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  1. Thread: Ro connections

    by DRoseum
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    amasonry is correct. Remember also that...

    amasonry is correct. Remember also that volumetric flow rate of the concentrate and permeate are each half of the input. That said, if you do a series set up, you do not need all the same gpd...
  2. Looks great! Should make for a fun season for you!

    Looks great! Should make for a fun season for you!
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    Interested to hear thoughts on using food grade...

    Interested to hear thoughts on using food grade hydrogen peroxide which will break down to water over time yet has been shown to be very effective disinfectant against a wide range of microorganisms....
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    Good article on the details of reverse osmosis:...

    Good article on the details of reverse osmosis:
    https://puretecwater.com/reverse-osmosis/what-is-reverse-osmosis

    Has a good diagram of the 2 stage set-up I was referring to:
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    Yep - I think you will be happier with the higher...

    Yep - I think you will be happier with the higher throughput rate of that configuration and it won't cost you much more.
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    OP was looking to use four 150 gpd membranes in...

    OP was looking to use four 150 gpd membranes in series. The outflow rate of concentrate will be very small. 6.25 gph (0.104 gpm) max for that membrane. Divide that by 2^4 since it's 4 in series. ...
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    Exactly. You can buy on Amazon for even cheaper:...

    Exactly. You can buy on Amazon for even cheaper:
    Tank Shutoff (TSO) Switch for Aquatec Booster Pumps https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007XVJYZQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_N2pNDb4ZHDMDW

    This is adjustable...
  8. Thread: Steam Pans

    by DRoseum
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    Agree with comments about sap depth. You want to...

    Agree with comments about sap depth. You want to keep it thin to have better boiling efficiency. However a deeper steam pan is nice to help contain splashes from boiling and when it foams up as your...
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    Exactly both reasons. Can shut off on low...

    Exactly both reasons. Can shut off on low pressure and on over pressure. This can prevent unnecessay pumping (low pressure when there is no sap left) or damage to membranes or system (on high...
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    That sounds like it will work. I did 1" supply...

    That sounds like it will work. I did 1" supply and manifold down to 1/2" valves as well.
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    It's on the back end and not a good picture of...

    It's on the back end and not a good picture of it. It's more about letting the combustion exhaust gasses escape and not the heat. Just like the vent stack on top of water heater.

    You will need...
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    I would use firebrick. It worked great for my...

    I would use firebrick. It worked great for my set up. I wrapped everything in galvanized ductwork. Go further down than 12 inches though, the wind can still be problematic. I plan to extend my...
  13. This is looking very similar to what I built last...

    This is looking very similar to what I built last year. I did the same thing regarding a larger flat pan and ability to step down to steam pans. Set my burners up to be individually controlled. ...
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    No problem! The RO is the best thing I ever...

    No problem! The RO is the best thing I ever built. It really cuts boiling time and fuel usage. You should be very happy with the end result!

    To answer your other question, lower GDP membranes...
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    https://youtu.be/s106bSrcfno Just add 2nd RO...

    https://youtu.be/s106bSrcfno

    Just add 2nd RO membrane to this and it will quadruple your sugar content in a single pass. Worked great with a single membrane for 38 taps.

    Parts list with...
  16. Couldn't agree more: flat pan and RO....

    Couldn't agree more: flat pan and RO.
    https://youtu.be/s106bSrcfno
    https://www.sugartree.run/2019/03/custom-hobby-maple-syrup-evaporator.html
  17. Thread: Ticks

    by DRoseum
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    Sawyer is what I use as well. Works amazing.

    Sawyer is what I use as well. Works amazing.
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    I use permeate mixed with white vinegar. Bring...

    I use permeate mixed with white vinegar. Bring it up to boil and let soak and then rinse it out well. Video below:
    https://youtu.be/GrDxTZQcJok
    And site that describes process:...
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    Agree with others on this. The steam table pans...

    Agree with others on this. The steam table pans are great and pretty cheap but a nice flat pan works a bit better as others have stated. I have 36 taps and basically do the same thing as woodsy. I...
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    I made almost entirely golden delicate (~5.5...

    I made almost entirely golden delicate (~5.5 gallons). Around 2 quarts of amber rich, and less than a quart of dark robust:
    https://www.sugartree.run/2019/03/2019-maple-syrup-season-recap.html
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    I am very small scale (36 taps) and use natural...

    I am very small scale (36 taps) and use natural gas. I used 3 18"x6" stainless U-burners (by Hearth Product Controls) on a 1" manifold with dante ng-air mixers to get a pure blue flame. The firebox...
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    Based in Murrysville outside of Pittsburgh and...

    Based in Murrysville outside of Pittsburgh and our season has been over for a solid week or more. My last boil was on the 20th. Already looking forward to next year and making improvements. ...
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    No problem and glad you like it! Want to help...

    No problem and glad you like it! Want to help spread the joy of sugaring to others! :)

    I hope to keep it up and running. Subscribing to the site and the YouTube channel sure help keep it going. ...
  24. Thread: Evap pans??

    by DRoseum
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    Full size steam table pans (stainless steel) are...

    Full size steam table pans (stainless steel) are available on Amazon quickly and work better than a tall pot (more surface area to steam away water).

    Depends what you are using as a burner / heat...
  25. Thread: RO Flush

    by DRoseum
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    That is correct. You want to run with no...

    That is correct. You want to run with no pressure.
    See videos below :
    https://youtu.be/MP1NNt3b2Oo
    And
    https://youtu.be/m_RBNFkq80U
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