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    Default New sugarhouse is coming together

    Still a lot of plumbing to do and my stack from Smoky lake is coming soon, hope to move the evaporator in this week. Did pine tongue and groove walls and ceiling in the evaporator room and polymax panels in the ro room.KIMG2425.jpgKIMG2421.jpgKIMG2414.jpgKIMG2411.jpgKIMG2399.jpg
    11x29 sugarhouse
    2x8 airtight arch homemade with waterloo flue pan, welded syrup pan and parallel flow preheater hood
    250gph cdl ro
    1100+ taps for 2014, approx 1000 of them vac
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crowh...5582993?ref=hl

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    Looking good!
    Leader 2x6 Raised flue with patriot pans.
    300ish taps

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    Lookin good Mark, it's been a good winter [so far] to get stuff done. Except for the mud at times. None today though....

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    I agree Mike, been fighting mud the last 6 months! Had a good opportunity to move some tanks while the ground had a crust enough to support the loader but still breakable to dig, the small tank behind the sugarhouse is my feed tank for the evaporator and is set on posts I augered hopes for and then bolted the other side to the sugarhouse so it won't move with the frost
    11x29 sugarhouse
    2x8 airtight arch homemade with waterloo flue pan, welded syrup pan and parallel flow preheater hood
    250gph cdl ro
    1100+ taps for 2014, approx 1000 of them vac
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crowh...5582993?ref=hl

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    Looks good. I wish I was half as far (roof on) as you are.

    Mike
    Tapping since 1985 (four generations back to early to mid 1900s). 200-250 taps on buckets and then tubing in the mid 90s. 2013- 275 taps w/sap puller 25 gal. 2014-295 taps w/sap puller 55 ga. (re-tapped to vacuum theory) 2015-330 taps full vac. 65 gal, 2016-400 taps 105 gal, 2017-400 taps 95 gal. 2018-additional 800' mainline and maybe 400 new taps for a total near 800 taps. 2x6 Leader WSE (last year on it) supported by a 250 gph RO.

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    Mark:
    Looks amazing will have to stop up and check it out.
    2' x 3' backyard evaporator with homemade steam hood
    34 gallons produced in 2018
    100 taps (90 on 3/16" tubing)
    Homemade RO added in 2012
    https://sites.google.com/view/mattat...aplesyrup/home

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