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  1. Sad day Ice storm and Maple trees not good

    Sad day Ice storm and Maple trees not good
  2. Season begins in thhe Eastrern Pannhhanddle

    Started Tapping Yesterday will try to get all tubing tapped by the end of Friday but will still wait till the beginning of Feb. to do buckets and Bags. One bush all on new 3/16ths hope it does...
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    up here near Winchester va and thinking the same...

    up here near Winchester va and thinking the same thing
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    where are you in VA

    where are you in VA
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    hey Brandon is it best to cut the tees out on the...

    hey Brandon is it best to cut the tees out on the lateral lines or can i get away with taking the drop line of the top of the tee and use a single clamp tool and add the new drop on that way?
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    hey Mark yes my helper is playing ball this...

    hey Mark yes my helper is playing ball this year she score 23 points the other night. As for sugarseason just waiting on the weather. My extended forecast says once i get passed Thursday ...
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    Hey Mark sorry I missed the workshop earlier this...

    Hey Mark sorry I missed the workshop earlier this month how did it go?

    Good luck with the new RO Hope i am to busy to get done and see it in action. Yeah couple weeks away and i Still have a...
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    How long a stretch will you let you guzzler run...

    How long a stretch will you let you guzzler run for? Also Let me know if you get the build up of sap figured out my shurflo does the same thing at times.

    thanks
    WVsugarshak
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    guzzler or shurflo

    Those of you who have switch form surflo to guzzler can you tell me the reason why you switched. over the summer I need to decide on which way to go. will be for 500taps total on three different...
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    wet---dry system

    Hi Here is a question . when i see pictures of wet dry line system the dry is always the same size a the wet line is there a reason for this? do they both have to be the same size. could you run...
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    Also forgot to say thanks for the advice on the...

    Also forgot to say thanks for the advice on the preheater I think it's working pretty well most times i have checked. it is dumping in sap at 195 degrees thanks
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    Hi Brando Having Same issues up here in the...

    Hi Brando Having Same issues up here in the eastern Panhandle as you with the weather . Hope the season straighten out for all of us.

    WVsugarshak
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    Yeah I haven't got my straighten out either. I...

    Yeah I haven't got my straighten out either. I will keep working on it. Here is another question on these pumps How long do you let them run ? Since we have had some long warm spells After 24hrs...
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    yes when i let air in it sucks sap rite through. ...

    yes when i let air in it sucks sap rite through. I do have a screen and i have checked it is fine no restriction there. but compared to my other two it is like it is air locked. I know there...
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    Shurflo Pump Question

    I use Three shurflo pumps each on a different lines, two are 3/4 and one is1 inch mainline. the one i have a question about is 3/4 mainland it's 500ft long with 55 cv taps with all laterals of 100...
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    Sounds Like A great Start!!! To Bad it looks...

    Sounds Like A great Start!!! To Bad it looks like we will be shut down for another week with cold coming back for a stay.

    WVsugarshak
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    distance is to the top of a blue barrel say...

    distance is to the top of a blue barrel say between 3-4 feet but i can lower the barrel down if it would allow the pump to draw better.

    Thanks
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    surflo pump discharge hose

    Question Discharge hose should it be above or below the pump when used on the end of a mainline or does it make any difference?

    thanks

    Wvsugarshak
  19. Thread: Tapping ny

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    Hi from West Virginia I guess you were unable to...

    Hi from West Virginia I guess you were unable to sell the farm. Glad to here you are still making syrup.

    Wvsugarshak

    Jack
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    Before or after the Deep snow?

    I was going to tap today but the weather has changed big time!!!!! My questionis is since they are calling for 40 plus inches of snow here. and right after the event the forcast is for go...
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    I have a cdl raise flue/ with cross flow plan. ...

    I have a cdl raise flue/ with cross flow plan. My thought was to draw off in the second outlet back.

    thanks

    wvsugarshak
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    advantage of center draw off

    IS there a real advantage to having the drawoff in the center or near center instead of on the very end of the evaporator. Thinking about changing mind. I think the heat would be more constant in...
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    1 or 2 mainlines

    Have two sugarbushes with a 75 to100 ft flatland no trees between them Should i run two mainline up each side or one down the center and bring the laterals out two that one. cost and flow are...
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    steam stack

    Thanks the screen is fine like window screen. the is not back-pressure and steam coming out any where.

    WVsugarshak
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    Steam Stack

    I have stainless steel screen over my two steam stacks. Do you think this has any effect on my gph rate?

    Thanks WVsugarhak
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