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    All dressed up and no place to go, was able to put in the high temp paint, still waiting on door hardware, package was damaged and never delivered.
    2021 - new pans, new arch, lots of new taps and tubing
    2020 - 32 Gallons
    2019 - 27 Gallons

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    Started installing door hardware today.
    Took forever to get here from Amazon. Need to get bolts tomorrow to finish installing.
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    2021 - new pans, new arch, lots of new taps and tubing
    2020 - 32 Gallons
    2019 - 27 Gallons

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    That looks like it could be cast aluminum, is it? Back years ago, when I was a scoutmaster, the scouts once melted a cast aluminum dutch oven. Your door could get too hot for that if aluminum unless the area inside at that point is well insulated. In full boil my IR thermometer sometimes shows over 1000F, aluminum will melt well below that. My door is not insulated, I like the heat to warm the sugarhouse and I always have had extra wood.
    Dave Klish about 400 taps, down from much more. Will hold about the same for 2021
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    The cam locks seem to be too heavy to be aluminum, but i could be wrong(I know they are hot dipped galvanized, acording to the listing). The arch front and door are both insulated. I know I have had the door of my old arch glowing red after a few hours of boiling. The standoff's that i fabricated hold them about 1.5 - 2' away from the front, and the door hardware and handle are all galvanized steel. Hope it holds up, I have a backup plan.

    I'll know for sure if it's aluminum when i try to weld the cams on the pipe, lol.
    2021 - new pans, new arch, lots of new taps and tubing
    2020 - 32 Gallons
    2019 - 27 Gallons

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    The cam ends welded to the steel pipe with no problem, pretty happy with the results.
    https://youtu.be/3lBw7Y1H7G4
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    2021 - new pans, new arch, lots of new taps and tubing
    2020 - 32 Gallons
    2019 - 27 Gallons

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    Blower fan duct fabricated and fan mounted today

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    2021 - new pans, new arch, lots of new taps and tubing
    2020 - 32 Gallons
    2019 - 27 Gallons

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    New draw off for the new setup, hope to test with boiling water next week.
    2021 - new pans, new arch, lots of new taps and tubing
    2020 - 32 Gallons
    2019 - 27 Gallons

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    Arch moved in to the sugar shack today, next step set the stack....it's a 8x10 inch pice of square tubing 14 feet long and heeeeeeeaaavvvvyyyy
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    2021 - new pans, new arch, lots of new taps and tubing
    2020 - 32 Gallons
    2019 - 27 Gallons

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    So how many people does it take to set that bad boy up?
    2004 - 2012 2x3 flat pan 25 to 60 taps
    2012 2x3 new divided pan w/draw off 55 taps
    2018 - didn't boil surgery - bought new evaporator
    2019 new SML 2x4 raised flue high output evap. 65 taps
    made 17 gal syrup
    2020 - only put out 53 taps - made 16.25 gal syrup
    2021 - going for 50 bags and 50 on tubing

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    I seem to remember it took two at the base, and two at the other end of a rope run over the shack. There may have been other standers by to provide medical assistance if needed. The base welded on the tube is 6' wide so I need to cut it down to 24" for the new arch, then I'm thinking tractor bucket and chain this time around.
    2021 - new pans, new arch, lots of new taps and tubing
    2020 - 32 Gallons
    2019 - 27 Gallons

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