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  1. #51
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    I'm strongly considering this one as I have an old 12V lying around along with a batter charger

    http://www.harborfreight.com/12-volt...ump-94639.html
    2019 - New 12X12 boiling pavilion
    2018 - New Mason 2X3 Hobby XL and homemade RO
    2017 - 49 taps on gravity, 6 on buckets.
    2016 - 19 taps on new 3/16 tubing, 24 on buckets
    2015 - 51 taps, 26 buckets
    2014 - 50 taps, 14 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, new 2X3 continuous flow Phaneuf from Homestead Maple
    2013 - 33 taps, 12 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans
    2012 - 26 taps, 10 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans

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    Just picked up a 1/2 hp convertible cast iron jet pump at TSC for $191 ,that will eliminate 1 more gas motor for me,so one gas motor( generator) will run everything
    7th generation maple producer in sugarhouse built in 1892
    2x World Champion Maple Syrup Producer
    1250 taps on cv adapters
    Leader Vortex 3x14 with Max Flue and Revolution Syrup Pan,Enhanced Steam Away
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    i found this thread quite useful so i want to add to it. a lot of the links posted did not work so anyone on a future search can try mine. I found some on Amazon (try not to shop there but it is good to find what i want and then find it somewhere else after). a couple brewery equipment websites got me what i wanted in food grade without the prop 65 warning also. you can buy the heads in food grade plastic but thats when the prop 65 comes into play. and Gator dont play that ****.

    this is the one i found suited my needs best. it is 420 gph/18 ft of head (many pumps are rated for this amount), safe to run dry but still needs to be primed, 100% food grade including the bearings (has stainless pump housing aka volute) and in total 160 bucks shipped from minnesota. https://www.northernbrewer.com/colle...ss-inline-pump

    amazon- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...K55P95XO&psc=1

    great cheaper pump similar to above but cant run it dry.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...TP6E9GR4&psc=1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...NLIAIH3Y&psc=1

    the other short list of what i came close to buying. great pumps but many dont say food grade and some dont even say potable water.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...K55P95XO&psc=1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...O3Q2HX8Y&psc=1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...Z6UU3ASA&psc=1

    non amazon websites were northernbrewer.com and morebeer.com . many other useful parts and fittings in there too.

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    Thanks for the additions and update.

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    got another pump for in the field. there are seaflo and shurflo 12v and some 110v diaphragm pumps on the market. they are for RV's normally so suitable for drinking/potable water. self priming up to 4-6 ft and 40-60 psi. I went with a 4.5 gpm (more like 3 gpm with hoses on) seaflow which came from Illinois but ordered from amazon. there are cheaper varieties even further on ebay. these are also the same pumps used for vacuum systems in the bush that are hooked up to 12v battery and stored in a cooler. normally setup on a timer or a thermostat to shut off after freezing up.
    2016 7 taps= 1-2 gallons of syrup
    2017 135 taps on bags/buckets =17 gallons syrup on block arch
    2018 75 taps on bags/buckets in new locations =50 gallons syrup (2 month season) on insulated barrel stove with auf and hobby r.o.
    2019 less taps on different ground for 1 month season. 20 gallons. Added 4x40 RO membrane and never finished 2x4 cooker.

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