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    gord, yes that's the one. good clarity. will...

    gord,
    yes that's the one. good clarity. will test on it more. price was under $15.
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Wow! Done already? Must have much warmer temps...

    Wow! Done already? Must have much warmer temps down south. We are in the freeze, thaw just enough to run a little and then freeze up again mode. Sap is still great here and the syrup is about as...
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    Chase, I really dont have any numbers but on my...

    Chase,
    I really dont have any numbers but on my old King arch I have a long range plan to convert to oil maybe someday. Anyway I was going to remove the grates, put the burner in the ash door (not...
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    Jd, Seams like a reasonable request from someone...

    Jd,
    Seams like a reasonable request from someone not getting stellar results from his maple equipment investment. Since I am reading that the next larger (12 inch) unit works for approx. 60 gallons...
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    I have seen both left and right end Tees. I...

    I have seen both left and right end Tees. I assume these are the blind tees? Yes all custom plastic. from each suppliers. Because each one is better than the other!:)
    Pick fittings that work for you...
  6. Thread: Very lite

    by Sugarmaker
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    That looks wonderful....

    That looks wonderful.
    https://i.imgur.com/0is3lVP.jpg


    Regards,
    Chris
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    Howard, You have a very clean operation/...

    Howard,
    You have a very clean operation/ kitchen. Syrup looks very good packed in the glass too.
    Thanks for taking the time to post these! Awesome. Hey those presses work nice!
    Dang I must be...
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    I also got a new visiual refractometor today...

    I also got a new visiual refractometor today thanks to Jim (Father and Son) Nice clear unit and the cost was under $15. Checked my ICE sap today and it was 2.2%. I dumped the ice in the containers...
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    Humm, I would really like to hear from Dr...

    Humm,
    I would really like to hear from Dr Perkins or others that are using this system. If it is a vacuum leak problem you need to find that some how. Maybe reverse flow low air pressure with a lid...
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    P Diamond, That is our Great Grand Daughter...

    P Diamond,
    That is our Great Grand Daughter Chloe Lee. She is one and her first time getting a tour of Papa and Nana's sugarhouse. Hoping her and her dad Mike may take up this sugaring thing...
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    This trader thing kicks you out after about 3 min...

    This trader thing kicks you out after about 3 min of down time very annoying!

    After spending a half hour on the phone with the phone company I was ready to pull my hair out! And I dont have much...
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    Generally ice is just the water. But some ice...

    Generally ice is just the water. But some ice that has voids could contain some sweet too. I try to dump the ice chunks. Most of the time you will be good. and have higher sugar in the remaining sap....
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    Folks, https://i.imgur.com/joz4Vhg.jpg ...

    Folks,
    https://i.imgur.com/joz4Vhg.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/UTC068t.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/vJOjWDM.jpg

    Made 9 gallon of syrup.

    Regards,
  14. john, Should go right back to light or at least...

    john,
    Should go right back to light or at least amber.
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Sounds like a problem all right, I would call...

    Sounds like a problem all right, I would call them and ask some questions. Might be interesting answers??? We will be waiting to hear what they say too.
    Regards,
    Chris
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    The taps are set to shallow or too deep. both...

    The taps are set to shallow or too deep. both could cause the same leakage.
    When you tap them into the hole you should tap them in like a little girl rather gently. When you feel the hammer have...
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    Folks, Checked containers, 2 to 4 gallon ice...

    Folks,
    Checked containers, 2 to 4 gallon ice cubes with a little sap. To much work to service them for the little bit of sap gathered. Will see what we have tomorrow. Most folks are tapped and...
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    I was thinking the same as Dr Perkins. 6 weeks is...

    I was thinking the same as Dr Perkins. 6 weeks is all I would expect. Now the not running part. We need to review a little more. Are you drilling approx 21.5 to 2 inches deep? spout is set gently...
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    jd, That sounds about like a gravity filter...

    jd,
    That sounds about like a gravity filter system, some folks use some DE. I did not use any in my gravity filtering set up. Good luck.
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Check with your local fab shops/ tin knockers....

    Check with your local fab shops/ tin knockers. They should be able to make you a pan for a reasonable amount. Use like 20 gage 300 series stainless. and make the sides about 8 inches deep.
    Regards,...
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    I would agree with Ed adding a drop in the back...

    I would agree with Ed adding a drop in the back pan each time you fire will probably be enough to keep the foam down in the front pan.
    Keep boiling.
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Yes do as much as you can to be safe. Add the...

    Yes do as much as you can to be safe. Add the blanket and some tin also. Insulated pipe is probably the best. I have done all of those and more to keep the heat contained. My stack temps are not...
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    PA guys are looking good! Steam coming out of...

    PA guys are looking good! Steam coming out of pans is a good thing!
    I thought we would have a run today. ahhh maybe not? it was 19 this morning and cloudy. wont get thawed till after noon and may...
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    Folks, Looking forward to the original poster...

    Folks,
    Looking forward to the original poster getting quality syrup filtered at some point in the near future. Hoping his change of DE corrects most of the problems.
    Regards,
    Chris
  25. Thread: Red Maples

    by Sugarmaker
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    Try to find a plot with the hard maples. You will...

    Try to find a plot with the hard maples. You will never regret it. Now if you already owned the property and the reds were in the back yard running down hill to the sugar house I would still tell you...
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