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  1. You would be better off installing it at the peak...

    You would be better off installing it at the peak of your roof. Otherwise steam will settle down to the window.
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    I like your purge idea. I'll stick with that idea.

    I like your purge idea. I'll stick with that idea.
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    Wind storm

    Just took a quick drive through a section of my woods, maples are holding up well but the soft woods where I haven't cleaned are taking a beating. Got my work cut out for me before the snow comes.
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    I have a lab that I'm going to take some time to...

    I have a lab that I'm going to take some time to train a little better before I take on another pup. He has been very understanding.
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    I hope you guys will keep me and my family in...

    I hope you guys will keep me and my family in your thoughts and prayers. I just said goodbye to my 18 year old woods companion Skippy. He was a wonderful calm, loving, and loyal companion.2031720317
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    I have never used or seen a clear press so please...

    I have never used or seen a clear press so please fill me in. My curiosity is peaked. lol
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    Please get inside pics! This is so cool!

    Please get inside pics! This is so cool!
  8. I've heard the dumping mechanismare not reliable,...

    I've heard the dumping mechanismare not reliable, I was told this by my local CDL rep.
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    Are you using it to draw vacuum or transfer? I...

    Are you using it to draw vacuum or transfer? I didn't have power near my woods for a few years when I was using it to draw vacuum. So I had dead batteries every night and carried them up 200 ft to...
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    The motors are weak on the 110s. You'll be better...

    The motors are weak on the 110s. You'll be better using a 12v through a battery and and have a battery charger on it. I've experienced it and read it repeatedly on MT.
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    Bought my first canner in August and have been...

    Bought my first canner in August and have been canning since. I've had a few markets open up to me in central US which I'm exploring. might have to add taps if it works out.
  12. I also have the Lapierre 500. This spring was my...

    I also have the Lapierre 500. This spring was my first season on it and I'm quite pleased. As with any releaser build a dog house. I built mine out of old barn windows I got at the dump. Even on a...
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    Ro sizing

    Any literature out there on sizing an ro? I'm at just under 2000 taps but expect to be at 8000 in the next few years. I sell/ truck all my sap and want to make one trip a day to the sugar house with...
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    Tweegs just about summed up my situation. I'm...

    Tweegs just about summed up my situation. I'm dealing with flooding at my pump house because the town road crew put a culvert in a foot higher than the old one. Other than that the Christmas trees...
  15. That's a price gouge quote. 5000 max if you pay...

    That's a price gouge quote. 5000 max if you pay for material.
  16. Numbers from USDA including breakdown of most states

    https://www.wcax.com/content/news/US-Maple-Syrup-Production-up-Despite-Shorter-Season-511379931.html
  17. All my equipment is multi purpose because we have...

    All my equipment is multi purpose because we have a large Christmas tree farm. But we have 4 tractors a dump truck (sap hauler) , 3 one tons, a 3/4 ton, a 14000lb trailer, and 2 half tons. All owned...
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    Numbers from this season.

    https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Vermonts-maple-syrup-sees-strong-numbers-511169351.html
  19. When there hasn't been a post on maple trader in...

    When there hasn't been a post on maple trader in a few days and you feel like your social life is lacking because of it.
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    I believe the going rate is 15 dollars a tap...

    I believe the going rate is 15 dollars a tap supplies provided by the installer.
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    What's are you up to?

    What is everyone up to? Anyone expanding? Upgrading? Down sizing? Moving? Getting out? Going all in?

    I for one plan to install 300-400 more this year and then take a year from installing to pay...
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    Thanks for your replies. I haven't walked the...

    Thanks for your replies. I haven't walked the woods to know density. There is 40 acres of open land that I would plant Christmas trees on (I currently have 80,000 Christmas trees) Thanks for replies,...
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    Purchasing woods

    What would someone pay for 200 acres, 6000 taps all to one collection point. Easy power and lots of roadside access. There are no buildings on the property. Is there a max dollar per tap you look for...
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    No more than 30 taps per run. I prefer to have...

    No more than 30 taps per run. I prefer to have 14 to 25 taps per run. Avoid flat sections at the bottom of your run if possible.
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    Couldn't have said it better!

    Couldn't have said it better!
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