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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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    Also upgrading the ro, started as a cdl hobby 250, I had added a third membrane years ago, now removing all three 4" membrane and going to a single 8" membrane which should be a big improvement
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    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. Nice job!
    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/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    I like the Red Roof. Also like how its built into the Bank, that's old school my Great Grandfather's shack was built the same way . Very effective the only time the sap was ever pumped was 1 time from the woods tank to the truck, gravity did the rest.
    Nate Hutchins
    Nate & Kate's Maple
    2018 1000 taps?
    20x36 sugarhouse
    CDL 600gph RO
    Franken evaporator, lapierre arch, smokylake pans and a leader hood with pre-heater.
    A wife and 2 kids.

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    Very nice sugarhouse! You have put a lot of time effort and thought into this building! Hope you enjoy it for a long time! Looking forward to seeing steam coming out that cupola too!
    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    640 ish roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU & preheater, AOF [TRS] and AUF
    SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One hives of bees
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

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