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    Maple Flats your sugarhouse looks nice. Our old...

    Maple Flats your sugarhouse looks nice. Our old one was of very traditional design with wood storage on either side under the eaves. We knocked those walls out years ago to get more room.

    We...
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    The pics were taken over a period of months. We...

    The pics were taken over a period of months. We started emptying the old sugarhouse at the end of 2018 in hopes to tear it down and build a usable building for 2019. My Dad is retired and I work...
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    Nate, This past season we held the sap the...

    Nate,

    This past season we held the sap the same number of days we did with the RO AND 2x6. It was not worth the setup and clean up for 300 or so gallons with the RO.

    This next year I hope...
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    We'll plumb a sink in here. We are looking for a...

    We'll plumb a sink in here. We are looking for a 7' sink with dual washboards. We picked this one up at the right price, but the washboard will make the difference.
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    This the view of the...
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    This is the feed tank. Last year we pumped from...

    This is the feed tank. Last year we pumped from the sap tank to it. Next year the RO will push concentrate to it.
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    The feed tank supplies the evaporator through 1 1/2 sch 40 pipe.
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    L to R: Raw sap tank, permeate, and evaporator....

    L to R: Raw sap tank, permeate, and evaporator.
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    CDL and Pick and Shovel on scene for first fire and tune up. January 2019
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    During the design phase we debated 10' vs 12' walls. 12'...
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    Walls went up in sections using the excavator to...

    Walls went up in sections using the excavator to lift and set them in place.
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    We had the trusses placed on the top plates and moved them in place with additional help and a lift from...
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    Old sugarhouse and supporting sheds April 2018...

    Old sugarhouse and supporting sheds April 2018
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    Using forks to remove the roof systems and save some of the lumber for repurposing.
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    Used insulating forms for the Alaskan Slab. ...
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    The evaporator size was up in the air at first. ...

    The evaporator size was up in the air at first. We are spending a lot of time with the 2x6 and we would rather spend it in the woods. We looked at 2.5' and 3' wide. We looked at 8' and 10' long. ...
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    It's time to get the design finalized

    My Father and I are building a new Sugarhouse this year. The current one is too small to handle the larger evaporator and we need to build an insulated RO room. We are moving from a 2x6 Leader WSE...
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