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    Lots of people do something similar to preheat...

    Lots of people do something similar to preheat their sap with good success for the price. I believe you need to make sure there is a vent in the top of the line incase the flow stops for some reason....
  2. Are you using 1" thick bricks?

    Are you using 1" thick bricks?
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    Great photos, thanks for sharing. I am curious if...

    Great photos, thanks for sharing. I am curious if anyone has set up a manifold with both 3/16 and 5/16 lines coming in. I can't see why it wouldn't work but figured i would throw it out there. I have...
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    I agree brick, it where you're going to use it...

    I agree brick, it where you're going to use it for now. Light a small fire to cure it, but put the small heater aiming towards the firebox overnight after the fire dies out just to prevent any...
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    I agree on the guzzler pump with that number of...

    I agree on the guzzler pump with that number of taps, or possibly multiple shurflo pumps. One for the existing lines with the outlet of the pump just transferring to the sap in a 1/2" or 3/4" line...
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    What kind of tubing set up are you using?...

    What kind of tubing set up are you using? Mainline or tubing into manifold?
  7. Thread: Flue pipe

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    If you are relying on natural draft and decide to...

    If you are relying on natural draft and decide to reduce down to 6 inch before changing the whole system. You could try and extend your chimney pipe out the roof a few more feet to make up for some...
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    Are you using rigid or semi rigid tubing? I...

    Are you using rigid or semi rigid tubing? I prefer to use the more flexible tubing when running drops. I found it much easier to work with, even more so when you are just running into a bucket and...
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    It all greatly depends on the particular set up...

    It all greatly depends on the particular set up and where you get your information. I have not seen the number of taps that high on any shurflo systems in my reading. If you're using all 3/16 lines...
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    I think you may be pushing the limits for a...

    I think you may be pushing the limits for a single diaphragm pump with that many taps, even with the 5gpm rated pumps. Especially if you have any minor leaks in your system. Is this system on...
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    Did anyone have success or failure trying to...

    Did anyone have success or failure trying to clean out the glycerin barrels? I can't find much info in regards to sap collection but lots of people clean them out for water storage and have had...
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    Is there a part missing or is that how it was...

    Is there a part missing or is that how it was designed? You could try sandwiching a piece of ceramic insulation blanket between some sheet steel. It will stop the ashes and keep the heat off your...
  13. Thread: Food Grade?

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    I agree with going stainless from the start. If...

    I agree with going stainless from the start. If you change your system you can re-use the stainless components over and over. Heck, maybe even the next few generations of sugar makers in your family...
  14. Thread: Low spot woods

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    Interested in hearing a little more about that...

    Interested in hearing a little more about that set up. Was it a half inch line running 18ft straight up from the tank to the larger tank? What are you using for a float switch?
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    If you're all caught up with your planning and...

    If you're all caught up with your planning and work before the season even starts, I say go ahead and build that RO.
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    I agree, i would hate to see you get your pans...

    I agree, i would hate to see you get your pans all leveled and ready to go. Then a big gust of wind huffs and puffs and blows the whole place down. Running your siding diagonally would give you some...
  17. Thread: New evaporator

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    I put my fire blanket in snug so it basically...

    I put my fire blanket in snug so it basically held itself in place, then layered the bricks. I used zinc coated carriage bolts from the outside with large washers to hold the bricks in place. It was...
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    I think breaking it up into a few runs or...

    I think breaking it up into a few runs or collection points would be best. It will allow you to make changes easier and monitor how the tubing performs since you are new to it. I enjoyed seeing which...
  19. Thread: 2021 Season

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    Sounds like quite the project, glad to see you...

    Sounds like quite the project, glad to see you keeping the same look. I'd be happy to see a few photos of the process.
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    I have been reading through most of the Shurflo...

    I have been reading through most of the Shurflo or 12v vac systems on this forum for a while trying to plan my set up this season. I ran a test run on around 12 trees on a 5/16 line last season with...
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    Seems like a pretty fair deal if it has the pump...

    Seems like a pretty fair deal if it has the pump and a cart to go with it. I bought mine used with the hand pump and it was worth every penny. I can't believe i wait 6 years to get one, it's a total...
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    I have been soaking/cleaning my pans with white...

    I have been soaking/cleaning my pans with white vinegar for the last 6 seasons and just rinse thoroughly with water afterwards. I supposed it wouldn't do any harm to take the extra step and use the...
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    Link didn't seem to work for me.

    Link didn't seem to work for me.
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    Since you are only tapping a small amount of...

    Since you are only tapping a small amount of trees for now, I would say collect as much data as you can. It gets harder to keep track as you add more and more taps in the years to come. I have done...
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    Very envious of these gigantic sounding sugar...

    Very envious of these gigantic sounding sugar houses. I'm hoping my next one will be something similar. I can tell you that a 12x16 building is not large enough for a 2x6 evaporator or many visitors...
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