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  1. a small reverse slope releaser might work, or a...

    a small reverse slope releaser might work, or a cdl sap lift. then you can have just one system and one tank.
    key is to make it simple and less maintenance, and you will be more satisfied with the...
  2. overall, a pretty good press. the 15 plate...

    overall, a pretty good press.
    the 15 plate version has as much or more capacity than a full bank 10" press, i can get 4 barrels out of a set of papers if the syrup is clean. pretty much impossible...
  3. i was suprised, but not surprised at the same...

    i was suprised, but not surprised at the same time. if you look back, it's kind of been in process for a year or 2
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    Ken, thats a brilliant idea with the cable. i'm...

    Ken, thats a brilliant idea with the cable. i'm going to try that out for my next addition, its quite high up a tree with a sap lifter at the bottom. what are you using for anchors in the top of the...
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    M&M, i find your location to be hilarious.

    M&M,
    i find your location to be hilarious.
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    Guessing probably 250-300 gph depending on how...

    Guessing probably 250-300 gph depending on how its set up. problem with that might be that its set up 50/50 syrup/flue pan, usually that's a setup for higher concentrate, so may not get what youre...
  7. yes needs to be warm. i had one in a small 4x4x5...

    yes needs to be warm. i had one in a small 4x4x5 box, with a pilot light on a buddy heater and it keeps it 40* in there all the time. now i put a 120v outlet in there so i could have a place to...
  8. Lew, is that your woods on CR3 in...

    Lew, is that your woods on CR3 in Greene/smithville flats? been wondering whose that was for a couple years, looks like a nice woods.
    whereabouts around smithville flats are you? i'm in that area a...
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    bascom's the other day was 2.60 for GD, 2.50 for...

    bascom's the other day was 2.60 for GD, 2.50 for AR, 2.40 for DR, and 2.00 for VD. we will certainly see what happens through the season.
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    good luck! make lots of sap! you'll like that...

    good luck! make lots of sap!
    you'll like that atlas copco pump, they work excellent and are extremely quiet. let us know how you like that vacuum protection valve, although i hope you never need...
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    CDL still makes electrofusion fittings, pipe,...

    CDL still makes electrofusion fittings, pipe, etc. its right in the mainline section of their catalog. also, the spin seals they have are a type of fusion, although the friction welding is different...
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    maple tubing holds shape better, has uv...

    maple tubing holds shape better, has uv resistance to it, and is generally going to be cheaper per ft.
    look for a good semi rigid, like h20, lapierre, cdl, or i have had good luck with leader...
  13. also, you will notice a big difference based on...

    also, you will notice a big difference based on the trees you tap. i can tap 1000 sugar maples in a day and go through 2 batteries but if i do 1000 of my red maples, the softer wood seems to work the...
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    have run both the 30p and the last 2 years have...

    have run both the 30p and the last 2 years have been running just the leader HD pipe. very happy with it, especially this year they redesigned it, will have about 12,000 ft of it up in all sizes 1-2"...
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    theyre pretty handy in a pinch. if i get to where...

    theyre pretty handy in a pinch. if i get to where i don't have spouts on already when tapping it actually makes a decent tapping hammer/spout install tool. i dont like it much for anything but spout...
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    it looks pretty good, i like the workshop list. ...

    it looks pretty good, i like the workshop list.
    pretty much the same schedule as normal, 4-8 friday night and 8-4 on saturday.
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    what wire are you using? is there a galvanized/ss...

    what wire are you using? is there a galvanized/ss option for tie wire on these?
  18. i also have 2 standalone pumps- a Delaval 73 and...

    i also have 2 standalone pumps- a Delaval 73 and a Surge Alamo 100, they need vanes/bearings but are good pumps still.
    also a Surge Alamo 100 with a gas engine ready to go if anyone is looking.
  19. sent you a message.

    sent you a message.
  20. same thing going on in CNY. funny thing is, my...

    same thing going on in CNY. funny thing is, my yard trees look way worse than the woods trees. they are very heavy with seeds this year though, i wonder if that has something to do with it.
    i agree...
  21. if you're in Rochester maybe ask Finger lakes...

    if you're in Rochester maybe ask Finger lakes dairy service, they could have some insight. the setup service call will probably be expensive wherever you go though.
  22. i ran a 3 hp w/ vfd and a 1 hp sump pump on a...

    i ran a 3 hp w/ vfd and a 1 hp sump pump on a 10,000 watt generator, so that combo should be fine. the biggest thing is keep it cool and under cover, i actually ran a box fan on mine when it got over...
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    it could be done but it's risky. especially with...

    it could be done but it's risky. especially with a small pump i'd worry about possible vapor lock/unpriming the pump from the preheater as it creates back pressure, plus the power issues below. much...
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    they both work well. oversize the ladder, or use...

    they both work well. oversize the ladder, or use a lift. i like the lift a little better as the vacuum seems to be more consistent behind it, because you have a separation point for air and sap....
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    add another tower- lapierre units are very easy...

    add another tower- lapierre units are very easy to expand, theyre not limited like many others are. talk to your local dealer about it.
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