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    Seen that too, but didn't want to mention it.

    Seen that too, but didn't want to mention it.
  2. Thread: Syrup pump

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    I use the pump from leader...

    I use the pump from leader https://bascommaple.com/products/dairdis?_pos=6&_sid=3ffe0d460&_ss=r Works great but rember don't go above 20 psi on air pressure. It work inthe cold too just alittle...
  3. Thread: 2021 Season

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    That is a hard one, there are alot of things to...

    That is a hard one, there are alot of things to consider in that question. Can it be sold? What it cost to make, and so on. I don't like to make crappy syrup because of the risk of burning my pans,...
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    Well the taps are pulled and the lines are all...

    Well the taps are pulled and the lines are all washed, the tanks are all washed. The only thing left to do is pull down the Ro and wash the pans. We made 6.5 barrels of ropey surup so that went to...
  5. Thread: Happy Easter

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    Amen to that!!!

    Amen to that!!!
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    Well Russ you do put out good info and good luck...

    Well Russ you do put out good info and good luck in N.C. There have been alot of sugar makers that have come and gone on this site over the years. I hope you injoy your retirement.
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    But the first thing is to admit you have a...

    But the first thing is to admit you have a problem, Yes I am addicted to sugaring!!!
  8. Thread: Freezing up

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    I had a line that kept freezing up all season and...

    I had a line that kept freezing up all season and I walked that line 5 times this season and could not find the leak and yesterday I found it. It was a small crack in the plug at the end of the main...
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    Thats why they make ro's and steam-aways and pre...

    Thats why they make ro's and steam-aways and pre heaters. Sugar content,boiling rates, ro's are all the same factors, it is how you use them. As far as being more efficient my stack temp is about 600...
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    No louder than an oil furnace minus the fan, or a...

    No louder than an oil furnace minus the fan, or a boiler.
  11. Thread: Freezing up

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    That is an indicator that you have a vacuum leak...

    That is an indicator that you have a vacuum leak somewhere because vac can keep sap running down to like 28 deg f. A vac leak sucking in air will cause things to freeze up at a warmer temp like 34-35...
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    I have a 4x12 that burns about 15 gallons of oil...

    I have a 4x12 that burns about 15 gallons of oil per hour, that said it takes me an hour to sweeten the pans at the beginning of the year. It then makes a 40 gallon drum on the first hour on start up...
  13. Thread: 2021 Season

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    That sucks that your dump truck broke, I got the...

    That sucks that your dump truck broke, I got the pan sweetend yesterday and hauled in more sap. I ro'ed it once and thought I would get up this morning and ro again and also though it was going to be...
  14. Thread: 2021 Season

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    Two woods so far that are pretty tight , I got...

    Two woods so far that are pretty tight , I got them up to 26.5 the last woods is up to 22 inches and ran out of time in the woods. I then had to haul in sap. I hauled in about 5500 gallons of .8 or...
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    Same here low sugar, but running good.

    Same here low sugar, but running good.
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    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/der-13315?seid=...

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/der-13315?seid=srese1&gclid=Cj0KCQiA1pyCBhCtARIsAHaY_5cqQglV13RwIG93WGCC_RWUxzsleS44KBYErQyPTRCyU-JOxIJY7qUaAjCKEALw_wcB

    Try some thing like this
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    If it is for your self you can use butter or...

    If it is for your self you can use butter or heavy cream. The thing is is what ever you use for defoamer it stays in the syrup. There a lot of people with allergys to so much that has to be taken in...
  18. Thread: Leaf color

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    That is a good qustion I have woundered that a...

    That is a good qustion I have woundered that a time or two.
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    I have ran alot of evaporators with only 1 inch....

    I have ran alot of evaporators with only 1 inch. Some of those guys are after your wallet. The foam will mess with the levels so keep the pans clean, the foam down and boil hard and as shallow as you...
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    Thoes are great things to do, I wish I could...

    Thoes are great things to do, I wish I could rember all the good info on this site.
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    They will smoke alittle. The idea is to have the...

    They will smoke alittle. The idea is to have the smoke to be moisture instead of oil burning. Year ago farmers use to suck a buckett of hot soapy water to clean the in side of the pump and vaines...
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    Yes the oil goes in the suction side of the pump...

    Yes the oil goes in the suction side of the pump and goes back to the reclaimer to keep the vaines from burning up. put in a valve in the line to control the oil flow and watch your vac gauge to get...
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    That pump can't take more than 18 inches of...

    That pump can't take more than 18 inches of vacuum! Unless they have the flood system. You will keep burning it up at that rate, They are designed for milking cows not trees. At that rate the oil...
  24. Thread: Syrup Prices

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    I heard the reserve in Canada is down. That is...

    I heard the reserve in Canada is down. That is why the price is up alittle.
  25. Thread: Syrup Prices

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    Syrup Prices

    I heard the bulk price is on the rise. I hear the price is up to 2.15 a pound for conventional and Org. is 2.30 pound, Hope it hits 3.00
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