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    Nice job, it looks great!! How big is that head tank? Just wondering how much it will weigh? Hope you bolted right though the rafters....
    maple enthusiast - 2018 - 295 taps new Leader MicRO single, new Leader 15 gal canner
    2017 - 270 taps new Sunrise JDL Extreme w/preheater AUF & new Leader 5 plate Plastic Filter Press, made 53 gal.
    2016 - 140 taps new Wes Fab short bank filter press, made 17 gal.
    2015 - 85 taps new Sunrise 2x4 spitfire, made 23 gal.
    2012 - 2014 Turkey Fryer , made 1 to 2 gallons / yr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aa2tn View Post
    Nice job, it looks great!! How big is that head tank? Just wondering how much it will weigh? Hope you bolted right though the rafters....
    100 gallon tank. Supported by 1" pipe attached to the walls and rafters with pipe flanges; four #14 screws/flange. Say 1,000 pounds? So that's 16 screws in shear, 62 pounds per screw; double that for safety to 124 pounds. #12 screws have a shear rating of 1,800 pounds (I couldn't find any for #14 size which is bigger) I think I'm good...?
    2016 - 2 x 4 Randy Worthen built arch and pans (just starting out!) 11 taps; 2.625 gallons of syrup!
    2017 - 29 taps; 11.625 gallons of syrup!
    2018 - 30 taps; 98 pints bottled! 2x4 Arch and pans sold! New sugar house being built, new equipment coming!

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    You should be good then. What brand of tank did you get and how much did it cost, if you don't mind me asking? I could use one like that or a little larger...
    maple enthusiast - 2018 - 295 taps new Leader MicRO single, new Leader 15 gal canner
    2017 - 270 taps new Sunrise JDL Extreme w/preheater AUF & new Leader 5 plate Plastic Filter Press, made 53 gal.
    2016 - 140 taps new Wes Fab short bank filter press, made 17 gal.
    2015 - 85 taps new Sunrise 2x4 spitfire, made 23 gal.
    2012 - 2014 Turkey Fryer , made 1 to 2 gallons / yr

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    It's a CDL 100 gallon tank. I got it at Bascom's last year at their open house. I think we paid $425 at the time...?
    2016 - 2 x 4 Randy Worthen built arch and pans (just starting out!) 11 taps; 2.625 gallons of syrup!
    2017 - 29 taps; 11.625 gallons of syrup!
    2018 - 30 taps; 98 pints bottled! 2x4 Arch and pans sold! New sugar house being built, new equipment coming!

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