet strap through a 3 foot peice of pvc pipe through the...
  21. Thread: Maine Journal

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    I've been busy planning for next year. I bought...

    I've been busy planning for next year. I bought a delaval vacuum pump and Bender releaser. I took down the tubing that I had put up last year when I was in a hurry. Once I get the rest of my brush...
  22. Thread: Maine Journal

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    Mainelymaple, Glad to see you are still sugaring....

    Mainelymaple, Glad to see you are still sugaring. I remember last fall you had trouble with the lease on the sugarbush you tap. I hope it worked out. Great old photos on your photobucket.
  23. Thread: Maine Journal

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    I put in 40 taps this afternoon. I Know I am a...

    I put in 40 taps this afternoon. I Know I am a week late. I plan to put in another 50-60 this weekend after I see what this storm is going to do. I know I am at least a week behind, hard to believe I...
  24. Thread: My minor D Day

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    H. Walker, I hope you finger is o.k., I lost half...

    H. Walker, I hope you finger is o.k., I lost half (the top half:) ) of my index finger many years ago. I have gotten by just fine without it. Only time I miss it is when typing and it is a little...
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    If a person uses black plastic pipe is it better...

    If a person uses black plastic pipe is it better to use the 100psi or the 160psi?
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