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    Default New arch shopping

    Well I made it through the season but it is time for a new arch. I am boiling on a 2x6 leader traditional arch. I have gone from thinking of just going and replacing with a leader classic arch, to jumping to oil/propane to back to an inferno. I was a little shocked at the price of going to propane but would like the convenience. Anyone running an inferno? Thoughts? I just don’t know what to do.
    1986-2002 2x6 Leader evaporator 150 taps drop tubes
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    2016 225 taps drop tubes and sap sacs
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    I had Bill Mason (WF Mason) build me an AUF/AOF arch for my 2x6 pans. It's a night and day difference compared to my old standard arch.
    Russ

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

    Algier 2x6 evaporator, W F Mason arch
    Lapierre 250 Turbo RO machine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mille705 View Post
    Well I made it through the season but it is time for a new arch. I am boiling on a 2x6 leader traditional arch. I have gone from thinking of just going and replacing with a leader classic arch, to jumping to oil/propane to back to an inferno. I was a little shocked at the price of going to propane but would like the convenience. Anyone running an inferno? Thoughts? I just don’t know what to do.
    We changed from a traditional patriot pan set up with the cast iron door to a air tight door a couple of years ago. Night and day performance and it didn't require replacing the whole arch. Instead of all that energy turning the door red it's going into the pans. Add in the blower and it boils real well.
    Leader 2x6 Raised flue with preheater and hood. Patriot pans
    Leader filter press
    400ish taps

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    I'd check the price of a Thor arch. Sippl sugarbush in Birnamwood WI is a dealer. They make traditional arches as well as an inferno style.
    Second generation sap rat.

    Started taking over in 2012
    2012-2016: 300 buckets 120 on gravity tubing. Waterloo 2x10 wood fired. Averaged 105 gallons per season.
    2017: hoping for 300 on 3/16 with Shurflo and 50 buckets. New used 4x14 Algier wood fired cooker. 180 gallons of syrup

    2018: 300 on vacuum 2 buckets, finally got a splitter!

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    sunrise metal shop in Indiana would be another relatively close option. They make nice equipment.

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    I second both the Thor and Sunrise arches. Get prices on both and compare. Just be sure you get a prices on the high efficiency versions, both make them. Then choose comparing features and prices delivered. The best prices might be in the next month, after the middle or end of May, the spring discounts disappear.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
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    i'm strongly considering buying an arch from Thor. the price they gave me was very attractive. does anyone know if there is a sales tax applied to maple products in Quebec?
    Awfully thankful for an understanding wife!

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    Good luck to all!

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    One thing to consider is if something on the arch breaks or it doesn't perform adequately is who is going to come make it right and how long might that take?
    About 750 taps on High Vac.
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    Default CDL Venturi

    Anyone trying out the CDl Venturi evaporator or familiar with any system that has a blower feeding into the stack to create the draft? Wondering about the pros and cons of this arch design.

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    I am very impressed with the Venturi setup although I dont have one yet I will be most likely buying one when I do buy ,,next year I hope. The design is pretty unique in that does pull the draft and not push it into the arch.

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