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    Thought I would repost this for anyone looking...

    Thought I would repost this for anyone looking for an easy way to flush your lines.
  2. Thread: Tapping 2020

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    Shut my pumps off Monday. Done for the season....

    Shut my pumps off Monday. Done for the season. Now comes the clean up.
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    26F here at 8:30 . Took up my buckets Friday,...

    26F here at 8:30 . Took up my buckets Friday, still 110 on vacuum, hope for one more shot.
  4. Thread: Aquatec 88oo

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    Thanks I'll work on that today. Just read your...

    Thanks I'll work on that today. Just read your article on the parallel and series setup. when I get the first problem solved I will look at possibility of converting. I have a 6-150 setup.
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    I have a 6-150 setup. Would you go 4 parallel ...

    I have a 6-150 setup. Would you go 4 parallel and 2 in series. I see where this could help my situation.
  6. Thread: Aquatec 88oo

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    I did the test and went up to 150 but under...

    I did the test and went up to 150 but under pressure it won't.
  7. Thread: Aquatec 88oo

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    R.O.

    I put new membranes in and it did't help. I think mine is a pump issue. Can't get any pressure.Looked for a diaphragm and with shipping was about 50.00 bucks.
  8. Thread: Aquatec 88oo

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    r.o,

    I put new membranes in last night.
  9. Thread: Aquatec 88oo

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    Aquatec 88oo

    I have 6- 150 Gpd with a aquatec 8800 worked well a week ago then we h5 days of cold temps. I flushed the membranes and sealed till yesterday. I have sealed cabinet with a light bulb in it. Now can't...
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    3% this morning on 11 yard maples.

    3% this morning on 11 yard maples.
  11. Thread: Pan cleaning?

    by wlatrout
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    Vinegar and water. Heat and let it set overnight...

    Vinegar and water. Heat and let it set overnight and scrub in the morning with a SS scrub pad.
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    I have my operation in my pole barn. Birds can...

    I have my operation in my pole barn. Birds can come and go. I cover everything with SS covers.
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    Planning on it.

    Planning on it.
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    Thanks I'll try that.

    Thanks I'll try that.
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    Today I made my first sap boil Overall it worked...

    Today I made my first sap boil Overall it worked great It boiled much faster then it did before the conversion . Had a rolling boil in the 2 runs on the left side of the front pan , but the right or...
  16. Thread: Wood

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    Wood

    Just wondering what % dryness everyone is looking for in there wood. I've got wood ranging from 8% to 16%. What's the nominal percentage ?
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    Dave, The restricted area goes to the stack base....

    Dave, The restricted area goes to the stack base. I will go back in and drop it down and see how it reacts. I am using a non contact temp. reader.
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    You might also want to put another valved line...

    You might also want to put another valved line straight into the warming pan to add extra sap at draw off .
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    Thanks for the reply.

    Thanks for the reply.
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    One other question I was thinking today is would...

    One other question I was thinking today is would it be better for the boil process to reverse the pans,with the short pan in front?
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    I made and installed a float box, and it is at 1...

    I made and installed a float box, and it is at 1 5/8 " of sap in the pan . The arch is fully bricked and insulated. Yesterday I raised up the extension floor up to within 1 1/2 " of the bottom of the...
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    Today I changed the air gap under my back pan to...

    Today I changed the air gap under my back pan to a straight 1 1/2 " That gives me 30 in. going to a stack of 28". Next boil will be with sap ..Hoping that will be Mon. or tue. Thanks for the help.
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    Thanks for the input. I'll be working with it...

    Thanks for the input. I'll be working with it today, trying modifications. Next week looks like good sap weather.
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    6" stack through the roof. wood stored inside...

    6" stack through the roof. wood stored inside from last year. 2 1/2 " at front of back pan and 1" at back of back pan. Exhaust opening is 3" x 20". Is that too much opening going to the 6" pipe?
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    Remade evaporator.

    I posted earlier about my changes. I can't get to a boil. If someone could look back at that post with the pictures [I couldn't get then rotated] and give me some ideas .I would be forever grateful....
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