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  1. #1
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    Jan 2012

    Default Suspending steamaway pan and stack

    I'm curious to see what others have for pulley setups or hangers for their steamaway and hoods. I have a 3x8 steamaway pan on my 3x12 evaporator and feel like the 1/4" coated cable is a little overkill for the weight of it. Post pictures of what you have please, looking for ideas to make my setup easier. Long term I want to install I-beam with rollers and electric lift to lift then slide the steamaway over for cleaning.
    2,000+ taps and growing
    3'x12' Vortex, MAX flue, and steamaway
    24'x48' timber frame sugarhouse

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Shaftsbury, VT


    Simple set up we are using with SS cable and eyebolts and a boat winch.

    2.5 x 8 Leader Reverse Fired with SS Preheater and Hoods new this year
    About 400+- taps on 3/16 with vacuum
    all coming into sugar house

    Hoping to get to 600 taps this season

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Albion PA


    I have some pictures on here somewhere? Old post. You might try searching. I also use a hand crank boat winch and a rolling frame work to support the steamaway and or the rear pan and hood.

    Humm these aren't very good. There is a frame not shown below the rails. Maybe I can find others?

    Found them Just my 2 cents.
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