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    Thanks tcross for the photo. It certainly helped...

    Thanks tcross for the photo. It certainly helped me to visualize what you are talking about.
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    tcross I'd really like to see some photos if you...

    tcross
    I'd really like to see some photos if you get the chance totake a few. It's a little tough for me to visualize.

    maple flats and tcross
    Thanks for replying.
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    Moisture trap

    Anyone make a moisture trap to protect their vacuum pump? I bought a used Gast rotary vane and will need to either build or buy a moisture trap. Any ideas, photos, comments?
  4. mechanical release for small operation

    I'm planning on tubing my woods and have 150 taps with a maximum possibility of doubling the number to 300 but no more. I have no access to electrical and have to have a mechanical releaser out in...
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    I made my own arch but I bought my 2x8 pans from...

    I made my own arch but I bought my 2x8 pans from Smoky Lake. I also purchased a blower from Jim at that time and it was a 500-550 cfm blower. He was putting those blowers on his 2x6 and 2x8...
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    I built a 2x8 AUF/AOF (page 20 "2x8 arch build")....

    I built a 2x8 AUF/AOF (page 20 "2x8 arch build"). Photos and Firebox measurements are listed there. My fire box is 54" long. I followed the 2/3 the total length of the pan set but backed off to 54"...
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    Sap Lifters vs sap ladders

    Planning to put in a high vac system for 125 taps on land sloping away from the sugarhouse for next year. The farthest tap is approximately 1200' from the sugarhouse. I'm planning on using a...
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    I actually had purchased a unit like this and...

    I actually had purchased a unit like this and used it for two years. It did not work.
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    When it surges like that, it is because of a slug...

    When it surges like that, it is because of a slug of sap hitting the diaphragm then emptying followed by sucking gas, then another slug of sap. A recirculation line will take care of that and will...
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    Very Cool!

    Very Cool!
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    Do you have a recirculation line keeping the...

    Do you have a recirculation line keeping the diaphragm wet? If not, add one. It makes a huge difference when sap is not pouring in. You will immediately notice your vacuum increase substantially. I...
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    Barkeepers Friend with scotchbrite pad will...

    Barkeepers Friend with scotchbrite pad will scratch pan.
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    Flats For this particular vacuum...

    Flats



    For this particular vacuum generator, it uses 4.9 CFM of air at 68 psi.
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    Thanks. Will check that out.

    Thanks. Will check that out.
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    I'm looking at the venturi vacuum generator....

    I'm looking at the venturi vacuum generator. Something like this

    https://gastmfg.com/products/compressors-and-pumps/vacuum-generators/vg-130-00-00
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    Vacuum generators

    I am planning to install a traditional 5/16 tubing system and am looking at different ways to get high vacuum (26 in Hg). My system will have an 800' vacuum line and a similar length returning sap...
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    Doop. Sent you a PM

    Doop. Sent you a PM
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    Doop When I built my 2x8 arch, I put 3 - 3/4"...

    Doop

    When I built my 2x8 arch, I put 3 - 3/4" holes in each full thickness fire brick for the floor. The second year, I added two more 3/4" holes in the firebrick for a total of 5 holes per...
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    I'm with Wiam. I pull my taps and let the sap...

    I'm with Wiam. I pull my taps and let the sap drain out. No cleaning. No problems. My lines don't have any sags to hold sap/moisture so there is no mold. I don't put my taps in the cups either, I let...
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    yes it's ok to eat. Just doesn't look nice.

    yes it's ok to eat. Just doesn't look nice.
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    As a novice, Dr. Perkins comment makes me wonder,...

    As a novice, Dr. Perkins comment makes me wonder, is it possible to control the rate/degree of caramelization?
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    I use a two ball stainless steel float switch in...

    I use a two ball stainless steel float switch in a 65 gallon leg tank for the head tank. The wires and the nut just happen to friction fit in the cap of the tank so it pops out easy for cleaning.
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    I was planning on using a rheostat on my blower...

    I was planning on using a rheostat on my blower but ended up with an on/off switch near the door on a bracket that holds the switch and my draw off control unit. I've never needed to control the air...
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    I use a 1 hp bouncy house blower and split the...

    I use a 1 hp bouncy house blower and split the air for AOF and AUF for the 2x8 arch I built. I live in Esko in case you would like to look at a set up similar to what you are planning to do before...
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    It's still in the bag. It's just been too cold to...

    It's still in the bag. It's just been too cold to have any liquid. Once the ice thaws, you will have your 2% back. If you thaw out about 2/3rds or 3/4ths of the ice, your left over unfrozen sap will...
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