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    Sugar ed,I live invienna.evaporator should be here about 2-3 week's tapping now seems too tempting miss out due to the early budding .its all a gamble...do you risk your investment or lose out on a short season gamble

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    If I were you guys down there I would be pullingthe trigger.
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    3,500' of laterals
    1,000' of mainline
    2012 - 105 taps on gravity, 12 sap sacks.
    2013 - 175 taps on gravity, 25 on sacks = 200 taps for 2013! Second year.
    2014 - 250 taps on gravity, 25 on sacks
    Tapped on February 16, 2014
    2015 - adding vac sap puller no more gravity for me!
    275 gallon holding tank for 2014
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    Adk1 , hard to pull the trigger with no evaporator
    ,still waiting,waiting oh did I mean waiting lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by grimmreaper View Post
    Sugar ed,I live invienna.evaporator should be here about 2-3 week's tapping now seems too tempting miss out due to the early budding .its all a gamble...do you risk your investment or lose out on a short season gamble
    Ok I'm a stilla sitting on my taps, lol ,Hey just to hold them down! As for one -It's alittle cooler/ more snow than south east and west of here, Two - maybe was just a long Jan.thaw? (with fingers crossed) .Tis cold tonight :}. 3) And I'm Still looking for more storage tank /s (learned last year I need atleast 400 gals to 500 gals sap) to make it worth .. firing it up ! and this year with improvements who knows, lol.
    So yes it's a gamble. But Most are still holding off ?? Talked to Links today and Thay said thay where going to give it another week and if the forcast continues than ...off to the woods . But He's got vacume and I don't and without vac. thay/taps can dry up early if tapped to soon !!! the game is on !! .
    Ok grimmreaper ,I lived in blossvalle most of my younger years .So If u tap in about a week or two U should to able to store or sell your sap till your ready If... are u ready for the unit to set right up ? Wood /holding tanks ect. ? And how big it the arch/pans ? With 400 taps ... hope it's a big one! Is this your frist time with an arch / continues flow pans ?
    or just an up grade ?
    I think Links will buy sap, and if my tanks arn't overflowing by than, I maybe interrested in some ! So time will tell ?
    2009 50 taps,outside barrow stove, 2 1/2 gals
    2010 75 taps 12x12 w/upstairs Scrap made sugar shack,barrow stove 4 1/2 gals
    2011 200+ taps,tubeing gravty feed shack,scrap oil/wood furnace homemade into a 2x6 arch upstairs holding tank and a new pump(thanks to my son Brian)Sap&wood hauler-4 g-kids model A front end,fram, spoked rims, and a tractor trailer rearend (just don't get in her way), lol, speaking of that,she now thinks "I've gone over the edge",that is (otherhaft) Total 35 gals.

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    Getting ready to tap this week,got all neverous fri as Peaceful Valley Maple was boiling and had 6000 gals of sap,

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    Sugared , already to go wood,all tanks,and arch is bricked for my new pan 30''x10' Patrick Phaneuf is making.what size tank are you looking for.

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    grimmreaper , Sounds good ! I"m looking for something 300 and up ,to use just out side shack and before being pumped to filter/ tank in upper part of shack .
    2009 50 taps,outside barrow stove, 2 1/2 gals
    2010 75 taps 12x12 w/upstairs Scrap made sugar shack,barrow stove 4 1/2 gals
    2011 200+ taps,tubeing gravty feed shack,scrap oil/wood furnace homemade into a 2x6 arch upstairs holding tank and a new pump(thanks to my son Brian)Sap&wood hauler-4 g-kids model A front end,fram, spoked rims, and a tractor trailer rearend (just don't get in her way), lol, speaking of that,she now thinks "I've gone over the edge",that is (otherhaft) Total 35 gals.

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    Sugar ed,I have a 550 gal. Bulk tank. If interested .550 dollars takes it .315-571-5151

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    Tapped yesterday afternoon and it was running steady. Seemed real strange with no snow on the ground. Whole week looks good for our area.

    - Russ

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    more sap to boil tomorrow. spent most of the day working on a vacuum pump that was 4ft under water during the flood. got it going and pulling 20".

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