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    If you don't trap, try to find a trapper to catch...

    If you don't trap, try to find a trapper to catch it.
  2. Thread: Need help

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    You will need an oil reservoir (or better a...

    You will need an oil reservoir (or better a reclaimer). In use, oil will drip into the bearings on each side, then get into the housing and coat the vanes lightly. Then as the pump pushes the air...
  3. Thread: Need help

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    Does it have enough oil in it to cause a seal. If...

    Does it have enough oil in it to cause a seal. If the vanes are dry that may be the issue.
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    You likely had some moisture still there. Try...

    You likely had some moisture still there. Try storing them without the covers, but protect them from vermin somehow.
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    On some of my set ups in the woods, if I had a...

    On some of my set ups in the woods, if I had a valve that needed to be closed I had two valves in series. I then closed the first valve, second valve open and drain the sap completely then close...
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    On the spider web type sap ladder it is up to 15...

    On the spider web type sap ladder it is up to 15 taps per leg, I'm not sure about 1/2" risers.
    For years at 2 leases I had I had 2 risers each 3/4" for up to 150 taps. That was by no means the max,...
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    It's a great time when the kids are involved!

    It's a great time when the kids are involved!
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    I suspect you might need to bite another bullet...

    I suspect you might need to bite another bullet and get a barometric damper still.
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    Be careful too, they can be very dangerous. They...

    Be careful too, they can be very dangerous. They are a smaller cousin of a Badger and often have that type of temperment.
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    Maple syrup containers both plastic and glass...

    Maple syrup containers both plastic and glass with decorations are made to handle syrup at 190F or a little above. Don't worry if you are using a container made to pack maple syrup in.
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    I take the 6" up or down from a Poster made by...

    I take the 6" up or down from a Poster made by Cornell about tapping guidelines. Yes, I have seen the stain marks in tap hole lumber, I have my own sawmill, plus it is used as the siding for the NYS...
  12. Maybe it's time to check out either making an RO...

    Maybe it's time to check out either making an RO or check out the RO Bucket.
  13. You likely tapped into a defect in the trunk. Try...

    You likely tapped into a defect in the trunk. Try moving at least 6 or even 8" right or left. Be careful not to drill deeper than 2" and try again. Do not plug the abandoned hole, just let the tree...
  14. Thread: Lenze VFD

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    Did you wire it or an electrician? If electrician...

    Did you wire it or an electrician? If electrician can you reach him today? I skimmed the manual and did not find that fault code, likely went too fast. What pg in the manual did you find it?
    I'm...
  15. Thread: Lenze VFD

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    Looking at the instruction manual I see 3...

    Looking at the instruction manual I see 3 choices, are you powering it with 120V single phase, 240V single phase or 3 phase?
  16. Thread: Lenze VFD

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    Maybe you can contact the manufacturer....

    Maybe you can contact the manufacturer. Unfortunately maybe not until tomorrow. Just for an idea, try shutting down all power, break the ground as well, then see if anything happens when you restart...
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    For Lexan sheet (Acrylic) or cuts I bought some...

    For Lexan sheet (Acrylic) or cuts I bought some online a few years ago. I just googled exactly what I wanted then shopped by cost with shipping to get it to me.
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    Here is a site that sells PVC by the foot ...

    Here is a site that sells PVC by the foot ...
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    If the 2 pieces of wood shown are your typical...

    If the 2 pieces of wood shown are your typical size, split each into 2 or 3 pieces. Wrist size is what you want. Also, use one of the ideas to shorten the firebox. The raised part will push the heat...
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    Trapping season should be on. I had one here...

    Trapping season should be on.
    I had one here last year but it moved on soon after. He never bothered the tubing and he cleaned out a family of squirrels I'd had problems with in one storage shed for...
  21. Thread: UV lights

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    I used a UV light on my infeed line a few years...

    I used a UV light on my infeed line a few years but found it only helped a little because the UV unit did not handle the flow very well. Basically a UV light needs a sap depth of about 1/4" max over...
  22. This morning I went around and charged a bunch of...

    This morning I went around and charged a bunch of yr old tees on my 3/16 tubing. I find it easiest to cut the drop off (I use all 5/16 drop and taps) then I use a 1 hand tool to push the new tee onto...
  23. I never used their coffee type valve, I changed...

    I never used their coffee type valve, I changed it to a 1/2" ball valve, then I have a foot operated on/off valve. I regulate the flow using the 1/2" ball valve, that way as I change container sizes...
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    Correct, go 2-3" over and up or down 6". After...

    Correct, go 2-3" over and up or down 6". After you go all of the way around the tree and get back to the oldest hole, you will have over 2" of new wood so you continue around again. This is for...
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    I think the SP22 and the BB4 are quite similar in...

    I think the SP22 and the BB4 are quite similar in size.
    On my BB4 I have a 1800 RPM electric motor with a 4" drive pulley, I think the driven pulley is 10", if that's correct, the pump is turning...
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