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    My daughter returns to school Sunday from winter...

    My daughter returns to school Sunday from winter break and is taking a Nu Can of first run syrup with her. She saw the 3 quarts and the Nu Can grabbed it and declared this is mine I'm taking it to...
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    Just finished boiling off the sap that I had...

    Just finished boiling off the sap that I had collected from my Reds on vacuum. Have 1 1/2 gallons of syrup. Not much compared to most of you guys but I have only been able to make 6 gallons the last...
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    Boiled today. had 75 gallons from my vacuum line...

    Boiled today. had 75 gallons from my vacuum line and gravity line combined. Had rough time. I HATE STINK BUGS. They were in everything and everywhere. Burned a hole through my stack and just did not...
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    Not sure of your set-up, but could you plumb in a...

    Not sure of your set-up, but could you plumb in a tee above and below the needle valve with a ball valve in between the tee's to work as a by-pass when you need full flow and not touch the needle...
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    You will enjoy the feeling of being out of the...

    You will enjoy the feeling of being out of the elements and wonder why on earth it took so long to get a roof over your head.
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    Sounds like your thermometer is out of...

    Sounds like your thermometer is out of calibration. I agree with having your hydrometer checked, but you say the 3 are agreeing with each other, I would trust them. Go with the hydro reading.
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    I have one of these (Harbor Freight) I use for...

    I have one of these (Harbor Freight) I use for draining hot water tanks. The impeller is a black rubber star type. If they run dry for any period of time they shred off little pieces of the rubber....
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    Try...

    Try...
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    I would think that the silicone molds would work....

    I would think that the silicone molds would work. I've seen a few in the cake molds on Amazon for candy, gummies and cakes. The silicone, not the gray rubber ones are oven safe for baking and should...
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    Just came in from stringing up a 14 tap gravity...

    Just came in from stringing up a 14 tap gravity line. Sap was flowing nicely from the trees and flushed out the holes. I hope to do my first boil this weekend if the vacuum line keeps producing like...
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    mine had a built in junction box on the motor. I...

    mine had a built in junction box on the motor. I wired a whip into the box and plugged it into the outlet on the after market speed control.
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    Posted on Chautauqua County, NY thread. Started a...

    Posted on Chautauqua County, NY thread. Started a small vacuum line today. Will get the lines installed for a gravity line in the next few days I hope. Tubing tools that I built are working great....
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    Tapped 5 trees today for 7 taps total on vacuum...

    Tapped 5 trees today for 7 taps total on vacuum with 5/16 line. The cheap little RV water pump is pulling 12 to 13 inches of vacuum and in 4 hours looks like between 2 and 3 gallons of sap. I did not...
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    A poormans method is to use a level. The second...

    A poormans method is to use a level. The second set of lines on the bubble represents 2% slope used for drains and gutters etc. If you can support it against or on something you can sight down the...
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    Straight, tight and down hill. That's what I've...

    Straight, tight and down hill. That's what I've been told regardless of tubing type. Use some stakes, t-posts, whatever to give yourself some support if needed to keep out dips.
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    Built a 2 handed tubing tool, a 12 volt RV water...

    Built a 2 handed tubing tool, a 12 volt RV water pump vacuum system in a cooler and have 1 tubing run set up. Still have a few that will be on gravity to install but were getting their. Looking...
  17. Had same issue. But I'm a computer tech-NO...

    Had same issue. But I'm a computer tech-NO wizard. lol
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    I will be here in a week or so with a ten tap...

    I will be here in a week or so with a ten tap tubing run. I've been playing with early and traditional tap times and methods on these trees collecting data. It seems that lately the traditional tap...
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    My big concern would be the diesel exhaust...

    My big concern would be the diesel exhaust residue accumulating on/in the hood. I got a 2 year old refrigerator from my inlaws that was in the garage when he had a diesel pickup truck. Had to scrub...
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    I lined mine with arch board and splits. The last...

    I lined mine with arch board and splits. The last row of splits have a bevel cut in them to expose more area to the pan. Sides stay cool and it boils great.
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    https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/blogs.cornell.edu/di...

    https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/blogs.cornell.edu/dist/7/5773/files/2016/06/Tubing-Notebook-6th-edition-2fpl9ze.pdf
    This may help also.
  22. I do about the same as RedMapleCreek does. If I...

    I do about the same as RedMapleCreek does. If I think the sweet is going to freeze due to really low temps, I will put a drop light with a 75 watt incandescent bulb in the firebox to keep from...
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    All the ones I have seen have been for...

    All the ones I have seen have been for installation in an flue to help pull the exhaust from the combustion chamber and help lift it up the flue. They tend to move air/exhaust in a column. If...
  24. shout out to all LEME Sponsors and Speakers

    Thank you to all involved in the Lake Erie Maple Expo. This was my first Maple Expo and I enjoyed the free flow of knowledge and info. Looking forward to the 2nd weekend of November 2020. Again thank...
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    Looking forward to attending.

    Looking forward to attending.
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