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    Default 3/16 Tube Availability

    Hey all,

    I just looked at Bascom and see they don't have 3/16 tubing???
    Is this going to be a problem for the season, or just transitory local supply...

    Thanks,

    Bryan
    2021 - 77 taps on shurflo 4008. Sap Sucker 4-D. Mason 2x4 XL, 4x150 RO. ~ 22 gallons of syrup.
    2020 - 70ish taps on shurflo 4008, 10 taps on buckets. Mason 2x4 XL. DIY R.O. ~24 gallons of syrup.
    2019 - First Season with a Late Start. 10 taps on buckets, block arch and 2.5 gallons of syrup.
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    According to my local CDL store it sounds like the availability of resin could have an effect on tubing availability for the upcoming season sadly.
    2018 - 20 Taps on 3/16, Barrel evaporator with 2 steam pans. Unknown amount.
    2019 - Nothing
    2020 - 30 Taps on Shurflo, 30 taps on 3/16, 2x5 oil tank evaporator, 11 Gallons.

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    Hmmm....

    I've used the Leader Max Flow 3/16 the past two years. I don't see it available anywhere.
    I can find CDL semi-rigid 3/16 currently available.
    Can anyoe tell me the big difference between the two lines?

    I was thinking baout swapping out all my lines this year, but may hold off now.

    All help is appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Bryan
    2021 - 77 taps on shurflo 4008. Sap Sucker 4-D. Mason 2x4 XL, 4x150 RO. ~ 22 gallons of syrup.
    2020 - 70ish taps on shurflo 4008, 10 taps on buckets. Mason 2x4 XL. DIY R.O. ~24 gallons of syrup.
    2019 - First Season with a Late Start. 10 taps on buckets, block arch and 2.5 gallons of syrup.
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    Trout Brook Valley
    Weston, CT

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    My local friendly CDL store/dealer informed me that CDL will not be producing 3/16 tubing/fittings anymore so once they sell all the stock of tubing and fittings that they have that will be it....
    About 750 taps on High Vac.
    2.5 x 8 Intens-O-Fire
    Airtech 3 hp LR Pump
    Springtech Elite 500 RO
    14 x 24 Timber Frame SugarHouse
    16 x 22 Sap Shed w/ 1500 gal. + 700 gal. tanks
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    We are working on getting more in, multiple shipments have been delayed. But we may have some more Leader 3/16" here by the end of this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralStark View Post
    My local friendly CDL store/dealer informed me that CDL will not be producing 3/16 tubing/fittings anymore so once they sell all the stock of tubing and fittings that they have that will be it....
    100% not true per Martin Chabot. CDL is making and will continue to make 3/16. stock is rolling in at all locations. If a dealer ordered it they will have it. If they dont want to sell it, thats a different story.
    Fred Ahrens
    330-206-1606
    Richards Maple Products
    Ohio CDL sales rep

    dont take life too serious, nobody gets out alive anyways

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred View Post
    100% not true per Martin Chabot. CDL is making and will continue to make 3/16. stock is rolling in at all locations. If a dealer ordered it they will have it. If they dont want to sell it, thats a different story.
    That's great news if it is correct.... I tend to trust Holly in St. Albans and what she says but perhaps I misunderstood what she told me.
    About 750 taps on High Vac.
    2.5 x 8 Intens-O-Fire
    Airtech 3 hp LR Pump
    Springtech Elite 500 RO
    14 x 24 Timber Frame SugarHouse
    16 x 22 Sap Shed w/ 1500 gal. + 700 gal. tanks
    www.littlehogbackfarm.com

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    If she cant get you what you need let me know, i'll help you out.
    Fred Ahrens
    330-206-1606
    Richards Maple Products
    Ohio CDL sales rep

    dont take life too serious, nobody gets out alive anyways

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    While the virus and its devastation exists for one reason or another, It seems to me that a lot of product availability these days is based on a business model rather then a crippled supply chain.

    I.E. If we slow/halt production of our product we create a desperation effect in our consumer pool. When we put our product back on the market we can charge more for it and make more and since the consumer is in in a state of desperation they will pay more for it and become accustom to paying more for it.

    Its dirty and shows no national boundaries but it is legal and more basic then anything Adam Smith had to say or prove, and has been going on since the beginning of currency.

    Not saying and have no idea if it is going on with the 3/16th tubing, but I know for fact that it is going on in other areas.

    When I sense it is going on I try to take a different path for good such that I may teach the MF's a lesson they won't soon forget.

    I wish all would do the same such that the MF's would really be taught a lesson.
    If you think it's easy to make good money in maple syrup .... then your obviously good at stealing somebody's Maple Syrup.

    Favorite Tree: Sugar Maple
    Most Hated Animal: Sap Sucker
    Most Loved Animal: Devon Rex Cat
    Favorite Kingpin: Bruce Bascom
    40 Sugar Maple Taps ... 23 in CT and 17 in NY .... 29 on gravity tubing and 11 on 5G buckets ... 2019 Totals 508 gallons of sap, 7 boils, 11.4 gallons of syrup.
    1 Girlfriend that gives away all my syrup to her friends.

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    I am certainly glad this thread showed up earlier. I wasn't busy today and after reading this thread again thought I'd get a materials list ready so I could start working on lines soon. So I called my dealer to order and found out they had very little leader 3/16th in stock. Lucky me, I got the last they had in stock. So I can at least make repairs, but I may not have enough to make new drops this year. Thankfully they were all new last year. Even some fittings are in short supply they said. Bottles supply isn't great, but they said they are getting what they need for now. I think producers better be deciding what they need and get your orders in before season.
    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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