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    I agree with everyone. My plan is to eliminate...

    I agree with everyone. My plan is to eliminate the pressure switch on the jet pump and use low and high pressure shutoffs to shut down the whole ro. There's sure alot of little things that go into...
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    Jet pump

    Has anyone used a jet pump with a pressure switch to feed their high pressure pump in their ro? The jet pumps I'm finding in 220 volt all have a factory installed 30/50 switch. The switch easily be...
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    Wiam is correct. Sorry about that. I had a...

    Wiam is correct. Sorry about that. I had a moment of stupidity :/
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    Not to bring up a dead horse. ..but this is what...

    Not to bring up a dead horse. ..but this is what I came up with all the advice. 1-1/4" header tubes with 6 -3/4" runs. Smoky lake style drip pan. Worked well. Ran 180-190° with consistent drawoffs....
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    Mead Maple electric needs is definitely something...

    Mead Maple electric needs is definitely something to consider. I only have a temporary 110volt extension cord running to my evaporator shed when I'm boiling.i only need power for lights,blower fan...
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    neil2fish I find your comment," the more I learn...

    neil2fish I find your comment," the more I learn the more uncertain I am,"so accurate I laughed. Thanks for the rundown of your system. Sounds like a nice balance. I'll remember the tip of flushing...
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    Unfortunately the baldor has a 184t frame. Procon...

    Unfortunately the baldor has a 184t frame. Procon mount fits 56c. I'm going to research the power fist one.
    I'd like to map out my pumps and lines on paper and get a parts list going for fittings...
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    Nemo5 thanks for that. I see they have a sealed...

    Nemo5 thanks for that. I see they have a sealed and also a drip proof motor in the right size. I'm in central mn. Shipping estimator is $100. Which I'd pay for a good motor but I'm a little hesitant....
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    Maybe someone will find this info useful in the...

    Maybe someone will find this info useful in the future in reference to the second prefix in procon pump model numbers. 0-non food grade, 1- food grade. I got this email and copied it here....
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    Procon does recommend a 1-2 hp motor. I found a...

    Procon does recommend a 1-2 hp motor. I found a spec sheet that says I'd be loosing a little on the very top end of pressure/flow if I dont have a 3. I have all summer to try to find a 3hp in 56c....
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    That's what I'm finding out too bowhunter. I bet...

    That's what I'm finding out too bowhunter. I bet quite a few builds have been made with the bon food grade pumps. I dont see the difference. With that pump how large of motor is required? I'd go 3...
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    Alright help needed here. Been exploring all...

    Alright help needed here. Been exploring all options and considering going with a procon 660 right away with 2 membranes and having room to add in the future. I can get a new unused but out of box...
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    I'm pretty confident now on what I'm doing with...

    I'm pretty confident now on what I'm doing with the build.looking at the membrane flow charts and trying to figure out what they actually means related to cold sap is where I get real confused...
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    The most I would process at one time should be...

    The most I would process at one time should be less than 750 gallons. And that would happen maybe once or twice a season.If I did plumb them in parallel,Then made a recirculating line after each...
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    I should say I read that a 330 would technically...

    I should say I read that a 330 would technically work with 2 post in parallel. But not flow enough causing premature membrane fowling.
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    RO question

    Planning a home built ro for next year. After reading through all the builds and comments here I'm a little confused on a couple things. I evaporate at 50 gph on a 2x6 and will tap 365 -430ish trees...
  17. I use a Murphy cup with smoky lakes vermont...

    I use a Murphy cup with smoky lakes vermont certified hydrometer.double check with refractometer As I understand it, if my hydrometer floats where the Murphy cup tells me it should be...
  18. Yes, your right. I typically reheat, run through...

    Yes, your right. I typically reheat, run through press and then sometimes will have to add distilled water in the bottler to get it back to 67. thanks!
  19. Reheating cold finished density syrup to press and bottle

    My first year of making a decent amount of syrup. My routine has been to draw syrup off my evaporator slightly heavy over density into a pre filter that sets on top a stainless pot. At the end of a...
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    How many taps on a 4008 shurflo?

    I have 160 taps to one collection point. 8 runs of 3/16. I need to boost the bottom end vac with a small pump. How many taps will a shurflo 4008 handle with 8 lines coming into a 1" manifold ? Thanks
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    Thanks for all the ideas. I've been soaking ,...

    Thanks for all the ideas. I've been soaking , rinsing flushing over and over again with alcohol,vinegar,peroxide and it's better but the smell Is still there after the pipes dry out. Figured I'm just...
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    Update. .. .Soaked in alcohol and flushed with...

    Update. .. .Soaked in alcohol and flushed with alot of very hot water. The alcohol is working much better.when the pipes are cool I cant smell any flux residue. However after running 165° water...
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    I'll pick up some rubbing alcohol and peroxide....

    I'll pick up some rubbing alcohol and peroxide. 2 questions....
    1.Is it best to fill the pipes and let alcohol sit in there for a day or 2 before dumping or just a short soak?

    2. Do I use...
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    Did some googling and found that this flux...

    Did some googling and found that this flux contains petrolatum. Basically petroleum jelly. Which Google says needs to be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol followed by peroxide. Is it safe to use...
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    New copper preheater cleaning

    Finished making a parallel flow copper preheater. I admittedly used too much flux. I used Oatey h20 95 water soluble tinning flux. Hot water flushing got out alot of gunk initially but doesnt seem...
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