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    Call Shawn at Syrup Labels.com. Been using for...

    Call Shawn at Syrup Labels.com.
    Been using for 11 years now no issues at all and a great product.
  2. The Leader Half Pint - where lots of us started -...

    The Leader Half Pint - where lots of us started - covers all of your concerns and (in my opinion) is one of the best starter rigs ever produced.
    It has a true divided pan, preheat "tank" and I made...
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    With out a doubt...being able to see what's going...

    With out a doubt...being able to see what's going on inside is a huge benefit and the screen style "waffle plate" is also genius.
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    I couldn't agree more.

    I couldn't agree more.
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    Calling all Leader Clear Press Owners

    Thought I’d start a thread and get some input from other Leader Clear Filter Press owners.
    Would hate to see it discontinued by H20…as it’s an awesome innovation…pun intended. 🤭
    With the ability...
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    I agree with Kevin, don’t see that happening at...

    I agree with Kevin, don’t see that happening at all.
    Lots of guys doing time right now for “price fixing”.
    Get greedy and the gates open wide for a new player.
    Ask me how I know.
  7. Don't know anything about sugar packets, but I do...

    Don't know anything about sugar packets, but I do know sailboats...

    Tartan 34 builder and founder of Tartan Yachts - Ray McLeod - was like a second father to me and was buried at sea "in Lake...
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    Sad to see this, Leader is a fine brand.

    Sad to see this, Leader is a fine brand.
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    Dropped mine off today...have no idea where it...

    Dropped mine off today...have no idea where it may score, but it's our best and waiting to see how it stacks up.
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    I think the glass ceiling the OP is looking...

    I think the glass ceiling the OP is looking through is Rose Colored.
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    Pulled taps yesterday after having nothing "worth...

    Pulled taps yesterday after having nothing "worth the wood" since Mar 15. Sap was running pretty hard and was tempted to test it but decided enough was enough.

    Goofy year this year. Seems that...
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    Top hinge cupola doors

    I built mine to open at the bottom for the same reason.
    The hinge is actually a piece of 1" pipe set into pillow blocks on the side of the opening. It is held in place on the door with 1" pipe...
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    Same here. Saves time and with thermostat...

    Same here.
    Saves time and with thermostat there’s no worry about it going over 185-90.
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    Stir it in really good, ideally it would be the...

    Stir it in really good, ideally it would be the first through the filter.

    Not sure how it would work with a vacuum press, as you only get one pass through the filter and it takes 3-5 minutes to...
  15. If you're ok with a second hole in the roof, I...

    If you're ok with a second hole in the roof, I think a steam hood and stainless stack going through the roof would be my choice.

    With a tight fitting hood and stack, you'll pull most all of the...
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    Dave you are a busy…and…a good man. Don’t bust...

    Dave you are a busy…and…a good man.
    Don’t bust a nut on that pool, it’s not going anywhere.
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    Difficult filtering with late season syrup is...

    Difficult filtering with late season syrup is common.
    You should be able to purchase 5-10 lb bags of DE from a maple dealer as many break down the big bags for smaller producers.
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    Ran vac today with no results and began cleanup...

    Ran vac today with no results and began cleanup in the sugar house.
    Have tanks all cleaned out and looking for something this week.
    If the forecast doesn’t look good for mid-week, plan is to...
  19. I built our sugarhouse with a concrete floor and...

    I built our sugarhouse with a concrete floor and do not regret it. Put a drain in the corner which comes in very handy when it’s time to clean up. Being able to hose the whole floor down at the end...
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    That is a lot of syrup for 300 taps, wow. Just...

    That is a lot of syrup for 300 taps, wow.
    Just dumped 120 or so gallons I’d RO’d down to 4.5% from Wednesday Thursday, cleaned out sap tank and releaser.
    Couldn’t get to it until today. It was...
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    I guess that answers that!

    I guess that answers that!
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    Why, when you can buy new caps for a dime at...

    Why, when you can buy new caps for a dime at Bascoms or CDL?
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    RO Rinse water for cleaning...

    Along the same line...I've been watching 100's of gallons of permeate go down the drain when doing a Rinse cycle on the 4x40 CDL Hobby RO.

    It's normally sugar-free after 5 minutes but I am...
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    Yesterday didn’t kick in until mid afternoon....

    Yesterday didn’t kick in until mid afternoon. Woke up to an overflowing tank and got the little CDL Hobby RO fired up. By 6 tonight I had pulled in 650+ gallons, certainly the biggest run we’ve had...
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    Not much in the Federation either. Just went home...

    Not much in the Federation either. Just went home to check and was surprised to see so little. It was running good when I got everything thawed out this morning. Funny year for sure.
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