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    One thing to consider is if something on the arch...

    One thing to consider is if something on the arch breaks or it doesn't perform adequately is who is going to come make it right and how long might that take?
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    When 3/16" tubing became a thing for suppliers to...

    When 3/16" tubing became a thing for suppliers to manufacture, I was looking through fittings at CDL in St Albans. They had a bunch of t's for 5/16 laterals and 3/16 drops. I inquired as to what...
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    Does the manufacturer not provide this...

    Does the manufacturer not provide this information? Have you reached out to them for guidance?
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    I'm quite certain this practice does not help the...

    I'm quite certain this practice does not help the tree... Removing the tap as quickly as possible does give the tree a chance to heal more quickly. I have on occasion missed a tap or two when...
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    Are you just wondering about mainline, tubing and...

    Are you just wondering about mainline, tubing and fittings or a full install?

    If I were going to be tubing a woods, I would use all CDL and would use spin seals instead of saddles. Might even go...
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    Looks like the U.S. crop turned out alright... ...

    Looks like the U.S. crop turned out alright...
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    There is no silver bullet in sugaring. I have...

    There is no silver bullet in sugaring. I have been using CV2s for 5 seasons on a tubing system that is now 6 seasons old. Drops are 1-5 seasons old. I get lots of animal damage here as we have 16...
  8. People certainly seem to get that energy...

    People certainly seem to get that energy efficiency is a major benefit of using an ro. And time savings. Especially when I explain that we would have to burn 15-20 cords of wood to make our crop...
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    My electrical cost per gallon of syrup produced...

    My electrical cost per gallon of syrup produced this season was about $1.10 which is down from last season (2018) when it was about $1.50/gal. We got lots of sap in 2018 (record production) with low...
  10. I'm not so sure this thread should die yet. It...

    I'm not so sure this thread should die yet. It should get at least 30,000 views... :o Who is still out there marketing their syrup as "reverse-osmosis free"?
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    Everything a maple producer does, from the tap to...

    Everything a maple producer does, from the tap to the bottle, affects the flavor of their syrup. And we all think ours is the best. Flavor is extremely subjective and there are so many variables...
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    The original post seems pretty clear to me. They...

    The original post seems pretty clear to me. They are wondering if anyone is interested in purchasing any bulk vt syrup from a bucket and wood fired operation. Simple as that. No need to assume or...
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    Please feel free to point me to the "friendly and...

    Please feel free to point me to the "friendly and informative" posts in this thread...lol.

    Whether or not comments regarding production methods are relevant is not the point. This forum reads...
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    Will somebody please start a different thread or...

    Will somebody please start a different thread or revive an old one if they want to discuss production methods and syrup flavor?!?!?!
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    While different production methods and their...

    While different production methods and their impacts to syrup flavor are an interesting topic, that is not what this thread is about. It is about a very specific subject, which is about selling bulk...
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    The 50% income rule applies mainly to...

    The 50% income rule applies mainly to agricultural use, not forestry use. So if you have forestland enrolled with a management plan, there is no income requirement. If you have ag. land enrolled,...
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    To clarify, my questions are serious. I do buy...

    To clarify, my questions are serious. I do buy some bulk syrup...

    Perhaps a PM would be more appropriate but the op started the thread.
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    Do you use plastic tanks? Galvanized buckets?

    Do you use plastic tanks? Galvanized buckets?
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    The freeze-up issue can be handled different...

    The freeze-up issue can be handled different ways. If you are pumping flat or downhill you can pump straight up from the releaser, have the check valve at the highest point and then slope the pipe...
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    That's a great idea Wiam. I may give that a try...

    That's a great idea Wiam. I may give that a try for the rare occasion that I get so much sap that both my bulk sap tank and concentrate tank (bulk tank overflows to it) fill and I have to...
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    Yes this works and many do it.... but it is not...

    Yes this works and many do it.... but it is not the most efficient way to run an ro. The sugar settles to the bottom of the tank and essentially reduces the machine's ability to remove water, which...
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    Yes totally possible to do this with an electric...

    Yes totally possible to do this with an electric releaser. The question is are you looking to diy or purchase from a supplier?

    A deep-well submersible would probably de ideal. I would go with...
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    Because then you can call your syrup...

    Because then you can call your syrup "reverse-osmosis free" or "traditional"...:D

    On the subject of red-maples causing buddy syrup, that's an interesting one with lots of opinions on the matter. ...
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    Lol... Here is a related article. ...

    Lol... Here is a related article. https://www.themaplenews.com/story/ewww-make-the-ropy-syrup-go-away/243/

    I find it interesting that the problem results from metabolites from a certain bacteria....
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    You don't seem to understand that this forum is a...

    You don't seem to understand that this forum is a community of maple enthusiasts that are here to share information. Many of us actually know each other and enjoy sharing our experiences and love of...
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