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    why shut the vacuum pumps off? keep them on...

    why shut the vacuum pumps off? keep them on during this warm spell to keep the trees stabilized. might also find that you will continue to pull in sap while others on buckets can't and when the...
  2. Thread: tap depth

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    1.34" should do the trick, but agreed with...

    1.34" should do the trick, but agreed with buckeye gold, throw those 7/16" away and use at least 5/16". There are even new more thinner spouts coming out and the studies are showing that you will...
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    We really need to be praying hard for some hard...

    We really need to be praying hard for some hard freezes and get some frost in the ground or we all gonna be dealing with low sugar content.
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    Happy for you GSCampChris..this is truly the best...

    Happy for you GSCampChris..this is truly the best time of the year. Glad to see you had decent sugar content. Reports have been coming in with much less thus far. We need more hard cold spells and...
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    Good Luck Thackerymaple...Hope you have a great...

    Good Luck Thackerymaple...Hope you have a great season!
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    I'm not a fan of the compressed air for the same...

    I'm not a fan of the compressed air for the same reason, and I think Johnpma nailed it with the comment about a powerful drill!
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    I'm going to piggy back Brandon for a moment only...

    I'm going to piggy back Brandon for a moment only because I feel this is important to consider. CDL was one of the first to come out with the 3/16". those who have followed in recent years might...
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    it does help if the trees are still frozen. most...

    it does help if the trees are still frozen. most of those bits are actually designed to tap a frozen tree. if the warm weather has hit, the bit sometimes will really suck up into the hole. there...
  9. There seems to be a common thread here....work...

    There seems to be a common thread here....work with someone who can be there to support you! Think long term rather than just in the short term. The big 4 companies have been around for a very long...
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    Don't beat yourself up. Sugarin is all about...

    Don't beat yourself up. Sugarin is all about experimenting. I will say however that the trend has been here in Ohio that too many people have been waiting too long to tap and losing a fair bit of...
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    Use a fresh drill bit from your local maple...

    Use a fresh drill bit from your local maple equipment dealer. They are designed to cut straight in and come out clean. Hardware store drill bits are not the same. One stroke in, one stroke out...
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    The big concern will be longevity. I too am...

    The big concern will be longevity. I too am concerned with such a little area for sap to flow that just the littlest amount of shavings or other gunk may cause a blockage. The issue with a blockage...
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    dump the ice! sugar melts first, so you sap will...

    dump the ice! sugar melts first, so you sap will have a higher percentage of sugar, creating less of a boil time. I know you feel like you are waisting some, but the majority of the sugar has...
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    no need for a bigger tap, stick with 5/16" across...

    no need for a bigger tap, stick with 5/16" across the board. It is becoming industry standard, and your trees will appreciate it too. They heal faster and studies have proven that you do not gain...
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    dont buy a flue pan unless it has a drain on it,...

    dont buy a flue pan unless it has a drain on it, you will thank me later after you finish cussing it out every time you have to lift it to empty. Not a real big deal when temps are up, but when you...
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    seems hard to believe that it is worth the...

    seems hard to believe that it is worth the investment for a check valve strictly for a gravity system. They were designed for vaccum, so why spend the extra money. The best investment you can make...
  17. at the end of the day, we are all selling flavor,...

    at the end of the day, we are all selling flavor, so why take the chance and cut corners to buy a cheap used barrel. some times to make money it means to spend money. In the long run, it is a cheap...
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    without a hard freeze, the sap is sitting up in...

    without a hard freeze, the sap is sitting up in the canopy of your trees. Sugar is in the roots, and without any hard freeze, that sap is not going to move back down to the roots. So what you are...
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    you definitely have enough stack, rule of thumb...

    you definitely have enough stack, rule of thumb is that your stack should be double the lenght of your arch, so 8' should be plenty. 12' is more than you need.
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