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  1. #91
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    I might be done. Head gasket blew on the woods generator yesterday. I've got maybe 200 gals down in the woods. And its running slow, if you can call it an actual flow. Which is odd since the weather is textbook perfect.
    30x40 Sugarhouse
    Hoping to have 800 taps on our property this year, 350 on other bush
    3.5x10 Cabin by the Creek evap with "steamaway"
    CDL 600 RO
    RV2 pump at other bush, ebayed Sogevac at home

  2. #92
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    I'm doing my last boil tonight. If the trees were running better I would hold out until they stop running but the sap is coming in so slow that I'm going to boil what I have and call it a season.
    Russ

    "Red Roof Maples" Where the term "boiling soda" was first introduced to the maple producing world!

    Algier 2x6 evaporator, W F Mason arch
    Lapierre 125gph RO machine
    SP 22 vacuum pump
    1930 Ford Model AA Doodlebug tractor Sap Hauler

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  3. #93
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    Ya same here. I pumped up the 300 or so gals since friday. Made 2 gals of decent syrup. Maybe it'll run wensday but I doubt it. Borrowed a neighbors much newer generator it was quieter and the pump ran better turns out the old plug had a loose connection on one of the wires which I think was what was killing pumps.
    30x40 Sugarhouse
    Hoping to have 800 taps on our property this year, 350 on other bush
    3.5x10 Cabin by the Creek evap with "steamaway"
    CDL 600 RO
    RV2 pump at other bush, ebayed Sogevac at home

  4. #94
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    We're all done. The vac pump started squeaking yesterday so we figured we'd can it with just one more decent running day anyway. Pans are de sweetened and soaking. 345 gals. all totaled.
    Matras Maple

    Started 15 years ago as backyard operation.
    Now have a 1100 taps and growing. CDL hobby 250 ro.
    New for 2018, a 2.5x8 leader infurno with steamaway.

  5. #95
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    Well I called it today and turned the vac pump off. Had about 300 gals down in the woods and its not looking/smelling great. Boiled that and I'll drain the rig this weekend. Also shot a couple tree rats today.
    30x40 Sugarhouse
    Hoping to have 800 taps on our property this year, 350 on other bush
    3.5x10 Cabin by the Creek evap with "steamaway"
    CDL 600 RO
    RV2 pump at other bush, ebayed Sogevac at home

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