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    Just curious if anyone around Broome County is planning on tapping soon?
    Rob

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    Rob,
    I have found over the last ten years ,, I get most of my sap during the month of March. So I'm usually in no hurry to tap. May miss a run or two of light syrup. But healing up has never been a problem.. I'm up by the airport, mostly on the north side, so my woods are cold.. Have a good season..BJS
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    Thanks for the reply,Saltlick. I'm on Pollard Hill, most of my trees are on the north side of the slope too. This is only my second year and it seems I'm always asking questions, maybe I can pick your brain sometime. Do you find that 150 taps is a good match for your 2x4? I have a 2x5 flat continuos flow, this year I have 117 on tubing and about 40 on buckets and to tell the truth I'm a little scared that I may be biting off more than I can chew.....
    Rob

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    Rob,, 397 E. Maine Rd. give me a shout some day 729-3071, Been busy plowing trails and running some hose.. I love the outdoors but I wish it would warm up a little. But not too warm yet...Where abouts on Polard???.Bruce
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    I'm at 559 Pollard. I will probably take you up on that offer. Thank you
    Rob

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    Default 2x4 Evaporator

    Rob, You asked about the 2x4? At times I think its marginal. But its what I have, and I'm getting a little old to learn a new system. I've learned how to change a few things over the years to get the most out of it.. I'm able to boil between 16 to 18 gallons per hour most of the time. I very seldom finish the syrup in the evaporator. I have propane setup for a controlled finish. So unless I get big runs day after day, I'm able to keep up, pretty much. Hope this answers your question..I'm no expert, but I'm more than willing to show you what I have, anytime..Bruce
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    Quote Originally Posted by relseek View Post
    Just curious if anyone around Broome County is planning on tapping soon?
    Rob,
    I'm right around the corner from you on east Maine as well. I saw the steam pouring out of your shack this past weekend. I'll be sure to stop and introduce myself next time I notice you boiling. Best of luck to you!

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    John, youre more than welcome. The steam...yes that is one thing I keep fighting with with my little set up (2x5 flat pan with no hood)makes things interesting to say the least.
    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by relseek View Post
    John, youre more than welcome. The steam...yes that is one thing I keep fighting with with my little set up (2x5 flat pan with no hood)makes things interesting to say the least.
    Rob,
    Perhaps putting a cupola on that gable shed would help a lot. We'll discuss that when I stop over! I noticed the steam bellowing out the upper access window, but I didn't see a cupola.

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    Your right, no cupola, that would help. The shed is one of those "make due with what I have right now" sort of things, I would really like to get a 2x6 with steam hood, but that will have to wait.
    Rob

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