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  1. #1
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    Default Tubing into Buckets

    I think this is the right section.

    My taps are going into buckets in the ground with some 5/16th tubing.

    My problem is how to keep the tubing from falling out of the Hole drilled into the side of the bucket. I don't want the too big to be long because then it may end up in the sapp and it can get sucked back out into the tree I've seen it before in a one gallon milk jug. Anyone have a good suggestion on what to use I tried these paper clips but they pop off I suppose I could use bigger ones.
    2020 - 1st year 14 taps 1 Gallon Jugs + 4x 5-Gallon Buckets + Propane Grill + lots of headaches
    2021 - 2nd year - 19 Taps (and some free sap from a friend in the same own!) 145 or so OZ
    2022 -

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    I've seen some guys use binder clips like these:

    https://www.amazon.com/Coofficer-Bin...4800653&sr=8-4

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    Drill the hole a little smaller than the OD of the tube, then warm up the tube in hot water, and you should be able to get it into the hole.

    Cheers,

    Gabe
    2016: Homemade arch from old woodburning stove; 2 steam tray pans; 6 taps; 1.1 galls
    2017: Same setup. 15 taps; 4.5 galls
    2018: Same setup. Limited time. 12 taps and short season; 2.2 galls
    2019: Very limited time. 7 taps and a short season; 1.8 galls
    2020: New Mason 2x3 XL halfway through season; 9 taps 2 galls
    2021: Same 2x3, 18 taps, 4.5 galls
    2022: 23 taps
    All taps on buckets

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    binder clips work great
    125-150 taps
    Smokey Lakes Full pint Hybrid pan
    Modified half pint arch
    Air over fire
    All 3/16 tubing
    Southern Ohio

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    I've heard of people using clamps like these...
    https://www.amazon.ca/Spring-Clips-S...9163158011_1_3
    2015 - 8 buckets, 332L sap, 8.5L syrup - Barrel evaporator, 2 steam pans
    2016 - 8 buckets, 432L sap
    2017 - 10 bags, 470L sap, 9L syrup
    2018 - 20 bags, 1050L sap, 17.6L syrup
    2019 - 20 bags, 970L sap, 22.2L syrup
    2020 - 17 bags, 813L sap, 17L syrup

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