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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    West Branch mi

    Default Clear check valve spout

    Getting back in the business and looking at the check valve spouts. Because of the sparsity of my maple trees I will be running tubing off the spout into 5 gallon bucket's. Will the check valve sprouts make a difference in this scenario?

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    Haynes Forest Products Guest


    One of the dangers of running tubing into buckets is if they hang down into the bucket to far into the sap at cool down and freeze up is the suck back of sap back into the tree. In that scenario yes they will help.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin


    As far as buckets go with tubing you can just use the seasonal spouts and use new tubing each year. As far as sucking back out of the bucket goes, do not push the tubing very far into the bucket.
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    Jan 2006
    Oneida NY


    Also use 5/16 tubing, in that size tubing the air can pass the sap, in 3/16 it will not pass the sap. Even with a CV spout that can help later in the season if the check ball gets sticky.
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