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  1. Thread: Homemade Releaser

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    I can't speak to this with any scientific...

    I can't speak to this with any scientific evidence, but I know I have seen things "STOP" after releasing the vacuum on a lateral line. sometimes it takes upwards of 15-20 minutes after vacuum is...
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    I was wondering about this very topic as well......

    I was wondering about this very topic as well... good info..

    not trying to hijack the thread, but another question I have is... after a freeze, I find that I have to go out and re-set all the taps...
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    I don’t feed my Procon either... not necessary....

    I don’t feed my Procon either... not necessary.
    I have a 3/4” marathon. I run it hard but never have had it labor or slow down. If I run it at 250psi for more than 3 hours, the motor does a...
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    I learned something new the other day while...

    I learned something new the other day while washing my membranes. The permeate that comes out while washing should not go back into the permeate tank. I just assumed (stupidly) that it was pure,...
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    Like I said previously, this just ain’t my year. ...

    Like I said previously, this just ain’t my year. Earlier this week my shurflow died. Replaced it with a different pump. Yesterday evening had about 500 gallons of sap. Decided to test the RO for...
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    I'm surprised to hear so many people saying that...

    I'm surprised to hear so many people saying that you should heat your solution before cleaning the membranes. since Sodium Hydroxide is one of the main components in cleaning soaps, I thought that...
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    This is not my year. First my releaser... ...

    This is not my year. First my releaser... turned off pump without releasing vacuum and it sucked the oil out of the pump into the line... so rebuilding all that. Last night I forgot to drain...
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    I agree with Dave.. on mine, each end has 2...

    I agree with Dave..

    on mine, each end has 2 holes.. on the end where the sap enters the tube, the center hole is plugged/capped. at the other end, the permeate comes out the center, and the...
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    For 19 amps, you only need 12 gauge wire I...

    For 19 amps, you only need 12 gauge wire
    I realize there will be a starting spike, but that’s momentary. So you’re more than good with 10ga
    Ignore the post above saying your generator isn’t big...
  10. Thread: Needle valves

    by iby
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    I took the advice of a bypass. This year I built...

    I took the advice of a bypass. This year I built a manifold with a ball valve, a gate valve and a needle valve. Now I can flush at zero psi and have complete control of the pressure. Very happy...
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    Yea, I had the same reaction when I saw the...

    Yea, I had the same reaction when I saw the pictures. WOW. You have a really nice setup Chris.

    We trotted through the snow today and put in a couple hundred taps. Hundred or so left to go. ...
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    what size motor? does it say on the spec plate...

    what size motor? does it say on the spec plate how many amps it draws at a given voltage?
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    I tapped about 30 trees today to get things...

    I tapped about 30 trees today to get things started. High for the day was only 33. By the time I got to my last tree, the sap had already caught up to me and was flowing like crazy. Now I’m...
  14. you cut down a maple tree to burn? OMG... Not...

    you cut down a maple tree to burn? OMG... Not the sacred Maple :)

    I certainly haven't noticed a difference... but I went from 20 taps to 290 taps when I got my RO...
  15. you can buy wash bottles and the end will fit...

    you can buy wash bottles and the end will fit right in the spout... start at the top of the hill and work down..
    here's what I used last season..
    ...
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    This is a pretty ingenious solution... in the...

    This is a pretty ingenious solution... in the past, I always took a piece of hollow core braided rope, tied it to the tree, then ran the line up through the hollow core and out the side, then I pull...
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    Vacuum pump and shurflow...

    I've been searching on here, but I can't see to find the right search terms to find the answer... I'm sure this has been asked before...

    I am wondering if I can take a piece of 6" PVC, run my...
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    I hope you're correct with the arctic blast.......

    I hope you're correct with the arctic blast.... this weather this year is crazy...
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    well, if that's what's important to you... here's...

    well, if that's what's important to you... here's my stats..

    Last year.. .I tapped 200 trees in 120 minutes... so roughly 30 seconds / tap.
    cutting in drops... did 200 in about 4 hours... so...
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    last year I was on 3/16" tubing with a shurflow...

    last year I was on 3/16" tubing with a shurflow running into a 3/4" PVC manifold. 4 of my lines had 50+ taps on them, 2 lines had 25 each... everything ran fine...
    my point here is... I was running...
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    I agree... for me it's more about the enjoyment...

    I agree... for me it's more about the enjoyment of being outside... I can easily say that some of my taps take me 20 minutes or longer... then I shake my head, open my eyes and stand up......
  22. Thread: Vacuum gauge

    by iby
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    Well, I can say my gauges are 4-8” above the...

    Well, I can say my gauges are 4-8” above the furthest tap in each line. No bags and no loops.
    3 great ideas that I will try this season.

    I couldn’t really decipher the bucket pictures and how...
  23. Thread: Vacuum gauge

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    thanks for the tips...

    thanks for the tips...
  24. Thread: Vacuum gauge

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    Vacuum gauge

    Can I get some recommendations on what you all use and consider reliable for vacuum gauges? Last year I bought 3 from a reputable maple supply dealer and 1 from amazon. All four are off and not...
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    last year I did some shipping and it was a...

    last year I did some shipping and it was a disaster. I sent 5 quarts in glass to Florida... post office destroyed the box and quarantined it with Hazmat at the florida airport. the recipient went...
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