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    Gast pumps are good. Not sure how many taps you...

    Gast pumps are good. Not sure how many taps you are looking to hook up, might consider a 2567 , those are direct mounted to a 1-1.5hp motor, the one you are looking at looks belt driven? Also that...
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    You can oblong or make your tubing out of round...

    You can oblong or make your tubing out of round if you pull it too tight. This will result in an area where it is tougher to get saddles to seal properly. Just something to be aware of , I use the...
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    I think Bill Mason is on Chapel street, Porter...

    I think Bill Mason is on Chapel street, Porter Maine.
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    Generally my Ratchets start to show signs of...

    Generally my Ratchets start to show signs of failure before the wire will fail, your not looking to maintain your line pitch/slope with the ratchet and mainline wire, that's what your side ties are...
  5. You can do that, any system that works for you...

    You can do that, any system that works for you is fine just as long as you move your taps around on the tree. When I did drops to buckets I tapped pretty low on the trees, I'd say about 3' up from...
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    That does look like a nice unit. Have fun going...

    That does look like a nice unit. Have fun going "old school" I'll always burn wood for the simple reason as it connects me to when I sugared with my great Grandfather when I was a kid and it was a...
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    I have learned to take my syrup off 2pts early. I...

    I have learned to take my syrup off 2pts early. I have a digital thermometer and the temperature continues to climb after I take it off the Heat. When making cream and candy 1-2° is a big deal.
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    Raise your lateral to maintain 1% or better slope...

    Raise your lateral to maintain 1% or better slope and run all 5/16. Avoid 3/16 . 3/16 is best suited for 10% slope or more you are going to get less sap with the 3/16 even with vac, keep the 5/16...
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    I've been packing alot of retail syrup this month...

    I've been packing alot of retail syrup this month . Its always kinda busy this time of year. I noticed the last time I was canning that my SmokeyLake bottler had developed a slow leak around the...
  10. Thread: Niter building

    by n8hutch
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    How Hard is your boil? How many years has this...

    How Hard is your boil? How many years has this been an issue? Some years the Niter is considerably worse than others. I would think that you should be able to fill a Barrel before you switch. Have...
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    I think that your best bet would be to ride...

    I think that your best bet would be to ride around and try to find some areas with good amounts of Maples, I would focus on old farm properties and places with slopes that run to the road. Most...
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    I think that I ran about 100 gallons of sap...

    I think that I ran about 100 gallons of sap through mine when they were new, sent it all to the drain, and then I started saving the sap/concentrate after that. You want to soak the membranes for...
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    Looks good. That wont blow open for sure....

    Looks good. That wont blow open for sure. Honestly I think that I was putting my stack up 2 Days before Maple weekend and I had one Cable Handy so that's what it got , and it Has worked, if I had...
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    This is Exactly how I have mine setup too. Wind...

    This is Exactly how I have mine setup too. Wind has maybe blown it open 2 or 3 times in 5 years.
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    I Get the Add Syrup thing, Do it all the time...

    I Get the Add Syrup thing, Do it all the time when my cream sets up more than I expected. But when I hear " Bricks" I think that is beyond just adding Syrup. But maybe not.
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    You should be able to add water, some people use...

    You should be able to add water, some people use distilled water to avoid the minerals in normal household water.
    Boil it back down to something that you can use, may not make cream , but should be...
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    I don't know that their is a legal definition for...

    I don't know that their is a legal definition for maple sugar as far as rules to sell by or anything like that. I know some people that make 2 kinds, one more like brown sugar and one more like...
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    I think that is ideal, the heat/smoke is going to...

    I think that is ideal, the heat/smoke is going to have to hit/go around your pans to get to the exit/out of your fire pit area. The idea is to force the heat up into your pans.

    The only concern...
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    I'd say that looks good for a 50 year young Arch.

    I'd say that looks good for a 50 year young Arch.
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    I would advise against putting 3/16 up on...

    I would advise against putting 3/16 up on anything less than 10% slope . It was never intended for shallow slopes like this, it will work great the first year with clean brand new everything. Most...
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    Your most likely looking at Buttress treads, ...

    Your most likely looking at Buttress treads, Google search Buttress to Npt adapter. The Pik and shovel in newport vt was stocking them, they are a CDL store, you could try them.
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    I used the Grace Tri Flex synthetic roofing...

    I used the Grace Tri Flex synthetic roofing underlayment on mine. Works great and you get pretty good traction on it walking around on the roof. Think I paid about 100 dollars for a big roll of it...
  23. Thread: 52 years

    by n8hutch
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    Congrats Dave, that's really great, I've been...

    Congrats Dave, that's really great, I've been married 5 years this year, not sure I will live another 47 but I'm going to give it a shot.
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    Some times it is really critical how much tubing...

    Some times it is really critical how much tubing is out beyond the clamps of the tubing tool, too much or too little and the alignment/geometry can be off and it makes it hard to put fittings in...
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    I got a quote recently for A High Vac Wet Dry...

    I got a quote recently for A High Vac Wet Dry system Tubing part of the system only, no tanks releaser Vacuum pump or anything like that was 15 Dollars a Tap. This was a 3-4 taps per lateral system....
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