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    Got the count, not to 400 yet. I will add more soon, I have the potential to get to 400 at the sugarhouse. I will continue adding.
    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 got sommore leaks fixed this afternoon and am getting the vacuum up closer to where it belongs. Most of the leaks are squirrel damage. I did find a couple of bad fittings and a dead tree too. If the rain we're supposed to get tomorrow isn't too bad I will try to fix more leaks. Two of my mainlines are tight and I've got one more to tighten up.
    Russ

    "Red Roof Maples" Where the term "boiling soda" was first introduced to the maple producing world!

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    About a dozen chainsaws and no chickens

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    Before I can add more I need to make my sap ladders larger. At the sugarhouse my ladders are the old type, using star fittings. I have 4 such ladders that need to get additional star or bigger star fittings. The ladders at my lease are all using 3/4" vertical risers. I'm not sure but I may even change those to 1/2" risers. I've read that the 1/2" work even better than the 3/4". However, that is not for this year.
    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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    Just came in from checking bags here at house. Some filled overnight others not so much. 45 degrees out and I was getting stung with pea size hail and the strong winds. Will partly empty full bags and leave rest as ballast to keep bags from flapping in the "light 45 mph breeze" were having.
    backyard hobbyist
    2014 - roasting pan on 55 gallon barrel -1 gallon syrup 6 taps on buckets
    2015 - added blower to door -3 gallon syrup 10 taps on buckets
    2016 - 3 gallon syrup and 2 lbs. sugar 16 taps on buckets
    2017 - new Mason 2x3 w/AUF shooting for 20 to 30ish taps and more sugar
    2018 - did not boil
    2019 - Added RO, sudo 8x8 sugar shack, 72 taps
    N 42* 18' 31."
    W 79* 34' 15."
    https://www.saptapapps.com/map/31868...-aab748a6394e/

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    Everyone who is getting high winds today or tomorrow, be very careful. There will be lots of trees and branches falling. Maple is not worth risking your life. Resume after this storm and then be very aware of loose hanging limbs.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by maple flats View Post
    Everyone who is getting high winds today or tomorrow, be very careful. There will be lots of trees and branches falling. Maple is not worth risking your life. Resume after this storm and then be very aware of loose hanging limbs.
    They don't call them widow makers for no reason. "Watch your top knot".
    backyard hobbyist
    2014 - roasting pan on 55 gallon barrel -1 gallon syrup 6 taps on buckets
    2015 - added blower to door -3 gallon syrup 10 taps on buckets
    2016 - 3 gallon syrup and 2 lbs. sugar 16 taps on buckets
    2017 - new Mason 2x3 w/AUF shooting for 20 to 30ish taps and more sugar
    2018 - did not boil
    2019 - Added RO, sudo 8x8 sugar shack, 72 taps
    N 42* 18' 31."
    W 79* 34' 15."
    https://www.saptapapps.com/map/31868...-aab748a6394e/

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    "watch yorn" Best movie

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    High winds Sunday made you stay alert in the bush!
    Weather (NWPA) is back in cold mode which is better than being in too warm mode! Low was 20 F last night got to 41 for all of 10 minutes at 1:30 this afternoon and is now back down to 26. Might get a run this weekend?
    Need to get out there and repair my lid on the 325 gallon truck tank. Lost the lid, now need to replace the 16 inch insert (threaded portion) and new lid.
    Regards,
    Chris
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    640 ish roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU & preheater, AOF [TRS] and AUF
    SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
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    Too many Cub Cadets
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    Drill 2 holes in new lid and tank a put a rope with knots at each end. Then you an unscrew lid and it hangs off tank.
    2018 RO Bucket RB5 taps 20, leg tank in shed w/2 5/16
    2017 18 taps
    2016 20 taps
    2015 21 taps
    2014 30 2 gravity line, 2 hotel pan concrete arch 35 g leg tank
    2012 buckets 12 taps
    2 burner cook top 2012 finisher
    2011 rookie 2+ gal
    8 taps w/ milk jugs
    turkey cooker
    50-60 up back maybe

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    Adding the rope tether works best if you slide a washer on the rope, then crimp a sleeve on to keep the rope from sliding thru the washer and hole. In fact I'd use a heavy mono line and crimp sleeves. I have some from a plastic weave high fence I have around 2 gardens. The mono was used to help hold the top and it came with crimp sleeves. I enlarged one of the 3 or 4 crimp sizes in the crimp tool I use to crimp sleeves on my 12.5 HT wire.
    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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