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    I talked with leader via email and they told me (...

    I talked with leader via email and they told me ( all 2' wide arches get 22 gauge anything bigger get 20 gauge ) . And yes , cobalt drills work best . Starting with a smaller pilot hole first makes...
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    Yes Dave that is what it is , I have been digging...

    Yes Dave that is what it is , I have been digging out an old farm dump on one of my farms and have a salvage yard bringing a dumpster this week . it is amazing what is in there . Also it is like...
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    20166 Good mourning all . Can anyone guess...

    20166 Good mourning all . Can anyone guess what this is ? It is missing its lid and had a small cooling system attached to it . ( hint ) in operation it was half filled with water . Just...
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    2014320144201452014620147 Now , clean the sugar...

    2014320144201452014620147 Now , clean the sugar house , Its a mess !
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    20142 The last part has been added --- angle...

    20142 The last part has been added --- angle iron supports across the bottom .
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    20138 Floor is drilled and bolted , got a few...

    20138 Floor is drilled and bolted , got a few small things to do but the basic arch is done .
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    20134 20135 Got floor cut and bent and fitted...

    20134 20135 Got floor cut and bent and fitted in ------- now back to drilling . This is a picture of the brake and my dear friend and shop teacher from school ---- His name is Frank Snyder ,...
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    20133 drilled and bolted first part of ramp...

    20133 drilled and bolted first part of ramp -------------- the end is in SIGHT
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    20131 20132 finished drilling and bolting left...

    20131 20132 finished drilling and bolting left side today and made first part of the ramp --- bent at 90 degrees to bolt to the sides . The floor will come next running full length bent at the top...
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    201282012920130 Thanks Dave ,,,, Got the...

    201282012920130 Thanks Dave ,,,, Got the other side fitted and clamped in ---- now back to drilling :(
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    20127 hardware , came today , was expecting...

    20127 hardware , came today , was expecting them yesterday . I am using what is called a ( slotted truss head screw ) 1/4 -20 bolt - stainless . It is the same as they used years ago . There...
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    got 99 % of holes drilled on the first side this...

    got 99 % of holes drilled on the first side this mourning , thank god I own a drill doctor . expecting ups del. tomorrow of nuts and bolts , while I waiting , going to start grind off heads of...
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    201192012020121 Thanks Nate , paid 75$ for...

    201192012020121 Thanks Nate , paid 75$ for the tank shell instead of paying high dollar for sheets . Got rear part clamped on this mourning and made sure the leg castings fit good , and they do...
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    20118 Frist part put back on .

    20118 Frist part put back on .
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    20113 taking apart the arch . Was able to get...

    20113 taking apart the arch . Was able to get that side off in enough of one piece to use as a pattern .
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    I have had a few taps break off over the years...

    I have had a few taps break off over the years and just be mad as hell about it . Then one day the light bulb went off:rolleyes: went and got my tapping drill and the rest is history ------ they...
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    20107 Got the rear pan up and hanging from the...

    20107 Got the rear pan up and hanging from the rafters , and all fire brick and ceramic blanket removed also .
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    20100 20101 20102 One stripped ice bank milk...

    20100 20101 20102 One stripped ice bank milk tank shell ;)
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    2009520096 20097 20098 20099 Got back to work...

    2009520096 20097 20098 20099 Got back to work cutting this mourning , just got to cut around the legs and get that part off .
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    20085 [ATTACH=CONFIG]20086 20087 20088 ...

    20085 [ATTACH=CONFIG]20086 20087 20088 Here is a few photos of that ice bank milk tank shell that I am going to rebuild my arch with . It is 20 gauge and I am using Milwaukee 7 1/4 saw...
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    I have found best results are done right at...

    I have found best results are done right at kitchen table , syrup and hanna are at room temp.
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    Finished pulling taps today . rear pan is filled...

    Finished pulling taps today . rear pan is filled with sap to do its thing . was lucky and found another 200 gal. milk tank cheap . this will replace a plastic cage tank , there was a time I liked...
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    Last boil went quick this mourning . waiting for...

    Last boil went quick this mourning . waiting for pans to cool down so I can drain front and put it in propane finisher ( 16 x34 ) 0
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    Just got back from getting a sample of sap that...

    Just got back from getting a sample of sap that running to the sugar house . Hanna says 1.8 , not bad for last boil .
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    I have one bush that is running today , and that...

    I have one bush that is running today , and that is the one that is piped to the sugar house . Tomorrow will most likely be my last boil for the season .
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