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    Ro sizing

    Any literature out there on sizing an ro? I'm at just under 2000 taps but expect to be at 8000 in the next few years. I sell/ truck all my sap and want to make one trip a day to the sugar house with...
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    Tweegs just about summed up my situation. I'm...

    Tweegs just about summed up my situation. I'm dealing with flooding at my pump house because the town road crew put a culvert in a foot higher than the old one. Other than that the Christmas trees...
  3. That's a price gouge quote. 5000 max if you pay...

    That's a price gouge quote. 5000 max if you pay for material.
  4. Numbers from USDA including breakdown of most states

    https://www.wcax.com/content/news/US-Maple-Syrup-Production-up-Despite-Shorter-Season-511379931.html
  5. All my equipment is multi purpose because we have...

    All my equipment is multi purpose because we have a large Christmas tree farm. But we have 4 tractors a dump truck (sap hauler) , 3 one tons, a 3/4 ton, a 14000lb trailer, and 2 half tons. All owned...
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    Numbers from this season.

    https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Vermonts-maple-syrup-sees-strong-numbers-511169351.html
  7. When there hasn't been a post on maple trader in...

    When there hasn't been a post on maple trader in a few days and you feel like your social life is lacking because of it.
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    I believe the going rate is 15 dollars a tap...

    I believe the going rate is 15 dollars a tap supplies provided by the installer.
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    What's are you up to?

    What is everyone up to? Anyone expanding? Upgrading? Down sizing? Moving? Getting out? Going all in?

    I for one plan to install 300-400 more this year and then take a year from installing to pay...
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    Thanks for your replies. I haven't walked the...

    Thanks for your replies. I haven't walked the woods to know density. There is 40 acres of open land that I would plant Christmas trees on (I currently have 80,000 Christmas trees) Thanks for replies,...
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    Purchasing woods

    What would someone pay for 200 acres, 6000 taps all to one collection point. Easy power and lots of roadside access. There are no buildings on the property. Is there a max dollar per tap you look for...
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    No more than 30 taps per run. I prefer to have...

    No more than 30 taps per run. I prefer to have 14 to 25 taps per run. Avoid flat sections at the bottom of your run if possible.
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    Couldn't have said it better!

    Couldn't have said it better!
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    I do notice flavor differences from different...

    I do notice flavor differences from different woods and processes. In fact I find flavor differences from day to day in the same sugar house making the same grade as yesterday. When I say this I'm...
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    You can use store brought vinegar for cleaning...

    You can use store brought vinegar for cleaning pans and it will work great. Don't use vinegar in your lines because it contains salt, attracting animals.
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    Yes I use deep cell batteries. The 4048 is a...

    Yes I use deep cell batteries. The 4048 is a great pump. I just like the 4008 more.
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    I ran 210 on a 4008 last year with about 1000...

    I ran 210 on a 4008 last year with about 1000 feet of 1 inch mainline. performed brilliantly pulling 20 inches. I have two shurflo pumps, my second is a 4048 and it eats through a good battery in...
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    I know people who have used the same mainline...

    I know people who have used the same mainline since the 70s and people who change them every 10-15 years. Probably a question for Dr. Tim.
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    Blissville, I had the same issue last year and...

    Blissville, I had the same issue last year and upgrade to stainless tanks this year. Easier to clean and sap doesn't heat up as quickly and helped quality quite a bit.
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    Pulled the plug this morning. Made 500 gallons...

    Pulled the plug this morning. Made 500 gallons off of 1700 taps. Not an excellent year but one I am happy with.
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    Does anyone else feel like there reading a middle...

    Does anyone else feel like there reading a middle school diary on a maple site. Can we move on? If you have a beef with someone please handle it in the private message and stop clogging up the forum....
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    Our freeze last night yielded a gallon per tap...

    Our freeze last night yielded a gallon per tap and it will probably run for a while yet.
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    Froze hard here. Low temperature of 29 last night...

    Froze hard here. Low temperature of 29 last night with monster winds and an inch or so of snow. I've never been so happy to see sap not flowing!
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    Amen to that Spud!

    Amen to that Spud!
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    Froze up last night and woke up to overflowing...

    Froze up last night and woke up to overflowing tanks. 2800 gallons today. Best run I've ever seen.
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