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  1. Here in Wisconsin we receive very little rain...

    Here in Wisconsin we receive very little rain during sugar season, usually its snow. Anyways, either is minimal other than mid April last year when we got 30" snow in a day. If its that cold that...
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    2075120752 For me, the best way to end my boil...

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    For me, the best way to end my boil has been a roller conveyor. At 217 degrees I pull off and immediately filter before I take it home to finish on propane. As you know hot filtering is...
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    207462074720748 I also bottle out of coffee...

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    I also bottle out of coffee maker. Start with filling pot with water, get it to temperature, by now the filter bag will be moist, drain pot of water, add syrup to filter, I start...
  4. Thread: Getting ready

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    I was lucky. 70% Basswood ...

    I was lucky. 70% Basswood
    10% Bitternut
    10% Ash
    the balance was Maple, Poplar and Oak.
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    Wow, I wouldn't have thought warm water would do...

    Wow, I wouldn't have thought warm water would do that. I'm using CDL, I will report back on leaks.
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    20742 In use.
  8. 20741 Hopefully this picture is better.

    20741 Hopefully this picture is better.
  9. 20740 I also made my own bag holders.

    20740 I also made my own bag holders.
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    From placing tubing on warm water???

    From placing tubing on warm water???
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    As of now the only change I would make is using...

    As of now the only change I would make is using hot orange duct tape because of dropping them in the woods.
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    I believe it could easily be converted to 3/16...

    I believe it could easily be converted to 3/16 just by grinding down the grippers, correct Heus?
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    Thanks Dave for all the advice you have given me...

    Thanks Dave for all the advice you have given me and many others over the years. I feel you may have repeated the same answer a time or two. Lol
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    Found this in my saved pictures for the...

    Found this in my saved pictures for the dimensions. Hope this helps. 20658206592066020660
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    Maybe I should make 1 out of copper and hook up...

    Maybe I should make 1 out of copper and hook up my battery drill battery to it to generate some heat to the tubing, now wouldn't that be something?
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    I would rate them as very aggressive. I should...

    I would rate them as very aggressive. I should have noted, Those 100 drops I did, I was in the kitchen and I put the ends in the sink that was filled with hot water. I did the spout end first and...
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    20646 Insulated and bricked yesterday, only took...

    20646 Insulated and bricked yesterday, only took a picture when I had 1 piece of insulation up to send to my Brotherinlaw.. Figured the inside of the shack would have been getting to about 100...
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    Dowel for putting fittings to droplines.

    So, I was having a hard time gripping 5/16 tubing when installing fittings, I can only guess that 3/16 would even be worse.
    I took a old snow shovel handle and cut pieces varying in length from 3...
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    I used a snow shovel handle of about 1 1/8" I...

    I used a snow shovel handle of about 1 1/8" I made 10 of them seeing that I figure I will lose a few in the woods. They vary in length from 3.5"-5.". I kind of like the 4.5" model. I will start a...
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    On those 1000 and 1500 foot runs, how many taps...

    On those 1000 and 1500 foot runs, how many taps are you running< I'm guessing my Buddy has over 100 feet of drop or more.
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    Correct, I drilled out the center of the dowel a...

    Correct, I drilled out the center of the dowel a size larger than the tubing as it shrinks when you saw it length ways. I also drill the ends a 1/16 larger to make room for the bulge after the...
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    206362063720638 I made a few of these tools last...

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    I made a few of these tools last year for gripping the tubing. I did 100 drops last night in 20 minutes putting a spout and a T on each end.
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    Asking for a friend.

    Is there such a thing as the maximum length for a 3/16 run? He's at 700 feet already and would like to run another 200 feet to end up at his Sugarhouse plus he will pickup another 40 foot of drop....
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    https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Sugar-house-dest...

    https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Sugar-house-destroyed-in-early-morning-fire-567350601.html
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    I feel bad for this Sugarmker.

    VIDEO]https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Sugar-house-destroyed-in-early-morning-fire-567350601.html[/VIDEO]
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