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    A few years back I was doing work on capecod and...

    A few years back I was doing work on capecod and there was a bunch of big norway maples. I had some taps so and it was flowing so I collected about 50 gallons and brought it back to NH. It tasted...
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    Spot on General, I've noticed this trend as well

    Spot on General, I've noticed this trend as well
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    I have the double disk, I keep it in an insulated...

    I have the double disk, I keep it in an insulated cabinet that I made. I have a bypass so I can collect while away. cabinet stayed frost free with a 100w bulb. I keep 4 ro membranes in it as well...
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    I too will leave the pump on until she pulls no...

    I too will leave the pump on until she pulls no more. Lets hope for a good last day. I think I will beat last year it just took 2 weeks longer. Looks like I will miss the worst of the mud. Good...
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    Never thawed out today for me. I'm surprised it...

    Never thawed out today for me. I'm surprised it ran over your way. Only ran a bit yesterday as well. I'm giving it until friday still a lot of snow I just might beat the mud.
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    off season membrane storage

    first year with a home built ro, was wondering what others do to clean and store thier membranes. Thanks
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    Going to wait another 10 days to tap here in...

    Going to wait another 10 days to tap here in Lancaster unless a change in forecast happens. Im in a cold spot and only have 300 taps that I can do in a day. Everything else is mostly ready. I built...
  8. Russ, I walked part of my lines yesterday. Got...

    Russ, I walked part of my lines yesterday. Got out at sunrise it was 43 degrees it felt great, the temp and raspberry chased me in about 8am, only 1 tick. No major issues That I could see. Next time...
  9. Aggressive pruning in the winter triggers an...

    Aggressive pruning in the winter triggers an aggressive growth response during the growing season mainly water spouts that produce no fruit. Sometimes its hard to tell what to prune in the winter...
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    Im jealous , I wish I was still going. Im out of...

    Im jealous , I wish I was still going. Im out of wood anyways. Hope you get another good run.

    Jay
  11. Thread: Wraped it up

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    I have also had them for 3 years, my first year...

    I have also had them for 3 years, my first year with issues. You never have any pop out/break seal after hard freezes? I must have done something different this year. Boy the weather this week...
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    I ended up close to 50 gallons I got 9 5 gallon...

    I ended up close to 50 gallons I got 9 5 gallon pails full that need to be fixed as they are all heavy. Most Ive ever made by double. The difference this year was the addition of the sap guzzler.
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    Wraped it up

    This was the longest season for me, late feb to today. The boiling just started smelling funky. Pulled taps most were quitting. Going to rethink the cv sprouts about 10 out of 226 broke coming...
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    I think I have about 10 days left here, gonna be...

    I think I have about 10 days left here, gonna be tight on the wood supply, been my longest season in a while. Sounds like your having fun, your new sugar house looks great. What kind of RO did you...
  15. Thread: Back at it

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    Back at it

    Came back from my ice fishing adventure to 2 foot of powder on top of 1 or 2 foot of breakable crust. Lot of lines sagging under snow with ice plugs, lots of taps popped, almost all had to be reset....
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    I hear ya. I buy 50 whips a year put them in my...

    I hear ya. I buy 50 whips a year put them in my nursery and baby them for 2-3 seasons then move to the orchard. It would be nice to plant 5-7 footer right away but this is what works for me. The...
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    Stark has a wholesale division I just bought 50...

    Stark has a wholesale division I just bought 50 for 5.99 each you have to request their catolog.
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    Snow and cold

    Well the next 5 days in Coos county look very cold. I think I will wrap things up for the week and go ice fishing. Saint Paddy's day is when we typically get going around here. Im at 1/3 my average...
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    I am getting all spur types this year. Wine...

    I am getting all spur types this year. Wine crisp, yellow, ultra mac, and red rome, most are m26 root stock.
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    Thats great have fun Ron

    Thats great have fun Ron
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    Ive ran drops with clear check valves sprouts and...

    Ive ran drops with clear check valves sprouts and they ran great. I was told that using cv sprouts on drops into buckets was pointless but I have to say I start right around now and they run right...
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    Thanks for the update, I hope things go well.

    Thanks for the update, I hope things go well.
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    Good luck Dave, I'l be praying for you. For what...

    Good luck Dave, I'l be praying for you. For what its worth Ive been running around the woods for 13 years with out the left kidney, a few other parts as well. Keep a positive attitude know what you...
  24. I run mine with deep cycle batteries and solar...

    I run mine with deep cycle batteries and solar panels, I have quick connects on the pump to my 3/4 main line, have about 75 trees on each of 3 runs. The batteries will run the pumps, 4008's 24 hours....
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    Deer and moose have done their annual damage but...

    Deer and moose have done their annual damage but not to bad on the trees I hung soap bars. I hinge cut a bunch of 4-6 inch saplings around the orchard and feed a bit as well, hoping they concentrate...
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