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    Default flue / stack pics?

    I am ready to start boring holes in the roof for steam and flue. Anyone interested in showing some pics and ideas on how to do this right? I have read a good bit but would like some pics. Always was better at watching to get things done.

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    Are you building a cupola? Hole for a smoke stack?
    Leader 2x6 Raised flue with patriot pans.
    300ish taps

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    I wasn't figuring on a cupula. Is there an advantage? Was hoping to keep it simple.

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    While you don't need a cupola for the system to function properly, a cupola SCREAMS MAPLE, it is just a traditional look.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 850 for 2018?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjf12 View Post
    I am ready to start boring holes in the roof for steam and flue. Anyone interested in showing some pics and ideas on how to do this right? I have read a good bit but would like some pics. Always was better at watching to get things done.
    Here's a photo of my flue stack. I cut a hole in the cupola roof:

    new stack inside.jpg

    Used double walled stove pipe were the pipe goes through the roof.

    Here what it looks like on the outside:

    new roof chimney.jpg

    The steam goes out the cupola side walls which I open during the sap season.

    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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    If you don't have a cupola OR a steam hood your sugar house will be filled with steam. It's going to need a way to escape.
    Leader 2x6 Raised flue with patriot pans.
    300ish taps

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    The Smoky Lake concentric exhaust system takes care of both with one penetration through the roof.

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    Mspina. Thanks for the pics. What are the "ears" on the stack? Not at all being critical here. Does that meet your code? I may be way over thinking this. Was thinking i would still have to be "18 from combustible with double wall. How hot does that outside wall get?

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