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    Default Food grade transfer pump

    Hi All, I'm looking for a food grade 110v electric transfer pump for transferring sap from a 65 gallon gathering tank to a 275 gallon tote. The head is about 8-10 feet. Curious what people are using.
    thanks Pat
    90+ Buckets
    Mason 2x4 Raised Flue (the micro-beast)
    Polaris Atv w/tracks and trailer with gathering tank
    Polaris Snowmachine for years with snow
    wood, wood, wood
    dogs, ducks, cat, kids, wife

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    I use a bilge pump. I did us a sharpie to write "food grade" on the top of it.

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    Gentlemen; WAYNE makes a stainless steel pump with a polycarb impeller we just bought one to off load sap at the sugar house pumps 15 gallon per mnute. Has a 1hp motor

    Jim
    Maple consultant for 50 years

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    Do you have a link to where you go it? How much? I need a pump quick!
    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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    This is the pump i got http://www.harborfreight.com/34-hors...ump-69297.html i dont know if it is food grade but it is only going to be used for sugaring this season
    and then i am going to get a gas power one this summer money is running low this season hope this helps
    2011 4 taps milk jugs boiled on stove made candy
    2012 25 buckets boiling on a propane cooker in old shed
    2013 10x12 sugar house built and 2x4 W.F Mason evap
    52 taps on buckets and tubing as of march 6th still more taping to do
    gather with 2011 polaris sportman atv and 55 gallon drum in garden wagon
    3rd generation sugarer
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Flint-...93030280775443

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    how do you like it?
    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've been in the market for one as well. If anyone has a link to a quality setup that would be perfect. I have searched for a while and have found a few but have been unwilling to pull the trigger because I'm not sure it's the right type.
    Former Life: 300+ taps (125 gravity, 200 buckets), 96 gallons of syrup in 2015
    24x16 public sugarhouse
    2x6 wood fire evaporator (back pan Waterloo Small & Leader 2x2 front pan)
    Current Life: Backyarder with new dreams

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    honestly i have not used it but i think it will work for what i need it for. i have to pump about a 100 feet up a hill to the holding tank
    and have to suck you of the gathering tank on the back of the 4 wheeler.
    2011 4 taps milk jugs boiled on stove made candy
    2012 25 buckets boiling on a propane cooker in old shed
    2013 10x12 sugar house built and 2x4 W.F Mason evap
    52 taps on buckets and tubing as of march 6th still more taping to do
    gather with 2011 polaris sportman atv and 55 gallon drum in garden wagon
    3rd generation sugarer
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Flint-...93030280775443

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    Jim Brown, I am looking into buying the Wayne pump I need it to lift my sap up 10 feet to my holding tank. Do you think this would work for me? Thank you in advance for your help. Lee
    Lavoie's Sugar Shack
    130 taps
    Homemade rear fired oil evaporator
    oil tank evaporator
    Home made stainless steel flue pan
    Homemade R O
    addition on barn for sugaring
    2 children who love hauling sap
    golden retriever who love syrup
    Barry the helpful neighbor who loves bottling
    Good wife who likes to think she finances this insane hobby

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    I bought a red lion pump from tractor supply. It was $200. It pumps 60 something gallons per minute. Its a little cheaply made, I snapped the air filter off when it was really cold out by bumping it on a truck tailgate. But for $200 what do you expect.
    02 F350 powerstroke and 89 Toyota 4X4 5 speed sap haulers
    16X16 sugar shack
    30"X8' raised flue GH Grimm evaporator Smoky Lake Maple front pan!
    Sthil MS 460, 026 (2), 009, husky 61, 365, 272, and a 42
    2009 41 taps, 2010 72 taps on a barrel evapotator all buckets, 2011 151 taps 34 buckets 117 taps on tubing.

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