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    Brought in another 250 gallons this afternoon....

    Brought in another 250 gallons this afternoon. Was really cloudy and little nasty looking but it made some of the nicest syrup Iíve made this year. All done boiling. Started pulling the taps this...
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    Boiled off my 300 gallons from yesterday. Quality...

    Boiled off my 300 gallons from yesterday. Quality still good and no sign of buddy flavour yet. Brought in another 150 gallons today with assistance of the vacuum pump but looking cloudy. Looks like a...
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    Collected another 300 gallons today. Sap cleared...

    Collected another 300 gallons today. Sap cleared up and sugar content back up slightly. Likely will run the pump tomorrow and see what happens but thinking I could be done. Currently sitting at .8...
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    Sap ran really well today. Filled my tanks twice....

    Sap ran really well today. Filled my tanks twice. Quality was still good but sugar content dropped .6 which is a little disappointing. Hoping for a run the next couple days if the buds hold off....
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    Didnít fire up vacuum pump til 2:30 but very pleased to see both tanks almost full by 8:30! Will have 300+ gallons to boil tomorrow and weather looking very promising for the next 2-3 days. Anyone...
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    Finally had a good run today. Surprising because...

    Finally had a good run today. Surprising because it only went down to 0 here last night. All tanks full by dark. Heres hoping for a few more days like that and hopefully salvage my season.
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    Havenít got a drop since last Tuesday. Hasnít froze since last Monday night. Gonna hope for a couple more runs this week but trees buds are looking like they are starting to swell. If we get anymore...
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    Certainly been a disappointing season to this...

    Certainly been a disappointing season to this point. I’ve collected about 600 gallons of sap so far. About 1/4 of what I had at this point last year. I always preach patients but the trees better...
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    I tapped the pipe that screwed into the casting....

    I tapped the pipe that screwed into the casting. A lot simpler. Should put a brass swing check valve right after to prevent oil being sucked back into releaser when the pump is shut off. I know the...
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    [QUOTE=TuckerMike;393473]I've been doing some...

    [QUOTE=TuckerMike;393473]I've been doing some research on the Procon pumps and am thinking of getting the Procon Series 6 pump, which would give me up to 660gph. Our element is a DOW Filmtec...
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    Here is pictures of my setup if it helps. As...

    Here is pictures of my setup if it helps. As Bricklayer says, No stone filter, straight connection to reclaimer with shut off valve and a replaceable filter which I replace once or twice throughout...
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    I have a similar surge pump, Alamo 30, and it...

    I have a similar surge pump, Alamo 30, and it will comfortably 22-23” all day long with the proper Oilers. I installed 3, one at each bearing and one on vacuum inlet. I used de lavel adjustable...
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    Iím not too far from Ennismaple and my sugar content is similar and I think its fairly average for our part of the continent. Not sure if itís climate or genetics? I almost never drop below 2 and not...
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    If you have a feed pump you can use a regular...

    If you have a feed pump you can use a regular well pump pressure switch with low pressure shut off so when feed pump runs out of sap it will kick everything off. Very simple and doesnít require much...
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    I think you will be very happy with them. Iíve used them for 3 seasons and have nothing but good things to say about their membranes. Iíve also been very happy with the service MES has provided me.
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    I had the exact same problem so I put a ball...

    I had the exact same problem so I put a ball valve between the filter and reclaimer. Hard to see in that picture. Just need to make sure I remember to turn it on when I start the pump!
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    Sounds almost identical to what I did to mine21397

    Sounds almost identical to what I did to mine21397
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    I’m running a surge Alamo 30 right now with a 6.5...

    I’m running a surge Alamo 30 right now with a 6.5 hp Honda motor. It came with a 1.5 hp electric motor when I bought it. If I remember correctly the pump is 15 cfm’s. I believe you could purchase...
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    This is no problem as long as you have your brine...

    This is no problem as long as you have your brine seal at the input end they can be run in any position. I have 3 vertices membranes in series, first is fed in the bottom, into the top of the next...
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    Iím done. Did my last collection on Saturday and did my last big boil Sunday. Drained the evaporator and finished off the sweet on Monday and bottled up the last of my syrup. I finished cleaning up...
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    So today I cleaned my pan up and rinsed it with...

    So today I cleaned my pan up and rinsed it with permeate as usual. But this time I dried it completely and then I dumped my concentrate in until I got to the bottom bit that was thick with nitre....
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    This kinda makes sense. I drain my syrup pan...

    This kinda makes sense. I drain my syrup pan after each boil, Soak and clean it, and then dump the concentrate back into the pan when I start my next boil. I wonder if itís the loose nitre floating...
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    Yeah that sounds exactly like what mine is doing....

    Yeah that sounds exactly like what mine is doing. I’ve been doing the same, putting a lid on it to keep it from making too much of a mess. Took about an hour today and then it was fine. Wasn’t doing...
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    Pan is spotless. I clean it every day. In fact I...

    Pan is spotless. I clean it every day. In fact I thought it was maybe the fact that the pan was slightly warped so went and bought another syrup pan. New pan does the same. Really strange.
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    Syrup pan popping and spouting up syrup

    Looking for some help. Iím boiling on a 18x60 Lapierre evaporator on a propane arch. Been working good all season. Now the last 2 or 3 boils itís started doing something strange and I can seem to...
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