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    Sounds like an expensive off season!!

    Sounds like an expensive off season!!
  2. Been up in the area many times over the years,...

    Been up in the area many times over the years, but not that particular road. I would be surprised from what I have seen if you didn’t have quite a bunch of maples. There is several people sugaring in...
  3. Thread: Weatherbell

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    Go on the National Weather Service’s website...

    Go on the National Weather Service’s website www.weather.gov and there is a wealth of free information. They provide various longer range forecasts for temperature and precipitation broken down into...
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    I would put a flip over cap that you can close...

    I would put a flip over cap that you can close when not boiling. Don’t use a Chinese style cap because it will restrict flow when you are boiling. You want good flow of smoke out your chimney for the...
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    If you are going to buy a new drill, consider a...

    If you are going to buy a new drill, consider a brushless one. They perform better and are generally lighter. That combined with lithium battery makes a great tapping drill.
  6. Thread: Thinking its close

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    Can you even get the SapTapApp anymore?

    Can you even get the SapTapApp anymore?
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    Properly put up 3/16 and 5/16 lines do not need...

    Properly put up 3/16 and 5/16 lines do not need any side ties to take at slack. Run your lines tight to begin with and as the line stretches over time, cut out a little to make it tight again. You...
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    I run about a cup of DE per gallon of syrup. It’s...

    I run about a cup of DE per gallon of syrup. It’s not an exact measurement because I use a scoop, not a measuring cup. The vacuum gauge I really don’t use. I am powering the filter with a shop vacuum...
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    I will be starting my 3rd year with my 12” CDL...

    I will be starting my 3rd year with my 12” CDL Vacuum filter? Huge upgrade from using a flat and cone filter. I believe mine came with few of the felt and prefilters. I use DE with mine. Works much...
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    Is there any grade from the bottom 100 taps to...

    Is there any grade from the bottom 100 taps to the road? Or is it below the road? Sounds like for the number of taps, a Bosworth 12 or 24v pump would be the best to use.
  11. Thread: Oops...what now

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    Here is a link to instructions from Therobucket...

    Here is a link to instructions from Therobucket on how to clean improperly stored and cleaned membranes plus ones that smell. Also included is a link to their cleaner/preservative that you can order...
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    A couple things: 1) The only way you are going...

    A couple things:
    1) The only way you are going to get a Mason evaporator for this year is finding a used one because according to his website, he is not accepting new orders because of a backlog...
  13. Thread: Liberty drill bit

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    Here is a list of maple equipment dealers for...

    Here is a list of maple equipment dealers for Massachusetts that are in the dealer directory that is at the top of the page here.
    https://www.themaplenews.com/dealer-directory/massachusetts
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    Dave, I think you posted in the wrong thread

    Dave, I think you posted in the wrong thread
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    Make sure you use a torch to burn the rope to cut...

    Make sure you use a torch to burn the rope to cut it to length not cut it with a knife. Burning it will keep it from unraveling.
  16. Thread: Wildlife Damage??

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    Squirrels are also a big chewer of tubing. If it...

    Squirrels are also a big chewer of tubing. If it is mostly chewed low to the ground, then the best way to prevent it in the off season is to push your lines up as much as you can to keep the ground...
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    On the Maple Trader Facebook group, there is an...

    On the Maple Trader Facebook group, there is an Lappiere mini pro 20x48” evaporator for sale in Woodstock, NH.
  18. Thread: No squirrels

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    Boy , you are one lucky person. I replaced close...

    Boy , you are one lucky person. I replaced close to 30% of the tubing and fittings in the back half of my woods a week ago when checking lines.
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    Using a 75ft extension cord maybe your biggest...

    Using a 75ft extension cord maybe your biggest holdback. Unless it is a heavy gauge cord, the voltage drop could cause problems with the pump motor leading to burn up of it.
  20. Thread: 10" filter press

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    At this point, you may be stuck with getting what...

    At this point, you may be stuck with getting what is available versus what you want. Are you bound to the H2O brand or willing to look at others? Differences between brands on filter presses is not a...
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    Picked up 3 rolls of Leader 3/16” at Bascoms...

    Picked up 3 rolls of Leader 3/16” at Bascoms yesterday. There was more there if anyone is looking for some. I also had called F.W. Webb in Springfield, VT to see if they had any CDL, they said that...
  22. Thread: 2021 Season

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    Ditto here. Pictures are nice!!!

    Ditto here. Pictures are nice!!!
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    I use the “What’s New?” Button instead of the...

    I use the “What’s New?” Button instead of the “New Post” Button. It seems to pick up most of the new stuff posted since my last visit.
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    Check out WF Mason Evaporator in Maine...

    Check out WF Mason Evaporator in Maine
    http://www.wfmasonwelding.com/evaporators.html
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    Are you talking about the CDL vacuum filter? If...

    Are you talking about the CDL vacuum filter? If so there is several threads on here for them
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