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    I use similar temp settings at 34 on and 28 off....

    I use similar temp settings at 34 on and 28 off. I also use the 4048 on 140 taps. This setup is inside an unheated sap shack and I have never had a problem with freezing creating problems. I have 110...
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    I use both the 4008 and 4048. I started with12...

    I use both the 4008 and 4048. I started with12 volt 10 amp power source for the 4048 and it did not like it, it had startup issues. I went up to a 12 volt 20 amp power source and the 4048 performed...
  3. Thread: Tapping 2021

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    We had a good but short season. Collected record...

    We had a good but short season. Collected record gallons of sap but the sugar content was lowest I have had since I have been keeping track (since 2019). Tapped 215 the first week of March. Pulled...
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    Thanks Dave and Tim for the info on aluminum. I...

    Thanks Dave and Tim for the info on aluminum. I will avoid this option.
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    I guess my biggest concern is having enough soap...

    I guess my biggest concern is having enough soap for washing both membranes. Here is how I had been doing the wash on one membrane -

    Fill up the wash tank with 5 gallons of 115* permeate
    Mix in...
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    I actually have a few of these around. Thanks for...

    I actually have a few of these around. Thanks for the idea.
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    Wash tank options?

    Hey all,

    I am adding another 4x40 tower to my single 4x40 and believe I need to increase my wash tank size. The tank is currently ~5 gallons. I have a 10 gallon old aluminum pot. Would this work?
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    If you are just doing air under the grates it...

    If you are just doing air under the grates it doesn't need to be a high pressure blower like a bouncy house blower. Any squirrel cage blower would work. If you did go with the bouncy house blower,...
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    Any bouncy house blower should get you in the...

    Any bouncy house blower should get you in the ball park
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    Are you handy enough to make your own? I made one...

    Are you handy enough to make your own? I made one for my 2x6 out of aluminum flashing for around $150. It was assembled with food grade caulk and pop rivets.
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    What size procon do you have?

    What size procon do you have?
  12. Thread: Tubing rinser

    by mol1jb
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    I just use plain water.

    I just use plain water.
  13. Thread: Tubing rinser

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    Tubing rinser

    Hey all,

    So my woods is all 3/16 with a shurflo pump at the end of the mainline. There is no vehicle access past the bottom of the hills so to rinse out our tubing at the end of the season I am...
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    Many, myself included, have had success with a...

    Many, myself included, have had success with a bouncy house blower for AOF. Cheap, readily available and effective.
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    Welcome, 2 years ago I undertook what you are...

    Welcome,

    2 years ago I undertook what you are about to, building a 2x6 gasification arch. Here is the thread on my build, it may help in yours:...
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    Wow very impressive work for a first attempt at...

    Wow very impressive work for a first attempt at making your own pans, especially a flue pan.

    Others will comment as well but looking at the space under your flue pan I think that will be too...
  17. Thread: Tapping 2020

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    2020 season recap. We pulled last week and...

    2020 season recap. We pulled last week and flushed our lines with water.

    Totals - 66 gallons syrup produced. That is less than 2019 total with an addition of 60 taps added. We had some difficult...
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    To reduce time running the RO a second membrane...

    To reduce time running the RO a second membrane makes the most sense. Most run 2x 4inch membranes on a 330 procon. What HP is your current motor?
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    Your plan sounds well thought out. I think a 4008...

    Your plan sounds well thought out. I think a 4008 would do the job. Another option would be to step up to the 4048, shurflos larger pump. I use 2 of those on my bush on 2 mains of 150 taps each and...
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    That might be the best looking masonry arch I...

    That might be the best looking masonry arch I have seen. Whet kind of pans do you use?
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    A few seasons ago I used the 4008 as a sap pump...

    A few seasons ago I used the 4008 as a sap pump from my sap shed. It was similar situation as yours, up about 30ft rise to the sugar kitchen and the length was around 300ft on 3/4 tubing for the pump...
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    I had something like this happen a few times this...

    I had something like this happen a few times this year in my syrup pan. I have an older soldered pan. We figured that after cleaning the pan there was a bit of water that worked it way into the seams...
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    Laterals are 5/16 or 3/16?

    Laterals are 5/16 or 3/16?
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    I run a 24x24 4 channel pan on my 2x6 and that...

    I run a 24x24 4 channel pan on my 2x6 and that does well. However it does a lot better running concentrate than raw sap
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    Happens for us as well in the second half of the...

    Happens for us as well in the second half of the season. Either need to reverse flow or look into a bubbler.
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