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    Jul 2021
    Parry Sound Area, Ontario

    Default Flames under the entire length of the pan?

    In the perfect world, and wasting fuel was not a consideration, would having the firebox the full length of the pan and flames under the full length of the pan ideal, instead of having a ramp?


    2022 - 5 pan block arch - 109 taps, 73 on 3/16 lines, 36 on drops into 5 gallon pails.
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    Jan 2006
    Oneida NY


    Not needed, a properly designed ramp and flues pan boils hard all the way back, why burn more fuel?
    Dave Klish about 400 taps, down from much more. Retired from collecting and boiling in 2021. Mostly because of a bad hip.
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