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    Quote Originally Posted by tom jr. View Post
    just broke loose about 4 as their was 20gal in the tank about 4:45 dumping about 7 min. feels like freeze tonight but south wind? johnallin dont even fret about forcast it has changed 6 times in 24 hours. Ed, did yours break loose yet?
    Went out at 5:00 to change out a few slackers and put taps in some new trees and low and behold most were starting back up. Freind in Perry had nothing all day, but guessing they're seeing the same now.
    Yeh, no kidding about the weather forecast...but it looks, for now anyway, like Friday-Saturday may be good for one last run. Holy cow only March 8th and we're looking at the end - this is nuts.
    John Allin

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    I checked a few buckets before work this morning, and I'll have plenty to gather when I get home!
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    120 3/16 tubing
    Leader 2X8 Reverse oil fired, Revolution Pans & Steam a way
    Lapierre Turbo 2000 600 GPH RO
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    Indy 500 and a very large sled.
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    Buckle up Christopherh...even with the wind, mine ran like crazy last night and I brought in a little over 110 gallons early this morning! All clear as a bell and most were still going about 1 every 2 seconds. The trees I tapped last night, to replace trees I changed out, were running the strongest of all - some had darn near full bags. Cleaned out the sap tank and lines before re-filling and now have 110 gallons in the tank. I expect there will be more from today.
    With the Friday-Saturday forecast; we may even get more later in the week. This is much better.
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    H20 Innovations Air Injection 2019
    CDL AirTech Pump Hi Vacuum 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Canadian - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World...

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    I agree looks like it is all over after this weekend. I boiled all day and canned 8 1/2 gal , dark but clear. That got me up to 126 gal not to bad a year with the weather last year and our winter. Glad I started Feb 2. Sap is still sweet 2.1 brix today. Going to hang in for one last run, but just looked at temp 64degrees.
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    Wow! Nice run today! Brought in 350 gallons tonight! Boiled for 5 hours to. Hope it runs for awhile..

    Tank Brix was at 2.2 and syrup I was drawing off was a little darker tonight.
    Last edited by christopherh; 03-07-2012 at 08:32 PM.
    12X16 Sugarhouse and 16x24 attached woodshed
    750 taps 400 on tubing/Liquid ring vacuum pump
    120 3/16 tubing
    Leader 2X8 Reverse oil fired, Revolution Pans & Steam a way
    Lapierre Turbo 2000 600 GPH RO
    Leader Clear frame filter press
    John Deere Gator 6X4
    Indy 500 and a very large sled.
    Kubota M8200

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    did freeze last night for a few hours puddles i drove threw had ice on them this am. need a new motor for vac pump as the gx 160 cant turn it at 25 hg any more anyhow boiled 400 gal today drew off 10 gal dark amber. after saturday it can be done cause i need to get back to work ( replenish bank accounts to spend on sugaring equipment) just me or anyone els notice larger draws at the end of the season? dont make sense to me. more to boil tomorow
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    custom built aof gassification arch called the "cyclone"
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    Collected another 55 gal last night which gives me 165 gallons for Wed. Not bad after such a dry spell. Some trees were still running this am and had several bags with a gallon or so in them. Sap was nice and clear. Will boil this off and see what the weekend brings.
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    H20 Innovations Air Injection 2019
    CDL AirTech Pump Hi Vacuum 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Canadian - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World...

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    Well just hauled in another 105 gallons. Trees must have shut themselves off quickly last night. Checked the sap in one tank and it was 1.8. I'm thinking after this weekend it might be it for me to.
    12X16 Sugarhouse and 16x24 attached woodshed
    750 taps 400 on tubing/Liquid ring vacuum pump
    120 3/16 tubing
    Leader 2X8 Reverse oil fired, Revolution Pans & Steam a way
    Lapierre Turbo 2000 600 GPH RO
    Leader Clear frame filter press
    John Deere Gator 6X4
    Indy 500 and a very large sled.
    Kubota M8200

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    Heus,
    I have to say that I am pretty pleased with my homemade piggyback/steamaway unit. It needs a few tweaks during the off season, but it's pretty close. I managed to increase the evap rate of my little rig from 30 gph with a parallel flow preheater to about 45gph! With a few slight mods, I should be at 50 or better. Not too bad for a home built unit that was engineered in the barn. Stop by sometime and take a look if you want.
    Jeff
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    "Four Corners Farm"
    Jefferson, Ohio

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    1100 gal sap total from this run 25 gal syrup all dark last draw grade b i think. i'll be glad to be done this weekend back to work tommorrow
    610 taps on vac system,200 buckets 3x12 small bros raised flue
    custom built aof gassification arch called the "cyclone"
    1984 zetor 6045 4x4 tractor
    cub cadet 4x4 utv
    lots of old mm tractors
    8640 john deere tractor (serious sap hauler)

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