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    I often wondered. Seems weight and measure should check on them.
    Russ, sounds like they got you too.
    From CDL, I had 1 bag of zap bac taps 1 tap short. Then the next 5 bags were right. I discovered that because I was making drops ahead and bundling them 20/ bundle. When I came up 1 short I recounted that batch of 5 bundles to see if I had miscounted.
    When I do them in the bush I take their counts as correct.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 1000 for 2019?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maple flats View Post
    I often wondered. Seems weight and measure should check on them.
    Russ, sounds like they got you too.
    From CDL, I had 1 bag of zap bac taps 1 tap short. Then the next 5 bags were right. I discovered that because I was making drops ahead and bundling them 20/ bundle. When I came up 1 short I recounted that batch of 5 bundles to see if I had miscounted.
    When I do them in the bush I take their counts as correct.
    One time I was making drops like you and the bag had 105 taps in it. The next bag that I did only had 98. I don't put the taps on the drops anymore. I put the tap in the tree and push the tubing onto it when I install the drop. It makes drop making go faster when I only have to install the T fitting. The count has been coming out right on those.
    Last edited by Russell Lampron; 02-17-2019 at 07:47 PM.
    Russ

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    It was a little cold at first but the sun was warm and the was no wind which made for a beautiful day in the woods. I set up my releaser and was able to run the vacuum pump for a couple of hours. The temp never got above freezing but it pulled in enough sap to see that the releaser is going to function properly.

    I made the repairs that I found were needed when I was tapping and I added taps to 5 trees that I found that are now big enough for 2 taps.

    I'm ready to go now and waiting for the warm up at the end of the week.
    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

    http://s250.photobucket.com/albums/gg247/russhd1997/

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