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  1. I'm curious to how many gph you get out of your...

    I'm curious to how many gph you get out of your 2x6 badgerland pans. Have thought about buying a set in the future myself
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    If you go on Bill's website their are several...

    If you go on Bill's website their are several links showing how to brick it. Good luck!
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    Thickness of stainless arch sides

    Does anyone know what the thickness is of the stainless steel sheet that is commonly used on arch sides.
  4. Having an air tight arch front fabricated

    Was wondering if anyone has made their own or had a air tight arch front made for an older style arch with a cast front? I know Leader makes and sells them but they seem super expensive for what you...
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    you could powdercoat the bolts but not the...

    you could powdercoat the bolts but not the threaded areas as long as they are not a super tight fit thru the plates as the powdercoating will add a certain amount of thickness to them.
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    I would recommend have it powdercoated.

    I would recommend have it powdercoated.
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    Our huge change/update this year is the building...

    Our huge change/update this year is the building of a new 12 x 18 sugar shack that I have documented on another thread on this site. This will be a huge upgrade for us after boiling outside for the...
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    Time for an update. Got the overhangs and fascia...

    Time for an update. Got the overhangs and fascia framed in this week. Got 75% of one side of the roof sheeted with 1" x 12" rough sawn pine today before I got rained out. Hope to finish getting the...
  9. I should have qualified my original question. My...

    I should have qualified my original question. My thoughts were about proper ventilation for the 10 to 11 months of the year when not sugaring. I am building the shack with a 3'6" x 6'00" cupola which...
  10. Thoughts on soffit and roof vents needed for new shack being built

    Getting close to finishing the soffits and roof on my new 12 x 18 shack I am building. Going to have 12" wide overhangs with 3/8" rough sawn plywood soffit material. Thinking of cutting in the small...
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    I have a Bill Mason 2 x 5 arch and pans and the...

    I have a Bill Mason 2 x 5 arch and pans and the ash pit does not sit on the floor but is raised off the floor about 10". I am going to get a piece of sheet steel approx 3' x 5' to put under the front...
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    Time for an update on my new Sugar House....

    Time for an update on my new Sugar House. Finished the rafters today. Installed all the siding last week. I made one change from my original plan and that was going with a 6/12 roof pitch instead of...
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    I went with a treated floor system instead of...

    I went with a treated floor system instead of concrete for purely financial reasons. I got multiple quotes for concrete and they were all $1200 to $1500 more than going with the treated floor system....
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    Todays update on my Sugar Shack progress. Had a...

    Todays update on my Sugar Shack progress. Had a productive weekend and day today until the rain started this afternoon.201042010520106
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    Got the treated floor system done yesterday. 2 x...

    Got the treated floor system done yesterday. 2 x 6 that are 16" on center with lots of bracing and 3/4" treated flooring. Now on to framing the walls with the rough sawn lumber from the Amish saw...
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    Electric for sure. Just need to run a line from...

    Electric for sure. Just need to run a line from my larger barn about 15' away. No plans for water but I normally run a garden hose from the house which is about 80' away to help with cleaning things...
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    20079200802008120082 2 weeks into my sugar shack...

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    2 weeks into my sugar shack project and the sod/topsoil has been stripped from the site by neighbor who is a small excavator and 20 yards of crushed limestone base has been...
  18. what to use for the top of my chimney for a cap

    After getting recommendations on single/double wall chimney I have decided to go with double wall insulated stainless from the ceiling out through the roof of the new sugar shack I am building. My...
  19. I did buy (2) 12" lengths of pipe and (2) 6"...

    I did buy (2) 12" lengths of pipe and (2) 6" lengths of pipe this year and now I can run 7, 5, 4 or 3 plates depending on the volume I am filtering. Simple way to vary capacity.
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    Finally building my Sugar Shack!

    After 4 years boiling outside I have finally made the move to build a sugar shack. The excavating contractor came late yesterday and stripped the top soil and hauled in a crushed limestone base and...
  21. Should I still pre-filter off the evaporator now that I have a filter press?

    I have always ran my draw offs off the evaporator through a couple pre-filters going into my draw off pail. I would then finish to proper density on propane then run through prefilters and orlon...
  22. Single wall or double wall stainless chimney pipe

    Wondering if using single wall 8" stainless chimney pipe is sufficient going through the roof of a sugar shack. If the 8" chimney is put in the center of a 24" wide distance between rafters, would...
  23. Chris, Please let me know how the new gears...

    Chris,

    Please let me know how the new gears work out on your Oberdorfer. I may still go that route to keep cost down. My Oberdorfer is very noisy also. I know changing to the air diaphram pump is...
  24. D & G 7" Filter Press with Flojet Pump Motor-anyone have any experience with this?

    I have an older D & G 7" Filter Press with the Oberdorfer pump. I just saw in the new D & G catalog that they are now selling a complete kit to replace the Oberdorfer pump with a new Flojet pump with...
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    This was my first year with an RO and it was a...

    This was my first year with an RO and it was a game changer. I tapped 110 trees and have a 2 x 5 flat pan that will evaporate 15-16 gph. I bought a Next Generation RO rated at 45 gph. On some days we...
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