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    thanks Maple Flats. well guess i should have...

    thanks Maple Flats. well guess i should have waited to ask this.......ran the lines in the new section today. quite a few leakers (taps and saddles). got it up to 22.5lb vac...still another section...
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    newbie to running a vaccuum line?

    I decided to not boil myself this year and just help an old friend instead. he has been running vacuum for a few years, and expanded his taps by almost double. in past years he has been able to pull...
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    thanks for the reply.......I am thinking the...

    thanks for the reply.......I am thinking the halfpint w/ extention brings it to a 2x6ish (haven't taken a tape to it yet.)
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    leader supreme pan w/ halfpint arch

    i am considering getting rid of my homemade arch and getting a halfpint arch with supreme pan. maybe getting the extension kit as well. I am just wondering if anyone has any experience with these...
  5. I usually give them a bleach bath just before the...

    I usually give them a bleach bath just before the season and rinse real well. air dry then nest buckets together, coil tubing into the top bucket.
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    new Leader evap Dealer in NY

    just thought I would put the word out. Sample Lumber in North Bangor, NY is now a Leader Evaporator dealer. they are carrying pretty much a full line of supplies as well.
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    well, after some back and forth (even thinking of...

    well, after some back and forth (even thinking of giving up sugaring for a couple years) I think I am going to go with a 12x20 dome top porta garage. some reviews were not the best, but think I can...
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    55gal drums on the side?

    I saw some posts of people using 55gal drums on their side with a 5gal bucket cut into the side.

    I was wondering what if anything is used to seal around the bucket to seal it to the drum?

    I am...
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    Duncan, that does sound pretty cheap and easy,...

    Duncan, that does sound pretty cheap and easy, except that my homemade evap is close to 5ft wide, so the boards would have to be 16ft long to have room at the sides to work the evap, and have alittle...
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    thanks....i did look at building a full shed, but...

    thanks....i did look at building a full shed, but WELL outside my current price range......trying to get this on a shoestring budget right now, and once i am going good in a couple years, go big.
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    looking at pumps for sap transfer

    i am looking at getting 2 pumps to handle my sap.

    first would need to be a battery powered and able to draw suction from 15gal drum into a 55gal drum in the back of the car.

    #2 i think i found...
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    there was a post a couple months ago with places...

    there was a post a couple months ago with places to get new drums/tanks.....think it was back in Feb/march timeframe.
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    help on ideas for new shelter

    well, i've been boucing ideas in my head since the season ended on what i a going to do for next year. i am trying to do this as cheap as possible right now....i already have a cement slab that was...
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    From what I've seen of them, it looks like it...

    From what I've seen of them, it looks like it should hold good. It looks like the end of the pipe can stop just on inside of the seal, so should empty pretty well


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    Wiam. Thanks for that tip. Looks like they would...

    Wiam. Thanks for that tip. Looks like they would do the trick perfectly. Plus a couple other uses.


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    Thanks for the replies. What I meant though was I...

    Thanks for the replies. What I meant though was I was looking for a fitting that would go on the side wall of the barrel


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    valves for barrels?

    i have some 55gal sealed top "plastic" barrels and i want to use one as a head tank. i am not wanting to cut the top off, so only have the 2" bung hole to work through. does anyone have any idea...
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    Chech with Farm Credit East. They have an office...

    Chech with Farm Credit East. They have an office right on 11b by the Tim Hortons in Potsdam


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    evaporation rate on a flat pan?

    since i've started this crazy hobby a few years ago i've heard all kinds of theories on what evaporation rates should be........i've always been using steam table pans filled deep, and am thinking of...
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    Well after running things over and talking to the...

    Well after running things over and talking to the boss of the house, I have decided to go with option one this year.

    After a rough couple years financially we are going to wait until things are a...
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    for the most part from what i have been finding,...

    for the most part from what i have been finding, NY is pretty lax so far.........even the shack, as long as not permantly built, can get around building permit (probably look into get one anyways.)
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    the calculating is how i came up with these...

    the calculating is how i came up with these plans......may not be a full business plan as of yet, but if i do go option 3 i'm going to have to get everything down for the bank anyways.

    this isn't...
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    thanks for the tips guys.....i can say i am...

    thanks for the tips guys.....i can say i am pretty well hooked....went and saw a guy i went to school with......he is actually tapping 3,500 trees on the backside of where i am tapping (adjacent...
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    recommendations for growing?

    i've been going back and forth the past couple weeks on growing my maple syrup business. i was hoping for any input those that have gone through this can provide.

    the lot i am tapping has between...
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    if you don't want to draw off small amounts of...

    if you don't want to draw off small amounts of syrup at a time, maybe you could draw it off early, before it is true syrup, then batch boil that when you collect enough to finish.
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