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    I'm starting my taps tomorrow and see what i get. It's my first year solo and in 20 years, use to do it with my family in quebec.

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    Do you have sugar maples, or reds or something else?
    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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    I did about 21 tree's on one of my friends property, about 8 red maple. The rest are sweet gum tree's. Problem with sweet gum is not sure if it's producing thru stem pressure like maple or root pressure. still have 70 tree's to do.

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    Is maple sap flowing there?

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    i'm going to check tomorrow. We had beautiful weather for it the past 2 days, 20's at night high of high 30's low 40's during the day. should be promising.

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    I think the internal temp of the trees is still pretty warm. That may slow them this year. Pls let me know if you do , Im not too far from you!

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    i've got a total of 85 tree's this year done. next week should be interesting, low 20's at night up to 45 during the day. the one day i could of had water in them wind picked up pretty bad and knock my bucket over. using regular 5 gal bucket on uneven terrain.

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    Attachment 12416
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    the stove I'm working on. NCM_0472.jpgNCM_0473.jpg

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    Cool project. Im working on a wood fired evaporator myself. Used propane last year , hopefully only to finish with from now on.

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