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    Thanks for the compliment!
    I appreciate those of you who ordered one.

    Would like to ask you all for a favor. I was diagnosed with ocular melanoma about a month ago. Had radiation on the eye, just ask for prayers that it works.

    Would like to be around for my kids for a good long while.

    Thanks, Pat.
    first year 2012 50 taps late season made 2 1/2 gals.

    2013 2x6 homemade arch 180 taps. 20 Gals.

    2014 40 on 3/16 gravity 160 on buckets.

    http://omasranch.wix.com/omasmaple

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    Already done Pat, best wishes and stay positive. You'll beat it, keep the faith.

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    You got it, Pat!! Wishing you the best
    Noel Good
    1998 to 2009: 15 taps on buckets, scavenged fire pit and pans
    2010: New 2x4 SS flat pan w/preheater
    2012: Converted the flat pan to continuous flow. 33 buckets. 9.5 gallons made
    2015: New to me Lapierre 18x60 raised flue, new shack, new everything!! 59 taps 23.75 gallons made
    2016: 85 taps 19 gallons
    2017: Purchased 2.5 acres and tubed half with 3/16. 145 taps total 49.25 gallons made
    2018: 200 taps. 162 on 3/16ths 38 on buckets
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    Thoughts and prayers that you will have many more sugar seasons to come.
    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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    Hope you have a fast recovery. One good thing about this obsession is you can escape into thoughts of improvements and expansion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye gold View Post
    mol1jb, That is a pretty neat idea....can I steal that? How well does it work? I already have the clamps and channel locks. I was trying to think of a way to make one out of a set of pruner handles, but I like that idea.
    This was not my idea originally. Many of members on here have made variations. It works well for me and certainly better than hot water. Just keep your channel locks aligned and it should come out just fine. After I welded on the tube holders to the channel locks I clamped both of then to a large nail to keep them straight to one another.
    2017 - 60 taps 3/16 gravity, oil tank arck w/ steam pans, 12.5 gallons

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    Thought I'd finally make a video of the tubing tools I make. Had a bunch of people asking for pictures, so I figured I'd do one better.

    https://youtu.be/NzsjWP3giCQ
    first year 2012 50 taps late season made 2 1/2 gals.

    2013 2x6 homemade arch 180 taps. 20 Gals.

    2014 40 on 3/16 gravity 160 on buckets.

    http://omasranch.wix.com/omasmaple

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