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  1. One thing to keep in mind is travel. Saving a...

    One thing to keep in mind is travel. Saving a dollar per block in Montpelier vs Littleton is a fair amount of gas. I always look at it like that as well. Or maybe save it for when we’re headed...
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    Craigslist used. Stupid money new IMHO Sent...

    Craigslist used. Stupid money new IMHO


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    PWM, That is great to see the kind of savings...

    PWM,
    That is great to see the kind of savings and what seems like increased efficiency by going NG. I know most of Vermont does not have NG so that would never be an option and I think all would...
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    This is great, thanks guys. So if I wanted to...

    This is great, thanks guys.

    So if I wanted to add a re-circulating pump to the system, how do I go about sizing that? Would it be the same as my primary HP pump or could I get away with something...
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    Yeah just something to keep in mind I'd say. If...

    Yeah just something to keep in mind I'd say. If you have a large sugar house with it's own breaker panel probably not a big deal if you've got ample power to it. As of right now I would just keep...
  6. Absolutely, and not having to tend 12 hour boils...

    Absolutely, and not having to tend 12 hour boils is my ultimate goal as well. I'm not necessarily needing barrels of syrup but not making this a full time non-paying hobby would be my goal.
  7. Good call! Now the next new thread should be...

    Good call!

    Now the next new thread should be "how to fund your hobby RO build"


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    Re-circulation Explained

    Hi guys,
    While all of us rookie RO enthusiasts are trying to squeeze every bit of knowledge out of you experienced operators, can we get a bit more in depth about re-circulation? We have a general...
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    MT, not sure if this was covered or not, but has...

    MT, not sure if this was covered or not, but has anyone talked about the electrical requirements of a similar unit that you're building? I think this will have a lot of impact on folks depending...
  10. I agree. I've been checking up on these recent...

    I agree. I've been checking up on these recent "RO" threads and following them steadily myself all while messaging folks to learn more as well. I love building my own tools to help complete the...
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    Awesome Trapper! Look forward to it! Sent...

    Awesome Trapper! Look forward to it!


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    Bowhunter, glad you chummed in. I read many of...

    Bowhunter, glad you chummed in. I read many of your postings with Diesel Pros thread. Thanks for your input!


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  13. I will be following this thread very close and...

    I will be following this thread very close and appreciate you starting it!


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    Tapper, I am planning a ProCon 330 and 2 post...

    Tapper,
    I am planning a ProCon 330 and 2 post set up myself this summer. From what I have read, this combination will do everything just fine. There are several threads talking about this but there...
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    That is the understatement of the century flats....

    That is the understatement of the century flats. My wife being the first to point it out!


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    JoeJ, I wish you had not been so vague with your...

    JoeJ,
    I wish you had not been so vague with your answer! Haha!

    I guess that about clears that up!


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    Best to get a copy of your zoning laws or better...

    Best to get a copy of your zoning laws or better yet, contact the zoning administrator directly. Let them know what your plans are. I know in Middlesex the 100 sq ft rule applies as well but...
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    Also forgot the great use they are as firewood...

    Also forgot the great use they are as firewood crates to move with a tractor or skid steer!
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190424/7d7a7d56c65903a3e244376e7f443144.jpg...
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    Jim, I bought a bunch of IBC totes as I use the...

    Jim,
    I bought a bunch of IBC totes as I use the frames to stack firewood into. I can then move wood into my basement with the tractor via a small overhead door.
    Question was, what do I do with all...
  20. My neighbor may chime in if he sees this, but he...

    My neighbor may chime in if he sees this, but he ran 3/16 line at roughly the same grade you have. His lines were a lot shorter but he recirculated and had less lengths. I think - key word think -...
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    Collette, Quick question, what does this unit...

    Collette,
    Quick question, what does this unit require you to have for power? I know when you get into the large size pumps you need more power so I'm curious if you're able to power this via maybe...
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    So you guys sleeve the tubing over the bit. And...

    So you guys sleeve the tubing over the bit. And basically gives you a flexible/visual stop that allows some variation if the bark is thicker


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    Is anyone welding a washer to the bit? Just a...

    Is anyone welding a washer to the bit? Just a couple small racks so as to not heat up the bit and possibly jeopardize the integrity?

    Or perhaps you use a different method of depth control?

    ...
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    Yes CDL is a maple equipment supplier. The bit...

    Yes CDL is a maple equipment supplier. The bit just implies what brand he used.


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    I will be splurging this next season for a couple...

    I will be splurging this next season for a couple bits as well. Hard to justify when you can buy several (cheap) sets of bits for the same money as one. But there’s a big difference between...
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