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    Default Filter press suction hose

    What are you guys using for a suction hose on your filter press? Last year I used a silicone hose but it collapsed easily. Thanks.
    Chad

    2014: 12 taps, 5 gal buckets
    2015: 15 taps on bags
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    2017: 225 taps: Built Lean to, Added SL hood, preheater, concentric exhaust, SL SS 7" SB Filter Press

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    What diameter were you using? I use a 1" silicone hose and the valves that feed it are full port 1" valves. Mine has not failed and it's been in use for 6-8 years. Are you pumping with a gear pump or air diaphragm pump? If air, slow the pump down a little.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 850 for 2018?
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    I use the hose with the string in it
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    I use the same on my bypass hose, but not on suction nor pressure lines.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 850 for 2018?
    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.daveandjoanssugarhouse.com

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    Milk hose. It is clear, usually with blue stripe, obviously food grade and thick wall so it doesn't collapse. They should have it at the FleetFarm in Hermantown.
    John
    2x8 Smokylake drop flue with AOF/ AUF
    170 taps on sacks
    50 on 3/16 tubing with shurflo
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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    Dave
    I'm using an air diaphragm pump with 1/2" silicone tubing that collapses when the pump sucks. I have slowed it down but think I shouldn't have to if I have a different tubing.

    Thanks for the info and discussion guys. I'll check with Fleet Farm.
    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
    2017: 225 taps: Built Lean to, Added SL hood, preheater, concentric exhaust, SL SS 7" SB Filter Press

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    I am using an air diaphragm pump and a seven plate press to filter syrup from an 8 gallon stainless beer brewing kettle, into a 18 gallon canning station. Line from the kettle to pump, approx 2', is made from 3/4" Pex. Works without collapsing for me.
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