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    Started late this year and look like we might...

    Started late this year and look like we might finish early. Usually make about 80-100 gal and so far only made 30. Maybe another 5 in the pans yet. Need to clean the tanks and wait for another...
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    I have a 250, used when I bought it. Ran great...

    I have a 250, used when I bought it. Ran great the 1st year. Over the summer when I was cleaning up the outside a bit, one of the high pressure hose connections to the membrane housing broke off. ...
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    We are still waiting for the last run. The...

    We are still waiting for the last run. The ground is so dry around us that I think the trees are thirsty themselves.... Maybe with this rain it might decide to open up again.
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    Thanks for the info and experiences with these...

    Thanks for the info and experiences with these new type of filters. We are using cones and pre-filters and are having a hell of a time keeping up with filtering right off the arch. This is our 2nd...
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    We finally collected 550 gal of 2.6% sap on the...

    We finally collected 550 gal of 2.6% sap on the 11th. Let it run for a couple of days over the weekend. Froze up again now, but looking good next couple of days. RO ran good. Took 400 gal out,...
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    We had some problems this month getting things...

    We had some problems this month getting things ready, but all of our lines are up on the trees, tanks are washed, ready to go. Just waiting for a warmer day to tap. Was thinking this weekend, but...
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    This was my thoughts exactly to use AC over DC. ...

    This was my thoughts exactly to use AC over DC. But my first season, the AC pump didn't last the season before the brushes burned up. They are only designed to last up to 1000 hrs. Where as the DC...
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    I had struggled with drilling SS as well. Then I...

    I had struggled with drilling SS as well. Then I saw a metal smith drill with no oil and used regular bits. The key is to not let the metal get hot. Short quick bursts from a cordless drill does...
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    Well, just dialed it again. Same person. Then I...

    Well, just dialed it again. Same person. Then I tried my landline and wrong number again... Can anyone verify this for me? Maybe something is wrong calling from NY? I triple checked the...
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    Yep, called them 2x and got a machine from some...

    Yep, called them 2x and got a machine from some officer at a school I think.. Not sure if lines are crossed or it belongs to someone else now? Weird.
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    So I bought one of his 250 models last year. Was...

    So I bought one of his 250 models last year. Was cleaning it today and found one of the high pressure hose ends broken. I tried calling Rays number on here and got some recording for some school...
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    Was our last boil last night. Ended up with...

    Was our last boil last night. Ended up with about 80 gal for the year, which is average. Still have about 40 gal to bottle yet, but will wait till warmer weather comes.
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    We have slowed way down. Tonight might be our...

    We have slowed way down. Tonight might be our last boil as it took 4 days to get enough to fire up the RO. This week looks iffy weather wise.
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    Actually most strive to get .25 gal/tap. I...

    Actually most strive to get .25 gal/tap. I actually got .5 gal last year, but that was a great year for us. You are at .3, so that is great... :)
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    I usually bottle while I am boiling. I just keep...

    I usually bottle while I am boiling. I just keep adding some hot sap from the arch until I get it just right. Don't over do it though or you will have to boil it down again. If you add cold, then...
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    Ours are just starting to break loose. Will be...

    Ours are just starting to break loose. Will be interesting this week for sure as I can see some budding out already. :(
  17. There are lots of threads on here about hobby...

    There are lots of threads on here about hobby RO's too. Makes a huge difference on wood consumption.
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    I assume you just tried running it dry too?

    I assume you just tried running it dry too?
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    We have not boiled since end of Feb. This cold...

    We have not boiled since end of Feb. This cold pocket hanging over us really needs to move off. In the teens at nights and only low to mid 30's in the afternoon. By the time it decides to wake up...
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    Just storing it. Should be good with the cold...

    Just storing it. Should be good with the cold temps. Just didn't want to keep the warm bulb on it that long as it would probably start to get stringy... :(
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    We have been froze up for quite a while now as...

    We have been froze up for quite a while now as well. Tried a couple of times turning on the vac pumps, got a little bit, but nothing to collect. Then night time drops down between 8-20 degrees and...
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    When I use to use them in the field, I always had...

    When I use to use them in the field, I always had to make sure they were empty. The sap gets in and around the ball valve inside and freezes. I use one for my RO perm water and make sure it is...
  23. Pull the head off to check the diaphragm. I am...

    Pull the head off to check the diaphragm. I am still thinking that there might be something stuck in there causing leakage. It is a pretty easy fix if that is all it is... Just saying... I also...
  24. I have a spare pump so I can easily swap it out...

    I have a spare pump so I can easily swap it out to keep the sap flowing, then repair the faulty one. Bothers me when a pump is down and I am not getting the production I should be... :) These...
  25. Is this 4008 AC or DC? Do you run a recirc line...

    Is this 4008 AC or DC? Do you run a recirc line from your tank to keep the diaphragm wet? I get usually 20" without any leaks. I did have one go bad/weak on me once. I have also pulled them apart...
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