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    Default New Sugar house

    Made a little bit of a late call and chose to build a new sugar house. So had to tear down our old one and here is the progress on where were at.

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    Nice, what size are you making?
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 1000 for 2019?
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by maple flats View Post
    Nice, what size are you making?
    It will be 24x40

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    looks good!
    A&A 2x8 raised flue with hoods and preheater AOF/AUF
    8x12 kitchen
    H20 7.5 1200 Econox for 2018
    H2O 10" filter press half bank
    2000+ on 3/16 for 2018

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    That's a great size. When I built mine I figured 16x24 would be plenty, I'd surely never fill it up. Well, was I ever wrong. I now have 2 chest freezers, counter space and an RO closet on one wall, then a 6' wide door at the end, along the other long wall I have a filter press, a water jacket bottler, a 2x6 finisher, more counter space with a micro-wave on it, a bunch of solar equipment on the wall, then on the last side is my SS sink, my wall mounted tankless HW heater, more counter space for use when cooling bottled syrup, and more solar equipment. Thru that wall also enters my feed line from my elevated tank outside, the main valve and lots of plumbing. My sugarhouse is full. I also have a rolling baker's tray rack blocking the aisle on the side where the finisher is, I use that when I bottle, and on the other side I have a draw off tank where I draw syrup on my same side draw evaporator, which reduces the width of that aisle where the draw tank is to 24" wide. I've drawn plans to put an addition on since the 7th year I had my sugarhouse, but it never seems to get built. Life keeps getting in the way. I wish at this point I'd built one at least 24x36, but 24x40 or more would be even better. As it is, I only have room for 2 barrels in the sugarhouse, before I can bring another one in to fill, I need to haul one or two out to my bulk storage building which is off sight, about 1/4 mile away. That will change next year, I'm putting a 14x28' long storage building right now, then next year I'm making a walk in cooler on one side of the new shed , a lean to roof on the other side for farm equipment storage and a blacksmith shop on the back.
    Last edited by maple flats; 10-29-2017 at 06:08 AM.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 1000 for 2019?
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    Looks like you'll have a great sugar house. Just doesn't seem like it can be called a shack at 24 x40. Look forward to seeing it take shape.
    2018 Built the sugar shack, produced 10.5 gallons (converted some to sugar,& cream). taps varied 45 to 50
    2017 Built 2x4 arch for a divided pan, 8.5 gallons from 30 taps increased to 42 taps during season.
    2016 Produced 3 gallons & 1 quart Syrup, Block arch & 3 buffet pans, 12 taps
    2015 Thought about tapping

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    Well its been a while, but finally starting to make some progress
    1-27-18 sugar house.jpg

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    24x40 3d model.jpg
    here is my updated design

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    That’s going to be quite the sugar house.
    Sugaring for 45+ years
    New Sugarhouse 14'x32'
    New to Me Algier 2'x8' wood fired evaporator
    225 Sugar Maples Currently,(105 on 3/16" and 110 on Shurflo 4008 vacuum, 10 gravity), (16,000 before being disabled)
    1947 Farmall H and Wagon with gathering tank
    2012 Kubota with forks to move wood around

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