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    You tubing should be good for many years if set...

    You tubing should be good for many years if set up correct and maintained. I would est approx $8 per tap to set up your system. Find a local expert to help you get started. It will say you a lot of...
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    Looking real good. Thinking of wood on the walls...

    Looking real good. Thinking of wood on the walls in my new shop too. What is the type of wood your using? Sales room looks very nice too! Great additions to your operation! Thanks for the...
  3. New trees. If you start on buckets or single...

    New trees. If you start on buckets or single containers then you can see how each trees is doing. I set up 5 new trees 2 years ago on short run tubing and was extremely disappointed. Not sure which...
  4. Folks, Considering closing off a portion of my...

    Folks,
    Considering closing off a portion of my back room kitchen area and having it so I could make my value added products in there in more comfort, (warmer). Last couple of years I have had to...
  5. Thanks guys! Working on a antique forklift for...

    Thanks guys! Working on a antique forklift for the shop.
    Thinking of using portions of the shop for the Taste and Tour event also. Not sure yet. May not have the heat in the floor by mid March?
    ...
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    Tree size is important. Thos small ones should...

    Tree size is important. Thos small ones should only get one tap hole. Or if you have the patience then you can wait 20 years! Use the smallest spout/ tap you can to minimize the wound.
    Good luck...
  7. Thanks Guys on the shop! Will be working on it...

    Thanks Guys on the shop! Will be working on it for a while.
    Back to Maple:
    I have all my tubing strung for the 2021 season. I also trimmed the roadside sugarbush to get some of the brush trimmed...
  8. The thing about hoods and vent pipes, if designed...

    The thing about hoods and vent pipes, if designed correctly and installed correctly they should be able to remove 95% of the steam from the boiling room. We do have hoods and stacks and generally...
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    Hanging tubing, cleaning tanks, the getting ready...

    Hanging tubing, cleaning tanks, the getting ready process!
    Regards,
    Chris
  10. https://i.imgur.com/63RY3mx.jpg ...

    https://i.imgur.com/63RY3mx.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/BdnebXD.jpg

    Jib crane hoist:
    https://i.imgur.com/whEPxyu.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/pW6P4F4.jpg
  11. Our first snow this winter:...

    Our first snow this winter:
    https://i.imgur.com/K4MPFKI.jpg?1

    https://i.imgur.com/g546bLl.jpg?1

    Building interior walls and stairs to loft:
    https://i.imgur.com/08Ghkt8.jpg

    cont:
  12. A prototype area for siding. Goal was to come...

    A prototype area for siding. Goal was to come close to sugarhouse color:
    https://i.imgur.com/7YMbnmg.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/fDsRANT.jpg

    Overhead doors!
    https://i.imgur.com/TE1zHlk.jpg
    ...
  13. 43 yards of concrete. 5 inches thick with mesh on...

    43 yards of concrete. 5 inches thick with mesh on top of the tubing:
    https://i.imgur.com/HTz1LxV.jpg?1

    Signature:
    https://i.imgur.com/s9HFyvn.jpg

    Gutters:
    https://i.imgur.com/7AOUNRO.jpg
    ...
  14. Jib crane boom gets installed:...

    Jib crane boom gets installed:
    https://i.imgur.com/ibhapN8.jpg

    Foam (2 inch) under concrete:
    https://i.imgur.com/x5gSfn9.jpg

    Jim(father&son) assisting in laying down the half mile of PEX...
  15. Its the shed in the center:...

    Its the shed in the center:
    https://i.imgur.com/jZDAvPV.jpg?1

    Sugarhouse is to the left:
    https://i.imgur.com/j6z3SP6.jpg?1

    Adding some color:
    https://i.imgur.com/Mzcst7a.jpg

    New...
  16. https://i.imgur.com/r5t1pFS.jpg Four...

    https://i.imgur.com/r5t1pFS.jpg

    Four generations of our family. I am the old fart if you didnt know!
    https://i.imgur.com/ZtTihFX.jpg

    Maple season is almost here! I know I am not on here much,...
  17. Folks, This October we did a Fall in Love with...

    Folks,
    This October we did a Fall in Love with Maple event along with 4 other sugarhouses in NW PA. It was great!
    Tractor rides:
    https://i.imgur.com/gjZX0Lb.jpg

    We had tractor show, pumpkins,...
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    No! Regards, Chris

    No!
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Welcome, Much, Much written about gravity and...

    Welcome,
    Much, Much written about gravity and vacuum systems on 3/16 tubing systems. Your wont find much value on 5/16 for increased volume.
    How big is your new arch? How many gallons is expected...
  20. This is one to ponder a little? After making...

    This is one to ponder a little?
    After making syrup on and off for 60 years it seems like there should have been some advice given. Lets see?
    - Learn how to read when syrup is finished coming off of...
  21. Folks, Just to fill in the blanks a little on...

    Folks,
    Just to fill in the blanks a little on the shed:
    https://i.imgur.com/8FohnQK.jpg

    Me wondering what I got myself into:
    https://i.imgur.com/4tIuyq4.jpg

    Setting the jib crane post"...
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    That may work well. But here I have to ask,...

    That may work well. But here I have to ask, because I don't get many lumps. Are you processing good early syrup to 260F and stirring? We just don't get many lumps. Also the small half the size of a...
  23. Folks, Adam helped me work on door trim today....

    Folks,
    Adam helped me work on door trim today. The azak material now surrounds the inside of the doors. Then the same material as brick molding on the doors exterior....
  24. Dave, Thanks. I never really had any problems...

    Dave,
    Thanks.
    I never really had any problems with bees around when canning syrup. At this time I dont have bees on my property. Our daughter is now doing the beekeeping about 5 miles from me....
  25. Thanks guys, One of those things you probably...

    Thanks guys, One of those things you probably will only do once.
    Regards,
    Chris
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