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    Drove past 1 today that still had their TAPS in...

    Drove past 1 today that still had their TAPS in the trees.
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    No offense but why wait? I bought 3 gallons of...

    No offense but why wait? I bought 3 gallons of vinegar and added it to 5 gallons of permeate in my 2x4 and let it sit 3-4 days. Came off with my finger tips, but I used a blue scotchbrite to increase...
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    My uncle, before I took over the woods, would...

    My uncle, before I took over the woods, would occasionally leave his taps in. And he had many years of tappings for me to observe. The ones from years left in seem to be very obvious to me. They all...
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    I found that without the piece of stove pipe...

    I found that without the piece of stove pipe between the actual functioning stove pipe and the copper, it tended to boil the sap in the pipe, scorching sometimes. The extra pipe buffers the heat...
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    I never got back with my follow up. My 3/8 copper...

    I never got back with my follow up. My 3/8 copper wrap worked great. 25' of 3/8 copper sandndwiched between two pieces of stove pipe and placed over the actual chimney pipe. Between placement of the...
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    Most small wet dry vacs are reversible or you can...

    Most small wet dry vacs are reversible or you can buy this spray painter on eBay and cannibalize the blower.
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  7. Thread: Bush boots?

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    I've got a pair of cabelas, 1200 or 1400 gm...

    I've got a pair of cabelas, 1200 or 1400 gm boots, with rubber outers. Keep my feet warm and dry. Going on 4 years old, look like the day I bought them.
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    Link doesn't seem to work but it got me close...

    Link doesn't seem to work but it got me close enough. Great idea on the premade manifold.
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    Very cool. So that is a 50 gph pump! That will...

    Very cool. So that is a 50 gph pump! That will run a 400 gpd. That spec sheet I listed will still break down your pump build.
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    https://www.proconpumps.com/content/Series%201%20P...

    https://www.proconpumps.com/content/Series%201%20Pump_spec.pdf

    Series 1-3, but the bottom of the PDF is the model# nomenclature.
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    Definitely

    Definitely
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    I have a PDF of their spec nomenclature. This...

    I have a PDF of their spec nomenclature. This doesn't quite fit their usual, but I be willing to bet based on what I found that is a brass short pump with clamp on and plastic coupling. Clockwise...
  13. Don't let it throw you. Ive been two and a half...

    Don't let it throw you. Ive been two and a half years wrapping my head around the concepts behind the RO. Ive had Chem in school. Ive got a degree in Bio. Ive worked as a FF/Paramedic and have a good...
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    111A100F11AA250... This is the model # of my...

    111A100F11AA250... This is the model # of my pump. 111 is the pump series and composition. The 100 following the A is the GPH of my pump. The last AA250 refers to relief valve settings and max pump...
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    Look at the numbers stamped into the pump head,...

    Look at the numbers stamped into the pump head, particularly the middle that is oxidized. Odds are the first three in the middle stamping...that is your pump gph. Odds are that either a 35 or a 60 on...
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    I'm in a 10x20 canopy with a 2x4 and a steam hood...

    I'm in a 10x20 canopy with a 2x4 and a steam hood and plenty of ventilation and it still gets moist. A 10x10 space for your 2x4 isn't probably going to work.2005720058
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    yes I checked my filter screen and other obvious stuff. Just thinking about decreasing the area the shurflo has to evacuate. I also think based on my reading that 3/16th line is not the solution...
  18. Latest thinking on 5/16 lateral length and number of taps with diaphragm pump

    I've run 3/4 manline, around 500', on my moderately flat bush (2.5% slope on average). Shurflo 4008 at the low spot in the middle; tee'd with 225' to one side and 250' to the other. My laterals...
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    Ive found gripples and a gripple tool about the...

    Ive found gripples and a gripple tool about the easiest way to run wire for my mainline.
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    Ive got to clean up quite a bit of deadfall and...

    Ive got to clean up quite a bit of deadfall and thin the firs out of my bush. That is if the ticks don't carry me off first. The snow just cleared out on part of the property and I already had a tick...
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    Only in this 3 years now but I don't ever recall...

    Only in this 3 years now but I don't ever recall a winter / spring here in central Maine with so many windy days. half my taps are on vacuum and half are just gravity into buckets (28 buckets in...
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    I didn't see it mentioned. What sizes are your...

    I didn't see it mentioned. What sizes are your incoming and outgoing lines? inner diameter is going to affect flow rates/ pressure if you aren't sized big enough.
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    I don't know how you are set up but Im thinking...

    I don't know how you are set up but Im thinking you might be better off breaking your mainline into 2 sections and applying one pump to each. 800' of 1" main is a lot of volume to displace with a...
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    Switched my woods entirely to Zap Bac spouts this...

    Switched my woods entirely to Zap Bac spouts this year, both gravity and vacuum. However we are having an off year here in central Maine temp wise. Anyway it will be a couple of years with the...
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    My first season I ran 1/4 inch. You can see it in...

    My first season I ran 1/4 inch. You can see it in my avatar pic. If you didn't keep the volume of flow up it would flash/ scorch in the tubing. Last season switched to 3/8, but too few wraps. This...
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