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    Quote Originally Posted by wmick View Post
    This conversation reminds me of the time I threw some engine part into the dishwasher with my wife's Tupperware..
    Almost grounds for divorce.....
    You mean you can't put engine parts in a dishwasher with Tupperware?

    Who knew?.....
    2013 - 1 tap, one pot on gas stove, a pint of syrup
    2014 - 2 taps, 2 pints of syrup
    2015 - 4 taps, turkey fryer, 1 gallon of syrup
    2016 - 10 taps, new 8x12 sap house, barrel stove, and custom flat pan - 2 gallons of syrup
    2017 - Mason 2x4 w/raised flue pan, 240 gal. sap tank, 80 Reds on 5/16 tubing and Lunchbox releaser/pump, 20 sugars on buckets

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmick View Post
    This conversation reminds me of the time I threw some engine part into the dishwasher with my wife's Tupperware..
    Almost grounds for divorce.....
    Reminds me of the time about 15 yrs ago when that I called the supplier of the filters for our hot tub and asked if I could put them in the dishwasher to clean them. They were appalled at the idea and told me so. About a year later the company was heavily advertising and selling their new easy-to-clean "dishwasher safe" filters. Should've patented the idea.
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    How about the time my wife was out of town so I decided to clean my sooty steam pans in the self cleaning oven. The result was a brown smelly smoke coming out the vent. No way to stop the process at that point, so I hooked a long sump pump hose to the shop vac an sucked the foul stuff outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucket Head View Post
    All the guys on here, including this guy, want to know the end of this story. So, did the part clean up or not?
    My parts were spotless... Tupperware = Garbage... Apparently dishes shouldn't smell like diesel fuel??

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    Nice.

    Besides, Tupperware is inexpensive compared to the cost of engine parts!
    2014 Upgrades!: 24x40 sugarhouse & 30"x10' Lapierre welded pans, wood fired w/ forced draft, homemade hood & preheater
    400 taps- half on gravity 5/16, half on gravity 3/16
    Airablo R.O. machine - in the house basement!
    Ford F-350 4x4 sap gatherer
    An assortment of barrels, cage tanks & bulk tanks- with one operational for cooling/holding concentrate
    And a few puzzled neighbors...

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    Hi everyone, I think, it would be very dangerous to use it. Very high probability it would taint the whole crop. Plastic is porous, so there will always be a little fertilizer residue in there somewhere. This is my point of view.

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