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    Default Maybe it isnt a dream after all.....

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    My neighbor is doing a bunch of flat work and gave be some warning that the truck will have room for an extra 3 yards of concrete. I put in a gravel base 3 months ago and levelled and formed it this past weekend. Other than the bottom plate, do I need to use treated wood for anything? With all the moisture in a Sugar shack how do you keep the wood from rotting, or just having damp wood for 4-5 weeks isn't an issue? Thanks

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    as long as you have some ventilation in your shack, you don't need to worry about the moisture. Wood dries out quickly. if you're going to have it insulated and tight... and not have a hood, you may need to think about moisture resistant material!
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    You don't need to worry about the wood too much, but probably should move the dog before you pour the cement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTimPerkins View Post
    You don't need to worry about the wood too much, but probably should move the dog before you pour the cement.
    He's 14 and doesn't move too much, He may just have to go in the area that's boxed out in the center.
    1960 - 1970s 70 taps on galvanized buckets with Dad and Grandpa.
    1970s - 1985 Acted crazy!
    1986 - 2005 20-30 buckets.
    2006- 2017 70 buckets and bags
    2017-2019 100 bags and buckets 1 36X42 flat pan.
    Lots of Family and Friends and a dog named Skyy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper2 View Post
    He's 14 and doesn't move too much, He may just have to go in the area that's boxed out in the center.
    I beginning to be able to relate to that.
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    How does that saying go? Something about old profs teaching high brix.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunday Rock Maple View Post
    How does that saying go? Something about old profs teaching high brix.........
    How about "people living in sugarhouses shouldn't throw brix"
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTimPerkins View Post
    How about "people living in sugarhouses shouldn't throw brix"
    Ha Ha --- well played!
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    1960 - 1970s 70 taps on galvanized buckets with Dad and Grandpa.
    1970s - 1985 Acted crazy!
    1986 - 2005 20-30 buckets.
    2006- 2017 70 buckets and bags
    2017-2019 100 bags and buckets 1 36X42 flat pan.
    Lots of Family and Friends and a dog named Skyy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTimPerkins View Post
    How about "people living in sugarhouses shouldn't throw brix"
    Har har...let's just swig that dowm with some cannabis infused syrup while we're at it ;-)
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2014 - 18 taps/6 trees, 407l sap, 19l syrup
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup
    2018 - 17 taps/7 trees...819l sap, approx 28l syrup
    2019 - 18 taps/8 trees...585l sap, 28l syrup...21:1 ratio

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