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    Everything seems to be in working order. I tied...

    Everything seems to be in working order. I tied in about 75 taps today, hope to get the balance tomorrow, still pulling about 23 inches so my leaks are minimal....looking forward to a great season! ...
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    I'm east of you, I hung about 130 buckets earlier...

    I'm east of you, I hung about 130 buckets earlier this month, they were dripping hard today, started in earnest getting my lines tapped in. Switched on the vacuum pump for the first time this season...
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    We are hoping for a nice run of sap too. The...

    We are hoping for a nice run of sap too. The forecast next two weeks should very little freezing for us, but we run about 10 degrees colder down in the little valley we live in so hopefully it will...
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    Our operation started on a block arch in 2009,...

    Our operation started on a block arch in 2009, and just switched to a scratch built (steel)arch for the 2021 season. We boiled two different configurations, but the most successful was using a 6x6...
  5. Not sure what size your ports on your pan are,...

    Not sure what size your ports on your pan are, but they do make 3/4 inch adapters with sanitary fittings like they use in brewing I would use those instead of a threaded union. As for the leverage...
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    I was able to get my pump up and running, seems...

    I was able to get my pump up and running, seems like it's working GREAT, lots of thread tape, and tightening it up, I need some more weight on the vacuum regulator to get it to pull more than 17",...
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    Use the google machine, if you do an image search...

    Use the google machine, if you do an image search with the words: maple leaf outline .svg

    SVG is short for scaleable vector graphic, the format allows the image to be scaleable without...
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    I am currently in a 2x6 configuration, smokylake...

    I am currently in a 2x6 configuration, smokylake hybrid (2x4) with a 2x2 syrup pan. they are connected with 2" sanitary fittings so i can just lift off the front pan for cleaning without draining...
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    Collected 75 gallons today, it's been pretty cold...

    Collected 75 gallons today, it's been pretty cold and no sun. Next week looks good as far as temps go. Should have the vacuum up and ready to roll by Monday! Collected 45 gal last Friday, and...
  10. Good place to start, I know it varries from state...

    Good place to start, I know it varries from state to state. In WV they have something called the "cottage law" that allows small producers of farm products to sell without the full weight of...
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    Trying to stay on the farm as much as possible. ...

    Trying to stay on the farm as much as possible. School starting next week, so it's back to driving the bus when all i want to do is boil.

    Collected another 75 gallons last night, is was partly...
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    Thanks! Now i just hope they arrive in a timely...

    Thanks! Now i just hope they arrive in a timely fashion.
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    Collected 100 gallons on 1/16/2020, seems like...

    Collected 100 gallons on 1/16/2020, seems like everything is just starting to run. Still waiting to hang the next 100 buckets and lines until First week of February, hope that works out. Any one...
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    Update 1/14/2021: Today was probably the best...

    Update 1/14/2021: Today was probably the best day for run. I'll have enough to boil tomorrow evening. I don't think the days are quite long enough to justify hanging any more buckets. I'll hold...
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    Here is a video showing how we have hung buckets....

    Here is a video showing how we have hung buckets. These are 7/16 taps, however properly seated 5/16 hold up a full 5 gallon bucket as well. This season we are switching over to stainless taps(5/16...
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    Hardy County

    Hung 138 buckets today, 1/10/2021, hope to make it to 200 and then work on tubing tomorrow. Almost all were dripping, expecting a good run this week, then a freeze up for a week.
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    Sugarhouse just needs a little organizing, and a...

    Sugarhouse just needs a little organizing, and a load of gravel for the floor. I also used some clear tubing on my sap supply line so i don't have to go out and check my head tank, just need to put...
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    New stainless spiles arrived yesterday!!, i...

    New stainless spiles arrived yesterday!!, i didn't even get a shipment notice, pretty quick turnaround. I went ahead and hung to buckets near my sugar house just to see if I could get any...
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    I'm in Hardy county in the eastern panhandle, I'm...

    I'm in Hardy county in the eastern panhandle, I'm waiting on stainless steel taps, both for buckets and lines...i really wish i had them. I am tempted to use up the hundred or so plastic spiles this...
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    Does anyone use a 4x4 mini truck like a honda...

    Does anyone use a 4x4 mini truck like a honda acty? They just made them road legal in the state I live in. I like the idea of the drop side bed heat and AC at no extra cost. Interested if anyone...
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    From your message i think we have the 50-75-100...

    From your message i think we have the 50-75-100 pump body, 7/14" wide from outside of fin to outside of fin, the motor RPM's are 1725. Removed the pully and plate, the pump wall is smooth, and the...
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    Surge Alamo pump and Releaser

    Is there any way to identify this pump. I understand that the model was printed on the belt cover(which i am missing). I am going to try to use this pump this season, i was assured it worked but i...
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    No problem, my design is totally unproven, I...

    No problem, my design is totally unproven, I considered a different setup with pipe for air, and auf, but it was an afterthought. I'm still anxious to see how it preforms. My fan isn'tbtoo much...
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    This shows the hole, the grates and the outside. ...

    This shows the hole, the grates and the outside. 21661. I kinda just cut everything to fit.
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    Finally got to do some more work in the shack,...

    Finally got to do some more work in the shack, Ran the wire and switches for the blower fan. Had an oppurtunity to light a fire too, we did a rought time to put a boil on 20 gallons of water, which...
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