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  1. Thanks Guys on the shop! Will be working on it...

    Thanks Guys on the shop! Will be working on it for a while.
    Back to Maple:
    I have all my tubing strung for the 2021 season. I also trimmed the roadside sugarbush to get some of the brush trimmed...
  2. The thing about hoods and vent pipes, if designed...

    The thing about hoods and vent pipes, if designed correctly and installed correctly they should be able to remove 95% of the steam from the boiling room. We do have hoods and stacks and generally...
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    Hanging tubing, cleaning tanks, the getting ready...

    Hanging tubing, cleaning tanks, the getting ready process!
    Regards,
    Chris
  4. https://i.imgur.com/63RY3mx.jpg ...

    https://i.imgur.com/63RY3mx.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/BdnebXD.jpg

    Jib crane hoist:
    https://i.imgur.com/whEPxyu.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/pW6P4F4.jpg
  5. Our first snow this winter:...

    Our first snow this winter:
    https://i.imgur.com/K4MPFKI.jpg?1

    https://i.imgur.com/g546bLl.jpg?1

    Building interior walls and stairs to loft:
    https://i.imgur.com/08Ghkt8.jpg

    cont:
  6. A prototype area for siding. Goal was to come...

    A prototype area for siding. Goal was to come close to sugarhouse color:
    https://i.imgur.com/7YMbnmg.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/fDsRANT.jpg

    Overhead doors!
    https://i.imgur.com/TE1zHlk.jpg
    ...
  7. 43 yards of concrete. 5 inches thick with mesh on...

    43 yards of concrete. 5 inches thick with mesh on top of the tubing:
    https://i.imgur.com/HTz1LxV.jpg?1

    Signature:
    https://i.imgur.com/s9HFyvn.jpg

    Gutters:
    https://i.imgur.com/7AOUNRO.jpg
    ...
  8. Jib crane boom gets installed:...

    Jib crane boom gets installed:
    https://i.imgur.com/ibhapN8.jpg

    Foam (2 inch) under concrete:
    https://i.imgur.com/x5gSfn9.jpg

    Jim(father&son) assisting in laying down the half mile of PEX...
  9. Its the shed in the center:...

    Its the shed in the center:
    https://i.imgur.com/jZDAvPV.jpg?1

    Sugarhouse is to the left:
    https://i.imgur.com/j6z3SP6.jpg?1

    Adding some color:
    https://i.imgur.com/Mzcst7a.jpg

    New...
  10. https://i.imgur.com/r5t1pFS.jpg Four...

    https://i.imgur.com/r5t1pFS.jpg

    Four generations of our family. I am the old fart if you didnt know!
    https://i.imgur.com/ZtTihFX.jpg

    Maple season is almost here! I know I am not on here much,...
  11. Folks, This October we did a Fall in Love with...

    Folks,
    This October we did a Fall in Love with Maple event along with 4 other sugarhouses in NW PA. It was great!
    Tractor rides:
    https://i.imgur.com/gjZX0Lb.jpg

    We had tractor show, pumpkins,...
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    No! Regards, Chris

    No!
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Welcome, Much, Much written about gravity and...

    Welcome,
    Much, Much written about gravity and vacuum systems on 3/16 tubing systems. Your wont find much value on 5/16 for increased volume.
    How big is your new arch? How many gallons is expected...
  14. This is one to ponder a little? After making...

    This is one to ponder a little?
    After making syrup on and off for 60 years it seems like there should have been some advice given. Lets see?
    - Learn how to read when syrup syrup is finished coming...
  15. Folks, Just to fill in the blanks a little on...

    Folks,
    Just to fill in the blanks a little on the shed:
    https://i.imgur.com/8FohnQK.jpg

    Me wondering what I got myself into:
    https://i.imgur.com/4tIuyq4.jpg

    Setting the jib crane post"...
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    That may work well. But here I have to ask,...

    That may work well. But here I have to ask, because I don't get many lumps. Are you processing good early syrup to 260F and stirring? We just don't get many lumps. Also the small half the size of a...
  17. Folks, Adam helped me work on door trim today....

    Folks,
    Adam helped me work on door trim today. The azak material now surrounds the inside of the doors. Then the same material as brick molding on the doors exterior....
  18. Dave, Thanks. I never really had any problems...

    Dave,
    Thanks.
    I never really had any problems with bees around when canning syrup. At this time I dont have bees on my property. Our daughter is now doing the beekeeping about 5 miles from me....
  19. Thanks guys, One of those things you probably...

    Thanks guys, One of those things you probably will only do once.
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Sticky: Welcome! Regards, Chris

    Welcome!
    Regards,
    Chris
  21. Jason, Folks, Maybe room for the ones I...

    Jason,
    Folks,
    Maybe room for the ones I already have!:)
    Should be a nice addition to the property.
    Regards,
    Chris
  22. Dr. Tim, Folks, Currently we are working on trim...

    Dr. Tim, Folks,
    Currently we are working on trim details on exterior. Progressing slowly!
    https://i.imgur.com/Qq3l6Sl.jpg

    Regards,
    Chris
  23. Folks, Some pictures as the new building made...

    Folks,
    Some pictures as the new building made progress:
    Dirt:
    https://i.imgur.com/vrlwdOd.jpg

    More dirt:
    https://i.imgur.com/kukpuif.jpg

    Holes and poles (July 20th) Me in the orange, doing...
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    BAP, My condolences. I have many fond memories...

    BAP,
    My condolences. I have many fond memories of making syrup with my dad too.
    Regards,
    Chris
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    No it should not take that long. About 5...

    No it should not take that long.
    About 5 minutes to the point the steam burst happens then made 15 minutes of stiring to cool down and done. Of course depends on the batch size.
    Regards,
    Chris
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