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    Default Trying to beat the snow

    New sugar shack in progress

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    70-75 buckets
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    Homemade oil tank arch
    Homemade stainless pans

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    Looking at our forecast you might only have thru this Wednesday, good luck.
    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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    It's looking like snow on Friday here.
    Russ

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

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    With 2-3" due over here in NE Ohio early next week...bring it on!

    Congrats, that's going to be a nice looking sugar house by the way.
    John Allin

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    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
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    Can't change whats coming! Hope you have a open winter like when I built mine. Started the 20th of October and made syrup in it in the spring. Keep hitting at it you will be very happy when your making syrup! Looking real good!
    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
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    Too many Cub Cadets
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    Back when I built mine I didn't know that ag needed no permit. I applied for a permit in May. After jumping thru all of their nonsence hoops I finally got approval the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. I then started the day before Thanksgiving. I boiled in it, partially finished the next spring. You have a better start.
    2 years after I went thru all of that, I learned I hadn't needed a permit. I asked the codes guy, he said he thought I just wanted to make sure it was built right (I didn't believe that for a moment, he just wanted to make sure it got assessed for taxes!) They assessed it for $39,000 for a pole barn type, 16x24', board and batten, 3 small windows, running off a generator the first 4 years. I finally went ag assessment to get the taxes down to about 30%.
    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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    If nothing else I will be off the ground out of the mud with at least a roof over my head!
    70-75 buckets
    RO Bucket RB10
    Homemade oil tank arch
    Homemade stainless pans

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    Just got to get shingles on and a cupola built.
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    70-75 buckets
    RO Bucket RB10
    Homemade oil tank arch
    Homemade stainless pans

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    Looking good! Keep pushing.
    Dr. Tim Perkins
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    What do you plan for siding? You look to be in good shape, far better than when I built mine. That year I got a group of family and friends together on 12/31. We worked most of the day just to get the homemade trusses up. They were heavy, rough cut hemlock 2x6 top cord, 2x4 bottom cord plus the webbing. I had to make a lift rig, the help I had could not lift them high enough for me and the rest of the crew on the scaffolds on each side to reach. So I made a hoist that attached to the 3 point hitch on my 20 HP tractor. That was not ideal but we managed.
    I was able to boil in the sugarhouse that spring, had walls, a roof but only a partial (wooden 12x16) floor in a 16x24 area.
    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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