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    I would think it will come fairly soon, (I've...

    I would think it will come fairly soon, (I've already raised my retails, in fact I did it 2 weeks ago) I may need to adjust even more soon.
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    You will get many replies I'm sure. There are...

    You will get many replies I'm sure. There are several higher end RO's that will give you that in one pass. It will run at a much higher pressure.
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    So sorry, maybe you can find another tree or 3...

    So sorry, maybe you can find another tree or 3 someplace near to tap.
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    WMF, you have me confused. If the pump pushes 4...

    WMF, you have me confused. If the pump pushes 4 gal in one end and 4 gal total comes out the other, with some being concentrate and the rest permeate, how can there be a dead space/ I'll admit the...
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    When running properly the space between the...

    When running properly the space between the membrane and the outer wall of the vessel is not fead space, that is where thye sap/concentrate is flowing, pressure forces the permeate thru the membrane....
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    Hang on you westerners, your price will climb if...

    Hang on you westerners, your price will climb if you wait it out. While you may not get the full increase, it will likely go higher, but only for those who wait, and only if enough hold back until it...
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    I think it's likely 2 issues. #1, you can it with...

    I think it's likely 2 issues. #1, you can it with the needle valve wide ope,. that is pushing much less thru the membrane, 2x what goes thru, goes paqst without going thru. You need the flows to be...
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    If the Maple grade DE goes thru your filter you...

    If the Maple grade DE goes thru your filter you need a new filter. Do you use a wool or orlon syrup filter? If yes, the fibers must have gotten broken, possibly by wringing them filter out. That's a...
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    What soap and how much did you use? When you...

    What soap and how much did you use? When you rinse do you adjust the pressure so both concentrate and permeate flows are about equal? Which membranes do you have? What pump or pumps?
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    Sorry linapal, if I offended you. I thought 20...

    Sorry linapal, if I offended you. I thought 20 years using grade labels was enough. to comment on grade labels.
    By the way, I do like those labels, they stick well. The reason I ordered from them is...
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    My surprise was the "resin" that gets all over...

    My surprise was the "resin" that gets all over the walls. It seems writers want to use a different term for things just to be original. Isn't the so called "resin" just sugar?
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    As you calculate the weight, factor in the wt at...

    As you calculate the weight, factor in the wt at the highest % sugar you will RO to, not just for 2% sap, Then get a structural engineer to design it.
    I've never put a head tank in a loft, but my...
  13. Thread: New arch

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    What size are you thinking?

    What size are you thinking?
  14. Just to let you know how my early years went and...

    Just to let you know how my early years went and from what others say, it's not unusual. I started with a 2x3 flat pan in year 1, a 2x6 in year 2-5, and a 3x8 in year 6-present. I built my sugarhouse...
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    Here is one that may work, I just got the link...

    Here is one that may work, I just got the link for it today: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TRJA8M/ref=pe_2313360_576672250_em_1p_0_lm
    Read about it to see if it looks like it will work....
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    Thank you Dr Tim, I hope to stay as long as I...

    Thank you Dr Tim, I hope to stay as long as I can. I'll still have my hand in syrup (so to speak) because I kept my finisher, my filter press and my WJ bottler. I'll buy barrels of bulk and package...
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    Some things will help make darker syrup (and yes,...

    Some things will help make darker syrup (and yes, I always sell more dark than any other grade) 1. Hold your sap an extra day, unless it will get over 45 degrees F. 2. Boil at 2 or even 2.5" deep. 3....
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    I also had that issue, not during a boil, but...

    I also had that issue, not during a boil, but overnight. The remedy was to just close the ball valve between the raised flue pan and the syrup pan. Fortunately mine never went on the floor, I had my...
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    Absolutely, share your successes.

    Absolutely, share your successes.
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    Happy Birthday Ron. I finally hung up my drill...

    Happy Birthday Ron. I finally hung up my drill and tapping hammer. Too hard to walk in the woods with snow covering things. But, I'm not old like Ron, I won't be 75 til October.
    I plan to buy bulk...
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    Now about the one generation, back while my...

    Now about the one generation, back while my grandson had been working with me all year, on blueberries and on maple, I'd offered the business to him and he showed some interest. But after graduating...
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    The one generation journey continues" That year...

    The one generation journey continues"
    That year I got up to about 140 taps and the evaporator did about 23-27 gph depending on how small I split the wood. I added more taps the next 3 years, then in...
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    One generation sugarmaker?

    I made maple syrup as early as 1975, but only for family use, tapping 1 large sugar and 3 multi-stem box Elders. We repeated that as a family about every 2-3 years. Then my son who was active in Boy...
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    Happy Easter

    To all Christians, may you and your family have a happy Easter. May everyone have good health and peace on earth.
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    I used about 75 more of the new grade labels...

    I used about 75 more of the new grade labels today, I still like them, but of course the real test will be the test of time.
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