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    Sounds like taking the bricks out is going to be...

    Sounds like taking the bricks out is going to be the plan. It was used for 3 seasons and has sat for 5-7 years. An old feller bought it and hired a couple to put in his tubing and run the operation,...
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    How much does a bricked 2x6 arch weigh?

    Goin to pick up a new to me 2x6 raised flue evaporator here in a few weeks. The seller bought the land and it included a sugar shack and this evaporator. I'm getting the arch, pans and stack. He has...
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    I ran out of 3/16 last year, but I did have...

    I ran out of 3/16 last year, but I did have several rolls of 5/16 so I used a 3/16-5/16-3/16 tee and ran two 3/16's laterals into a 5/16 on 10 laterals. The five 5/16 extensions were only 100' or so...
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    Milton there's about a hundred threads on here...

    Milton there's about a hundred threads on here for 12v diaphragm pumps, lots of photos. From solar with temp controllers to 110v and 12v marine batteries. It all depends on your budget and the...
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    I expanded my deer run 125 hobby between last...

    I expanded my deer run 125 hobby between last year and this year. I added another membrane and switched from gas to electric with a 330 procon. I used a Wayne 1 hp feed pump. What I did not do was...
  6. Thread: Squirrels

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    I talked to my Maple Dealer about getting 1'...

    I talked to my Maple Dealer about getting 1' rolls of tubing next year instead of 800'. I just need enough to go between all the splices we put in this year. Definitely goin to try Dave's hot sauce...
  7. Thread: RO information

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    This RO requires constant attention, I watch it...

    This RO requires constant attention, I watch it and my float box constantly but as you get used to it, it's really a good feeling to see that permeate tank fill up and realize how much steam you...
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    Russel, I think you are right about the...

    Russel,

    I think you are right about the flowers, the bees have been bringing in pollen like crazy. Yesterday I was out cuttin up a red pine that uprooted amongst he red maple bush, there were so...
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    I had 425 sugars and had 17 reds tapped. In the...

    I had 425 sugars and had 17 reds tapped. In the woods right behind my house, I had 62 taps on 3/16 with a shurflo pulling 24" vac, 12 were reds. The reds buds were swelling 2 weeks ago, so I went out...
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    I bought a 4 stockpot set from Ollies, it came...

    I bought a 4 stockpot set from Ollies, it came with 8, 12, 16 and 20 qt stainless stockpots and lids. I think it was $29. For the canner- I put the 12 qt inside the 20 qt, , marked, measured and...
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    I quit buying CV spouts when I switched to 5/16...

    I quit buying CV spouts when I switched to 5/16 drops.

    The most sap I have seen in the 5/16 drops is 14". That equates to 1.07 cubic inches. That would fill 38" of 3/16. the 3/16-5/16-3/16 tees...
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    We finished up Sunday night, 52 gallon for the...

    We finished up Sunday night, 52 gallon for the season, pretty much sold out already, have 13 gallons left to filter and bottle, going down to Paintsville KY to borrow a filter press later this week....
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    I've got my 4008 up to 24" on 62 taps, 5 laterals...

    I've got my 4008 up to 24" on 62 taps, 5 laterals running to a manifold. When I put the pump on it started at 10", fixed leaks, got to 14" found a broken tee almost to the end of the longest lateral,...
  14. As bowhunter said, it will implode and tear stuff...

    As bowhunter said, it will implode and tear stuff up! It happened to me this year. I upgraded my deer run 125 from gas motor 100 gph pump to an electric motor and 330 gph procon. I did not upgrade...
  15. Thread: 3/16" Blocked

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    Blowing into the tap hole is proven to introduce...

    Blowing into the tap hole is proven to introduce bacteria and reduce the amount of sap you'll get from that tap. It;s the instinctual thing to do, but it's also kind of the cardinal rule in sugaring....
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    Lessons learned this year" Draw off syrup a...

    Lessons learned this year"

    Draw off syrup a little heavy and thinning with boiling permeate is easier than drawing off light then finishing on gas and filtering again.

    We put up some gauges...
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    I've enjoyed the break the last few days,...

    I've enjoyed the break the last few days, catching up on other farm chores, happy the mud has been frozen enough to get around on a little easier. It's been 12-20 hour days the last month. I'm at a...
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    https://www.mapleexperts.com/membranes I...

    https://www.mapleexperts.com/membranes

    I bought a used Deer Run 125 and used it last year. This year I upgraded it to electric, added another vessel and two brad new XLE's this year. I used MES...
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    It's so bad the bees were flying Wednesday, but...

    It's so bad the bees were flying Wednesday, but they weren't interested in it. I'm just going to chalk it up to experience. I'll see if it will vinegar up, might just dump it. It's bad, real bad.
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    Shurflo 4008, 62 taps, 5 laterals 3/16, all have...

    Shurflo 4008, 62 taps, 5 laterals 3/16, all have 5/16 drops , 3/16 transitions to 5/16 at the 1/2" PVC manifold. Started at 10", fixed some leaks got it to 14", found 2 more leaks the next day,...
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    Buckeye, I'm holding out til the end of the week,...

    Buckeye, I'm holding out til the end of the week, we'll be freezing up tonight and I'm hoping for some decent sugar when we thaw out. I haven't boiled since last Tuesday, have collected some sap this...
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    I've got 2! The 17' Alumaweld with 50 hP Honda,...

    I've got 2! The 17' Alumaweld with 50 hP Honda, might have to go I'll keep the Minn Kota I pilot and Lowrance side scan and put em on the 14' Jon that I have a go devil on, been usin it more since I...
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    Rick I'll be glad to help you out with your...

    Rick I'll be glad to help you out with your tubing system. I may be able to help you with an evaporator upgrade as well. I'm about to outgrow my 18x72 rig. She's not perfect, bu I've made about 80...
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    I've got 14000' of 3/16, only had one tee clogged...

    I've got 14000' of 3/16, only had one tee clogged so far this year- had help tapping this year and the tee was on one of the lines the help tapped. I am meticulous about there being no dust in the...
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    2.5%!!!! That's awesome! Our trees are up on the...

    2.5%!!!! That's awesome! Our trees are up on the hill too, north side, takes em a while to thaw out, but they run good. Lack of sun due to competing with the oaks, Ash, Beech and hickory, we were...
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