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    Default Bricking a 2x3 WFMason arch

    Just wanted to post some pics to help anyone who might want a visual aid.20191103_213800.jpg 20191104_215335.jpg20191105_231700.jpg20191105_231254.jpg 20191106_202336.jpg
    Last edited by BlueMaple; 11-12-2019 at 07:33 PM.
    2016- 7 taps w/ cement block arch
    2017- 41 taps w/ homemade oil barrel arch with a2x3 pan in a 8x8 shack
    2020- Got a 2x3 wfmason arch

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    Looks good!
    2012 15 jugs
    2017 125 Taps on 3/16
    2018 240 Taps on 3/16 12 bags
    2019 450 Taps on 3/16
    2020 I ordered 700 taps and more tubing, we'll see.


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    2017-19 18"x 6' drop flue, home made arch
    2018 Deer Run 125 RO
    2019 converted RO to electric, added a membrane.

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    Thanks! Is this the 2x3 XL or the regular 2x3? I'm not sure if there's actually a difference in the firebox, as I've never seen either in person.
    2016: First year. Homemade evaporator out of little woodburning stove with steam tray pans. 6 taps on buckets. 1.1 galls syrup
    2017: Same little homemade evaporator, but souped up. Still 2 steam tray pans. 15 taps on buckets. 4.5 galls syrup.
    2018: Same setup. Limited time (New baby!) Downsized to 12 taps and short season. 2.2 gallons syrup.
    2019: Still very limited time, with a one-year-old. Downsized even further to 7 taps and a short season. 2.1 gallons syrup

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    Thanks for the share! Mine should be ready sometime in December. Can't wait. Did you use any full bricks, or all half bricks? How many bricks did you use?

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    From the photos on the website, it looks like the evaporator is stepped up in the back half. But yours clearly is not. I'm wondering if that's a difference between standard and XL?
    2016: First year. Homemade evaporator out of little woodburning stove with steam tray pans. 6 taps on buckets. 1.1 galls syrup
    2017: Same little homemade evaporator, but souped up. Still 2 steam tray pans. 15 taps on buckets. 4.5 galls syrup.
    2018: Same setup. Limited time (New baby!) Downsized to 12 taps and short season. 2.2 gallons syrup.
    2019: Still very limited time, with a one-year-old. Downsized even further to 7 taps and a short season. 2.1 gallons syrup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kubota View Post
    Thanks for the share! Mine should be ready sometime in December. Can't wait. Did you use any full bricks, or all half bricks? How many bricks did you use?
    I used full bricks on the bottom and for the divider wall then halves on the walls. I used 26 fulls and 37 halves. I got a couple extra just in case and returned the unused ones. If you have any more questions let em rip!
    Last edited by BlueMaple; 11-19-2019 at 09:29 PM.
    2016- 7 taps w/ cement block arch
    2017- 41 taps w/ homemade oil barrel arch with a2x3 pan in a 8x8 shack
    2020- Got a 2x3 wfmason arch

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    So the website is a little misleading and tricky to understand. The photos are of a 2x4 being bricked except for the last photo which is a 2x3 all bricked. The differences between the standard and XL are with the pan and preheater setup and it is stepped up in the back.
    Last edited by BlueMaple; 11-19-2019 at 09:33 PM.
    2016- 7 taps w/ cement block arch
    2017- 41 taps w/ homemade oil barrel arch with a2x3 pan in a 8x8 shack
    2020- Got a 2x3 wfmason arch

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    Thanks for the reply BlueMaple. The website is a little misleading but I did catch that last photo. Just hard to differentiate where the full/half were used and how many. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMaple View Post
    So the website is a little misleading and tricky to understand. The photos are of a 2x4 being bricked except for the last photo which is a 2x3 all bricked. The differences between the standard and XL are with the pan and preheater setup and it is stepped up in the back.
    So yours is *not* an XL, right? And the 2x3 XL is stepped up on the back, right? The bricking for that one would then be different from yours.

    Thanks!
    2016: First year. Homemade evaporator out of little woodburning stove with steam tray pans. 6 taps on buckets. 1.1 galls syrup
    2017: Same little homemade evaporator, but souped up. Still 2 steam tray pans. 15 taps on buckets. 4.5 galls syrup.
    2018: Same setup. Limited time (New baby!) Downsized to 12 taps and short season. 2.2 gallons syrup.
    2019: Still very limited time, with a one-year-old. Downsized even further to 7 taps and a short season. 2.1 gallons syrup

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    Blue Maple,
    Nice shots of your arch and brick work! I like it! Stable secure and ready for fire! Have a great year and Keep Boiling!
    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
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    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
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