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    No I have not Dave. I was cleaning with a backpack sprayer, but when I had the chemo port that ended. Guess I need to get back to that and not go fishing as much.Thanks for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainvan View Post
    ...believe the tubing is plugged with gunk.
    Unfortunately none of the normal sanitation approaches for 5/16” tubing completely solves that problem in 3/16” tubing. Chemical sanitizer or periodic replacement of all fittings in 3/16” systems is also necessary.
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    Before you change the fittings, I suggest you clean the 3/16 in mid October- mid November, rinse well, then change the fittings.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
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    We are going to shut the pump off this afternoon here in the Helderberg mountains. It has been a decent year for sap quantity but the sugar content has been lower than normal. We started with 1.9 in January and seemed to fall ever since. The six inches of snow got us a decent amount of sap the last few days, now that it is melted it sure looks like spring. Good luck.
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    Took a hike with the backpack sprayer and flushed my 3/16 bush. Good freeze last night so will be boiling again tomorrow.

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    Only 1,500 gals of sap, but still testing 1.5. Only have my upper bush going right now.

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    Shut off the vacuum yesterday. Cleaned all the tanks and releasers in anticipation of more sap this week. Syrup i made last boil was dark with a great maple flavor. Not going to Australia to see my family this spring, so might as well keep making syrup. Think I can go till pike season opens?

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    Last boil of the year for me. Brought in sap this morning and will chase that with water. Average season for me.

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    Did they open pike season early?
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    Hi Herb. So how many gallons did you end up with?. The 3 of you must be tired( me,myself and I). I haven't been able to contact my family in Tea Gardens since Sept.

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