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    As far as a leaking spout, is sap getting the...

    As far as a leaking spout, is sap getting the bark wet or are you seeing air getting pulled in? Wet bark should not be a problem, if sucking in air you may need to reseat the tap but do not pound in...
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    Looks good and should work well for you. I would...

    Looks good and should work well for you. I would caution against having the pans fit too snug. You can cause a dangerous situation with building steam pressure if it can't vent.
  3. It sounds like niter and should not hurt anything.

    It sounds like niter and should not hurt anything.
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    Were you checking density with filter aid in the...

    Were you checking density with filter aid in the syrup? That could throw the reading off.
  5. On any uphill flowing lines the larger the line...

    On any uphill flowing lines the larger the line the harder it will be to move sap. The only way it can work would be using air (gases) to lift the sap as in a ladder. The shurflo pumps are not made...
  6. I would run as short a mainline as possible as a...

    I would run as short a mainline as possible as a header or just use a header and bring all lines to it in 3/16. With having to go uphill on the last part a recirculation line would be a great help in...
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    10 inch should be plenty big enough. I have a 2 x...

    10 inch should be plenty big enough. I have a 2 x 6 drop flue and use the Smoky Lake Concentric Exhaust. The steam pipe is 12 inch but has the 8 inch stack inside of that and I have no problems.
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    Happy New Year to everyone also and best wishes...

    Happy New Year to everyone also and best wishes Russ with the cancer.
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    You can also buy toasted chips and put in a mason...

    You can also buy toasted chips and put in a mason jar with bourbon for a few weeks and then add the chip to syrup to infuse the flavor. I have not done it yet but several people have and say it works...
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    I would agree that science has shown that a...

    I would agree that science has shown that a mainline with 5 or less taps per lateral will get you your greatest sap if there are no sags and this can be a pain on flat ground for a beginner. I...
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    Getting a new one at this time can be a challenge...

    Getting a new one at this time can be a challenge before the season begins. Most are a couple months out minimum. I have no experience with Bill Mason equipment but they are highly recommended on...
  12. Thread: Holidays

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    Merry Christmas and Happy New year to everyone.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New year to everyone.
  13. To make your syrup pan reversible all you need to...

    To make your syrup pan reversible all you need to do is make sure the fittings where the sap enters the syrup pan and the syrup leaves are the same size and location from the ends of your pan. You...
  14. I agree with Chris's design. There are threads on...

    I agree with Chris's design. There are threads on making a float box if you would like to try making one.
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    At about $.12 a foot for 5/16 it would cost...

    At about $.12 a foot for 5/16 it would cost approx. the same to just use new tubing and seasonal spout. With that I would go with a new drop line and seasonal spout.
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    3/16 will transfer vac better than the 5/16 on...

    3/16 will transfer vac better than the 5/16 on level ground. There is a reason they say "strive for 5" on 5/16 lats in a traditional system. The big thing to remember is you have to have mechanical...
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    You could cut through the angle between the spot...

    You could cut through the angle between the spot welds to allow expansion and contraction to avoid it lifting on you.
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    Restricting the permeate side would allow all the...

    Restricting the permeate side would allow all the sap to run around the outside of the membrane and no permeate would be produced. If you restricted both you are just hindering the unit as you would...
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    I would use the 5/16 drop as it gives you more...

    I would use the 5/16 drop as it gives you more options and will not hinder the vacuum with the elevation drop you have. It will also lesson the pull back into the hole. Use an inexpensive spout the...
  20. Thread: 52 years

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    Congrats and hopefully you will have many more.

    Congrats and hopefully you will have many more.
  21. Make sure it is a second barb and not a stop. I...

    Make sure it is a second barb and not a stop. I will have to look again but I think the second one is not a barb.
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    You could also try seeding it with some maple...

    You could also try seeding it with some maple sugar while mixing.
  23. 1/2 to 3/4 inch should be enough to support it.

    1/2 to 3/4 inch should be enough to support it.
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    I am not sure on removing a musty odor but you...

    I am not sure on removing a musty odor but you could try bringing it up to 250 degrees and diluting back. You could also look at infusing with cinnamon to cover up the musty flavor. You could also...
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    I also use the hollow core rope and have no...

    I also use the hollow core rope and have no problems with it.
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