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    Trying to post a pick. Wish me luck.

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    It worked! Brother is working on cupola doors, back door, interior passage door while my son and I work on the wiring. It's 16x24 with an interior wall at the 14' mark. Ordering a 2x5 from Smoky Lake. We have a 3x9 brick hearth for the evaporator to sit on. Only 3 months past estimated finish date and approximately double what I told my sweet wife it would cost. Ted

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbear View Post
    It worked! Brother is working on cupola doors, back door, interior passage door while my son and I work on the wiring. It's 16x24 with an interior wall at the 14' mark. Ordering a 2x5 from Smoky Lake. We have a 3x9 brick hearth for the evaporator to sit on. Only 3 months past estimated finish date and approximately double what I told my sweet wife it would cost. Ted
    Only double? That's not bad at all!

    What did you use to make the louvers?

    Mark
    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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    No louvers, went with the traditional cupola doors. Thought it would cost $3,200 so told my sweet wife $3,500 to give me some wiggle room. She began to raise an eye brow at about the $5,000 mark (she handles all the financial stuff) she hasn't said anything about it since. I think she's gone numb. Ted

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    Nice looking shack.
    2017 Built 2x4 arch for a divided pan, 30 taps
    2016 Produced 3 gallons & 1 quart Syrup, Block arch & 3 buffet pans, 12 taps
    2015 Thought about tapping

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    Thanks Red, I think it'll look better with steam rolling out of the cupola. We got about 1/3 of the wire pulled today and hope to get more done tomorrow. At this rate we might have lights in a week or two. It'd sure help on dark rainy days like today. Ted

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbear View Post
    No louvers, went with the traditional cupola doors. Thought it would cost $3,200 so told my sweet wife $3,500 to give me some wiggle room. She began to raise an eye brow at about the $5,000 mark (she handles all the financial stuff) she hasn't said anything about it since. I think she's gone numb. Ted
    A couple years ago, one of my buddies came to work after a week of leave, and told us he bought a brand new Harley Davidson Road King Ultra Glide. I said " Wow that's about $19,000, what did your wife say?" He replied " She hasn't said ANYTHING in 3 days!" Congrats on your new Shack!
    2013 three boils off 15 taps
    Stove top, dual burner propane, and block arch almost a gallon

    2014-2016 lots of planning and acquisition- moved from NC to Ohio, back home to the family farm in Jun 16

    2017 125 taps on 3/16 and 5/16 - 1700' of 3/4 mainline
    18"x6' drop flue on home made arch
    11 gallons of syrup

    2018


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