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    http://mapletrader.com/community/attachment.php?at...

    http://mapletrader.com/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=21615&stc=1got all the bricks cut and fit today, tapered the top row as suggested, it was almost painless. Waiting on the refractory...
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    I seem to remember it took two at the base, and...

    I seem to remember it took two at the base, and two at the other end of a rope run over the shack. There may have been other standers by to provide medical assistance if needed. The base welded on...
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    Arch moved in to the sugar shack today, next step...

    Arch moved in to the sugar shack today, next step set the stack....it's a 8x10 inch pice of square tubing 14 feet long and heeeeeeeaaavvvvyyyy...
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    2160921610 New draw off for the new setup,...

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    New draw off for the new setup, hope to test with boiling water next week.
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    Blower fan duct fabricated and fan mounted today...

    Blower fan duct fabricated and fan mounted today

    http://mapletrader.com/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=21603&stc=1
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    21601 The cam ends welded to the steel pipe...

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    The cam ends welded to the steel pipe with no problem, pretty happy with the results.

    https://youtu.be/3lBw7Y1H7G4
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    The cam locks seem to be too heavy to be...

    The cam locks seem to be too heavy to be aluminum, but i could be wrong(I know they are hot dipped galvanized, acording to the listing). The arch front and door are both insulated. I know I have...
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    Started installing door hardware today. Took...

    Started installing door hardware today.
    Took forever to get here from Amazon. Need to get bolts tomorrow to finish installing.
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    2158421585 All dressed up and no place to go,...

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    All dressed up and no place to go, was able to put in the high temp paint, still waiting on door hardware, package was damaged and never delivered.
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    finally able to get back in the shop and do some...

    finally able to get back in the shop and do some work on the arch.
    Left to do:

    fabricate door latch
    weld in metal on flue section of arch
    cut/install fire grate
    install blower
    paint...
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    short of a high pressure blower, i am looking at...

    short of a high pressure blower, i am looking at this model, squirl cage, suposed to be quiet, would likely fit just find behind the firbox under the flue pan.
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    It may seem odd but the biggest concern for me is...

    It may seem odd but the biggest concern for me is noise, the operation has always been pretty peaceful with lots of conversation. I considered pluming the air in and putting the blower out of the...
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    I am still up in the air about the type blower to...

    I am still up in the air about the type blower to use. I have read that some use the blower for a "bouncy house". I can hook that up with a big gate valve or maybe a large brass ball valve. has...
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    I may be able to shave it down some, but I have...

    I may be able to shave it down some, but I have fire brick in there too, so I can't go passed that. I probably could have made the arch an inch wider but I wanted to make sure the sanitary fittings...
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    I have firebrick to install, I need to order...

    I have firebrick to install, I need to order ceramic blanket. I left enough space under the back pan so I can upgrade to a pan with 7" flues, so I will need to build that up, maybe vermiculite? I...
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    Flipped the arch over today to check the fit of...

    Flipped the arch over today to check the fit of the pans. Just need to go through the barn and dig out the rest of the plate for the back. I had 1/4" on hand so it's getting heavy to move and shift...
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    The top rail is 1.5" angle, the ”legs" are 3". The dimensions are 24 wide(couldn't make it much wider without extending the fittings on the pan. I have some angle left so I can add a short ramp. ...
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    Today's progress, not sure why the pictures are...

    Today's progress, not sure why the pictures are uploading on their sides, but you get the idea. I saw some plans that this is roughly based upon, no ramp. does anyone see a drawback there?
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    New 2x6 arch for "new" pans

    Purchased a used sunrise 2x2, and a used smokey lake hybrid to replace the old 6x6 Grimm syrup pan that we have been boiling on(attached picture). planning to replace the threaded fittings with...
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