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    Default How to make a homemade reverse osmosis machine

    Has anyone made a reverse osmosis machine that works? Would like to make one since it costs an arm and leg to buy one. Please provide instructions and knowledge of building this machine.

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    dont know how big you want to make one but...

    http://www.sugarbush.info/forums/sho...light=homemade
    Spencer Carney
    350 taps
    phaneuf 2x4 with hybrid pan
    2-350 gal, 5-55 gal drums, and a cage tank

    only 16 yr old at school making syrup!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carney...3279081?ref=hl

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    I am planning to build my own, probably next year as it will cost somewhere around $1 to $1.5K . The problem... no instruction manual or easy step by step directions. So my plan is to check out 1 or 2 this season so I see exactly what I need and how they work!!! They are in hot demand so even if you get a used one they are super$$$$$ . The good thing for me is that a little porducer in my next town town works for a water purification co. and has access to all the parts I may need as he built his own last year and it works great I guess but I haven't seen it yet!!!
    may your sap be at 3%
    Brad

    www.willowcreeksugarhouse.com
    27 gravity, 64 buckets, 500 or so on Vacuum
    Welsh 1397 vein pump and a Lap mech vert releaser
    2x6 ss phaneuf Drop flue, Leader woodsaver blower, homemade hood
    300gph H2O RO
    husquvarna 562 XP
    less than 10 months until the start of the 2016 maple season

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    who has built his own? i will be building one in a year or 2
    Spencer Carney
    350 taps
    phaneuf 2x4 with hybrid pan
    2-350 gal, 5-55 gal drums, and a cage tank

    only 16 yr old at school making syrup!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carney...3279081?ref=hl

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    I took the last run and made maple wine ...taste good but ended up having little black specks in it..it looks like sand...funny thing is i filtered before i started making it
    2010-wood stove and warming tray,20 taps
    2011- wood stove with 2 warming trays 25 taps
    2012-2x3 home made evap with 3 warming trays 95 taps
    sold everything and bought a D&G 2x6 oil fired unit..shooting for 500 taps for 2013

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    sorry wrong thread
    2010-wood stove and warming tray,20 taps
    2011- wood stove with 2 warming trays 25 taps
    2012-2x3 home made evap with 3 warming trays 95 taps
    sold everything and bought a D&G 2x6 oil fired unit..shooting for 500 taps for 2013

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    Search for homemade RO threads on here, there are a couple that are great.
    Andy's Own Maple
    Andy Kinter (4th + generation maple producer)
    Approx 790 taps on vacuum

    3x10 nat. gas fired raised flue small bros.
    600 gph Lapierre RO
    Fine collection of used bulk tanks
    Kubota MX5100 sap hauler
    2 hives (that I don't spend enough time on)
    A great family that works together to make syrup!

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andys...27718203945398
    http://photobucket.com/mapleack

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