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  1. #1
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    Jan 2005
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    Southcentral Pennsylvania
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    Default Sand filter

    Does anyone out there use a sand filter to filter their sap? If so could you share some insight on sizes of filters and pump size? We usually average about 120,000 to 140,000 gallons of sap per year. Thanks
    8200 on vacuum, 4x12 oil fired w/ steamaway
    One very wonderful wife
    HC4 Leader RO with expansion kit
    4 little sugarmakers in training aging between 12 and 10 years old
    One nutty household

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    Apr 2011
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    Fayston, Vt
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    There was a thread here this winter/spring. Not recommended.
    2020 same
    2019 RB10 26 taps
    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
    2013 LP hook up in shack buckets 12 taps
    2 burner cook top 2012 finisher on a bbq tanks
    2011 rookie 2+ gal
    8 taps w/ milk jugs
    turkey cooker
    50-60 up back maybe

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Verona, NY
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    We do it, best way to filter that weve found. hayward sand filter and pump, 2 inch, 1000 gals through in 13 mins, 15 when its dirty.
    4000 taps on vacuum, just trying to get a little better every year.

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