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    Default Evaporator pan cover

    We have a small home built 2x4 evaporator and would like to have a cover to set over the pan when not boiling. Would it be ok to fabricate up a cover out of aluminum soffit material?

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    We used to cover our evaporator for the summer with just a frame made of strapping and some heavy duty vapour barrier stapled across,then you could see if any leaves or " visitors" got into the pan. Now we have a hood/ steam away on,so there is just a cover like this on the syrup pan.
    7th generation maple producer in sugarhouse built in 1892
    2x World Champion Maple Syrup Producer
    1250 taps on cv adapters
    Leader Vortex 3x14 with Max Flue and Revolution Syrup Pan,Enhanced Steam Away
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    I have made a cover out of foil faced insulation board.
    John
    2x8 Smokylake drop flue with AOF/ AUF
    180 taps on sacks
    75 on 3/16 tubing with shurflo
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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    I had SS covers made for all open pans and tanks. I even made small ones for all float boxes, most are SS 2 on the finisher are aluminum and one on my mix tank (for mixing the filter aid) is also aluminum. The big covers were made by my local tin shop, the small ones I made on my little 2' sheet metal brake.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    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
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