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    Nice tank if the condition is good. I have a 415 and a 545 Sunset, then a Mueller ~ 375 gal (not marked). All 3 of those tanks are real good, then I have some others a little the worse for wear but the inner tanks are good. I set my tanks using an 8000# excavator slung using 2 endless straps, my tractor would not lift them onto a raised platform.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    that little sunset is just for the couple hundred on 3/16 that we pull back to the sugar house, the 2400 gallon H20 tank under the roof is brand new this year, now we can gather and not worry about storage, and no more recirculating as we added another pressure vessel to the RO, yup that is a 400 sunset and we also have a 545 sunset in the woods, and a 500 mueller sitting right next to it lol
    A&A 2x8 raised flue with hoods and preheater AOF/AUF
    8x12 kitchen
    H20 7.5 1200 Econox for 2018
    H2O 10" filter press half bank
    2000+ on 3/16 for 2018

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    Windy Acres,
    For some reason I just had to go back and read your thread from the beginning! I dont post and follow as much as I used to. Remembered your handle and just had to see how you had grown! You should publish this as a guide to starting into the maple business! Some folks may never grow as you have but a lot of them do. There is a market for good maple syrup and its a great project! I chuckled at your additions but I can see the work that you have put into each one as you have grown your business! I see continued quality in your sugarhouse and your equipment. You have done good! Thanks to all the good pictures along the way too!
    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    640 ish roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU & preheater, AOF [TRS] and AUF
    SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One hives of bees
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

    www.mapleandhoney.com

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    Thank you sugar maker, I appreciate that! Here is the sap area all ready to go20191116_093220.jpg20191116_093205.jpg20191116_093153.jpg
    A&A 2x8 raised flue with hoods and preheater AOF/AUF
    8x12 kitchen
    H20 7.5 1200 Econox for 2018
    H2O 10" filter press half bank
    2000+ on 3/16 for 2018

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    And the final product of finishing off the inside of the sugar house 20191022_180111.jpg20191022_180103.jpg20191022_180052.jpg20191021_183809.jpg
    A&A 2x8 raised flue with hoods and preheater AOF/AUF
    8x12 kitchen
    H20 7.5 1200 Econox for 2018
    H2O 10" filter press half bank
    2000+ on 3/16 for 2018

  6. #86
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    Windy Acres,
    Very nice details on the fit and finish! You will be pleased with all your hard work this spring too!
    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    640 ish roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU & preheater, AOF [TRS] and AUF
    SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One hives of bees
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

    www.mapleandhoney.com

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