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    Default Disposable Spouts for Bags

    What are good one year spouts to use with the galvanized sap sack holders? I'm thinking the CDL health spout would be a good one. I don't want to wash spouts every year and I'm expanding this spring. Thanks!
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    2013 38 Taps 10 gals. syrup made with turkey cooker

    2014 57 Taps 10 gals. syrup. Homemade fuel oil tank evaporator

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    Last year I used the disposable .16 cent ones from Leader and they worked great - I would think the CDL ones would work too.

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    I've used the clear leader 5/16 spouts with little success on bag holders. They always seem to blow off with the wind so I used some string to hold them in place. The lapierre clear elbow look like they'll work better for bag holders. The first year I used the metal ones and they worked great minus the huge tap hole in the tree
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    I don't want my bags to blow off. I thought about putting a washer on each tap to hold the bag on. Already thinking of the season ahead. I did read that the leader check valves are better designed for tubing. Thanks for the replies!
    2012 8 Taps 3 pts syrup

    2013 38 Taps 10 gals. syrup made with turkey cooker

    2014 57 Taps 10 gals. syrup. Homemade fuel oil tank evaporator

    2015 51 Taps, 10 gals. syrup.

    2016 50 Taps, 9 gals. Syrup

    2017 54 Taps, 13 gals. syrup, a record year.

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    Just a little food for thought. I had the same problem with bags (on PVC holders), blowing off the trees in the past. I decided to use a washer over the spout before I put it in the tree. It was kind of a pain because the washer would slide toward the tree when I took the bags off the trees, and then you had to try to get the washer to slide back and put the bag back on. I will say they did the job as far as keeping the bags on the trees, but I'm going to see if I can find a different spout for this coming season as it took too long to empty bags with the washer set up for me.
    Chad

    2014: 12 taps, 5 gal buckets
    2015: 15 taps on bags
    2016: 150 taps: 100 on bags, 50 on 3/16" natural vac, 2x8 AUF/AOF Homebuilt Arch, 2x8 SL Drop Flu & Auto Draw, SL Propane Canner/Bottler
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