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  1. #1
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    Default Last minute makeover

    I found a friend an old evaporator last summer. A couple weeks ago we started an ambitious arch rebuild. Witch led to a sugar bush remodel to put the new rig in . Turns out the castings we got were pretty old we think pre 1900. So to pay homage to it we found all old materials to repurpose and this is what we ended up with. 20190301_190924.jpg20190301_190924.jpg20190301_190933.jpg20190304_125114.jpgphoto0.jpg
    25 years sugaring
    2018 191taps. Made 80 gallons
    Two taps to a 5 gallon bucket roadside trees.
    A retired dad to hump buckets and do most of the boiling the great wife that let's me spend lots of time and money.
    New Smokey lake 2×6 raised flue SSR on my own version of the silverplate arch.
    2019 new hood and new preheater concept.
    Shooting for 300 taps

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    VERY NICE, looks nice, great to see history used again.
    54 Acres bought in Sept 2010, hope for a lot of fun
    Kabota 3400 w/ bucket
    couple Husky chainsaws and a couple of Stihl
    Big dream
    2011 = 106 on gravity tubing, 100 bucket
    2012 =700 vaccuum 100 gravity 80 bucket's
    30" x 12' Vortex with Leader Revolution Max Raised pans
    2013 = 1200 vac, 200 gravity, 5 buckets, buying from 300 buckets, 500 vac
    Springtech RO 600 Deluxe
    2015= 1800 all vac @ home, buying sap from 1200.
    2017= 2200 all on vac. no longer buying sap

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    Wow it looks like you and your friends have been busy. Nice looking setup for sure.
    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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    He fired it up today and to my surprise it actually works. Lol. 20190312_154745.jpg20190312_160441.jpg20190312_154757.jpg
    25 years sugaring
    2018 191taps. Made 80 gallons
    Two taps to a 5 gallon bucket roadside trees.
    A retired dad to hump buckets and do most of the boiling the great wife that let's me spend lots of time and money.
    New Smokey lake 2×6 raised flue SSR on my own version of the silverplate arch.
    2019 new hood and new preheater concept.
    Shooting for 300 taps

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    St. Johns, Michigan
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    Nice job with the make over.
    First year making syrup
    Lean to off the barn for sugaring
    Lapierre 2x8 Classic
    Lapierre canner
    Wes Fab 7" short bank press
    600 gallon Sunset bulk tank
    I own Stihl's
    Chocolate lab

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    Very Cool!
    Chad

    2014: 12 taps, 5 gal buckets
    2015: 15 taps on bags
    2016: 150 taps: 100 on bags, 50 on 3/16" natural vac, 2x8 AUF/AOF Homebuilt Arch, 2x8 SL Drop Flu & Auto Draw, SL Propane Canner/Bottler
    2017: 225 taps: Built Lean to, Added SL hood, preheater, concentric exhaust, SL SS 7" SB Filter Press
    2018: 180 taps: Added Shurflo to 50 - 3/16", Auto fill sensor to head tank

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    North Berwick, ME
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    Cool!! Nice work!
    2017 - Homemade Barrel Evaporator - 20 Taps (buckets) - Backyard boiling
    2018 - Homemade Barrel Evaporator - 20 Taps (buckets) - Backyard boiling
    2019 - 2x4 Mason XL - 20 Taps (buckets) 30 Taps (sap sacks) - 14x16 Sugar Shack

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    That looks very nice! i may have to steel your idea with the old galv. steel and wood siding. Well done!
    Awfully thankful for an understanding wife!

    “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
    - Vincent “Vince” Lombardi

    Good luck to all!

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