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  1. #161
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    When your 8 and get caught drinking from the sap pail. IMG_2180.jpg
    2017- first year 80 taps 22x36 home made arch and pan.

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    When you can go outside, look in all the buckets and know exactly much sap you've got before you bring it in and measure it.
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2014 - 18 taps/6 trees, 407l sap, 19l syrup
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup

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    When you pray for below freezing temps in April.

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    when saps not running so you go to check out of sugar shacks all day. I need help!
    2012
    12 X16 sugar shack
    2X6 Patrick Phaneuf hood/pre-heater
    260 taps tubing with guzzler and 12 buckets
    Rays 250 RO
    950 John Deere

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRAILGUY View Post
    when saps not running so you go to check out of sugar shacks all day. I need help!
    Nah, you're perfectly normal. Carry on!
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2014 - 18 taps/6 trees, 407l sap, 19l syrup
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup

  6. #166
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRAILGUY View Post
    when saps not running so you go to check out of sugar shacks all day. I need help!
    Thank you for stopping by! It was nice to see you again.
    Russ

    "Red Roof Maples" Where the term "boiling soda" was first introduced to the maple producing world!

    Algier 2x6 evaporator
    Lapierre 125gph RO machine
    SP 22 vacuum pump
    1930 Ford Model AA Doodlebug tractor Sap Hauler

    http://s250.photobucket.com/albums/gg247/russhd1997/

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    Use the kitchen table to assemble your drop lines
    Mike

    12 x 16 Sugar house
    2x6 Leader raised flue Oil fired
    Pre heater and hoods
    260 taps on vacuum (Guzzler)

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    When you wish you could own land in Kentucky and Ontario, and could sugar for 12 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Greer View Post
    When you wish you could own land in Kentucky and Ontario, and could sugar for 12 weeks.
    Hehe I hear ya! Let me know if you want to go in on a land deal in KY and ON ;-)
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2014 - 18 taps/6 trees, 407l sap, 19l syrup
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup

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    When you see a faucet dripping, you can't stop yourself from taking a moment to imagine how many gallons per hour you'd get. And to make matters worse, you find it oddly satisfying to know that's an educated answer and not a wild guess. How pathetic is that? You KNOW you've all done it.
    ~ Karen ~

    2012 - 10 taps, 1 turkey fryer - 169.5L sap 4.2 L syrup
    2013 - 23 taps, 2 turkey fryers - 748.5 L sap 17.56 L syrup

    2014 - 22 taps, 2 turkey fryers - 509 L sap 12.5 L syrup
    2015 - 28 taps, 2 turkey fryers - 1093.75 L sap 25.1 L syrup
    2016 - 25 taps, 2 turkey fryers - 1223.5 L sap 28.25 L syrup
    2017 - 21 taps, 2 turkey fryers - 518.5 L sap 12.7 L syrup

    Sugar, Norway, Manitoba, Silver and Freeman Maples



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