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    Wow- those are good prices from A&A
    380 gravity taps
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    IBC totes in the woods, 800 Gallon CDL bulk tank at the shack

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    Just a guess, but if the item needs to be packed in a crate to ship it, that will be an extra charge. If you go pick it up, no crate needed, maybe.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mainebackswoodssyrup View Post
    Wow- those are good prices from A&A
    Right?!! I'm headed out to Ohio this summer and I'd be crazy not to at least stop in for a peek.

    Dave, I figured if anyone knew, you would. I was thinking along the same lines as you, but then I was thinking that the round-bottom tanks have at crate-like structure around them. Maybe I'm overthinking it. I'm going to try to get in contact with them and find out.

    Eastridge, you have a lot of Amish craftsmen in your backyard!
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    Remember, I started by saying it was just a guess.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, downsized after I lost my help, about 450-500 planned for 2021 (and after?)
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    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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    A and A got back to me. Turns out the tank is rectangular and needs a frame built around it to support the metal from bending from the weight of the sap. It's 24 ga. stainless. He recommended a plywood bottom and 2x4 ribs on the side.

    For the hood, they can offset the stack and attach hooks so it can be hung - which is what I am looking for.
    Woodville Maples
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    Something north of 250 taps
    Mix of natural and mechanical vac, S3 Controller from Mountain Maple
    2x6 W.F. Mason with Phaneuf pans
    Deer Run 125 RO
    6 hives of bees
    Keeping the day job until I can start living the dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father & Son View Post
    Creekside Welding and Machine in Girard, Pa does nice work.
    I think you can order from A & A metal through Ray Gingerich (Deer Run Maple) in Orwell, OH.
    You are sitting in the middle of Amish Country. Check local.
    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.
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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.
    There was a post on facebook to a similar effect. Many people chimed in who had had the same experience.
    Second generation sap rat.

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    2017: hoping for 300 on 3/16 with Shurflo and 50 buckets. New used 4x14 Algier wood fired cooker. 180 gallons of syrup

    2018: 300 on vacuum 2 buckets, finally got a splitter!

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    H and M in burton ohio.
    Fred Ahrens
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    Richards Maple Products
    Ohio CDL sales rep
    1500 taps

    dont take life too serious, nobody gets out alive anyways

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    Thank you everyone for the replies. I have a call in to H&M Fabricating in Burton and then I'll contact A&A. My main concern is making sure that is has channels and a threaded drain port, or at least that they can fabricate that part for it. I'll reply again once I hear back just in case anyone is curious on pricing!

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    With h and m you have to stop in.
    Fred Ahrens
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    Richards Maple Products
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    1500 taps

    dont take life too serious, nobody gets out alive anyways

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