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    When we have squirrel visits I doctor up where...

    When we have squirrel visits I doctor up where they climb up with Hot Sause mixed with Vaseline then sit back and enjoy the show:lol:
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    [QUOTE=maple flats;381564]I get good results but...

    [QUOTE=maple flats;381564]I get good results but I change the taps, and all fittings after year 1 and the drop are new after 3 seasons.[/QUOTE
    I may be missing something, you change your taps and...
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    I boiled most of my life with just a hydrometer...

    I boiled most of my life with just a hydrometer till we bought a Murphy cup when it came out, it makes getting syrup right that much easier, especilly during a slow draw and the drawn syrup temps...
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    Bliss, a lot said in a short time. These post...

    Bliss, a lot said in a short time. These post should be non political but dang it man, I agree completely with you, we could get together and hash over all kinds of crap. Back to the post, I also...
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    Z man thanks for the info. I havent made any home...

    Z man thanks for the info. I havent made any home brew in a couple years but bought a new batch of ingredients and wondered if sap would be enough to give a faint maple flavor, I'd like tokeep it...
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    I have a home beer kit and want to substitute the...

    I have a home beer kit and want to substitute the water with sap in the 4-6 percnt range, hope to give it a lite maple taste.
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    Its been said that 110 orAC pumps dont last as...

    Its been said that 110 orAC pumps dont last as long as 12volt pumps. I dont recall what the reasoning is for this.
  8. 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.
  10. 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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