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    the tree was most likeley struck by lightening,...

    the tree was most likeley struck by lightening, has carpenter ants inside, or has been scalded by the sun. or possibley forest tent catapillar has harmed it. cut off the main lead at the closest...
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    white tail farms- i wouldnt go crazy with the...

    white tail farms- i wouldnt go crazy with the thinning, reason behind me saying that is that if you open a very large spot,the sun will actually scald the trees that are remaining in that cut out...
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    depending on the species of maple,after a year or...

    depending on the species of maple,after a year or so your tree will start to form water shoots . these thin shoots will produce leaves which will make up for the loss of the photosynthetic leaves...
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    was it stubbed or cut to a lateral limb. i work...

    was it stubbed or cut to a lateral limb. i work for asplundh tree service, trim trees for the utlity company. ive seen where road crews leave 4-5ft stubs without an sort of directional lateral limb....
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    wvmapler,how did you fair through the storm...

    wvmapler,how did you fair through the storm around thanksgiving? my company asplundh was there cleaning up. we had alot of work around elkins and buckhannon.
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    16 by 24 seems like a cozy size. i have a 4x10 in...

    16 by 24 seems like a cozy size. i have a 4x10 in a 16 x24 building. i have a decent amount of room
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    ima tap probley saturday, im not even close to...

    ima tap probley saturday, im not even close to ready. my dealer is pulling some strings for me and will hopefully have me a base stack and 20ft of 16in pipe by this weekend. gotta go buy more taps...
  8. Thread: tapping ohio

    by maplekid
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    tapping ohio

    i got the itch a few days ago and got my test taps put in. i was pleasantly surprised at the amount of sap i got. what was even better is that my sap from the trees were 2.5 and 3% on my...
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    there getting ready to send my asplundh cell to...

    there getting ready to send my asplundh cell to new jersey for the storm. it might just get ugly. the whole top half of the state is starting to send edison and asplundh units.
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    im usually a good people person... but i thnk...

    im usually a good people person... but i thnk with that many open houses id turn into something grumpy. ok so maybe it wouldnt be that great for some people lol
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    if it was up to you and mother nature...

    would any of you make syrup year round? i dont think id be able to. id be so run down lol.
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    why not run your mainline straight to the...

    why not run your mainline straight to the sugarhouse? maybe i didnt read your post right.(**** dislexia! lol) but with a good slope in the woods and a 2% slope down to the tank you might be able to...
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    nothings free in this world. everyone wants a...

    nothings free in this world. everyone wants a dollar lol. but anyways after tlking to him i made him an offer for the tubing. and asked about a 300 gallon tank as well. got both for $225. i dnt think...
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    so i figured id rekindle this conversation...

    so i figured id rekindle this conversation because im in a predicament... i was recently offered some used two year old tubing. the problem is i have absolutley no clue as to what its worth. i...
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    wow! and i thought 500 was pushing it

    wow! and i thought 500 was pushing it
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    hmmm... the one your parting out... does it have...

    hmmm... the one your parting out... does it have pans on it? and would you sell them? i have a 4x5 leader front pan and was planning on building a 4x5 drop flue pan. (family is in the stainless steel...
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    its possible. but, the viscosity of syrup is...

    its possible. but, the viscosity of syrup is greater than wines and juices. you could possibly burn up and ruin the pump. the pumps used on a normal filter press is a gear pump and made for high...
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    thank you very much.

    thank you very much.
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    4x10, how many firebrick?

    i recently bought a 4x10 arch and im needing to know h0ow many fire brick i need. its a drop flue so what should i do for under the flue pan? ceramic blanket? arch board. any input would be greatly...
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    yeah, especially with the price of ammo going up....

    yeah, especially with the price of ammo going up. cant afford a warning shot lol. but on a serious note they should be locked away. i cant stand to hear about theives. lucky for me i havent had any...
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    homemade evaporator plans thread.

    ive noticed quite alot of people search for homemaade evaporator plans on this site and come up empty handed. i think this should be a sticky thread where you guys post drawings and pictures of your...
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    depending on your gathering method you could get...

    depending on your gathering method you could get upwards of 250-300 gallons of sap. a 2x6 with a flue pan would be more than big enough for your amount. plus it will give you wiggle room as you grow...
  23. Thread: March Journal

    by maplekid
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    well ive called it quits. pulled the taps a...

    well ive called it quits. pulled the taps a couple days ago. not too good of a season. but next year im hitting the sap hard, got back from my squad call to find a missed call on my phone... i have...
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    i think ashes and water form lye. am i correct....

    i think ashes and water form lye. am i correct. and lye eats at stainless. or atleast eats at the chromium in stainless. just what ive been told. please correct me if im wrong.
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    with the amount of taps id say 2-3 cords is...

    with the amount of taps id say 2-3 cords is plenty. so an 8x12 or even 10x12 wood shed should do that justice
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