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    No Problem. It's not intuitive.

    No Problem. It's not intuitive.
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    For 1. some are using that method to preheat sap...

    For 1. some are using that method to preheat sap before entering pan. I'd check on the maximum water temp allowed by the pump and make sure not to exceed it.

    For 2. I'd be more worried about the...
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    Take off the blue circlip (c clip) if there is...

    Take off the blue circlip (c clip) if there is one. Push inner sleeve into connector (the part touching the hose) then pull on hose.

    https://youtu.be/znp5sh8fPHc?t=111
  4. Just use www.imgur.com to host pictures and put...

    Just use www.imgur.com to host pictures and put the link here.
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    CDL price seems to be the same as this is "on...

    CDL price seems to be the same as this is "on sale" so I'll just get it at CDL.

    I am unsure of the mechanics of a layer of wool, followed by fire brick, and then cement if possible. How does it...
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    Could use something like www.imgur.com until it's...

    Could use something like www.imgur.com until it's resolved. Probably easier to use as well.
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    And do you "need" ceramic blanket under it? I was...

    And do you "need" ceramic blanket under it? I was only planning to use fire brick in the actual fire box.
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    This fire brick ok?

    https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/firebrick-9-x-4-5-x-1-25-in-0642720p.0642720.html

    It often goes on sale at 50% off. I just want to make sure there's no issue with it before I buy enough to...
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    Boiling point of water vs pressure is not linear...

    Boiling point of water vs pressure is not linear (but it might be close enough over the range you are looking for.

    https://i.imgur.com/1n6Go4M.png
  10. Thread: Steam Pans

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    I find it hard to finish on the evaporator with...

    I find it hard to finish on the evaporator with steam pans. It tends to really start foaming as it gets close.

    The boiling point of water varies with altitude and baro pressure. I use the "sap tap...
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    As long as the evaporator is insulated well...

    As long as the evaporator is insulated well enough, it shouldn't be a concern. I'm more concerned with random embers getting out the door when I add wood.

    Also, the hotter area is the single wall...
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    I built mine with wood floor. It's on the small...

    I built mine with wood floor. It's on the small size 10'x12'.

    It's on 4x4 PT skids plus 2x6 floor joists and 3/4 plywood floor. I use left over steel roofing under the evaporator including about...
  13. 100w at 12V is only 8amps. Normal house wiring is...

    100w at 12V is only 8amps. Normal house wiring is good for 15A. I'm not sure why you would need 10gauge wire. What am I missing?
  14. For those that have made an oil tank evaporator...

    Anything you would do differently? Anything you would have added or something you didn't need?

    I'm planning on building one and I was going to go with the style of leaving the back section the...
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    I think the heat rusts out the thin wall duct...

    I think the heat rusts out the thin wall duct tubing. Easier/cheaper just to replace it every couple years than trying to make it last longer.
  16. Thread: RB25 Kit

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    The difference is the RO can be left unattended...

    The difference is the RO can be left unattended while it's doing it's thing. I sometimes have it run overnight so I can start boiling when I want in the morning.
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    I'm not in your area but if I was to guess I'd...

    I'm not in your area but if I was to guess I'd think gypsy moth.

    https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Forestry/Forest-Protection/The-Gypsy-Moth-in-Connecticut---An-Overview

    They should be past the...
  18. Thread: Gypsy moths

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    They are after the maples here after the birches....

    They are after the maples here after the birches. They even eat some of the evergreen trees.
  19. Thread: Gypsy moths

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    So I've been working combating these fcukers. I...

    So I've been working combating these fcukers. I sprayed BTK on my smaller landscape trees in the spring.

    I use tanglefoot around a few isolated large trees (most other trees in the forest have too...
  20. Thread: Gypsy moths

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    We have a couple maples and birch trees in our...

    We have a couple maples and birch trees in our yard that we'd miss if they were down, so it's a full time job making sure the tree bands are working and also scrapping caterpillars off and drowning...
  21. Gypsy (LDD) moth caterpillars are all out in...

    Gypsy (LDD) moth caterpillars are all out in southern ontario.
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    For small operations, the best way I've found to...

    For small operations, the best way I've found to reduce sand is to let the syrup settle for a couple days in the fridge between last boil and bottling.

    Carefully avoiding the sand in the bottom...
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    If you didn't have the 100' of drop for your...

    If you didn't have the 100' of drop for your vacuum, would it still have worked?
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    I have not been successful with DE using gravity...

    I have not been successful with DE using gravity filters, or even with my vacuum filter.

    I would be very careful and only try a small batch to test out if it works.

    My DE seems to go right...
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    Unfortunately it's unlikely I would find someone...

    Unfortunately it's unlikely I would find someone who would want to filter my syrup.

    From the few responses, it almost sounds like I should add more DE to the syrup and try to cycle it through the...
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