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    Quote Originally Posted by n8hutch View Post
    I would caution against directing people to creekside, I have a buddy that has been waiting 2 years on an Evaporator from them. And the guy has his Money.
    My statement says “does nice work”. What goes on between a company and a client isn’t anyones business. Let them work it out.
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    A bit late, but I made this for about $250 including the fan. Probably could have been less but i had all the sheet aluminum cut to size
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    2019 First year..
    25 taps.. 1/2 on line 1/2 buckets
    Backyard concrete block evap.. 4 pans... turkey fryer finish..4 Gallons
    2020
    Bought 2x4 flat pan..RO5....55 taps...6 Gallons
    For 2021.. Mason 2x4..installed in 12x18 shed w/ steam hood....setup lines/mainline for 125 trees

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    so this year i,m upgrading to a 2x3 Mason evaporator and thinking about a hood, question is do i want the hood to be 2x3 as well or does the hood need to be a bit bigger ??, this is going to be suspended above the pan somewhat

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    I'm on my 4th evaporator, all with hoods and all were the size of the pan. However when I had a 2x3 the hood was only used as I shut down, that hood was more to keep insects out and it had a screen on the stack. On my 2x6, and both of my 3x8 evaporators the back pan had a hood to fit the pan and the front (syrup pan) was suspended about 14-16" above the pan. If you are going to use the hood when boiling I'd suggest it be 6" or more larger in both width and length and be suspended above the pan because on a 2x3 you are generally just running the syrup pan and you really want to see what is happening in the pan.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, downsized after I lost my help, about 450-500 planned for 2021 (and after?)
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    thanks Maple flats for the response...now i just have to find someone around my area that builds them

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    CTguy,
    Bill Mason is currently making me a hood for my 2x4XL. I went with 3'x5', to accommodate a little overlap as Dave suggests. Hood will be SS, w/gutters and drain, and aluminum stack. Cost is $450. , including 4ft of stack. Extensions on stack will be additional. I love Bill's products and workmanship; and I'm sure the hood will be a winner also.
    Thanks, Bill
    2017 - 3 taps hanging buckets. Turkey fryer evap.
    2017-2018 Caught a bad case of the maple bug. Built a 55 gal. barrel evap. and homemade RO
    2018 - 32 taps on 5 gal. buckets.
    2019 - New Mason 2x4 XL. 80 taps - 50 on 5 gal. buckets, 30 on 3/16 tubing
    2020 - Barn / Sugarhouse finished. 125 taps, all on 3/16 tubing. 100 on (2) Sureflo Vac set-ups

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    thats not a bad price at all, i,m hoping he has my evaporator done this month sometime, cant wait to go pick it up and get it set up

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