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    I also use one of the overflow devices shown by Dr. Tim, but I only have 1 barrel then a overflow pot, either a 4 or 5 gal SS pot. As soon as I see a solid flow thru the over flow tubing, I shut down the filter. At the times when I have enough for another barrel, I first tighten the bungs in BBL 1, move it and then set up to fill #2. In those cases, I then pour the over flow contents back into my mix tank and restart the pump.
    Before I had the over flow device I had to keep a close eye on the barrel as it filled and I made a mess more than once. It has saved me untold gallons worth of syrup in the 5-6 years since I bought it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnallin View Post
    I stand corrected. Dr Tim’s setup makes perfect sense. I had never considered that someone would go directly from press to barrel.
    Quote Originally Posted by DrTimPerkins View Post
    And to continue that, ...to barrel, to barrel, to barrel, to barrel with drum overflow valve setups (photo below).
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    OK where do you get them. I do the KEEP AN EYE ON IT method. I have a 16" SS pipe on my press discharge and it helps keep the hose from falling out. One year it with the elbow fell in the drum and I forgot about it until my buyer called to say they found it.
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    If you mean the barrel overflow device, ours came from Lapierre, but I know that other companies (CDL, etc.) make their own version as well.
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    I think mine is also a Lapierre. I bought it from Bascom at a show.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 1000 for 2019?
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    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
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
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    So this year I went with all SS drums and as we all know I can screw up a anvil with a rubber hammer. I do sample bottles on all my drums one for me one for my buyer. So I'm filling my drum from my 65 gallon finisher and the first thing I do is fill the little bottles cap them off and and write the date and drum number and put them on the drum until its full and labeled. Well the drum is filling and all is well until the heat from the syrup causes the drum top to expand going from convex to concave. Yea big words I know but the noise must have sounded like the Titanic hitting the ice berg. Those little bottles go shooting straight up in the air hitting the ceiling and then smashing on the floor. I about pinched a nerve in my neck going turtle wondering what just happened.

    Do the drum fillers screw into the drum or have a rubber seal that expands into the hole? I can see that flying around like a fire hose under pressure.
    3X10 Lapiere Waterloo small/CDL raised flue with oil fired homemade steam hood
    1700 taps all on vacuum thru sap ladders
    Smoky Lake auto draw off
    Custom 2X4 finish pan by 3rdgen
    Kubota BX 2370 tractor and Polaris ATV
    CDL Airtech L63
    CDL remote vacuum system sensing.
    2 double Bernard releasers
    Westfab 7" short bank
    More dang tanks and pumps than I can remember
    Yellow dog made from parts named Roxy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haynes Forest Products View Post
    Do the drum fillers screw into the drum or have a rubber seal that expands into the hole? I can see that flying around like a fire hose under pressure.
    They have a built in expansion plug. You squeeze the handle and put it in. Takes a little adjustment to get it snug, but not too tight. If it isn't tight enough, pumping more syrup in after it is full can create a fountain of syrup. I only got hosed down with syrup once this year when a plug let loose when I just happened to be walking by, but that is really pretty rare. The unfortunate thing is different barrels require slight adjustment differences. We tend to use the same barrels as much as possible to avoid having to make frequent adjustments.

    The joke with my brother-in-law is that we spill more syrup in a day than he makes all year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTimPerkins View Post

    The joke with my brother-in-law is that we spill more syrup in a day than he makes all year.
    I always say that I spill more syrup than most people eat
    -JoeKing

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    I'm at the point now that I just say...................I'm just giving it back.

    Its like beer we don't buy it we just rent it
    3X10 Lapiere Waterloo small/CDL raised flue with oil fired homemade steam hood
    1700 taps all on vacuum thru sap ladders
    Smoky Lake auto draw off
    Custom 2X4 finish pan by 3rdgen
    Kubota BX 2370 tractor and Polaris ATV
    CDL Airtech L63
    CDL remote vacuum system sensing.
    2 double Bernard releasers
    Westfab 7" short bank
    More dang tanks and pumps than I can remember
    Yellow dog made from parts named Roxy

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