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    Glad to hear your done. What a feeling that is. Good luck with the season.

    Spud

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestfordSugarworks View Post
    Finished tapping today. Started December 29th. About 14,500 for this year
    Wow. A real accomplishment with that many. Interested to know how you split up the labor. How many helpers? What roles does everyone have? Do you work in teams?
    4x10 wood fired Lapierre Hurricane
    2000 taps on 3/16 gravity vac
    600 GPH RO

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    Looks like Wednesday we could see a little sap. I had to replace some parts on my releaser so it would be nice to test it before the main sugaring comes in about a month or so.

    Spud

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    Well drilled my last 300 of 3300 taps today, can't wait for this coming weeks warmup. Holes loosened up some today, maybe see a small amount of sap tomorrow. Ready now, first year I've ever been ready prior to first February run!!
    18x30 sugarshack
    3200 taps high vac
    3x10 inferno with steampan
    7'' wes fab filter press
    springtech 600gph RO
    400 gal stainless bulk tank
    1-2500
    3-1550's
    4-275's
    more taps to come in '19

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    Now the weather man/women is saying there will be 4 days in the 40s in the next ten days. We also have rain coming so that will help melt a bunch of snow. Southern Vermont could get some real nice runs.

    Spud

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    I should be done tapping today or tomorrow. The trees just started to thaw on saturday but then it froze up again. Had a little bit of sap come in last night as well when it finally warmed up but looks too cold for the next couple days. Looks like it may warm up a bit later this week though...
    About 750 taps on High Vac.
    2.5 x 8 Intens-O-Fire
    Airtech 3 hp LR Pump
    Springtech Elite 500 RO
    14 x 24 Timber Frame SugarHouse
    16 x 22 Sap Shed w/ 1500 gal. + 700 gal. tanks
    www.littlehogbackfarm.com

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    Time to put it in gear. Weather forecast is starting to look like we'll be boiling by early next week.
    70 on 3/16 natural vac for 2018
    110 buckets
    2 x 5 Smoky Lake Hybrid pan on a custom arch
    12x24 salvaged sugarhouse built by wife's grandpa
    1965 Massey Ferguson 165 tractor to haul sap.

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    Tapping Saturday with hopes of being able to flush the lines out Sunday/Monday and have a boil mid week this week! temps look good if they stay as predicted.
    Awfully thankful for an understanding wife!

    “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
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    Good luck to all!

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    Will be starting pumps in an hour. I hope we can get some sap today. Yesterday was a bust and not much sap came in. I replaced my float in my big manual releaser. Yesterday after the sap would dump my float would not drop back down into place. That was causing a loss of vacuum to my woods. I sprayed silicone spray on the rod and where the rod slides through the white bushing and that seemed to fix the problem. Now i'm afraid to leave the releaser in fear it will stick again. Has anyone had this problem? I cleaned the rod and all the releaser when I changed the float. Thanks

    Spud

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    Not sure what make releaser you have but with the lapierre singel barrel releasers there is a swinging plate that the float rod hooks into that has a spring hooked to it that slides aginst another plate with the air ports in it.......if those plates ars not luricated or that spring is set too tight or the bolt that holds the plates together is too tight the float wont drop back all the way down.....
    Also if you use a lubricant that is stiff when its cold it will gum up the works
    Good luck with it
    Salisbury Sugarworks,,Parker Rowe, and friends
    Salisbury, N.H.
    1988 taps in 09
    over 2500 on vac in 2010
    no buckets in 2010
    2815 taps in 2011
    shooting for 3000 in 2012
    4000 taps? In 2014
    5x16 wood fired "Mighty Marvin"
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