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    Yup, nothing like owning a tractor. I sold my...

    Yup, nothing like owning a tractor. I sold my four wheeler to buy a SxS, sold that to buy the tractor. Now I have all three and each are extremely useful in their own right. None are brand new but if...
  2. Thread: Wind storm

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    Yet again Middlesex has sustained serious damage...

    Yet again Middlesex has sustained serious damage both with water and wind. Several trees falling through out today on our area roads. Really hoping this is mother natures purge to get rid of all the...
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    I just got back from CDL and decided to go with...

    I just got back from CDL and decided to go with 3/16 line with 5/16 drops. Went with signature spouts for this year being new line. Thanks to the folks at the Morrisville store for treating me well...
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    I think something to note is folks who carry year...

    I think something to note is folks who carry year round, not just in the woods. ME, NH, VT all have constitutional carry laws so many folks at least in my neck of the sugar woods carry regardless....
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    Doc great info! I guess after hearing it many...

    Doc great info! I guess after hearing it many times and then you talking about their findings this will be my go to method


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    Unfortunately this year because of a late season...

    Unfortunately this year because of a late season house site I am currently working on and being in addition to my 40 hour per week job I am late getting this started. This might just be better either...
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    This is a great topic Canaan. I just picked up a...

    This is a great topic Canaan. I just picked up a sheet metal break myself and plan to build a good for my rig once I get it out together. Some pics of hoods that people have put together would be...
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    Flats, I have over 200 feet of drop from the top...

    Flats, I have over 200 feet of drop from the top of the bush to where the sugar house will be located. There is plenty of anchor/support points for mainline so I just need to know what the best...
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    Garden hose bulkhead fitting. I got mine right...

    Garden hose bulkhead fitting. I got mine right ACE Hardware. I think could be bought just about anywhere and offered in many different sizes.


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    So 3/4 on natural vac (gravity pull 3/16) would...

    So 3/4 on natural vac (gravity pull 3/16) would easily handle 200. But I feel like if you are going through all the trouble anyways then why not just go 1 inch and never have to mess around going...
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    How many taps can a 1/2 line handle appro ...

    How many taps can a 1/2 line handle appro


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  12. Well I ordered my new pans through Thor...

    Well I ordered my new pans through Thor yesterday. After doing a lot of research and pricing Thor ended up being the best fit for what I am looking to do. Had kind of a set price in my head I wanted...
  13. Yup good call. Although I think those numbers are...

    Yup good call. Although I think those numbers are a bit skewed but it is certainly an approximate number that would be safe to use as a guideline. Great recommendation though!


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  14. No I don’t think. Depending what you can...

    No I don’t think. Depending what you can design for an arch I think about max on a 2x4 will be between 10-15 gallons on a flat pan. I maxed out on the 2x4 dividend continuous flow from light...
  15. Thread: 52 years

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    We hit 10 years September 19 this year. I admire...

    We hit 10 years September 19 this year. I admire folks like you and my parents who have been together a long time. Congratulations and best of luck! Thanks for your great contribution on MT, I always...
  16. Checker, I built an oil tank evaporator this last...

    Checker, I built an oil tank evaporator this last winter. A 2x4 flat divided fit perfectly on it. For efficiency and availability I would do that. You are not saving anything going smaller really as...
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    And just realized there was more to the question....

    And just realized there was more to the question. I’d bring what you’re comfortable working with and shooting. A full size is nice for shooting but more cumbersome to carry. A concealed...
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    I carry 24/7 unless I have to go to a school,...

    I carry 24/7 unless I have to go to a school, federal building, or somewhere else that doesn’t allow it. But that’s concealed carry.

    When I’m out in the woods for anything I...
  19. tcross, I'd love to swing up and take a look at...

    tcross, I'd love to swing up and take a look at your rig at some point if you're available.
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    ....Maple Trader is the only form of social media...

    ....Maple Trader is the only form of social media you use...


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    Yeah good call Flats. I meant to mention that....

    Yeah good call Flats. I meant to mention that. Without enough sap in the line the 3/16 will not produce enough pull to create vacuum.

    I also saw the video about the chemical use. My thought was...
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    No I think the thing to take away from this is...

    No I think the thing to take away from this is the fact that keeping very good maintenance on your 3/16" is key to high yields and replacing spouts yearly along with drops every 2-3 years which I...
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    Somewhere in my reading of 3/16 there was a...

    Somewhere in my reading of 3/16 there was a comment of retraction and with 5/16 is what X amount and with 3/16 it was something in the area of 3-4 times that. Makes me wonder if 5/16 drops with CV...
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    Woooooow! I had not visited this thread in a...

    Woooooow! I had not visited this thread in a while but the shack looks amazing!!! You should be extremely proud of the work you have done. Congratulations and best wishes on a successful season and...
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    Yeah the idea of blockage or vac leakage is...

    Yeah the idea of blockage or vac leakage is definitely on my mind and I fully intend to install vac gauges on every line. I’m able to get to the top of my woods rather easily if conditions...
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