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Thread: Another ShurFlo 3/16 design question----Freezing pump concern and 12v

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Merrimack, NH


    I also use the black totes and they warm right up, I drilled a hole in to them and stick the probe outside of the tote on to the shady side of it so the sun doesnt kick it on too early.
    2020 Upgraded RO to 2 post and 7GBS Gould Pump. 400 taps
    2019 New Smoky Lake 2x6 raised flue, Simplicity Autodraw system, The Maple Guys Maple Jet Filter Press, a beautiful new bride to be my sugaring partner :-)
    2018 Deployed
    2017 Expanded Sugar Shack, new 2x6 with float box, NEXTgen Maple RO, 250+ taps (I hope for 300), still on sap sacks
    2016 New Sugar Shack, 2x6 evaporator, 160 taps, all on Sap Sacks
    2015 Deployed
    2014 110 taps
    2013 35 taps

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Peoria, IL


    Quote Originally Posted by HondoLane View Post
    Quick question. I put my temp controller inside my sugar shack. Where should I put the temp probe? The pump is mounted on the shaded side so the probe if mounted outside would not really ever catch the sun until late in the day?

    My sugar shack is not insulated.

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    My setup is very similar to yours. Both of my shurflo pumps are installed inside my sap shack, with the temp probe installed outside on the north side of the building so it is not affected by direct sunlight. Temp controller set to come on at 32* and off at 30*.

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    Camp Wokanda
    Peoria Park District

    2020 - 210 taps 3/16 shurflo, upgraded hp pump on RO - 66 gallons
    2019 - 150 taps 3/16 shurflo, Deer Run 125 dolly RO - 73 gallons
    2018 - 120 taps 3/16 hybrid (shurflo), 2x6 raised flue w/hood, homemade arch w/ AUF & AOF - 34.5 gallons
    2017 - 60 taps 3/16 gravity, oil tank arck w/ steam pans - 12.5 gallons

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