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    101_3383.jpg It's happening!

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    Real nice indeed.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    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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    That is coming along nicely!
    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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    100_3400.jpg Final touches applied now for an evaporator! 100_3401.jpg
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    It's looking good. Do you already have a evaporator for it?
    Leader 2x6 Raised flue with preheater and hood. Patriot pans
    Leader filter press
    400ish taps

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTnewguy View Post
    It's looking good. Do you already have a evaporator for it?
    Not yet. I'm quite close to putting in an order for a Mason 4x2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shirefisher View Post
    Not yet. I'm quite close to putting in an order for a Mason 4x2.
    I wouldn't hesitate to look at some used equipment. A lot of people move up in size very quickly.
    Leader 2x6 Raised flue with preheater and hood. Patriot pans
    Leader filter press
    400ish taps

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    Great job, you will appreciate it even more the first time you boil!!
    A&A 2x8 raised flue with hoods and preheater AOF/AUF
    8x12 kitchen
    H20 7.5 1200 Econox for 2018
    H2O 10" filter press half bank
    2000+ on 3/16 for 2018

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    You did a beautiful job on your building. your rope set-up for the cupola doors looks just like mine.

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    And now I have procured this addition for the sugar house!
    evap.jpg

    It was down the road 2 miles and never used. A Mason arch custom 2x4.5 with a 2x3 flat pan with a warming pan and a front finishing pan with floats and all the fixins!

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