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    Default surflo pump discharge hose

    Question Discharge hose should it be above or below the pump when used on the end of a mainline or does it make any difference?

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    Wvsugarshak

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    I think the only difference is that you'll have some frozen sap in the hose the next morning, but not a problem...
    Jamie Jones
    2017 - 120 taps, 68G syrup - automated pumping from collection to head tank
    2016 - 118 taps (about half on 3/16"), 60G syrup
    2015 - 115 taps, 58G syrup - new wireless blower switch and remote pump switch from tank to shack
    2014 - 120 taps, 53G syrup - hobby vac
    2013 - 120 taps, 40G syrup - Sunrise Metal 2x6, 12x14 sugarhouse
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    Distance above the pump will reduce the vac capacity below the pump. We talking inches or feet?
    2008 4 buckets
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    very patient wife!

    Same ol' addiction

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    distance is to the top of a blue barrel say between 3-4 feet but i can lower the barrel down if it would allow the pump to draw better.

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    anything above the pump causes head pressure
    2x6 RAISED FLUE PANS
    by WF MASON
    350 taps on vac.

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    Is head pressure good or bad?

    If I can ask the same question in a different way. Will the Shurflow perform better at sucking sap if the rear hose slopes downward or is raising the rear hose better for performance. Performance I mean by creating vacuum and sucking.

    That is a question I often wondered.

    Thanks.

    Terry
    2011- 35 taps, ,,,milk juggs and buckets-propane turkey fryer !!
    2012 -75 taps,,,,, 40 on tubing into buckets, and 35 buckets - 3nd hand Homemade arch, brutal.
    2013- Just over 115 taps and still adding more.
    2014, new SS flat pan and new arch built, guessing 75-100 taps this year.
    2015, 50 taps on Shurflo pump.
    2016- Getting a line across my creek this year.
    2017-took a year off, Jamaica was fun !
    2018- 45 trees tapped, keeping it fun !

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    head pressure hurts you. not really sure on your slope but everything down hill is the best
    2x6 RAISED FLUE PANS
    by WF MASON
    350 taps on vac.

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    Thanks Ogdens:

    Nice simple answer, what I needed, lol.

    I will have my Shurflow discharge hose slope down into my collection tank.

    Thanks.

    Terry
    2011- 35 taps, ,,,milk juggs and buckets-propane turkey fryer !!
    2012 -75 taps,,,,, 40 on tubing into buckets, and 35 buckets - 3nd hand Homemade arch, brutal.
    2013- Just over 115 taps and still adding more.
    2014, new SS flat pan and new arch built, guessing 75-100 taps this year.
    2015, 50 taps on Shurflo pump.
    2016- Getting a line across my creek this year.
    2017-took a year off, Jamaica was fun !
    2018- 45 trees tapped, keeping it fun !

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