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    No went another direction.

    No went another direction.
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    Thanks Fred

    Thanks Fred
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    Vac experts opinions on this liquid ring pump?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/254906116026?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160727114228%26meid%3Da1717b49e8c343809444f510191d3e1c%26pid%3D100290%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D254906...
  4. Thread: Cdl vacuum pump

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    Not to change the subject, but are the smaller...

    Not to change the subject, but are the smaller air tech pumps such as the L12 suitable for maple? It is only rated at 7cfm but would it be ok for up to 300 taps?
  5. Thread: Gast vacuum pumps

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    I have used Gast 3040s which are similar and oil...

    I have used Gast 3040s which are similar and oil less. I have run mine for several days in a row, but make sure you have a regulator so it doesn't run dead-headed during freeze ups. The 3040s run...
  6. I would guess that you have too much air pressure...

    I would guess that you have too much air pressure in the box. Turn down the fan, check for chimney restriction (do you have any elbows?), etc.
  7. I have made some good tasting dark syrup at the...

    I have made some good tasting dark syrup at the beginning (1 boil) of the wet cardboard smell in the past. Not sure if I have ever tasted "buddy" syrup. My trees just seem to turn off before that...
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    Ok a Gast 1550, 3040, or 2567 rotary vane

    Ok a Gast 1550, 3040, or 2567 rotary vane
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    I know what you mean about wanting to be able to...

    I know what you mean about wanting to be able to carry on a conversation in the sugarhouse without shouting. When I first had my Gast 3040 pump it was right outside the sugarhouse. That, in addition...
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    Looks like you had a great year Chris. Do you...

    Looks like you had a great year Chris. Do you remove your pans and clean the underside of the flues?
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    Storing ro membrane in preservative

    I have always stored my membranes in the machines. This year I would like to store my membrane in a separate canister in the house so I dont have to heat my ro room. My question is can I just place...
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    As far as production goes, this was my worst year...

    As far as production goes, this was my worst year in the 12 years that I have done this. Mostly weather related, but also because of a defective new ro membrane (I was losing 1% through my permeate...
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    Looks like the last good day of sap today. Had a...

    Looks like the last good day of sap today. Had a nice freeze again last night. Hoping to have enough sap from yesterday and today to generate enough water for the end of year ro cleaning, as well as...
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    Chris is this the place off Route 7 near Conneaut?

    Chris is this the place off Route 7 near Conneaut?
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    Unless the forecast changes, looks like the next...

    Unless the forecast changes, looks like the next couple days is it for Ashtabula County.
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    I have made around 21 gallons so far (I used to...

    I have made around 21 gallons so far (I used to make that much or more in a day :lol:). Waiting for a new ro membrane to come in the mail. Boiled raw 1.8% sap yesterday. Weather forecast looks good...
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    4rjn it is still mid season in northern Ohio....

    4rjn it is still mid season in northern Ohio. Maybe southern Ohio is done, but we have a ways to go!
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    Wow Chris you have been busy!

    Wow Chris you have been busy!
  19. Yes they did Fred. The o rings felt smooth to me,...

    Yes they did Fred. The o rings felt smooth to me, no nicks. Steve is sending me another membrane to see if that is the problem.
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    In working order. This is in the old pumphouse...

    In working order. This is in the old pumphouse that used to contain my electric releaser.
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    22212 Here is my simple manifold.

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    Here is my simple manifold.
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    Just a simple setup copied from some others on...

    Just a simple setup copied from some others on the site. This is an unfinished setup. 22211
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    12v on an automatic battery charger

    12v on an automatic battery charger
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    That's what I am doing.

    That's what I am doing.
  25. We are thinking its the membrane. Steve at ngmp...

    We are thinking its the membrane. Steve at ngmp is doing great.
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