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  1. That's my dilemma too. I tap all silver maples...

    That's my dilemma too. I tap all silver maples and they always bud early making my season typically only 2 weeks long. I guess we'll see what happens
  2. Yeah I'm curious as to when people are planning...

    Yeah I'm curious as to when people are planning on tapping, the weather up here in nortwest Indiana seem like they are ideal right about now, but I'm nervous to tap this early
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    Yeah I changed a few things around, he has an...

    Yeah I changed a few things around, he has an outstanding parts list to get people pointed in the right direction. I should of got a larger enclosure in hindsight. Mine is a 12x12x6 but should of...
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    I'm not sure if it will help or not but I'm in...

    I'm not sure if it will help or not but I'm in the process of building a homemade ro too. Did a lot of research on this site and got there were some real helpful threads where people basically put a...
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    What about a high temp shut down? Where should I...

    What about a high temp shut down? Where should I plumb in the thermocouple?
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    Awesome thanks for the help!

    Awesome thanks for the help!
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    High pressure switch

    Hey guys I'm in the process of putting together a ro system and was wondering where you guys have your high pressure switches plumbed in at. Do you plumb it before the membrane housing? Or do you...
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    I'm in the process of building a ro and I ordered...

    I'm in the process of building a ro and I ordered a few off eBay. I'm also curious if they are any good. I guess we'll see once I get it up and running for next season
  9. Yeah I'm done for the year also. Tapping all...

    Yeah I'm done for the year also. Tapping all silvers so it's usually a short season for me. Made about 13 gallons this year so I'm fairly happy
  10. I was just looking at that duda energy hp tubing...

    I was just looking at that duda energy hp tubing and noticed on their website that it's only rated for 200 psi. Have you had any problems? Also are you just using barbed fittings and hose clamps? ...
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    Yes that was my goal, to have my flowmeters...

    Yes that was my goal, to have my flowmeters readout right about the center of the scale. Thanks for the advice and help, this is such an awesome forum with so many helpful people
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    Good point didn't quite think that one one...

    Good point didn't quite think that one one through. Do you think a .5-5 flow meter will be adequate? Planning on a .1-1 for concentrate and .2-2 for permeate.
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    Another question I have is what types of...

    Another question I have is what types of pressures are on the outlet side of the membrane? Trying to look for some flowmeters but can't find any pressure ratings on the website. Also is anyone...
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    Awesome, thanks for the help guys. I was kind of...

    Awesome, thanks for the help guys. I was kind of planning on getting a 2 hp motor but was wondering if it would be ok to go smaller. The extra 75 buck or so will probably be better in the long run
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    Pump motor size

    I have been doing a lot of research on here, and plan on starting my 4x40 ro build. I'm planning on a 330 procon but can't decide what hp motor to get. I'm gonna start out with 1 membrane but want...
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    Yeah I finished boiling 240 gallons yesterday...

    Yeah I finished boiling 240 gallons yesterday evening. I think I need to build an ro! It's hard to keep up with that much sap on my 2x4.
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    I have 3 different systems set up at 3 different...

    I have 3 different systems set up at 3 different locations but all are yard trees with 4008 pumps and PVC manifolds. One system has 9 taps split between 2 runs no more than 50 ft. Another system...
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    Thanks for the help, I think maybe the trees just...

    Thanks for the help, I think maybe the trees just weren't running as well as I thought they would today, even though it was 40 and sunny. I did put on a recirculation line on one of the systems a...
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    See the thing is I have a system set up on my...

    See the thing is I have a system set up on my yard trees with 9 taps that I know have a leaky tap cause I can hear it and that system will pull in twice as much sap compared to my other system at my...
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    I'm curious too? I have 5/16 with some slight...

    I'm curious too? I have 5/16 with some slight sags cause I have nowhere to side tie to. Was wondering if I'd be better with 3/16. I also have very little slope maybe 1%
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    I think I'm getting vapor lock in one of my...

    I think I'm getting vapor lock in one of my systems. I went out today and all my lines were full to 3/4 full of sap but not much more than a trickle was coming out of my pump. So I basically...
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    For all you guys running recirculation lines, do...

    For all you guys running recirculation lines, do you guys run the line from the bottom of the collection tank? The reason I ask is cause I'm using a 55 gallon barrel that doesn't have a drain on the...
  23. Thread: Deja vu

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    I'll almost hoping I didn't tap to early with...

    I'll almost hoping I didn't tap to early with this cold snap were having now. Didn't tap everything yet, only about 30 on tubing and another 10 or 15 on bags. Gonna hold out a few more weeks for...
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    Yeah the weather doesn't look like it will be...

    Yeah the weather doesn't look like it will be good again untill the last week of Feb. Probably gonna finish up the sweet in my pan this evening when I get off work, and clean my pan and storage tanks
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    I collected about 50 gallons off of 8 taps on a...

    I collected about 50 gallons off of 8 taps on a shurflow and 5/15 in my yard, only another 20gallons from 20 taps on a shurflow from my buddies yard before the pump took a crap on me. But I got it...
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