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    duplicated post Trader timed out...
    Last edited by johnallin; 01-16-2022 at 08:08 AM.
    John Allin

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTimPerkins View Post
    Were you aware of the plugging before you cut out the tees? Any visual indication without cutting into the line?
    Some were visibly blocked - they looked "darkened" at the entry and exit area of the T when held up to the light - it was a rare January sunny day in NE Ohio - some had no visible signs.

    Not being able to rely on visual inspection, and as they'd been up for 3 years I replaced all.

    Maybe someone should market a Clear "T" fitting...you know, same idea as the Clear Press. Hey Fred, you out there? <grin>
    John Allin

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    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kh7722 View Post
    Missed you at the big reveal.

    Maple equipment for everywhere, great to see in Ohio, you know, where real maple syrup is made!
    Got there about 11 and 10-4 on real maple syrup.
    John Allin

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    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    CDL Hobby RO & Air Tech L25 Hi Vac Pump 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Born in Canada - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World..<grin>.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnallin View Post
    some had no visible signs.
    Thanks. I knew the answer, but figured others might benefit from hearing it. I hear from several people each year that they can’t get good vacuum and have low sap yields but don’t have clogs in their 3/16” tubing. When I ask how they know it is usually because they can’t see them and they don’t want to cut into a perfectly fine tubing system. Most clogs are impossible to see unless you cut near the tee or have perfect conditions, in which case you can occasionally see hints they are there.

    Unfortunately clear polycarbonate fittings don’t hold up well over several seasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTimPerkins View Post
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    Unfortunately clear polycarbonate fittings don’t hold up well over several seasons.
    Don't need to? .....if you're changing drops every three years, that should be long enough.
    Last edited by johnallin; 01-17-2022 at 01:40 PM.
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    CDL Hobby RO & Air Tech L25 Hi Vac Pump 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Born in Canada - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World..<grin>.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnallin View Post
    Don't need to? .....if you're changing drops every three years, that should be long enough.
    Some will last 3 yrs, some don't. All depends how much sun exposure they get and how much stress they are under. They tend to get brittle and crack or break. They'd last several yrs in the middle of the woods, but along edges or an open woods they won't.
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    Good Evening NEO Maple Crew! After 12 years of sugaring in Concord, Ohio my wife and I decided it was time to downsize our house which included my 16x20 Sugar House and equipment. We moved from 6 acres of Sugar Maples to Shaker Hts! We are looking to purchase 5-10 acres in Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula County and ramp up our beloved hobby. If anyone knows of any land available in the area, please let me know. I already miss it and will follow this thread and live vicariously through all of you until I can start boiling again. Best of luck this season! May your buckets over flow and your pan be free of sand....Pete
    Started with 5 taps boiling on cinder blocks and a pan from my kitchen..
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    Greeetings from South Madison, another year another chance to make good syrup. We are sitting on over 30” of snow and it looks like more tonight. We will be close to 3’ when time comes to tap. Not looking forward to that. We are all ready to go but it looks like 2wks yet unless the forecast changes. Sure is good to be getting a regular old fashion January. Looks like a couple 3 dog nights this week.
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    Sure does look like an old fashioned January.
    Got the snowmobile out last week and may actually be able to use it this year.
    We’re sitting at 2’ plus in the woods with higher drifts in spots.
    Thinking this cold snap is probably good for this season though and not complaining about having extra time to get everything all dialed in.
    Got all my wood put up but still have a list a mile long!
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    CDL Hobby RO & Air Tech L25 Hi Vac Pump 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Born in Canada - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World..<grin>.

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    Good morning,
    I got started tapping yesterday. Got 500 of approx 1200 taps drilled. Going to finish up by Tues in time for the warmup next week. You old timers here in Ohio... How much fo you think it will run next week given the forecast? This is just my third year.
    Last edited by MapleCreekFarm; 01-29-2022 at 07:39 AM.
    2024 1520 taps Deer Run 500 RO with extra CDL post, Becker and CDL vac pumps. CDL Deluxe 3' x 12' oil fired
    2023. 1300 taps Deer Run 500 RO, Becker vac pump, 2 Airtech vac pump, CDL Deluxe 3' x 12' oil fired
    2022 1200 taps, Deer Run 500 RO, Becker vac pump, 2 Airtech vac pump
    2021 650 taps, Deer Run 500 RO, 2 Airtech vac pump
    2020 250 taps Airtech Vac pump

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