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    Steam rises so you shouldn’t have any build up....

    Steam rises so you shouldn’t have any build up. Mine goes right out my cupola right from the start.
  2. Did you try places like Home Depot or Lowe’s? If...

    Did you try places like Home Depot or Lowe’s? If it is just a regular check valve they should have something you can make work.
  3. Thread: Lenze VFD

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    If you bought it from MES, you should be able to...

    If you bought it from MES, you should be able to get a hold of Clayton to ask him questions regardless of the day of the week this time of year.
  4. Thread: Shurflo pump issue

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    I know mine will stop pulling the liquid at...

    I know mine will stop pulling the liquid at 19-20” range if it is not running hard enough or the re-circulation line is closed.
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    What is the evaporator? Is it drop flue or raised...

    What is the evaporator? Is it drop flue or raised flue?
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    How have you washed your filters between uses?...

    How have you washed your filters between uses? Are you putting them back in same side up? When you clamp the ring down on the filters, do the latched snap over hard? Sounds like some how you are...
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    I am not sure why you are starting another thread...

    I am not sure why you are starting another thread on the same subject. Have you actually read any of the advice I gave you in your other thread based upon my experience using the 12” version and...
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    You need to take a chill pill and be more...

    You need to take a chill pill and be more friendly with your responses. No need to be making personal attacks on Dr Perkins or others on here. If you don’t like a product or the results of a study,...
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    1/8 of a cup of DE is not enough. Put a full cup...

    1/8 of a cup of DE is not enough. Put a full cup in and try it, if it works but not as good as you think it should, then try more. 1/8 of a cup is not enough to put a good layer on the filter to keep...
  10. Thread: Shurflo pump issue

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    OP, you have not my question as to wether or not...

    OP, you have not my question as to wether or not you have a recirculation line? Having one is the key to making the Shurflo work the best because when you get up to 20” of vacuum and the pump runs...
  11. Thread: Shurflo pump issue

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    Do you have a recirculation line from your tank?...

    Do you have a recirculation line from your tank? If not, add one before the pump teeing into the line and use a needle valve to restrict the flow from the tank. Set the valve so you have a little...
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    3%, my condolences and so sorry to hear that your...

    3%, my condolences and so sorry to hear that your son passed away.
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    I have not seen those videos, but I bet they are...

    I have not seen those videos, but I bet they are only showing putting 1 batch of syrup through. The first batch will go through ok without DE, but the nitre slime build up will basically plug up the...
  14. Thread: Red Maples

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    As you are looking for land, keep your eyes out...

    As you are looking for land, keep your eyes out for what trees are in the surrounding area around the property. You might be able to get permission to tap to get more trees without having to buy as...
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    You are not using paper, you are using the same...

    You are not using paper, you are using the same washable filters that a flat filter uses.
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    Your filter aid cake will clog before the...

    Your filter aid cake will clog before the prefilters clog just like a filter press. Surface area with filter isn’t so much of an issue because the DE is doing the filtering.
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    Congratulations on working your last Saturday...

    Congratulations on working your last Saturday Russ. Was just looking at the 7 day on NWS for my exact location and not very warm this week.
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    It will work. It is not the “Ideal” way, but...

    It will work. It is not the “Ideal” way, but sometimes you have to do what you need to do to get the trees on the line. You may get a little bit less sap than running a separate line to them, but you...
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    You consider putting a shallow well water pump on...

    You consider putting a shallow well water pump on the end at your sugar house if you have electric to speed things up. If you are pushing with the gas pump and pulling with the electric pump, it...
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    As others have said, your DE is the problem. It...

    As others have said, your DE is the problem. It is probably ground too fine. You should be able to re-filter the syrup by heating it up and using maple grade DE. If you don’t want to buy a 50 pound...
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    If it’s a stainless steel ball valve, they are...

    If it’s a stainless steel ball valve, they are pretty rugged and take a lot to split open.
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    Most new tanks are in the $2.25-2.50 per gallon...

    Most new tanks are in the $2.25-2.50 per gallon range, long ways from $1-1.50 per gallon
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    Are these what you are looking for?...

    Are these what you are looking for?
    https://www.bascommaple.com/item/plsmdml/plastic_mold/
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    Starting a cold 78 pump with 5hp motor takes a...

    Starting a cold 78 pump with 5hp motor takes a lot more than your normal 19 amp draw. Have years of experience with them and you need good power to start them.
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    Starting amps will be much higher. Takes a lot of...

    Starting amps will be much higher. Takes a lot of umph to start a 5hp motor.
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