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    Smile Sap running?

    Is anywhere running today? Im at work and am itching to know.

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    Not in Mount Vernon----well at least not where I am anyway. We need some sun and drop the wind.

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    Nothing happening out in Carmel, except for the wind!
    2019 99 taps on buckets (95 red & 4 sugar)
    W.F. Mason 2x4 XL

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    Running fairly good in Carroll. Started around 11:30am
    2008---35 buckets--3 gal syrup
    2015---150 on 3/16 gravity&50 Buckets
    2016---350+/- on 3/16
    2017---700+ on 3/16
    2018---700+ on 3/16 added 500gal milk tank

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    Hey Wurmdert, So your running all 3/16ths line everywhere? Nothing running here in Carrabassett Valley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchman View Post
    Hey Wurmdert, So your running all 3/16ths line everywhere? Nothing running here in Carrabassett Valley
    Yes Sir, All 3/16 with 2 500 ft 1/2 mainlines
    Ive been adding a few hear there up to about 750 now
    2008---35 buckets--3 gal syrup
    2015---150 on 3/16 gravity&50 Buckets
    2016---350+/- on 3/16
    2017---700+ on 3/16
    2018---700+ on 3/16 added 500gal milk tank

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    Sap was running like crazy yesterday. I use the Tap My Trees green 3 gallon buckets, and several on roadside and riverside trees were overflowing by midafternoon here (northeast of Bangor, Maine). Having the neighbors over this weekend for Maine Maple Sunday. Should have plenty of sap to boil and hot syrup coming out of the canner.

    #sap #mainemaple sunday
    Page Meadow Maple
    Lowell, Maine
    Leader Half Pint evaporator
    80 taps: 53 buckets, 27 drop lines

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    Running today! Boiling tomorrow.
    325 taps
    2x6 Phaneuf
    Illegitimati non carborundum

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISbkO-NKA9o

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    Running nicely here. 1 gallon of sap per tap!
    Page Meadow Maple
    Lowell, Maine
    Leader Half Pint evaporator
    80 taps: 53 buckets, 27 drop lines

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    Hey wurmdert i went with the 3/16ths but used my 5/16ths as main line. There are 68 tree's on the line, well about 15 tree's in from the start, i had a tree with a tap just pouring out. The sap was going 90 degree's up the 3/16ths and out. So i pulled it and held it higher, got the flow going right, put the tap back, and all is well again. Ever have anything like that happen to you? It was a cold night before, so maybe ice, or a block by something, or maybe the main isn't big enough? Any thoughts?

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