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    hard to see it in the picture but there is a...

    hard to see it in the picture but there is a split brick width gap in front of the hole allowing full draft.
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    21023 This is mine. Little different, but it...

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    This is mine. Little different, but it works.
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    Looks like Maine's trapping season in Nov-Dec. If...

    Looks like Maine's trapping season in Nov-Dec. If you do not trap and are in need of one, I can post on another forum for you and see if anyone is willing to help you out. One of the ADC guys maybe...
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    I will try to get you a pic tonight when I get...

    I will try to get you a pic tonight when I get home from work.
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    Mine looked like that the first 2 years boiling...

    Mine looked like that the first 2 years boiling on it. I redid the bricks at the back of my fire box and started adding wood less often. I'm still getting 8+ gallons boil rate and with the same type...
  6. Thread: Very lite

    by Chickenman
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    Nice..... it looks like my sap. I can't seem to...

    Nice..... it looks like my sap. I can't seem to make anything lighter than Amber.
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    Is your shop vac set for wet or dry? Try removing...

    Is your shop vac set for wet or dry? Try removing the pleated paper filter and see what that does for you. If the paper shop vac filter is still in then it may be getting damp from the steam and not...
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    membership renewed in "the Club"

    Hi, my name is Chickenman and I'm a sugar maker. I have renewed my membership in the scorched pan club. Uggg. Well, not bad, noticed it right off grabbed the "OS" bucket, flooded the pan hitting the...
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    You may not be getting a good seal. I know that...

    You may not be getting a good seal. I know that my home built unit does the same thing UNLESS I have a good seal then the syrup goes through really quick.
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    I have made 2 sets. I used 7/16 couplers, bored...

    I have made 2 sets. I used 7/16 couplers, bored out 1/2 of the threads with a 1/2 inch drill bit. welded it to the pliers, and split with a porta bandsaw I have. Filed a bevel the get rid of the...
  11. I originally did the double zip tie and fold over...

    I originally did the double zip tie and fold over thingy. Found it to be unnecessary and time consuming. Fold the sides in accordion style and zip tie tight. have had full 3 gallon plus bags and...
  12. Thread: RO bucket

    by Chickenman
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    Love mine, and I recommend the auto shutoff...

    Love mine, and I recommend the auto shutoff switch. I wired mine with a on-off-on toggle switch. Turn it on to prime and get everything set, switch to the auto and I can leave it and do other things,...
  13. Go to local barber/hair salon and ask for the cut...

    Go to local barber/hair salon and ask for the cut hair. Hang it around your property in nylon stockings, onion bags, or bags made from old cloth ( t-shirts, sheets, socks). This will spread human...
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    It's the Maple Gods. Just when you think you know...

    It's the Maple Gods. Just when you think you know all the answers, they change all the questions .LOL
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    Had a thought at 4:30 this morning..yep I'm up at...

    Had a thought at 4:30 this morning..yep I'm up at 4 for work, will RO soap/preservative clean the pump. I just cleaned my RO bucket and saved the soap solution for a future wash and was wondering if...
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    We had a 60 degree day and a few in the high 40's...

    We had a 60 degree day and a few in the high 40's low 50's. This has been running since the 1st of January. The sap started to cloud up and I dumped it, rinsed out the drum and let it run. The...
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    shurflo users question

    Just started using a little pump this year and I'm starting to get slime/yeast building up in the strainer causing my sap to get cloudy. How often do you guys clean the pump and what are you using to...
  18. Just take a 4 inch or so piece of 5/16, split it...

    Just take a 4 inch or so piece of 5/16, split it lengthways removing about a third of the tubing. Take the larger piece that you just made and clip it over the 3/16 tubbing, clamp your tool on the...
  19. Thread: Pan gasket

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    I just added it to a previous order from Bascoms...

    I just added it to a previous order from Bascoms Maple Supply. 1/2 inch by 2 inch by 25 foot. When I remove my pan to clean I don't worry about tearing the gasket as I can just replace it.
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    I don't know if the plugs double as a pressure...

    I don't know if the plugs double as a pressure relief or a freeze plug but I know that they can get messed up.
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    Yes, all the ones I have dealt with, the plug is...

    Yes, all the ones I have dealt with, the plug is removable. Go easy on it as the plastic tends to to be quite soft.
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    Don't think it will help you but my gravity line...

    Don't think it will help you but my gravity line is not been doing squat, I've gotten maybe 12 gallons since I installed it (1/6/20) and that's with 14 taps. However, my vacuum line is only 7 taps...
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    manifold build for "shurflo" set-up ?

    I want/need to build a manifold for my set up and got to thinking, would it be better to use 1/2 inch PVC with tee's and elbows to accept the NPT/barb fittings, that would take up a lot of room...
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    My daughter returns to school Sunday from winter...

    My daughter returns to school Sunday from winter break and is taking a Nu Can of first run syrup with her. She saw the 3 quarts and the Nu Can grabbed it and declared this is mine I'm taking it to...
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    Just finished boiling off the sap that I had...

    Just finished boiling off the sap that I had collected from my Reds on vacuum. Have 1 1/2 gallons of syrup. Not much compared to most of you guys but I have only been able to make 6 gallons the last...
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