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    Default WRU in process

    Working on a Water Reduction Unit "WRU" for the old 3 x 10 ( 3 x 5 foot flue pan).

    I got started on this and here are some shots. This is in the very early stages so any suggestions may be helpful. Currently I have the four sides roughed out with some stiffeners added to the top and bottom all around which will become condensate channels.
    The stainless that I an using is from the liner on Dari- Kool bulk tank. Heavy and difficult to bend real crisp corners.
    Lots of work to do on this to be ready for 2010!
    Thanks to all traders that have got me this deep into this project!

    The hood on top of the WRU is the current rear pan hood, which I plan to use on top of the WRU. I just set the front hood on the table in front of the WRU box to see what it might look like.
    The WRU size is 21 inch high, 38 inches wide, and 59.5 long.
    Might add another 30-40 GPH to the old girl!!

    Did you know you can use duct tape as temporary clamps

    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    640 ish roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU & preheater, AOF [TRS] and AUF
    SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One hives of bees
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    Chris I like the term WRU , I assume your shooting for a steamaway inside that shell or do you have another design or are looking for another design ? Or copper preheater to drop in there?
    At $7K for a steamaway, you've already done $2k in making the shell.

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    Chris,
    real nice job on the shell of your WRU! You know it whats inside that really counts! Good luck, I hope you get it all together for 2010!

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    Hey Chris,
    Looking good!!!!!
    Kinda looks like my EEU!!!!!
    Your going to love it!!!!!
    Have fun!!

    ave
    2x5 SS home design on a home design arch w/ forced draft
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    Guys you are right this is the easy part. The guts is where the action happens! This shell is just window dressing, but is a good start. Need WF to weld this together for me?
    Dave 3%, you got me started, you will need to pull me through.

    The inside will be a custom/ built heat exchange unit that currently is just coming out of my head and into the CAD system. Suggestions are welcome. I would like a very simple design with features that could develop from right here on the trader. Anyone is welcome to P.M. me. All advice accepted! Get you input in early. ALL suggestions evaluated no matter how unique or unconventional. Your ideas may be incorporated! Just think how often do you get to be part of a serious design team?

    Regards,
    Chris
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    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    640 ish roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU & preheater, AOF [TRS] and AUF
    SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One hives of bees
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

    www.mapleandhoney.com

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    Thumbs up

    Chris,
    Do you have my prints?
    Some of the items have to stay the same.
    Give me a call so we can chat.

    Dave
    2x5 SS home design on a home design arch w/ forced draft
    SS Evaporation Enhancement Unit
    Home design filter / canner
    Daryl Sheets filter press
    288 taps (231 on line, 57 buckets)
    100 gph Home Design RO
    2017 Chevy Silverado w/ 275 gallon tank
    8x16 sugarhouse w/ attached woodshed
    A wife, family and friends that love to help!!

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    Dave,
    Right now NO! I am sure there are here somewhere but I may never find them We will talk soon.

    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    640 ish roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU & preheater, AOF [TRS] and AUF
    SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One hives of bees
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

    www.mapleandhoney.com

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    looks good if you need anything my uncle got a well outfitted sheet metal shop open to me
    Boyd
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    150 taps on gravity
    122 buckets
    250 gph homemade ro
    3x8 raised flue pans on a homemade air over arch
    hoods and preheater
    my biggest fear is when i die my wife will sell my sugaring stuff for what i told her i payed for it
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    Wow! You must never sit still. With all the goodies you've added this year, I'll never catch up I'm sure you told Cheryl the cost of the tools are applied to making lawn orniments for her. Let me know if you need any special fittings. Look forward to seeing it in action.

    I'm still thinking about the battery powered vacuum pumps for you
    136 on high vacuum for 2019
    A&A 2X8, raised flue evaporator
    hood, parallel flow pre heater and air over fire
    12X28 sugar shack

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    Gary,
    How about solar powered? Hurry! Leader may be working on one of these.
    Shhhhh!
    I did make a stainless back splash for the kitchen sink using the brake. Does that count towards household jobs?
    Heck I'm just lazing around on the couch watching sports most of the time. A lot of projects started not many done!

    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    640 ish roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU & preheater, AOF [TRS] and AUF
    SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One hives of bees
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

    www.mapleandhoney.com

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