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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunday Rock Maple View Post
    How do you do your manifolds?


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    Sorry for the sideways pics I’m on my cellphone and can’t for the life of me figure out how to rotate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ennismaple View Post
    We got 4x 500 foot rolls of 2" dryline rolled out from our pump to the remote releaser on the weekend. Those rolls are **** heavy! I've still got bruises all over my arms. There was no good way to roll it out along the mainline so we put a rod through the rolls and hung it off the forks of the tractor. Brute force and ignorance was the only way to get it done! Once unrolled we discovered that 500ft of 2" mainline has more friction force than the pulling force of 2 strong guys! In a few spots we could get the truck, ATV or tractor to help pull it but in most places all the could do was break it up into smaller pulls.

    We still have 1000 feet of steel and 1" mainline to put up plus about 20 rolls of 5/16 to stretch before winter. Lots to get done!
    I know how you feel. 2” in coils pulls mean. If you have a road or field, uncoil the whole roll first with an atv then take it into the woods. It helps.
    I used to think 2” was the hardest pulling stuff ever. Till we started doing 3/8” cable. And 3” pipe. And 4” pipe. The 4” is the worst. It weighs 2lbs per foot so a 500’ length is 1000lbs, half a ton. We put 4-5 guys on it and try real hard to always pull downhill.

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    New roof on my sugar shack! Very happy that when it gets warm out and the snow on the roof starts melting I won't get drips down the back of my neck anymore! Yay!
    2016: First year. Homemade evaporator out of little woodburning stove with steam tray pans. 6 taps on buckets. 1.1 galls syrup
    2017: Same little homemade evaporator, but souped up. Still 2 steam tray pans. 15 taps on buckets. 4.5 galls syrup.
    2018: Same setup. Limited time, so downsized to 12 taps. New baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_In_Vermont View Post
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    Sorry for the sideways pics I’m on my cellphone and can’t for the life of me figure out how to rotate them.
    Here you go can't change the size. 15A2379F-5F98-412F-80A5-AFBBCEBE8461.jpg2E766154-6CCA-4585-B80B-153143D49187.jpg
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