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    csk91, you said you were intimidated by the...

    csk91, you said you were intimidated by the fittings and tools, are you referring to the cost?
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    Sticky: Those are some awesome works of art for your...

    Those are some awesome works of art for your set-up. Having done both I would find a way to drain the pan and at the same time start filling with fresh sap if you still have a fire going. Your other...
  3. Thread: Sap tap app.

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    I was on it yesterday.

    I was on it yesterday.
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    Sticky: Welcome aboard BigBeef. The addiction will only...

    Welcome aboard BigBeef. The addiction will only continue to grow. Think of it as a small seed you planted for your garden (you). By 2 months time its a full grown plant ( everything ) you continue...
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    Thank you for the reply. I envy you a lot, you...

    Thank you for the reply. I envy you a lot, you really live in a beautiful place that God created. I am part french-canadian from my grandmothers side. Wish you nothing but the best for this year.
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    Thank you for your service sir. It is very much...

    Thank you for your service sir. It is very much appreciated.
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    Lanark, just noticed you're from Ontario, and I...

    Lanark, just noticed you're from Ontario, and I was wondering your location. My Grandma was from Lakefield, Ont. which is just north of Peterbourgh. She passed away a few years ago. Sure do miss...
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    I think its awesome, probably because I spent 17...

    I think its awesome, probably because I spent 17 years in the Army National Guard. I was assigned 5 huey's to keep maintained and fly in. You do not see many of those vehicles here in Michigan.
  9. Thread: 2021 Season

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    I know how you feel my kids use to help all the...

    I know how you feel my kids use to help all the time, now they are all over the place, they still help some, but not as much. I miss the fun we had.
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    Lanark, do you rinse the pan with clean water...

    Lanark, do you rinse the pan with clean water prior to putting sap in it after you do the quick scrub?
  11. Juglone, Welcome and good luck. Have lots of fun....

    Juglone, Welcome and good luck. Have lots of fun. if you have any questions feel free, we are all here to help.
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    Better put some neosporin on the itch, we still...

    Better put some neosporin on the itch, we still have awhile yet to go partner.
  13. Rinse them with hot water only. Do not wring them...

    Rinse them with hot water only. Do not wring them out.. Hang them up to dry. When I use my filters both the pre filter material and felt/wool I get them damp with really hot water before filtering...
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    afretired, I am quite jealous of your sap hauler....

    afretired, I am quite jealous of your sap hauler. How did you happen to come across it?
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    My sugar house is at the 900 foot mark.

    My sugar house is at the 900 foot mark.
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    Trapper, I place a rock or a wood block on the...

    Trapper, I place a rock or a wood block on the lids of my buckets. That seems to work well.
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    i like my five gallon buckets. never had any...

    i like my five gallon buckets. never had any freeze solid just form ice on the outside. I would pick it out and pitch it. you are not losing any great amount of sap. Kinda of natures way of removing...
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    Chris, New building looks really good. Since I...

    Chris,
    New building looks really good. Since I don't have a hood I used sealed lights with just the new energy saver lightbulb. I also have a 140' sting of LED lights that is contacted with the...
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    Just like canning anything, leave 1/2" head...

    Just like canning anything, leave 1/2" head space. make sure to wipe off the lip of the jar place the cap and screw on the ring.
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    In answer to your question Yes. Someone may...

    In answer to your question Yes. Someone may correct me if I am wrong, but that is the the intent of a flue pan. To boil the sap in a hard violent, manner, to remove the water. As most flue pans have...
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    I believe you can use your cement between the...

    I believe you can use your cement between the firebrick. that will seal the sides. I wouldn't use it on the rail of the arch, incase you get a different pan. once you get them cemented in as tcross...
  22. 8" should be fine.

    8" should be fine.
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    You may lose some of your fire to the bottom of...

    You may lose some of your fire to the bottom of the pan, but could you put brick on the rail of the arch and then lay gasket material on top of that. I do not know what kind of pan you have oyu may...
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    I guess I was under the impression you were using...

    I guess I was under the impression you were using two pans. Just using the flue pans to boil with could cause you issues. I would stay with two pans. Make your syrup in the front pan and boil in the...
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    Okay thanks Buckeye

    Okay thanks Buckeye
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