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    Boiled 4 times now off my early taps. Got a...

    Boiled 4 times now off my early taps. Got a surprise run night before last and had 50 gallons of sap off my 50 early taps. Made 3 qts of syrup off it. Right at 3 gallons of early syrup so far. Looks...
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    My batteries are finally giving up and getting...

    My batteries are finally giving up and getting weak. I tapped my early taps and only got 48 holes out of one battery. Used to get way more than that. Ready for a new battery set, all these tips help...
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    good tip Dr. Tim.

    good tip Dr. Tim.
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    This is true and should be anyone's goal, but...

    This is true and should be anyone's goal, but circumstances often dictate other options and side ties are an option.
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    Don't worry about it they will flow. The whole...

    Don't worry about it they will flow. The whole line acts like a siphon and even some pressure from the trees will make it flow just fine
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    I tighten as I cut in also, but I like leaving my...

    I tighten as I cut in also, but I like leaving my lines with a little give or slack if you want to call it that. I still want them tight and straight as possible, but I do this with side ties. That...
  7. Brick it where your going to use it. You don't...

    Brick it where your going to use it. You don't want to move it after you have bricked it. You may be able to get by without refractory this first year. You could build a small fire in it when done....
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    Welcome to the forum. You will find the most...

    Welcome to the forum. You will find the most welcoming and wise sugar makers here that will share generations of knowledge. Just participating and reading the forum will jump start you venture and...
  9. Well I never measured it and I'm just estimating,...

    Well I never measured it and I'm just estimating, but it's in the ball park of 600+ feet or more ( I'm counting total feet of tubing not linear distance)and 20-25 feet of drop. I actually used to...
  10. yes it will work, I have two laterals like that...

    yes it will work, I have two laterals like that and they do fine (3/16)
  11. Thread: Flue pipe

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    I looked up a draft calculation and if I done it...

    I looked up a draft calculation and if I done it right you will need to increase your stack height by 3 feet if you go down to 6" pipe. This will maintain the same approx. draft.
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    Thanks Dr Tim. That will help a lot of us. I feel...

    Thanks Dr Tim. That will help a lot of us. I feel better now after checking mine and seeing it is ok. I wasn't sure after reading the post. I just bought this last year, I had bought some for a...
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    Is there a simple way to tell if your calcium...

    Is there a simple way to tell if your calcium Hypochloride is food grade?
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    My bad, I removed my comments.
  15. Thread: Flue pipe

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    NhShaun is on the right track I believe. Just...

    NhShaun is on the right track I believe. Just reduce and go higher by one section of pipe.
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    thanks 220 Maple, I wish I figured out cold...

    thanks 220 Maple, I wish I figured out cold tasting myself but someone said it at one of the maple conferences and I remembered it. It is definitely true and the colder the better for taste test....
  17. Thread: Bird Poo!

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    When it is cool my cover goes right on the pan...

    When it is cool my cover goes right on the pan and pretty much seals it shut. I do my best to never cover a steaming pan. Again in a shack your pretty safe from most animals if you've sealed up...
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    well I guess you could cook the sh!t out of it....

    well I guess you could cook the sh!t out of it. If it's for personal use then it's your choice, but if for anyone other than you, dump it and learn to protect your pan. I think it would be safe, but...
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    well I've boiled off about 125 gallons of sap...

    well I've boiled off about 125 gallons of sap from my early taps and made a little over a gallon of syrup with a draw sitting in the pan soon as I start the next boil. Seems like a good start
    I...
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  22. Here you go, used a bunch of them in my days. A...

    Here you go, used a bunch of them in my days. A friend was a xommercial fisherman and made commercial fishing nets. I learned a little from him. Once you run the rope out the side just burn it and...
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    Just do the math. Say you have 250 taps and you...

    Just do the math. Say you have 250 taps and you average .25 gallons of syrup per tap that's 62.5 gallons of syrup. Studies show that sanitation is important and even more so on gravity. I'm not...
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    Yeah, that's true Dr tim. Now squirrels you just...

    Yeah, that's true Dr tim. Now squirrels you just ring out and go on, but a mouse you gotta dump. I had flushed my lines with hot water last week, just to find any leaks I missed so I hooked it right...
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    Got the first run of 2022 today. Sixty gallons...

    Got the first run of 2022 today. Sixty gallons of mice clear sap. Pumped it in the shack and built a fire. Figured I'd just sweeten the pan but low and behold I got a small draw of a quart of syrup....
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