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    Hi Scott, here's a picture of the back side of my...

    Hi Scott, here's a picture of the back side of my RO. The output from the high pressure pump goes to the front side of the right tower. The output from the right tower goes to the input of the left...
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    If I remember right the MES membranes were about...

    If I remember right the MES membranes were about $220 each and the XLE was about the same. The NF membranes were $317 at Atlantic RO and about $450 each at Lapierre. I know that I saved $500 buying...
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    I've used Dow NF90, NF270 and XLE 4040 membranes....

    I've used Dow NF90, NF270 and XLE 4040 membranes. The NF90 and XLE 4040 were too slow and the NF270 passed sugar. MES only has one membrane model and I don't know the number. The MES membranes flow...
  4. I sounds like you had two issues that are...

    I sounds like you had two issues that are probably the cause.

    First I don't think that 78* would be enough to cause the glass to break unless there was a defect in the glass.

    Second the jug...
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    I flush them with about 100 gallons of well...

    I flush them with about 100 gallons of well water. City water has chlorine in it so don't use that! Last year I made 200 gallons of permeate out of well water with my old membrane and then flushed my...
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    December Journal

    December is here, starting the journal on day one for a change. I finished filling the woodshed yesterday just before the big snow storm that's in the forecast for tonight into Tuesday. If I run out...
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    Buy a small generator that will produce enough...

    Buy a small generator that will produce enough amps and use it only for the RO bucket.
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    From what I've read black maples are very similar...

    From what I've read black maples are very similar to sugar maples as far as sugar content and production is concerned. When it comes to maple trees it's more desirable than reds or silvers. A lot of...
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    Last Saturday one of the rear tires on my IH...

    Last Saturday one of the rear tires on my IH tractor went flat. The wheel rusted through near the valve and the tube split. I took it to a local tire shop that has done tractor tires for me before....
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    It's always a good season for one reason or...

    It's always a good season for one reason or another but if I run of wood it will be a great season!

    The trees had plenty of sun and moisture this summer so we should see a high sugar content like...
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    That weird looking stuff is before the filter so...

    That weird looking stuff is before the filter so it would get filtered out. As hot as the syrup needs to be any bacteria or mold will get killed and filtered out if there's any in there.
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    I pumped hot steam hood condensate through mine...

    I pumped hot steam hood condensate through mine after every use. I never took the pump apart to see what it looked like inside but never had a diaphragm or check ball failure after many years of use....
  13. I've been using an air injector for 6 seasons and...

    I've been using an air injector for 6 seasons and this year for the first time I got an off flavor in the second to last boil. I blamed it on metabolism. I had an unusually large amount of nitre this...
  14. The Wes Fab would be perfect for the amount of...

    The Wes Fab would be perfect for the amount of syrup you produce. If the syrup isn't too dirty you can get about 6 gallons through it with no trouble. You can remove plates for smaller batches.
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    You will have to rinse them several times with...

    You will have to rinse them several times with water only to get any remnants of the concentrate out. The barrels will still smell like apple afterward but the flavor won't transfer to the sap as...
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    November Journal

    November is here and it will be sugaring season for some of us in just a couple of months. For me it will be February which is in about 3 months. I'm finally starting to get some stuff done now that...
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    It's looking like snow on Friday here.

    It's looking like snow on Friday here.
  18. When I did my initial tubing set up I was told by...

    When I did my initial tubing set up I was told by a seasoned sugar maker to set up my 5/16" on gravity like I would for vacuum. His recommendation was to "Strive for 5" taps per lateral into a 3/4"...
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    I'm not positive but I think that Wes Fab uses...

    I'm not positive but I think that Wes Fab uses the same size gear pump and motor for both the short and long bank presses. My new Wes Fab press has 8 sets of plates. If the bolts are long enough fill...
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    Were the elements immersed in water when you...

    Were the elements immersed in water when you turned on the power? If they're water heater elements they need to be immersed or they will burn out almost immediately.
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    Happy Anniversary Dave. Congratulations on 52...

    Happy Anniversary Dave. Congratulations on 52 years. It will be 39 years for my wife and I in January.
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    Thank you for the well wishes. I'm sure that the...

    Thank you for the well wishes. I'm sure that the hernia surgery is going to go well. I'm hoping that the recovery isn't as painful as the prostate surgery recovery was.

    I've had my prostate...
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    I sold a lot of syrup last weekend at the...

    I sold a lot of syrup last weekend at the Deerfield Fair. That means that I've got some canning to do to restock the shelves. I'm going to have surgery to repair a hernia next Tuesday and am going to...
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    Sorry to hear of your loss Bruce. Knowing from...

    Sorry to hear of your loss Bruce. Knowing from past experience it's hard to lose such a devoted companion. Labs are the best and I think it's going to be more difficult than ever when my two cross...
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    We did catch it early. It gives me some time to...

    We did catch it early. It gives me some time to figure out treatment options. My new press does have an air pump on it. I put one on my old filter press and really liked it. I wouldn't buy one with a...
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