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    Folks, The drain in the steamaway is fixed and...

    Folks,
    The drain in the steamaway is fixed and have the hoods on the rig. Air systems completed and now need to complete the sap inlet piping. It is different due to moving the pans down 2 inches...
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    Bill, Thanks that is a very nice scale model,...

    Bill,
    Thanks that is a very nice scale model, has all the features of the real one too!
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Well not sure I can help much but will give you...

    Well not sure I can help much but will give you my story. Couple things first, because I am old and easily disrtacted!
    1. Very interesting on the years built. closed in the 1920s! Humm then I...
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    Windy Acres, Very nice details on the fit and...

    Windy Acres,
    Very nice details on the fit and finish! You will be pleased with all your hard work this spring too!
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Windy Acres, For some reason I just had to go...

    Windy Acres,
    For some reason I just had to go back and read your thread from the beginning! I dont post and follow as much as I used to. Remembered your handle and just had to see how you had grown!...
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    Lowes and or Home Depot may have what you need...

    Lowes and or Home Depot may have what you need for stove pipe. or if you have stove shop close by? Maybe get a 6 foot steel fence post to wire the pipe to for support?
    Regards,
    Chris
  7. That arch and burner set up looks good! Should be...

    That arch and burner set up looks good! Should be able to boil sap like crazy! And you can add or delete pans. Shield the valve handles they may get very warm? Keep on boiling!
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Pdiamond, Folks, I can answer both of your...

    Pdiamond, Folks,
    I can answer both of your questions. The picture is actually a old Coke tray. The items above the saw are 1/2 inch boards with names of folks that have visited the sugarhouse during...
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    Folks, Neighbor Kieth, another sugarmaker, came...

    Folks,
    Neighbor Kieth, another sugarmaker, came over and helped me set the front pan. Rope gasket in the channel looks real good! I taped the rope in the corners and at the back of the rear pan, it...
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    The rest of the story: Got the second layer for...

    The rest of the story:
    Got the second layer for the base stack fit and in position:
    https://i.imgur.com/K6Q8qUo.jpg


    A coat of stove black ties it all together:...
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    Folks, Getting the stack assembly completed....

    Folks,
    Getting the stack assembly completed. Used zip screws for the fasteners. I was not impressed with them. Just dont seem to hold very well!
    https://i.imgur.com/gbJ3Lzt.jpg
    ...
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    Folks, BAP, Thanks! Ever have one of those...

    Folks,
    BAP,
    Thanks! Ever have one of those days where things just don't seem to go as planned? Well I lowered my 12 inch smoke stack gently down to the new base stack and it did not engage. Come...
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    Folks, Getting closer on the old King arch...

    Folks,
    Getting closer on the old King arch rebuild.
    Spent the day in the sugarhouse working on this new smoke stack base.

    https://i.imgur.com/e0UopcU.jpg

    Riveted up the seams and bolted the...
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    Folks, Spent some time setting up the tooling to...

    Folks,
    Spent some time setting up the tooling to work on this stainless smoke stack assembly. Three pieces: Front, Back and upper transition pipe. This is rectangular at the base 7 inch x 35 inch,...
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    PDiamond, Folks, Yea the stainless hangers are...

    PDiamond, Folks,
    Yea the stainless hangers are similar to that for hanging deer. Just a way to get a hold of the units! The hoist system allows me to lift the hood, the steamaway, and the pan off...
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    Folks, Visited Stateline Stainless today and...

    Folks,
    Visited Stateline Stainless today and assisted in bending the two halves of my new smoke stack! I will do the assembly work to make sure it matches the arch base and the 12 inch smoke stack....
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    Humm, Not quite sure I follow the antifreeze...

    Humm, Not quite sure I follow the antifreeze logic?? Wouldn't want that in the sap. Dont know what the answer is as I dont have any gages on any lines in freezing conditions. Maybe someone will come...
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    I would guess that your density is too high. Your...

    I would guess that your density is too high. Your not the first and won't be the last. Better to be a little heavy than too light on density. IMO.
    Regards,
    Chris
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    My only question is where are you getting .5%...

    My only question is where are you getting .5% sap? Fall tapping or hand built sap?
    I will not be able to help much as I dont own a R.O.
    Regards,
    Chris
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    More on the pan fit up, Check of the rail...

    More on the pan fit up,

    Check of the rail gasket 7/8 rope:
    https://i.imgur.com/4QkR0Sb.jpg

    The added channel looks just right. Will raise the pan off the rail to pick up more boiling area and...
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    Folks, Some work int he sugarhouse to test fit...

    Folks,
    Some work int he sugarhouse to test fit the pans on the reworked arch. The rear pan drain hole position check:
    https://i.imgur.com/rVaXvVn.jpg

    Outside drain:...
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    Folks, I captured Mr Peter Gregg! Yes the one...

    Folks,
    I captured Mr Peter Gregg! Yes the one and only! Drug him to our sugarhouse after he had spent all weekend at LEME! forced him to look at my old evaporator and had a good discussion with...
  23. Chickenman, Well you are very welcome. The LEME...

    Chickenman,
    Well you are very welcome. The LEME team did a lot of work to try to make it a good maple event/ show. Thanks for coming! See you next year!
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Folks, 2019 LEME day one, in the books! Awesome...

    Folks,
    2019 LEME day one, in the books! Awesome to visit with friends/ neighbors about maple. Great turn out!
    Regards,
    Chris
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    I like the RULE brand bilge pumps, 12 volt,...

    I like the RULE brand bilge pumps, 12 volt, quiet, small, submersible, and pretty much bullet proof. get a 3000 gph and you will never look back! Plug it in the truck to transfer sap into the truck...
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