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    And now I have a little bit of a...

    And now I have a little bit of a problem....thanks to my new insurance company I now have to relocate it cause it has to be farther awy from my house. The trick is, it has to be moved down a fairly...
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    Planning to expand by 2,000 taps (hopefully 3k if...

    Planning to expand by 2,000 taps (hopefully 3k if time supports it) finding new markets and expanding the footprint. Got to keep growing to keep up with demand! :cool:
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    And as far as concerns about spin seals...

    And as far as concerns about spin seals lasting... is it the material (same as the mainline) holding up that's the concern, or the weld holding up?[/QUOTE]

    I was more concerned about the weld,...
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    I'm not really concerned with sap traveling...

    I'm not really concerned with sap traveling backwards, once we start the pumps for the year they stay on unless there is an extended freeze. I have 3/16 material left over from my last install and...
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    So Iím formulating a plan for the tubing system... itís going to be a bit of a Frankenstein job but experimenting is what pushes the industry... thinking D&G mainline with DSD Saddles with D&G 5/16...
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    DSD saddles are king! I think spin seals may be...

    DSD saddles are king! I think spin seals may be good, but I would like to see what happens 5 years out when the sun has worked on them.[/QUOTE]

    I am also curious to see what time and weather does...
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    It is nice to watch the deer bounce off the...

    It is nice to watch the deer bounce off the mainline, watched it happen last year when I kicked a few up. 2 of the 3 made it through gracefully the last one not so much!:lol:
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    2019 Tubing Adventure

    Weíre tubing up another 40acres and have decided to play with the idea of something other than Leader tubing. For the record Iím very pleased with the performance of my current system just shopping...
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    Thanks Dr. Tim, it's just a few things I learned...

    Thanks Dr. Tim, it's just a few things I learned along the way that are worth their weight in gold. As we continue to grow there will certainly be more challenges however if you've build a solid...
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    Our 1st year we took the plunge and I ran 3,000...

    Our 1st year we took the plunge and I ran 3,000 trees by myself... We went from cooking on a flat pan to building a 30x45 sugarhouse (which we built not a contractor) and installed 80,000 feet of...
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    when you're too busy cooking to check in on Maple...

    when you're too busy cooking to check in on Maple Trader...:o Gotta have priorities!
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    I've made a couple barrels of syrup in Merrill,...

    I've made a couple barrels of syrup in Merrill, starting out dark like last year and got lighter as I continued to run.
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    Not many run vac without an RO usually because...

    Not many run vac without an RO usually because you made the investment to get more sap. Why not make the processing more efficient as well...
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    I'd build a pump house at the bottom of your...

    I'd build a pump house at the bottom of your property and trench in the line from the pump house to the collection tank or sugarhouse. An electric releaser with a deep well pump will push sap 1000...
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    I can't speak for the condition of the bit but...

    I can't speak for the condition of the bit but generally speaking a bit that old is due for replacement.
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    Happy New Year fellow traders, 2018 was...

    Happy New Year fellow traders, 2018 was definitely an experience. In chronological order...

    Finished tubing up our 1st 40 in -20 below weather. We lost Grandpa Feb 15th to cancer and started...
  17. I'm running a 4x16 Leader Vortex and boil with...

    I'm running a 4x16 Leader Vortex and boil with the hood resting on the syrup pan it works great, any condensation that does build up in the hood flows out and in to a drain to minimize water on the...
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    November Journal

    Finished walking roughly 80,000 feet of tubing only found 1 squirrel chew but had 2 main lines taken down by trees (don't get mad get even they're going in the fire box this spring :cool:). Flagging...
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    Just fixing wind damage...1888618887

    Just fixing wind damage...1888618887
  20. laterals freeze first unless you have an air leak...

    laterals freeze first unless you have an air leak in the system then its wherever air is being introduced to the system...
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    I have two on a 40 gal water jacketed canner,...

    I have two on a 40 gal water jacketed canner, they work great and have saved many overflows (mostly due to my failures at multitasking :lol:)
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    I f I could filter 2-3 drums per filter change...

    I f I could filter 2-3 drums per filter change using a full bank 10 inch I would be buying one tomorrow. I'm skeptical of the figures the guy gave you. Its like saying I can feed my entire family...
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    Yes, I insulated the walls and ceiling. I used...

    Yes, I insulated the walls and ceiling. I used R19 for the walls and R30 for the ceiling. In the off season I take the interior portion of the stacks down and place insulation in the holes to keep...
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    Steam hoods and stacks are pretty much a...

    Steam hoods and stacks are pretty much a requirement for this type of sugarhouse otherwise yes it will rain in your sugarhouse. The flue pan hood I leave lowered and syrup pan hood I can raise up to...
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    August Journal

    Didn't see an August Journal so here we go!

    Got the evaporator polished up and looking brand new again and spent last week building finished inventory for expected sales. Heading out of state for...
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