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    L.S Bilodeau Equipment-Feedback on it?

    Looking at a catalogue that came in the mail for this company,have heard about them before but have never seen any of it firsthand to establish what quality,price and customer service is like
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    You will also have to tip the bottles from side...

    You will also have to tip the bottles from side to side to get trapped air out of the lobes
  3. Any Steam Away Owners That Also Have A Bubbler System?

    Just curious if I could tap into the duct feeding the steam away to run the bubbler,not having to run another blower system or motor
  4. Is your syrup correct density? If it is below...

    Is your syrup correct density? If it is below density it will allow more nitre to go through the filters. Also should only go to 180 to hot pack,or else you can create more nitre
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    Minus 24 Fahrenheit here this morning,glad...

    Minus 24 Fahrenheit here this morning,glad there’s no sap anywhere yet
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    I have a De Laval 76 pump with a 3 hp motor,tried...

    I have a De Laval 76 pump with a 3 hp motor,tried a 8750/7000 watt generator from Sam’s Club,didn’t have the oomph to run it,too much to start. Now I have a 12000 watt generator,fits the bill with 10...
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    So it looks like I will have to make up my own bubbler system for the evaporator,but having a hard time finding the required materials,as everything seems more geared to shorter plumbing fittings....
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    Still feeling the ramifications of a slipped...

    Still feeling the ramifications of a slipped disc,not able to do a lot yet. Still have tubing to repair on a warmer day if back will allow it. Also waiting on h2o to get bubbler system corrected
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    Would it not be hard on a gas engine to go from...

    Would it not be hard on a gas engine to go from full bore working straight to off without any idle time? I always shut everything off vacuum pump first,then blowers on the arch and steam away,then...
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    We just recently shipped (4) 1 gallon glass...

    We just recently shipped (4) 1 gallon glass bottles to New Jersey successfully. We placed each bottle in a plastic grocery bag,then spray foam insulation around and underneath each bottle. Marked the...
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    Been pretty well bedridden for a week now with a...

    Been pretty well bedridden for a week now with a slipped disc. Doctor asked on a scale of 1-10 about the pain I would give it a 12. Good thing trees aren’t tapped yet
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    Side by side recommendations?

    Currently have a Kawasaki 3010, found it to be an indispensable tool in the bush,hauling wood,checking lines,installing mainline,tubing,running between bushes,hauling syrup,etc. Biggest problem is...
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    Too high of a temperature,should be 230-232,I...

    Too high of a temperature,should be 230-232,I generally run about 231.7 or so seems to be about right
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    Got my bubbler system from H2O delivered...

    Got my bubbler system from H2O delivered tonight,but there are no tubes for the syrup pan,just the flue pan. Shouldn’t the system be in both pans?
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    Correct,any sugar crystals will be ground up fine...

    Correct,any sugar crystals will be ground up fine going through the gears
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    . Marty,also depends on who is installing them. I...

    . Marty,also depends on who is installing them. I do all the drilling,put the check valves in the hole,my wife drives them in and attaches the stubby. Helper one year drove check valves in until the...
  17. I can tell you from experience that the bottles...

    I can tell you from experience that the bottles were packaged cold and to the top and room temperature of 78 degrees would break the bottles as there’s no room for expansion. Ran out of containers...
  18. Recommendations needed on 5/16 two handed tubing tool

    Old tubing tool worn out,got it back in the eighties. Looking to replace,prices are pretty comparable between brands,anyone have experience with one working better than others? Thanks
  19. Calling on Steam Away owners that have put a bubbler system in

    Getting an air injection system from H2O,just wondering how to conveniently hook up the system into the flue pan so it can easily be connected and disconnected to lift the steam away for cleaning....
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    I read in the last issue of Maple News where Brad Gillilan has been replaced as President at Leader,wasn’t there very long,thought it should have gone to his Father,Bruce instead.
  21. Thread: Wind storm

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    Finally got around to checking the bushes...

    Finally got around to checking the bushes yesterday,been super busy. Younger bushes seemed to get hit harder. One mainline down in one bush,seemed to spring back up when we cut the tree off of...
  22. What gives? Syrup waaay over density freezes

    Had some trouble on the start of the year with the automatic draw off,some of the Golden syrup came off way over density,like 70.2 when tested. Lots of crystallization in the bottles,so figured I...
  23. Thread: 52 years

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    Congratulations to you and your wife Dave,we just...

    Congratulations to you and your wife Dave,we just celebrated our 25th this year,amazing how few couples can last anymore
  24. CDL Vacuum Filter Press Owners- Info Needed

    Can owners of these presses please tell me the dimensions of them,diameter and height,and what size would be recommended for 10-12 gallons per hour of syrup coming off the evaporator? Thanks
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    So should still double check with the Lovibond?...

    So should still double check with the Lovibond? Have an updated expensive one that I will just keep for reference
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