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    Default Blue Plastic Lids For Plastic Buckets

    Did the companies run out of material when they were making these lids? Tried 10 plastic buckets and lids this year,only thing I can say that I like about them is being able to see from a distance how much sap is in them. The plastic spiles leaked from the day they were tapped until the day they were pulled,but most of all the lid isnít much bigger than the bucket,so any slight variation in how the bucket hangs,either from wind or collecting and not taking the time to make sure that the bucket is hanging perfectly under the lid leaves the bucket exposed to rain,snow,dirt etc. The aluminum buckets at least have a lid that is substantially larger than the bucket so the bucket is rarely exposed to the elements the same way
    7th generation maple producer in sugarhouse built in 1892
    2x World Champion Maple Syrup Producer
    1250 taps on cv adapters
    Leader Vortex 3x14 with Max Flue and Revolution Syrup Pan,Enhanced Steam Away
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    I tried a couple of these Leader buckets this year. I used metal roof style lids on them and they worked great. The buckets seemed a bit flimsy, though. When completely full they turn into a slight oblong shape on the tree.
    1000 taps on vacuum back down to 105 buckets
    2x7 A&A Raised Flue
    CDL 12" vacuum filter
    2019 Kawasaki Mule Pro MX Sap Hauler
    Past evaporators: Phaneuf 2x6, A&A 2.5x10, Smoky Lake 2x8 (oil then wood fired)
    Syrup made 2010:36 gal 2011:126 gal 2012:81 gal 2013:248 gal 2014: 329.5 gal 2015:305 gal 2016:316 gal 2017:258 gal 2018:147 gal 2019:91 gal 2020: 30 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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