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    Default Pump house question

    So I built a pump house for one of my remote areas and I'm wondering if i should vent the exhaust from the pump to the outside? If I'm in there the door will be open, I just wonder if any residue from any of the oil or moisture being burnt off will negativity affect the sap at all. It's an airtech pump so I wouldn't imagine any smoke just the smell of warm oil.
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    If there is any sap in the same structure exposed to the air being exhausted from the pump, they yes you should vent the pump exhaust.
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    I believe if you can smell it its in the air. I vote for exhaust it outside.
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    There is sap in the same building. Would the sap pick up the exhaust odor?? That's what I'm wondering. Sounds like I should vent outside...
    18x30 sugarshack
    3200 taps high vac
    3x10 inferno with steampan
    7'' wes fab filter press
    springtech 600gph RO
    400 gal stainless bulk tank
    1-2500
    3-1550's
    4-275's
    more taps to come in '19

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    I can tell you that for organic certification you would have to vent the exhaust from any pump that exhausts oil mist out of a room where sap is stored....

    What you are smelling is particles of oil in the air. They will settle out and if there is sap in the same building, it will settle out and contaminate the sap. To what degree it will contaminate the sap is certainly debatable, but why take the risk?
    About 750 taps on High Vac.
    2.5 x 8 Intens-O-Fire
    Airtech 3 hp LR Pump
    Springtech Elite 500 RO
    14 x 24 Timber Frame SugarHouse
    16 x 22 Sap Shed w/ 1500 gal. + 700 gal. tanks
    www.littlehogbackfarm.com

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