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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, est. 500 or so on Vacuum for 2014. maybe add 100 for 2015.
    Welsh 1397 vein pump and a Lap mech vert releaser
    2x6 ss phaneuf Drop flue, Leader woodsaver blower, homemade hood
    New 200 amp service to the sugarhouse
    300gph H2O RO
    husquvarna 562 XP..... just awe-some!!!! Love it!!! worth every penny!!!
    less than10 monthsuntil the start of the 2015 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 821 taps on vacuum

    3x10 nat. gas fired raised flue small bros.
    250 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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