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    Default Flood damage in January

    Well for a small hobby producer ,this is alot to take in.damage to vacuum pump, releaser,and tank..

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    Oh Darn, anything salvageable?
    2016- 50 buckets. Made 4 gallons
    2017- 100 buckets, 50 taps on 3/4 mainline and 3/16th tubing + shurflo vacuum. Made 30 gallons.
    2018- 1000 taps on 3/16 + vacuum, 60 buckets - made 378 gallons of syrup.
    2019- 1713 taps on 3/16 + vacuum, NO buckets. Made 500 gallons.
    2020- 2700?

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    Vince, do you need a tank? I have the 850 gal I bought from you years ago (outer tank) and a 200 gal. available. Call me.
    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:-)
    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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    Sorry to hear that, I used to live in Rome. We often have flooding where I live now, it's a pain.
    2019- RO
    2018- 25 taps made 8 gal syrup.
    2017- 25 taps -built a 2x3 flat pan, and a fuel tank arch for it. 335 gal 7.34gal syrup.

    2016- 15 taps, 4.3gal syrup boiling on cinderblock arch 3 roasting pans, 1 redneck trash can with a pot, and a turkey fryer.

    2015- 4 taps 44 gals of sap made 2.25 gal of lite syrup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grimmreaper View Post
    Well for a small hobby producer ,this is alot to take in.damage to vacuum pump, releaser,and tank..
    Thats a lot to take in for any size producer. What did you lose for a releaser? I may have a spare I can let you use for the season.
    Jake Moser
    Moser's Maple

    2 beautiful little girls
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    I am sorry to hear that. I can sympathize, to some extent. My equipment is in a low area, and I had water half way up my Busch pump, but fortunately didn't cause damage. Had to rescue pumpout pump just before it submerged. Hope you can get replacement equipment in time!

    All the best,
    Tim

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    Default releaser

    i have a releaser good for about 800 taps you can use this season if you need

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