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  1. I tried contacting them a few times about the...

    I tried contacting them a few times about the valve but got no reply. The one time that I did hear they said they were in the process of changing over to stainless and they would notify me. That was...
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    We found the end of line hooks by Lapierre and...

    We found the end of line hooks by Lapierre and D&G work great for us, we tap a fence staple into the bark to hook into. Its easy and on older trees it doesn't need to be driven much past the bark.
  3. Thread: Vacuum gauge

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    Mount your gauges well above the tap 3-4 feet,...

    Mount your gauges well above the tap 3-4 feet, also we put them in a baggie and seal them with a zip tie or tape to keep them out of the moisture. Even then cheap gauges may not last.
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    We have six 330gal totes in two rows. All...

    We have six 330gal totes in two rows. All connected at the top, in and out separately, 1st tank fills then the next, this way on a short run we dont have sap spread out in all six totes.
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    Regardless of the effect on bulk prices, sorry to...

    Regardless of the effect on bulk prices, sorry to hear of a poor season for anyone. When you think of the time and expence that everyone puts in the season, its discouraging to come up way short of...
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    Hey I know where your coming from, considering...

    Hey I know where your coming from, considering the exact move my self and for nearly all the same reasons.
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    Sounds like I dodged the bullet on this one. We...

    Sounds like I dodged the bullet on this one. We started out with D&G tubing and fittings, 0 problem. Then on a expansion we used CDL tubing with a mixture cdl and d&g fittings, this tubing was very...
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    what kind of price and what type of material is...

    what kind of price and what type of material is it built with? I maybe interested, I have a IR ARO pump that weve used for 4 seasons, I thought it would be a good idea to have a rebuild kit on hand...
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    Our trees are spread out somewhat too. I used...

    Our trees are spread out somewhat too. I used 5/16 tubing for supply line with no more than 4 pumps on a single line from the compressor nearly 1000 ft for the furthest pump, regulated to 60psi. We...
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    Not sure but the OP may have been talking about...

    Not sure but the OP may have been talking about the tread format. Give the guy a chance before bashing him. My format changed to tree where I had to go back and click on each post to read it, which I...
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    It was mentioned that regular cleaning of the...

    It was mentioned that regular cleaning of the strainers wouldnt be needed. You will be surprised at how little it takes to clog the screens, especially later in the season when you start getting...
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    Think he's talking about having to go back up to...

    Think he's talking about having to go back up to threaded view and click on the next post each time, not a fan of it myself, but not a big deal.
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    This is weird, as I was mentioning to my wife...

    This is weird, as I was mentioning to my wife about putting something in our test cup to custion the bottom I happened on this post. I try to lower the hydrometer in careful but sometimes when in...
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    Bought some last after looking on the internet....

    Bought some last after looking on the internet. If remember correctly, found them on ebay in aquarium supplies, very inexpensive, clear plastic with a red valve. These worked fine for us last year.
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    We have a bellhop cart that weve been using for...

    We have a bellhop cart that weve been using for the last three years. All stainless, about 5' long and 6' high, my son picked this up at a local hospital, works great. Probably more a food service...
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    On the internet you can find all types of hose...

    On the internet you can find all types of hose with all kinds of prices. The milk hose is good hose but is heavy and harder to handle in long lengths. I tried the 2 inch vacuum hose which is alot ...
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    We use both, thermometer will tell at a glance...

    We use both, thermometer will tell at a glance when its getting close, the hydrometer makes it right.
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    We have a line coming off a side hill that...

    We have a line coming off a side hill that crosses our driveway, the trees are tapped high enough that the gas truck can pass beneath. May not be ideal, but nessesary and they always produce with...
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    We rinsed ours in the fall with permeate that we...

    We rinsed ours in the fall with permeate that we saved. Our ro has 2- 8 incn membranes that were flushed with about 350 gal permeate, would that be enough, or should we run some well water thru still?
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    Dr Tim, using roads as an anology was...

    Dr Tim, using roads as an anology was interesting, but something popped into the back of my head after reading it and sitting here picturing a road with sap running down it. Wouldnt a road without...
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    Pretty much the same here, green leafs, then...

    Pretty much the same here, green leafs, then brown and drop. Quite a drap fall so far.
  22. I have to agree Dave, no one comes looking for...

    I have to agree Dave, no one comes looking for light in a can anymore, medium sells best followed by dark. All syrup set aside for family is dark with good flavor at near end of season, we all like...
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    I can see more problems than benefit from the...

    I can see more problems than benefit from the hole idea. There was mentioned one time about digging wells and putting a pump at the bottom, but dont recall anybody trying it.
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    Flatlander, I've been using singlestage presses...

    Flatlander, I've been using singlestage presses for nearly 45 years, have often considered going to a progressive but just never made the switch. Would like to know what you think after you get one....
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    Dave, did they know what caused the blood clot ? ...

    Dave, did they know what caused the blood clot ? I'm at the same age where you start thinking about health issues that just a few years ago you could shake it off and keep on trucking. Hope you get...
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